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14-nt European Waterways Avalon Envision

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Budapest, Hungary
2Budapest, Hungary
3Bratislava, Slovakia
4Vienna, Austria
5Melk, Austria
6Passau, Germany
7Regensburg, Germany
8Roth, Germany
9Bamberg, Germany
10Wurzburg, Germany
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Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and many exciting stops along the way, you'll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation.

Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to three of Europe's vibrant capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria. A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you'll have plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes' Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava's Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese cafe for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Wurzburg's baroque Bishop's Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines.

Explore quaint towns like Durnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz. Enjoy guided walks in historic Nuremberg, Wurzburg, and Regensburg-one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rudesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany-a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral.

This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland's lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective-on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Your European cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam is filled with new discoveries and simple pleasures of ancient cultures that you'll hold in your memory for many years to come.

Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Budapest : Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 3 Bratislava : Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral
Day 4 Vienna : Guided sightseeing
Day 5 Durnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided walk,, or hike up to the castle ruins in Durnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
Day 6 Passau : Guided walk
Day 7 Regensburg : Guided walk;
Day 8 Roth- Nuremberg Excursion: Choice of guided sightseeing of Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 9 Bamberg : Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
Day 10 Wurzburg : Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 11 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 12 Rudesheim- Rhine Gorge : Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 13 Cologne : Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 14 Amsterdam : Canal cruise
Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Vacation ends this morning

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

    Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbitsr
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

    Dining

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    AVALON CHOICE

    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

    Classic Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

    Discovery We've found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

    Active Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.
  • The Avalon Envision is the newest addition to the 2019 Avalon Suite Ship fleet. With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways, Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's incomparable window-facing "Beds with a View". Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery.



    Ship Length: 443 ft
    Total Staff: 47
    Guest Capacity: 166

    Highlights & Sightseeing

    Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
    Day 2 Budapest : Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
    Day 3 Bratislava : Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral
    Day 4 Vienna : Guided sightseeing
    Day 5 Durnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided walk,, or hike up to the castle ruins in Durnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
    Day 6 Passau : Guided walk
    Day 7 Regensburg : Guided walk;
    Day 8 Roth- Nuremberg Excursion: Choice of guided sightseeing of Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
    Day 9 Bamberg : Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
    Day 10 Wurzburg : Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
    Day 11 Main River Village: Guided walk
    Day 12 Rudesheim- Rhine Gorge : Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
    Day 13 Cologne : Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
    Day 14 Amsterdam : Canal cruise
    Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Vacation ends this morning