August 9th, 2024 15 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest, plus 1 night in Amsterdam pre-cruise
Begin your Magnificent Europe vacation your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your Avalon Suite Ship®.
From Amsterdam to Budapest, and in many exciting stops along the way, experience the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This colorful city is loved for its vibrant mix of sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany for a guided city walk in Cologne—the stunning 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Volkach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal, which connects the Main and Danube Rivers. Your first stop in Austria is the lovely town of Melk. Visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Your local experts will also introduce you to two capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a magnificent European vacation to remember!
Day 1 Amsterdam:Welcome to Amsterdam
Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception
Day 3 Amsterdam:Canal cruise
Day 4 Cologne:Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 5 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim:Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim
Day 6 Miltenberg:Guided walk
Day 7 Würzburg:Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residence
Day 8 Volkach:Choice of walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 9 Bamberg:Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 10 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg:Choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or hike with your Adventure Host, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard lecture
Day 11 Regensburg:Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 12 Passau-Linz:Guided tour in Passau; free time in Linz
Day 13 Melk-Wachau Valley-Vienna:Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or walk with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna
Day 14 Vienna:Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 15 Budapest:Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host
Day 16 Budapest (Disembarkation):Your vacation ends this morning
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We’re so passionate about our Suite Ships, we christened this Suite Ship the Avalon Passion. Gracing Europe’s waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver, the Avalon Passion lives up to its name. Avalon guests experience this passion for new discoveries aboard this home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion’s Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It’s the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. Pack your own passions and cruise your way on the Avalon Passion.
Avalon Suite Fleet
Free Gratuities for the Group!
Prices are Per Person, estimated and subject to change prior to deposit, based on availability and double-occupancy. They include cruise, land, taxes and fees. Does not include Airfare. Optional insurance available (for residents of most states) but may need to be adjusted for airfare. Deposits and fares are non-refundable so you will need the insurance to cancel. The insurance is not “cancel for any reason”; cancellation is only reimbursed for a covered reason. Call for limited Solo Traveler Pricing if available. The Deposit amount (and total price shown) already includes a $200 per person nonrefundable professional fee paid to MGA Travel. Please note that until deposited, pricing is subject to change and based on availability.
Want to go? Simply complete this Secure Payment Form to authorize nonrefundable deposit of $1250 per person (plus $479 per person if you’d like the recommended Avalon insurance, making the total deposit $1729 per person) = $3458 per cabin. For the name of the trip put “Grand European 2024”. Unless we already have it, please complete this Secure Passport Form for each passenger. Questions simply call us 843-279-0310 or email email@example.com . Final Payment will be due July 1, 2024.
Cruise and land itineraries are subject to change at any time. This itinerary is not finalized and pricing may be adjusted for fuel or inflation.
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