Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths as well as other bulbs planted each year.Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden AgeCLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s capital cityStart the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
Day 4 RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryThis morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of The Lorelei.DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
Day 5 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River VillageStart the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
Day 6 WÜRZBURG
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect AfternoonCLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.
Day 7 MARKTBREIT. EXCURSION TO ROTHENBURG
Storybook Romance in a Timeless TownCLASSIC Take a morning Guided Tour of Rothenburg—seemingly untouched by time on Bavaria’s Romantic Road, OR:
Day 8 BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven HillsCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
Day 9 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Living Heritage and History LessonsACTIVE Go for an early Morning Run with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Day 10 REGENSBURG
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval MiracleCLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
Day 11 PASSAU
Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers MeetCLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
Day 12 MELK—WACHAU VALLEY
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau ValleyCLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.
Day 13 VIENNA
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary ConfectionsCLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Day 14 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of EuropeCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.
Day 15 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)