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2023 Magnificent Rivers of Europe

2023 Magnificent Rivers of Europe

Starting from Starting from: $9919 $8669 * / per person

2023 MAGNIFICENT RIVERS OF EUROPE

  • 15 Nights / 18 Days
  • * Avalon Impression Travel from Budapest, Hungary & Return from Amsterdam, Holland
  • * Escorted From Honolulu

Countries: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany & Holland
Rivers: Danube River, Main River & Rhine River

Tour Date & Manager:

September 22 – October 9, 2023 * Tour Manager: Leona Porter

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1 – FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 22: Honolulu – Departure Flights

Day 2 – SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 23: In Transit

Day 3 – SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 24: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION): ARRIVAL & WELCOME TO HUNGARY The Avalon Impression is Ready for Boarding. 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)

Day 4 – MONDAY-SEPTEMBER 25: BUDAPEST: Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B,L,D)

Day 5 – TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 26: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA: ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the Gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church. 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)

Day 6-WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 27: VIENNA, AUSTRIA: ACTIVE Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg empire. MAYBE a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN (B,L,D)

Day 7 – THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 28: DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY: 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, OR: CLASSIC 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. 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: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)

Day 8 – FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 29: PASSAU, GERMANY: CLASSIC Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers – Danube, Inn & Ilz” OR join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, OR a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG; (B,L,D)

Day 9 – SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 30: REGENSBURG: ACTIVE Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit 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)

Day 10 – SUNDAY – OCTOBER 1: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG: DISCOVERY 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 onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,L,D)

Day 11 – MONDAY – OCTOBER 2: BAMBERG: ACTIVE Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR: 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. DISCOVERY Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH (B,L,D)

Day 12 – TUESDAY – OCTOBER 3: VOLKAC: ACTIVE Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets. OR, Join an Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg – see local sights in the fairytale atmosphere – inspiration to artists. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KITZINGEN (B,L,D)

Day 13 – WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 4: WÜRZBURG: ACTIVE Enjoy an easy bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco. This afternoon WHY NOT A leisurely sailing. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B,L,D)

Day 14 – THURSDAY – OCTOBER 5: MAIN RIVER VILLAGE; Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rüdesheim. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B,L,D)

Day 15 – FRIDAY – OCTOBER 6: RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE: ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR; DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. 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. AFTERNOON CRUISE TO ENGERS (B,L,D)

Day 16- SATURDAY – OCTOBER 7: COLOGNE: ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host., OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR; CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)

Day 17 – SUNDAY – OCTOBER 8 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND: Colorful Canals of Amsterdam: ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR: CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” This afternoon Join an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)

Day 18 – MONDAY – OCTOBER 9 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) – HONOLULU: Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Return flights to Honolulu. (B)

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COMPLETE PACKAGES

From $9,919*
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Package Price includes: Roundtrip Airfare from Honolulu, 15 Nights River Cruise, Meals, and Sightseeing as indicated on itinerary, transfers, taxes and fees

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