Four countries, three rivers, and the impressive Main Danube Canal are the basis of this delightful river cruise vacation. Start in Vienna, Austria’s capital where you embark your ship. Guided sightseeing shows you “The City of Music” . Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Würzburg, Karlstad, Frankfurt and Strasbourg. Cruise through the splendid Wachau Valley and visit Heidelberg and its imposing castle cruise. Guided orientations of the smaller towns show off their famous sights, and time in Regensburg includes the chance to sample some of Germany’s world-famous beers. Your journey concludes in Basel on the Rhine.
Cruise: deluxe 12-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Vienna (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 3 Dürnstein: guided walk, see the Stiftskirche; cruise through the Wachau ValleyDay 4 Passau: guided walkDay 5 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 6 Nuremberg: choice of guided city sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 7 Kitzingen: guided sightseeingDay 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 9 Karlstadt: guided sightseeingDay 10 Frankfurt: choice of guided sightseeing of Frankfurt or excursion to SeligenstadDay 11 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle; see the Great VatDay 12 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 13 Basel (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.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.