15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest – April thru October 2018 or 2019 aboard Avalon Waterways “Vista”
Cruise Category D,E Starting at $5047 per person
See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest aboard Avalon Waterways “Vista”. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, and is conducted by Certified Local Guides. Cruise through the scenic canals of Amsterdam and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Spend time in magnificent Cologne, the charming wine village of Rüdesheim, medieval Bamberg, historical Nuremberg, and magical Vienna. Because this is a music theme, you will visit a violin maker in Regensburg, we will take you to Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, where the “hills are alive with the Sound of Music”, you will attend a Waltz and Operetta concert in Vienna.
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 3 Cologne: onboard piano recital; choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk
Day 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treat
Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 7 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
Day 8 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 9 Regensburg: guided walk and visit to a violin maker’s workshop; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting, special lecture onboard on the world of guitars.
Day 10 Passau: guided walk or full day excursion to Salzburg with lunch included
Day 11 Krems. Excursion to Göttweig Abbey: guided walk in Krems; guided visit of Göttweig Abbey, church concert
Day 12 Vienna: guided sightseeing, “Royal Waltz” Concert in Vienna
Day 13 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Day 14 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. Visit the Opera House and attend a short concert.
Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
Enjoy a tasting of delicious German beers, and attend a classical music presentation on board.