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15 DAYS
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 DAYS
Magnificent Europe – Eastbound

Amsterdam to Budapest
Jun - Jul 2019

Magnificent Europe – Eastbound

Jun - Jul 2019 | Amsterdam to Budapest
on board Artistry II

starting from:
WAS $10,446 NOW $9,846 CAD
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
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and Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

INCLUDES


  • FREE Roundtrip Air*
  • FREE Drinks (Lunch & Dinner on board)
  • FREE WiFi throughout the ship
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cruise Connections Specials/person (CAD)
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
Date Ship Deluxe
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Jun 23, 2019 Artistry II SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Jul 21, 2019 Artistry II $10,446
$9,846
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*Free round-trip economy class Trans-Atlantic air applies to select Canadian gateways: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg. Other gateway cities available from $199/person extra. Free and reduced Air offer is subject to change, capacity-controlled and may be pulled out at any time without prior notice.

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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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

CLASSIC
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

DISCOVERY
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests – from cooking classes, to painting workshops – to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

ACTIVE
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

Amsterdam to Budapest

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

DAY 1

(D)

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Amsterdam. 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

DAY 2

(B, L, D)

AMSTERDAM

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

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

Return to your ship for a leisurely afternoon cruise, or enjoy free time in Amsterdam and transfer to re-join your ship in Utrecht.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion through the Dutch countryside. You might decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle—the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

DAY 3

(B, L, D)

COLOGNE, GERMANY

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s capital city

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

CLASSIC
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
DISCOVERY
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

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

DAY 4

(B, L, D)

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.

DISCOVERY
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
ACTIVE
Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.
DISCOVERY
Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

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

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

DAY 5

(B, L, D)

MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

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

DAY 6

(B, L, D)

WÜRZBURG

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

CLASSIC
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” 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. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WÜRZBURG

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

MARKTBREIT. EXCURSION TO ROTHENBURG—VOLKACH

Storybook Romance in a Timeless Town

CLASSIC
Take a morning Guided Tour of Rothenburg—seemingly untouched by time on Bavaria’s Romantic Road, OR:

Join your Ship in Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity.

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

Take advantage of free time this afternoon to shop for Hummel figurines, cuckoo clocks, or sip a glass of local Tauber wine.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

DAY 8

(B, L, D)

BAMBERG

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

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.

Enjoy a live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

DAY 9

(B, L, D)

ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG

Living Heritage and History Lessons

ACTIVE
Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host.
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
Later, 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

DAY 10

(B, L, D)

REGENSBURG

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC
Join a Guided City Walk to see the 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.

Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

DAY 11

(B, L, D)

PASSAU

Go for Baroque in 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.”

Alternatively, 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 Český Krumlov.

This afternoon, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.

LINZ, AUSTRIAA Legendary Love of Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

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

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

DAY 12

(B, L, D)

MELK—WACHAU VALLEY

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley

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.

VIENNAVienna Waltzes and Blue Danube Beauty

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

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

DAY 13

(B, L, D)

VIENNA

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC
Venture into 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 historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg family summer home for 300 years, or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.

You may also take a tram to Austria’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

DAY 14

(B, L, D)

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

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

The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Gerbeaud Café. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

DAY 15

(B)

BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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