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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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European Jewels

16 days
$ 500 / day
$ 7,999
From : $ 9,839
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Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Visits:
Bamberg, Budapest, Nuremberg, Vienna, Bavaria, Cologne, Frankfurt, Passau, Wachau, Hungary, Netherlands
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European sojourn

Viking River Cruises
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23 days
$ 253 / day
$ 5,817
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Get an opportunity to Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Enjoy the amazing river cruising across Amsterdam
  • Explore Budapest enjoy innovative, efficient metro.
  • Discover Vienna
  • Experience a tour of Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visits:
Amsterdam, Bamberg, Cologne, Koblenz, Nuremberg, St. Martin's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia
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The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only

8 days
$ 337 / day
$ 2,699
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Cruising
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Choice of guided walktour, see the Stiftskirche; or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruiseing through the Wachau Valley, see the Stiftskirche; guided visitguided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; and wine tasting on board
  • Guided walk
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting on board
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany


  • As you leave Budapest, you’ll sail past the splendid Parliament Building, and along Danube River, you’ll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch
Visits:
Budapest, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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Iconic Rivers of Europe with 2 Nights in Transylvania

27 days
$ 380 / day
$ 10,250
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Canal cruise
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided tour
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz
  • Choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Guided walking tour; special treat
  • Guided walking tour in Passau
  • Guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley
  • Guided tour
  • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • Day at leisure
  • Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill
  • Guided tour; concert performance
  • Lecture on board; guided tour
  • Visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorge
  • Guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations
  • Choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided tour in Rousse
  • Transfer to Sinaia, visit Peles Castle
  • Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle
  • Transfer to Bucharest and guided tour
  • From Holland to Romania, with a host of exciting stops along the way, this river cruise vacation across Europe is truly an adventure!

    Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals with countless museums, cafés, shops, and restaurants to explore
  • See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten
Visits:
Amsterdam, Bamberg, Belgrade, Belogradchik, Brasov, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Linz, Nuremberg, Passau, Romania, Rudesheim, Transylvania, Vienna, Croatia, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia
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Grand German Sojourn (Westbound)

10 days
$ 420 / day
$ 4,198
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenZ
  • Guided walk
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat
  • Special treat; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim, or guided hike; free time in Koblenz
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • A grand adventure in spectacular views, German vineyards and brews, and Bavarian delicacies awaits you on the Rhine and Main Rivers
  • Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg
Visits:
Amsterdam, Bamberg, Cologne, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Antwerp, Brussels, Keukenhof Gardens, Rotterdam, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands
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Central European Experience with 2 Nights in Prag ...

12 days
$ 397 / day
$ 4,767
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Welcome to Czech Republic
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • Travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg, guided tour; onboard welcome reception
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; lecture onboard
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
  • Transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (first class) to Paris
  • Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise
  • Experience Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and add to your adventure with a wonderful visit to Paris after your Avalon YourWay river cruise


  • Begin in “The Golden City” of Prague
Visits:
Bamberg, Nuremberg, Paris, Prague, Rudesheim, Trier, Czech Republic, France, Germany
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Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound

8 days
$ 425 / day
$ 3,399
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
  • This Central European river cruise will take you across Germany to Luxembourg on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers


  • You will embark on your river cruise in Nuremberg, Germany, and sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal to Bamberg
Visits:
Bamberg, Nuremberg, Prague, Rudesheim, Trier, Paris, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, France, Germany
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Jewels of Central Europe (Westbound)

15 days
$ 413 / day
$ 6,198
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava
  • Guided sightseeing
  • 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
  • Guided walk
  • Guided tour; beer tasting on board
  • Choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz
  • Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing, or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra
  • On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers
  • Board your ship in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, before ending your cruise in Luxembourg
Visits:
Bamberg, Budapest, Luxembourg, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Salzburg, Trier, Vienna, Paris, Germany, Hungary, Austria, France
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The Blue Danube Discovery

12 days
$ 233 / day
$ 2,799
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Welcome to Budapest!
  • Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Cruising
  • Guided sightseeing
  • 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
  • Guided walk
  • Guided walk; beer tasting on board
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Travel to Prague
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • This timeless Europe river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic


  • In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights
Visits:
Budapest, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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German Grandeur (Westbound)

9 days
$ 389 / day
$ 3,499
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided tour
  • Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt
  • Time at leisure in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat
  • Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
  • See the grandeur of Germany with a scenic river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers
  • Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties
Visits:
Bamberg, Basel, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Heidelberg, Prague, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Heidelberg Castle, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland
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Active & Discovery on the Danube with 2 Night ...

