Enchanted Europe – Cruise Only Westbound (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Budapest, Hungary to Basel, Switzerland
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary's Captivating Capital. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Vienna, Austria

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

DAY 4
Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau—Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. You may join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov—and meet your ship back in Passau for an evening cruise to Regensburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Regensburg, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Nürnberg, Germany
Munich, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Modern Munich, Storybook Villages, and Fairytale Castles. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Bamberg, Germany

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Würzburg, Germany

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Day-at-Sea

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Frankfurt, Germany

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Boppard, Germany

Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine. Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
Breisach, Germany
Colmar, France
Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16
Basel, Switzerland

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am. (Breakfast)

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What's Included

Included

  • Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

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

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

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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