Enchanted Europe – Eastbound (16 Days)

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

Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night onboard as you sail to Breisach. (Dinner)

DAY 2
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 3
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 4
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Boppard, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
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 6
Day-at-Sea

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

DAY 7
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 8
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). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Nürnberg, Germany
Munich, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles. Enjoy some free time today to stroll this pedestrian and bike-friendly city to see the famous Glockenspiel, outdoor cafés, or the Bavarian Biergärten for authentic brews. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany
Roth, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon adventure host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Regensburg, Germany

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

DAY 12
Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau—Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Melk, Austria
Vienna, Austria

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
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 15
Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. Take free time to enjoy Budapest's famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city's cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16
Budapest, Hungary

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Enchanted Europe – Eastbound map

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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