2021 Season

Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Eastbound)


cruise: WZB-T1 16 Day River Cruise Basel to Budapest
Your breath-taking river cruise on the Rhine River begins in Basel, Switzerland. Sail to Breisach, Germany, for an excursion to the beautiful Black Forest. This cruise is a special treat for beer enthusiasts, with on-board tastings and food pairings while learning about German beers and brewing processes from your Beer expert on-board.

Visit Strasbourg, France, and sail to Rüdesheim and pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic village. Visit Würzburg, and take a guided tour of Bamberg, before reaching Nuremberg, from where you will take a full-day excursion to Munich. Sail from Nuremberg to Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Cruise next to Passau, with its narrow streets and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. Take in the breath-taking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sights of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.
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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or a guided visit to Badischer Winzerkeller; onboard lecture on brewing and beer

Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 4 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Boppard: Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard; onboard food and beer pairing dinner

Day 5 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 6 Main River Village: Guided tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 7 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit to the Bishop's Residenz

Day 8 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; visit a hop garden

Day 9 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Full day guided tour in Munich

Day 10 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard lecture

Day 11 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 12 Passau-Linz: Guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 13 Melk-Wachau Valley-Vienna: Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

Day 14 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 15 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 16 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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cities and locations


Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • 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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