Day 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating CapitalFlights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Day 2 BUDAPEST
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of EuropeCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.
Day 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan CultureCLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Kingdom of Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church, OR:
Day 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary ConfectionsCLASSIC Step into the legendary 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 5 DÜRNSTEIN—WACHAU VALLEY
Fairytale Castles, Kings, and CobblestonesCLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
Day 6 PASSAU, GERMANY
The Three Rivers of Medieval PassauCLASSIC Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
Day 7 REGENSBURG
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval MiracleCLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
Day 8 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Living Heritage and History LessonsDISCOVERY While sailing to Roth, enjoy an onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.
Day 9 BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills.CLASSIC 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 10 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 11 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of the Main River VillageStart the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main river village.
Day 12 RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryDISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
Day 13 COLOGNE
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City.Start 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 14 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
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 15 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)