Enchanted Europe With 2 Nights In Budapest For Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound)

07/16/2019 through 07/11/2020
07/16/2019 through 07/31/2020
Avalon Waterways

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest after enjoying two nights in the “Pearl of the Danube.” Your Danube River trip embarks with an overnight cruise to Vienna, and cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. Your Germany vacation continues as you cruise to Nuremberg, where you can choose from two three guided excursions-guided tour of Roth, or Nuremberg classic city sightseeing, or a tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII notoriety. Your picturesque European river cruise continues to Nuremberg from where you will join a full day excursion to Munich.

A Beer Expert will join your cruise in Nuremberg to travel with you to Basel and will hold lectures and tastings to introduce you to food and beer pairing. Sail to Bamberg, the Franconian town where the myth of the good German beer is true, for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. Continue to Frankfurt for your choice of two included guided tours, and a tour of local breweries and on to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise takes you to the splendid Strasbourg, France, with its gothic cathedral towering above its stained-glass and murals, before cruising to the beautiful Breisach, Germany-gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into authentic Bavarian life through the generations. Your river cruise on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers comes to an end in Basel, Switzerland, but your memories of this tremendous adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations views will last a lifetime.

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Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest!

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Budapest–Vienna: cruising

Day 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 6 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full day guided tour in Munich

Day 11 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; visit a hop garden; onboard lecture about beer,

Day 12 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 13 Main River Village: beer tasting; guided tour

Day 14 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt; local beer excursion

Day 15 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: time at leisure in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat

Day 16 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; onboard food and beer pairing dinner

Day 17 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest

Day 18 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Vienna, Austria
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Day 5 Vienna
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Day 6 Dürnstein – Wachau Valley
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Day 7 Passau, Germany
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Day 8 Regensburg
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Day 9 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 10 Nuremberg-excursion To Munich
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Day 11 Bamberg
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Day 12 Würzburg
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Day 13 Main River Village
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Day 14 Frankfurt. Excursion To Seligenstadt
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Day 15 Boppard
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Day 16 Strasbourg, France
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Day 17 Breisach, Germany (Black Forest)
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Day 18 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)
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