Avalon Magnificent Europe; Amsterdam to Budapest

3. Avalon – Magnificent Europe

This adventure takes you from Budapest to Amsterdam, with many exciting stops along the way – immerse yourself in the culture of Central Europe. Visit three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria.

A Local Guide is available to show you the must-see sites in each city and there is ample time to explore on your own. Admire the view from Fishermen’s Bastion in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines and Germany’s beers and bratwurst.

Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein 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 historic Nuremberg, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, 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 – see the famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. Experience the treasures of this 700-year-old city – do not miss the Anne Frank House.

Avalon offers spectacular itineraries all over Europe – many with specialty themes such as Wine; Beer; Garden & Nature; Golf; Christmas market and Opera/music.