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German Grandeur – Cruise Only Westbound

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

  • STARTS

    BUCHAREST

  • DAYS

    24

  • ENDS

    AMSTERDAM

German Grandeur – Cruise Only Westbound

Vacation Overview Travel Style City Highlights Itinerary Tour Departure Info & Price Price Details USD Tour Promotion Related Tours
Notes : 24 days Bucharest to Amsterdam

Vacation Overview

This enchanting river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—with guided sightseeing onshore and plenty of free time to explore.

Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures. Travel to Fetesti and set sail for the mouth of the Danube River. Visit the exquisite Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates.

Your European river cruise will take you to the capitals of three countries: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, go on a guided walk of charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there’s guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, a true feat of engineering, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River.

This river cruise vacation concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam where you get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Join an adventure through some of the most breathtaking and intriguing destinations on our Danube, Main, and Rhine River cruise.

Travel Style

  • NEW
  • RIVER CRUISE

City Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture

Day 4 Cernavod?. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and see the rock formations in Belogradchik

Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site

Day 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on board

Day 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 10 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 12 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 13 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 14 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting

Day 15 Passau: guided walk

Day 16 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 17 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 18 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall

Day 19 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 20 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 21 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 22 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 23 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 24 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

NUREMBERG (EMBARKATION) Welcome to GermanyFlights into Nuremberg must arrive by 4 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.Board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG(D)
BAMBERG One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven HillsCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG(B,L,D)
WÜRZBURG A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon CLASSIC 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.You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
FRANKFURT Culture, Commerce, and Charm in FrankfurtCLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, OR: DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD(B,L,D)
BOPPARD A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine GorgeTake some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGEEat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryDISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.DISCOVERY Based on your cruise date, you’ll be treated to either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG(B,L,D)
STRASBOURG, FRANCE A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine CLASSIC Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH(B,L,D)
BREISACH, GERMANY (BLACK FOREST) History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black ForestCLASSIC Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR: DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am. Breakfast and Dinner

Tour Departure Info & Price

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German Grandeur – Cruise Only Westbound

13 Jul 2019 -21 Jul 2019

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German Grandeur – Cruise Only Westbound

05 Oct 2019 -13 Oct 2019

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Price Details US

Port charges:
$572

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 Bucharest:
in single room from $153 to $240, in twin room from $82 to $139

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $204 to $387, in twin room from $132 to $227

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 / $625
B / Sapphire Deck / $3611
A / Sapphire Deck / $3768
P / Royal Deck / $4083
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $6911

Tour Promotion

AVALON 2019 Land
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 07-02-2018
  • Book End Date : 04-11-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019
AVALON 2019 Land
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 07-02-2018
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019
AVALON 2019 Air
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 30-04-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-05-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019

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