This magnificent deluxe cruise reveals the best of Europe along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise past Amsterdam’s 16th-century merchant houses and through the impressive Main Danube Canal. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim, and have fun at a beer tasting in Nuremberg. You’ll also see the sights with Certified Local Guides in Cologne, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Grein, and Vienna. See the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein, and the Bishop’s Residenz—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—in Würzburg. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready for the majestic scenery and charming towns you’ll pass on this memorable vacation!
Cruise: deluxe 12-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walkDay 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 5 Main River Village: guided walkDay 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 7 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town HallDay 8 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; beer tastingDay 9 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische WurstkücheDay 10 Linz–Grein: guided walk in Linz and Grein; visit the historical theater in GreinDay 11 Dürnstein–Vienna: guided walk, see the StiftskircheDay 12 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 13 Vienna (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:Departure July 15 is offered as an exclusive Wellness Cruise, including lectures and special features at no additional cost. Cruise into total body wellness as you start your mornings with an exercise program on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) featuring stretching and yoga, attend helpful lectures on healthy lifestyles, and enjoy healthy but delicious dining options, crafted daily on board.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.