2023 Season

Enchanted Europe with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Eastbound)


cruise: WZB1 18 days from Lucerne to Budapest
Your European vacation begins with a Monograms® vacation package in Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a guided walking tour, including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and an excursion to Mount Pilatus.

Your breathtaking river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for a Black Forest excursion, and to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way. Sail to Rüdesheim and 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-style St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. Take in the breathtaking 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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at-a-glance


Day 1 Lucerne, Switzerland: Welcome to Switzerland

Day 2 Lucerne: Guided walking tour, with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

Day 3 Lucerne, Mount Pilatus–Basel (Embarkation): Excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead); transfer to Basel to join your ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or guided visit to a local winery in Breisach

Day 5 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 6 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, 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

Day 7 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 8 Main River Village: Guided tour

Day 9 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit to the Bishop's Residence

Day 10 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 11 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Full day guided tour in Munich

Day 12 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or hike with your Adventure Host or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard lecture

Day 13 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 14 Passau–Linz: Guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 15 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 16 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 17 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 18 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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