Jewels Of Central Europe (Eastbound)
On this remarkable Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Board your ship to cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque views. First stop is Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome and many remnants can still be found, such as imperial baths. The wine village of Bernkastel will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages. Continue your European river cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Along the Danube River is Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities, where you can taste some of Germany’s famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobblestone streets, and Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, before arriving in Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss. There are countless opportunities to be enchanted by the sights on this fascinating Europe river cruise, and it doesn’t end until you’ve experienced the unique energy of Budapest. A local expert will show you the famous sights, and you’ll treasure the gems you discover on your European river cruise and central Europe vacation.
Day 1 Remich (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 3 Bernkastel: guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tastingDay 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in RüdesheimDay 5 Main River Village: guided walkDay 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 7 Bamberg: lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board; beer tasting on boardDay 10 Regensburg: guided walkDay 11 Passau: guided walkDay 12 Melk–Wachau Valley: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau ValleyDay 13 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 14 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)
Remich. Excursion To Trier
Main River Village
Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg