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Tour Itinerary

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 river cruise to remember!

  1. Day 1
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    AMSTERDAM
    Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

    This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    COLOGNE, GERMANY
    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure, OR;

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR;

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

    Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.

    ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

    DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

    Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Beauty on the Main River

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

    Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    WÜRZBURG
    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

    Enjoy the city on your own or visit a local winery.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    VOLKACH
    Storybook Settings

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

    Sail to Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity.

    ACTIVE Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BAMBERG
    The City of Seven Hills

    ACTIVE Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
    Legends and History Lessons

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Explore Roth's Lauter valley with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR;

    CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    REGENSBURG
    Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

    ACTIVE Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    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.

    Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    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.”

    You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.

    LINZ, AUSTRIA

    Legendary, Lovely Linz

    This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.

    Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon.

    VIENNA

    Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

    Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    VIENNA
    Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

    ACTIVE Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg family or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava.

    Consider a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    The Pearl of the Danube

    ACTIVE Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

    This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Port charges:
$392

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Budapest: InterContinental Budapest
Few would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.
Address:
Apaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14
Budapest , Hungary

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.2
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.7
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 13 reviews - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

The week we spent on Avalon Impression was excellent! Food and service were very good. Problem started when we were transferred to Avalon Luminary because of low water level in the Danube River. Avalon Luminary is very old, food is not good at all, and service was subpar. We were only given a small compensation for the "inconvenience" of being transferred to a different ship, but the company didn't consider the downgrade of food and services. Travelers should be forewarned about the possibility of low water level in the rivers and what the company does to bring you to your destination, like putting you in a bus, or switching ship.

An enjoyable couple weeks. A great way to sample a wide variety of cities and countries in a limited amount of time. Great to only unpack once. Local guides were by and large above average and never below acceptable.

This was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

Amsterdam to Budapest Magnif Europe. Best cruise or other trip we ever had. Avalon is first class operation in all respects. All shore visits included excursions at no added cost, plus optional excursions well worth paying. Many evgs included entertainment. We met wonderful other travellers. Tour Host was very helpful, and such expert to provide history and context lectures alon the route. Plan to tour many more like this. Easy, tasteful and fun.

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