Sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and Main Danube Canal on this remarkable river cruise vacation. Your journey begins with two overnights in Paris, guided city sightseeing. and leisure time to explore the “City of Light” on your own. Travel from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City via high-speed train and embark your river cruise ship in Remich. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, with inside visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, and Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Pass the legendary Lorelei rock, and participate in a lively tasting of some of Germany’s famous beers. End your cruise in Budapest, Hungary’s vibrant capital! All of this and much more awaits you on this marvelous cruise vacation.
Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDays 1-2 Paris: welcome to France; guided sightseeing on Day 2Day 3 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City by high-speed train and on to Remich by motorcoach; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 5 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tastingDay 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 7 Main River Village: guided walkDay 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 9 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 11 Nuremberg–Roth: choice of Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour or guided sightseeing in Roth, visit the Industrial MuseumDay 12 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 13 Passau: guided walkDay 14 Melk–Vienna: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in MelkDay 15 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 16 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ SquareDay 17 Budapest (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: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.In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.