Magnificent Europe – Westbound (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Budapest, Hungary to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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DAY 1
Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary's Captivating Capital. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Café Gerbeaud, consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube, or a visit to one of Budapest's world-famous thermal baths. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Bratislava, Slovakia

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture. Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Vienna, Austria

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Passau, Germany

The Three Rivers of Medieval Passau. Alternatively, consider a Guided Optional Excursion for a full day in Salzburg, Austria—the city of Mozart—or a Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Czech town of Český Krumlov. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Regensburg, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany
Roth, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Bamberg, Germany

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. Enjoy live entertainment onboard while sailing this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Würzburg, Germany

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon. In your free time, you may explore the city or enjoy a smoked beer. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Day-at-Sea

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of the Main River Village. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Rhine Gorge, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of Lorelei—where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

Insider Tip

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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