Music River Cruises

Music River Cruises

Music Special Interest River Cruises

Magnificent Europe River Cruises - Westbound

15 days from Budapest to Amsterdam
Let Avalon transport you to a symphony of destinations! On your music-themed departure, local experts will provide fascinating insights into European music, and a piano recital will entertain you on board. Visit a violin maker in Regensburg to see how violins are made, and stroll through Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim. Other features include a Royal Waltz concert in Vienna, an excursion to Salzburg with music and lunch, a visit and short concert at Budapest’s Opera House - and maybe even a special concert in Rossatz. This is a music lover’s perfect getaway!

  • October 23, 2015

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Magnificent Europe River Cruises - Eastbound

15 days from Amsterdam to Budapest
See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. 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. Enjoy the music of local musicians in some ports of call, attend a beer tasting in Bamberg and enjoy inside visits of Würzburg's Bishop's Residenz, and St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava. And because this is a cruise with a music theme, you'll visit a violin maker in Regensburg, we'll take you to Mozart's birthplace of Salzburg, where "the hills are alive with the sound of music," and you'll attend a Strauss concert in Vienna. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the scenic beauty, quaint towns, fascinating architecture, and historic buildings dotting the landscape as you sail along.

Music Cruise Highlights

  • Visit a violin maker's workshop
  • Full day excursion to Salzburg, with lunch included
  • Church concert
  • "Royal Waltz" concert
  • Visit the Opera House and attend a short concert

Departures

  • October 28, 2016

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Opera Cruise

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise

13 days from Budapest to Prague
Your spirit will soar to a crescendo as you cruise along the breathtaking Danube accompanied by some of the world's most beloved opera music. This exclusive cruise features professional Canadian opera singers, who will perform on board a selection of works by renowned composers like Puccini, Verdi, Cavallo, Donizetti, Mascagni, Rossini, Mozart, and Wagner. You'll also visit the neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House during your city sightseeing tour in Budapest. It's the perfect marriage of scenery, sights, and music-an unforgettable experience that will have you shouting, "Encore! Encore!"

  • July 15, 2015

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The Legendary Danube River Cruise

11 days from Prague to Budapest
From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you'll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague's Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in Wenceslaus square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk's splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna-a memorable vacation made more memorable still by the gentle opera theme that runs through it!

Opera Cruise Highlights

  • Inside visit of the Opera House

Departures

  • October 28, 2016

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