Iconic Rivers of Europe – The Rhine, Main, and Danube With 2 Nights Transylvania – Eastbound (24 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Bucharest, Romania
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries. (Dinner)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. Return to your ship for a leisurely afternoon cruise, or enjoy free time in Amsterdam and transfer to re-join your ship in Utrecht. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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)

Rhine Gorge, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of Lorelei. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


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)

Würzburg, Germany

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon. Explore the city on your own, or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Marktbreit, Germany
Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany
Marktbreit, Germany

Storybook Romance in a Timeless Town. Take advantage of free time this afternoon to shop for Hummel figurines, cuckoo clocks, or sip a glass of local Tauber wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Bamberg, Germany

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

Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany
Roth, Germany

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

DAY 10
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 11
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Melk, Austria
Vienna, Austria

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

DAY 13
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; or a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
Budapest, Hungary

Time to Capture Photographs, Coffee, and Confections. Take free time to shop in the Great Market Hall, take photos on the Royal Palace grounds, or visit Budapest's famous thermal bath spas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16
Mohács, Hungary

Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 17
Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 18
Donji Milanovac, Romania
Lepenski Vir, Romania
Donji Milanovac, Romania
Iron Gate, Romania

Ancient Artifacts and the Gauntlet of the Iron Gates. After lunch onboard, you'll sail through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 19
Cetate, Romania
Vidin, Bulgaria

A Bygone Era and New Mountains to Climb. Vidin, Bulgaria: Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 20
Nikopol, Bulgaria
Tirnovo, Bulgaria
Arbanassi, Bulgaria
Rousse, Bulgaria

Cliffside Dwellings and Castle Ruins of Bulgarian Kings. As an alternative, sail with your ship to Rousse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 21
Oltenita, Romania
Bucharest, Romania

A Night in Bucharest—the "Paris of the East". Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue. (Breakfast)

DAY 22
Bucharest, Romania
Bran Castle, Brașov, Romania
Brașov, Romania

Depart Bucharest for Bran Castle of Dracula lore. Take a Guided Tour of the 1377 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire. Continue to Brașov for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 23
Brașov, Romania
Sinaia, Romania
Bucharest, Romania

Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Brașov, followed by an afternoon drive into the Carpathians to Sinaia to visit Peleş Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 24
Bucharest, Romania

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Iconic Rivers of Europe – The Rhine, Main, and Danube With 2 Nights Transylvania – Eastbound map

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

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