Allbound Holidays

Magnificent Europe – Westbound

Launch Date : 02/06/18 8:00pm

  • STARTS

    BUDAPEST

  • DAYS

    10

  • ENDS

    PRAGUE

Vacation Overview

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, Chain Bridge—the famous sights that make this city come to life! Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Take in the local culture with a stop in a classic Viennese Coffee House and stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture.

Guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, shows you the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD—and mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Enjoy some local sausages before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.

Travel Style

  • RIVER CRUISE

City Highlights

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome to Budapest; onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 4 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or visit of the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Day 5 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting

Day 6 Linz: guided walk

Day 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)–Regensburg–Prague: transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague

Day 9 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hrad?any Castle grounds

Day 10 Prague: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

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(D)
BUDAPEST The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of EuropeCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Gerbeaud Café, consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube, or a visit to one of Budapest’s world-famous thermal baths.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA(B,L,D)
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:ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle.Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA(B,L,D)
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.Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years.You may also take a tram to Austria’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN(B,L,D)
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:ACTIVE Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.MELKStriking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau ValleyCLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU(B,L,D)
PASSAU, GERMANY The Three Rivers of Medieval PassauCLASSIC Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”Alternatively, consider a Guided Optional Excursion for a full day in Salzburg, Austria—the city of Mozart—or a Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian Czech town of ?eský Krumlov.EVENING CRUISE TO REGENSBURG Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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.You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH(B,L,D)
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.CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge, Schloss Ratibor, OR:CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.Tonight, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG(B,L,D)
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.Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing this evening.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG(B,L,D)
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.In your free time you may explore the city or enjoy a smoked beer. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE(B,L,D)
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.Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main river shores. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rüdesheim.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting, OR;ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host to explore the picturesque hills and vineyards of Rüdesheim. This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei—where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE(B,L,D)
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:DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM(B,L,D)
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.”Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM(B,L,D)
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast and Dinner

Tour Departure Info & Price

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Magnificent Europe – Westbound

24 May 2019 -07 Jun 2019

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19 Sep 2019 -03 Oct 2019

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27 Sep 2019 -11 Oct 2019

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09 Oct 2019 -23 Oct 2019

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22 Oct 2019 -05 Nov 2019

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25 Oct 2019 -08 Nov 2019

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09 Apr 2020 -23 Apr 2020

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14 Apr 2020 -28 Apr 2020

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07 May 2020 -21 May 2020

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23 Jun 2020 -07 Jul 2020

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02 Jul 2020 -16 Jul 2020

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15 Aug 2020 -29 Aug 2020

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19 Aug 2020 -02 Sep 2020

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27 Aug 2020 -10 Sep 2020

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01 Sep 2020 -15 Sep 2020

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23 Sep 2020 -07 Oct 2020

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22 Oct 2020 -05 Nov 2020

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27 Oct 2020 -10 Nov 2020

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Price Details US

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $233 to $276, in twin room from $138 to $161

Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $191 to $315, in twin room from $115 to $181

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D Indigo Deck / $199
B Sapphire Deck / $1149
A Sapphire Deck / $1199
P Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

NOTES:

  • Special Interest Cruise: Habsburg & Royalty July 11

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  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
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  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 30-04-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2020
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2020
AVALON 2020 Air
  • Fly Free (plus save $500 per couple) from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 30-04-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2020
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2020
AVALON 2020 Land
  • Save $500 per couple (plus Free Air) on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises *
  • Book Start Date : 30-04-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2020
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2020
AVALON 2019 Land
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 09-05-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 07-05-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019

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