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Main River Trips & Tours

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The Blue Danube Discovery  Cruise Only tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
8 Days
$ 300 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Budapest, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna
From
$ 2,399

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
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Iconic Rivers of Europe  The Rhine, Main & Danube with Transylvania  Eastbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
24 Days
$ 366 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Croatia, Amsterdam, Bamberg, Belgrade, Belogradchik, Brasov, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Transylvania, Vienna
From
$ 8,788

Highlights

  • Welcome reception
  • Canal cruise
  • Choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treat
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
  • Choice of guided sightseeing of Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
  • Guided walk
  • Guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square
  • Day at leisure
  • Guided sightseeing in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; organ concert
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge
  • Visit the cultural port in Cetate; special tasting; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formations
  • Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
  • Guided sightseeing in Bucharest
  • Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov:
  • Guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle
  • Guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles Castle
  • 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
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Central European Experience  Cruise Only Westbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
8 Days
$ 337 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Paris, Prague, Rudesheim, Trier
From
$ 2,699

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
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Jewels of Central Europe  Westbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
19 Days
$ 319 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Bamberg, Budapest, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Passau, Rudesheim, Salzburg, Trier, Vienna
From
$ 6,069

Highlights

  • Welcome to Hungary; guided sightseeing on Day 2, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Cruising
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
  • Guided walk
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds Tour
  • Excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
  • Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra
  • Travel by motorcoach from Remich to Luxembourg City or Metz; continue by high-speed train to Paris; guided sightseeing
  • Day at leisure
  • On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers
  • Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in romantic Paris
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The Blue Danube Discovery tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 284 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Budapest, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna
From
$ 3,409

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
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Christmastime From Prague to  Basel tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 297 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bamberg, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Prague, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Heidelberg Castle
From
$ 3,569

Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds; Christmas market
  • Onboard welcome reception;
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas markets
  • Onboard culinary demonstration, guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

    Day 9 Heidelberg–Speyer:
  • Guided visit of the castle; see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market
  • Excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas market
  • Celebrate this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Czech Republic, on through the heart of Germany, and ending in Switzerland


  • Prague, the beautiful Czech capital, is set on the banks of the Vltava River and a Local Guide will be proud to show you the famous sights
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Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Westbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 386 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Budapest, Linz, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague
From
$ 4,628

Highlights

  • Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Welcome to Hungary
  • Choice of walking tour with language lesson, guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend
  • In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament or guided hiking in Danube-Ipoly National Park
  • Choice of bike tour, jogging tour, encounter with area business people, or city sightseeing tour with visit of Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s Kiss; choice of early riser walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese café and entrance to Habsburg private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts; Habsburg collection entrance with time in the Italian & Dutch Masters Gallery; or Habsburg collection entrance with Military Museum visit
  • Choice of canoe tour down the Danube; bike tour from Krems to Spitz with sightseeing in Dürnstein and chance to sample local specialties; Wine World Experience with tasting; or local encounter showcasing regional products with included snack and beverage; scenic cruising through Wachau Valley, Strudengau, and past Melk Abbey; visit Greinburg or Clam castle in Grein
  • Guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; onboard tasting of local specialties
  • Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, enjoy a tasting, and explore its sensory garden, or join a guided tour to the “House by the Stream” and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow or guided hike on the Danube Trail; onboard gala farewell dinner
  • Transfer to Salzburg; choice of bike ride to Hellbrunn Palace, or guided walk of Salzburg including some of the Sound of Music sites, or self-guided hike
  • Excursion to Salzkammergut area:
  • Free morning in Salzburg, or travel to Salzkammergut; choice of mountain hike up the Siriuskogel, or guided walk of Bad Ischl including the Imperial Villa
  • Afternoon transfer to Munich by motorcoach
  • This exciting new vacation introduces you to Salzburg and its surrounding area, and people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz and to Salzburg, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable
  • Start your vacation in Hungary’s capital city where you board your Avalon ship and head for Visegrad
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The Upper Rhine to the City of Music tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 361 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Passau, Strasbourg, Vienna, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From
$ 4,699

Highlights

  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided visit of the castle; see the Great Vat
  • Choice of guided sightseeing of Frankfurt or excursion to Seligenstad
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing of Nuremberg or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour or guided sightseeing of Roth
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
  • Guided walk
  • Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein

    Day 12 Vienna:
  • Guided sightseeing

    Day 13 Vienna (Disembarkation):
  • This river cruise vacation touches four countries, from Zürich, Switzerland, to Vienna, Austria, on three rivers, and the impressive Main Danube Canal—truly an adventure!

    Strasbourg, France, sits on the border of France and Germany and perfectly blends the cultures of both countries
  • See the city’s historical charm with visits to the red-sandstone cathedral, with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock, and the charming La Petite France District
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Enchanted Europe  Eastbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
16 Days
$ 419 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Bamberg, Basel, Boppard, Budapest, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Strasbourg, Vienna, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Zurich
From
$ 6,698

Highlights

  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar
  • Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard
  • Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt
  • Guided walking tour
  • Guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Full day guided tour in Munich
  • Choice of 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
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Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Westbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 341 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Budapest, Linz, Prague, Vienna, Nuremberg, Passau
From
$ 4,088

Highlights

  • Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Welcome to Hungary
  • Choice of walking tour with language lesson, guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend
  • In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament or guided hiking in Danube-Ipoly National Park
  • Choice of bike tour, jogging tour, encounter with area business people, or city sightseeing tour with visit of Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s Kiss; choice of early riser walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese café and entrance to Habsburg private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts; Habsburg collection entrance with time in the Italian & Dutch Masters Gallery; or Habsburg collection entrance with Military Museum visit
  • Choice of canoe tour down the Danube; bike tour from Krems to Spitz with a stop in Dürnstein to sample local specialties; Wine World Experience with tasting; or local encounter showcasing regional products with included snack and beverage; scenic cruising through Wachau Valley, Strudengau, and past Melk Abbey; visit Greinburg or Clam castle in Grein
  • Guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; onboard tasting of local specialties
  • Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, enjoy a tasting, and explore its sensory garden, or join a guided tour to the “House by the Stream” and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow or guided hike on the Danube Trail; onboard gala farewell dinner
  • Choice of guided city walk, or history tour, or a casual hike across to Mount Pöstlingberg
  • Guided sightseeing of Česky Krumlov; transfer to Prague
  • Choice of urban hike, or guided city tour including Hradčany Castle grounds and St. Vitus Cathedral; afternoon at leisure
  • This exciting new vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz, as well as to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and Prague, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable
  • Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad
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