Cruise Itinerary

River Cruise Itinerary

Itinerary     Day 1   BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)   Welcome to Hungary. Your River Cruise is Ready for Boarding.     Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.     Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.    The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.   EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA                                 

  Day 2   VIENNA, AUSTRIA   Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube             

  Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.     

 Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.     This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.   OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA  

  Day 3   VIENNA   Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions    CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex–the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace–a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.     This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN 

 Day 4   DÜRNSTEIN   Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein     CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart–who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:    ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.     Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.    MELK  Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.    DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.   EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU Day 

5   PASSAU, GERMANY   Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet     CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”    Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.    Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing.   EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG 

 Day 6   REGENSBURG   Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria–built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.     You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.     DISCOVERY Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.    Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.    This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH  

 Day 7   ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG   Living Heritage and History Lessons    DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal–linking these