Jewish Heritage European River Cruises
Discover Europe’s monuments, museums, and traditions significant to Jewish history on this special Avalon cruise departure. In Budapest, visit Europe’s largest synagogue, its Jewish Museum, and hear about the tree of life; enjoy a walking tour of Jewish Vienna; visit Prague's Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Jewish Museum and Cemetery, and synagogues; and in Regensburg, visit the remains of ancient synagogues beneath Neupfarrplatz (if available). Explore the WWII Jewish ghetto of Terezin, where tens of thousands of innocent people died during the Nazi occupation, and choose between Nuremberg city sightseeing and a Nuremberg Trials tour. Also available: an optional excursion to Salzburg, where you’ll visit the synagogue and meet a survivor of the Holocaust.
Jewish Heritage Special Interest River Cruises
The Blue Danube Discovery Jewish Heritage River Cruises
13 days from Budapest to Prague
The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit to imposing Fishermen's Bastion. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former Royal Palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums. Then, board your river cruise vessel and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche; visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk and marvel at its beauty. Enjoy a wine tasting in Melk and a beer tasting in fascinating Nuremberg. Disembark your ship and travel to the "Golden City" of Prague for a final three overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague's Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. All of this and more awaits you on this marvelous vacation!