Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In Paris (Eastbound)
Begin your vacation your way before your European river cruise with 2 spectacular nights in Paris. Enjoy buffet breakfast daily, your Local Host® for guidance and assistance, destination guide with city map, and transfers to or from ship, hotel, and train stations. With guided sightseeing in the “City of Light” and free time to explore the City of Light, you’ll meet you Avalon Suite Ship® via high-speed train to Luxembourg City. Explore Germany, Austria, and Hungary on your European river cruise with timeless views from four magnificent rivers. Cruise on the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers from Luxembourg to Budapest. Begin in Remich with excursion sightseeing of the ancient Roman sites of Trier; visit the charming German wine village of Bernkastel; and cruise through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to the wine-making town of Rüdesheim. Taste coffee or wine, take a cable-car ride to Niederwald Monument above the vineyards, or hear from some of the 350 self-playing instruments in Rüdesheim’s Mechanical Music Museum. You’ll visit a charming Bavarian Main River village, and tour Würzburg-the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” In Bamberg, tour the city of seven hills crowned with churches. Take an excursion from Nuremberg to Munich to see Nymphenburg Palace. You’ll dock in Roth for guided sightseeing of the Bavarian town’s timbered houses, or take an excursion to tour Nuremberg’s historic sites or WWII Rally Grounds. Continue to Regensburg to see the 179 AD entrance to Castra Regina fortress, and take a guided walk through the “City of Three Rivers”-Passau-before sailing to the lovely Austrian city of Linz. Tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or hike the hillsides above the Wachau Valley. On to Vienna, “The City of Music,” for guided sightseeing of the historic Habsburg Empire-including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your Avalon YourWay cruise concludes in Budapest.
Day 1 Paris: welcome to FranceDay 2 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine river cruiseDay 3 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel by high-speed train to Luxembourg City (first class); transfer to Remich to board your ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 5 Bernkastel: guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tastingDay 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rüdesheim; special treatDay 7 Main River Village: guided walkDay 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 9 Bamberg: lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 11 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on boardDay 12 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 13 Passau: guided walkDay 14 Melk–Wachau Valley: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau ValleyDay 15 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 16 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 17 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Paris-remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)
Remich. Excursion To Trier
Main River Village
Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg