Enchanted Europe (Westbound)

12/02/2020 through 08/20/2021
12/02/2020 through 09/07/2021
Avalon Waterways

Your Danube River cruise begins with an evening cruise from Budapest to Vienna, followed by Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s beautiful Wachau Valley. Cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. Cruise to Nuremberg to choose from three guided excursions-a guided tour of Roth, a Nuremberg city sightseeing, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII. From Nuremberg, join a full-day excursion to Munich before sailing to Frankfurt for guided sightseeing. Cruise to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise stops in splendid Strasbourg, France, with its Gothic cathedral towering above its stained glass and murals, before cruising to Breisach, Germany-gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into generations of authentic Bavarian life. Your river cruise on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers concludes in Basel, Switzerland.

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava; free time in Vienna in the evening

Day 3 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 4 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: In Dürnstein choice of guided tour or a hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting

Day 5 Passau: Guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: Guided walk, see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Lecture on board; choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Full-day guided tour in Munich

Day 9 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 10 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residence

Day 11 Main River Village: Guided tour

Day 12 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 13 Boppard-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Time at leisure in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim

Day 14 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 15 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 16 Basel (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Vienna, Austria
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Day 3 Vienna
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Day 4 Dürnstein – Wachau Valley
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Day 5 Passau, Germany
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Day 6 Regensburg
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Day 7 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 8 Nuremberg – Excursion To Munich
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Day 9 Bamberg
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Day 10 Würzburg
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Day 11 Main River Village
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Day 12 Frankfurt. Excursion To Seligenstadt
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Day 13 Boppard
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Day 14 Strasbourg, France
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Day 15 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 16 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)
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