12 days
$ 396 / day
$ 4,748
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Welcome to Hungary
  • Choice of walking tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour in Budapest; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend
  • Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour
  • Choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace

    Day 5 Vienna:
  • Choice of early risers walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian or Dutch masters works, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the World Museum
  • Choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Clam castle and meet the Count
  • Guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour
  • Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey , or visit Jochenstein Power-Station; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike along the Danube trails
  • In Linz choice of guided tour, or contemporary history tour, or hike up the Mt. Pöstlingberg; transfer to Salzburg; in Salzburg, choice of bike tour to Hellbrunn Palace, or guided tour
  • Choice of guided hike up the Siriuskogel, or guided walking tour of Bad Ischl
  • Free time in Salzburg; transfer to Munich

    Day 12 Munich:
  • Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River, with stays in Salzburg and Munich, invites you to experience culture and cuisine in ways that are perfect for you
  • With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences to match your preference and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic
Visits:
Budapest, Linz, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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Enchanted Europe (Eastbound)

16 days
$ 406 / day
$ 6,498
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided visit to Badische Winzerkeller
  • Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Special treat; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard
  • Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt
  • Guided tour
  • Guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Full day guided tour in Munich
  • Choice of Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
  • Guided walk; beer tasting on board
  • Guided walk
  • Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • Your breathtaking river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland
  • You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for a Black Forest excursion, and to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way
Visits:
Bamberg, Basel, Boppard, Budapest, Frankfurt, Linz, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienna, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Zurich, Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland
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Active & Discovery on the Danube with 3 Night ...

12 days
$ 344 / day
$ 4,123
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Welcome to Hungary
  • Choice of walking tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour in Budapest; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend
  • Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour
  • Choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace
  • Choice of early risers walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian or Dutch masters works, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the World Museum
  • In Krems choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Clam castle in Grein and meet the Count
  • Guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour
  • Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike along the Danube trails
  • Guided tour in Česky Krumlov; transfer to Prague
  • Choice of urban hike, or guided city tour see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • Day at leisure
  • Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise invites you to experience each destination along the Danube River in ways that are perfect for you
  • With Avalon Choice, you can select the included excursions that are perfect for your preferences and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic—with the added delight of three nights in the Golden City of Prague
Visits:
Budapest, Linz, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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Central European Experience with 2 Nights London ...

14 days
$ 355 / day
$ 4,974
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Welcome to England
  • Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)
  • Travel by high-speed Eurostar train to London (Standard class)
  • Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise
  • Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Luxembourg City; transfer to Remich to board your ship; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rüdesheim; special treat
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided tour in Nuremberg; transfer to Prague
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and begin your adventure with a visit for 2 nights each in exciting London and romantic Paris


  • Your European vacation starts with 2 nights in London
Visits:
Bamberg, London, Nuremberg, Paris, Prague, Rudesheim, Trier, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, United Kingdom
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Jewels of Central Europe (Eastbound)

15 days
$ 390 / day
$ 5,848
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
  • Guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting
  • Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rüdesheim; special treat
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
  • Choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
  • Guided walk; beer tasting on board
  • Guided walk
  • Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • 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
Visits:
Bamberg, Budapest, Luxembourg, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Salzburg, Trier, Vienna, Paris, Austria, Germany, Hungary, France
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Misleading and often just plain dishonest.

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 3.0

We paid for a 3 week luxury river cruise but received a large group bus trip across Europe with many days of packing and unpacking. I called our Viking representative when we received an email message just 2 days prior to departure that mentioned a possibility of problems with low river levels. I was assured that everything was "normal" In reality, as we learned later from ship personnel, nothing has been normal for at least 3 months. About 2 weeks prior to departure, we received by mail, lovely personalized booklets describing all the details of our voyage on the Viking Lif, which we were to board in Russe, Romania. Instead, we boarded the Viking Aegir but not at Russe, because the Danube was too low. Instead we rode buses upstream to a port on the Romanian side directly opposite our first scheduled stop at Nikopol, Bulgaria. We had a beautiful cruise through the Iron gate gorge, but after three more scheduled stops in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia, our voyage was terminated in Mohacs, Hungary, an unscheduled place two days short of reaching Budapest. So we were herded into buses for a 1.8 hour ride each way to our scheduled stop at Kalocsa. The next day we retraced the journey to Kalocsa and continued an extra 1.5 hours to reach Budapest. We lost the entire morning in Budapest and spent the night at the Marriott hotel. The next day we lost the entire afternoon in that city because we had to take a 4 hour bus ride to Vienna. Where we were put aboard the Viking Embla. Our voyage on that ship ended two steps later at Passau Germany. After a day in Passau we went upriver for a short distance and it seemed that we had entered the canal to take us to the Main river. But much to our surprise, it was a dead end channel for an industrial port. We spent two days there with our balcony room moored tightly against another Viking ship so there was nothing to look at but the scenery at that site was even worse than looking at someone else's window and the balcony was unusable anyway due to the unpleasant odors at that site. The pattern continued with a long round trip bus ride the next day to our scheduled stop at Regensburg and a 3 plus hour trip the following day to Nuremberg where we finally boarded the Viking Lif. A crew member told us that the Lif had not traveled east of Nuremberg for 3 months. We sailed from Nuremberg to scheduled stops in Bamberg, Wurzburg, and Werthiem and then our voyage terminated for good at an unscheduled port in Mainz. Once again we endured a long round trip journey to our next scheduled stop at Koblenz, followed by a 10 plus hour bus trip (with lunch and a walking tour in Cologne) to Amsterdam and a night in a hotel. Despite a promise that our bags would be in our rooms (they did take great care to provide us with tags so they could easily keep our bags organized) all the baggage was dumped in the hotel garage and it took a good 15 minutes of searching to find it and then take it to our rooms ourselves. There is much more, but it would only be more descriptive of the misery of this trip. We know Viking didn't cause the low river levels, but they did not need to lie to us and make us suffer because of it.

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