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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Your Danube River cruise begins with an evening cruise from Budapest to Vienna, followed by Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s beautiful Wachau Valley. Cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. Cruise to Nuremberg to choose from three guided excursions—a guided tour of Roth, a Nuremberg city sightseeing, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII. From Nuremberg, join a full-day excursion to Munich before sailing to Frankfurt for guided sightseeing. Cruise to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise stops in splendid Strasbourg, France, with its Gothic-style cathedral towering above its stained glass and murals, before cruising to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into generations of authentic Bavarian life. Your river cruise on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers concludes in Basel, Switzerland.

  1. Day 1
    BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION), HUNGARY
    Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® 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

    (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

    Visit the Adventure Center for today's activities with your 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

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    VIENNA
    Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

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

    CLASSIC After a short walk of Vienna, join a Guided Visit of Austria’s largest museum, the legendary Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), OR:

    CLASSIC Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace— summer home of the Habsburg Empire.

    Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from the ship to explore Vienna’s square or the banks of the Danube.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY
    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

    ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:

    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.

    Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

    MELK

    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a bike along the Danube river from Dürnstein to Melk.

    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

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    PASSAU, GERMANY
    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


    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    REGENSBURG
    Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    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.

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
    Legends and History Lessons

    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.

    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 Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

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

    EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    NUREMBERG–EXCURSION TO MUNICH
    A King’s Palace and Town Halls

    CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    BAMBERG
    The City of Seven Hills

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

    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 historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

    After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer).

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    WÜRZBURG
    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

    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.

    ACTIVE Explore Würzburg's charm by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    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 live entertainment on board while sailing tonight.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MILTENBERG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    MILTENBERG
    Beauty on the Main River

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Miltenberg, a showcase of medieval half-timber homes and home to Germany’s oldest inn.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT
    Charm in Frankfurt

    ACTIVE Enjoy a biking experience in the city of Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods.

    Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    BOPPARD
    A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

    This afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck with views of the spectacular Rhine Gorge en route to Rüdesheim.

    RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE

    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, 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.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    CLASSIC Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
    German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

    ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

    DISCOVERY Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:

    CLASSIC Join A Guided Tour to explore Freiburg’s medieval city center, sheltered by the Black Forest amid vineyards and gardens of the Upper Rhine Valley.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  16. Day 16
    BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast.

    Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

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    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.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for departures is Zürich.

Port charges:
$450

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.

Zurich: Renaissance Zurich Tower
This 300 room luxury hotel is housed in a modern tower building located in the vibrant Zurich West quarter. The exclusive Grill restaurant serves urban cuisine and the lounge bar offers drinks, snacks and cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness area on the 15th floor with city views, sauna and steam bath.
Address:
Turbinenstrasse 20
Zurich , Switzerland

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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.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 10503 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

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