Enchanted Europe – Eastbound

02/19/2019 through 08/11/2019
02/19/2019 through 08/29/2019
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Visionary

Your breathtaking river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for a Black Forest excursion, and to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic village.

Visit Würzburg, and take a guided tour of Bamberg, before reaching Nuremberg, from where you will take a full day excursion to Munich. Sail from Nuremberg to Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Cruise next to Passau, with its narrow streets and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey.

Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sights of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 4 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard

Day 5 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 6 Main River Village: guided walking tour

Day 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 9 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full day guided tour in Munich

Day 10 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 11 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 12 Passau: guided walk

Day 13 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley

Day 14 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 15 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 16 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 3 Strasbourg, France
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Day 4 Rüdesheim, Germany-rhine Gorge
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Day 5 Frankfurt
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Day 6 Main River Village
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Day 7 Würzburg
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Day 8 Bamberg
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Day 9 Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
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Day 10 Roth. Nuremberg Excursion
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Day 11 Regensburg
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Day 12 Passau
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Day 13 Melk-wachau Valley
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Day 14 Vienna
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Day 15 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 16 Budapest (Disembarkation)
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