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14-nt European Waterways Avalon Tranquility II

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Amsterdam, Netherlands
2Amsterdam, Netherlands
3Cologne, Germany
4Rudesheim, Germany
5Main River Village Experience
6Wurzburg, Germany
7Marktbreit, Germany
8Bamberg, Germany
9Nuremberg, Germany
10Regensburg, Germany
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Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you'll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland's lively capital-both historical and modern-and this favorite city features sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. You'll see the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective-with a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten.

Then, you're off to Germany and a guided city walk in Cologne-a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, perhaps the most beautiful and breathtaking stretch of the Rhine River, then stop in the charming wine-making town of Rudesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing tours in Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers.

Your first stop in Austria is Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey. You'll see the fantastic frescoes, library, and pipe organ of this beautiful abbey, before sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley.

You'll be introduced to two captivating capital cities-Vienna, Austria, and Budapest, Hungary. Vienna is known as the "City of Music," and rightly so. You'll explore the city that inspired works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss.

Known as the "Pearl of the Danube," Budapest is a gleaming city on the river with a unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a magnificent European river cruise to remember always!

Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam : Canal cruise
Day 3 Cologne : Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 4 Rhine Gorge- Rudesheim : Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rudesheim; enjoy a special treat
Day 5 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 6 Wurzburg : Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 7 Marktbreit. Excursion to Rothenburg: Guided sightseeing in Rothenburg
Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
Day 9 Roth- Nuremberg : Choice of guided tour in Roth; or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 10 Regensburg : Guided walk tour
Day 11 Passau-Linz: Guided walking tour in Passau
Day 12 Melk-Wachau Valley- Vienna : Guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley
Day 13 Vienna : Guided tour
Day 14 Budapest : Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

    Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbitsr
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

    Dining

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    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. 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.

  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.
  • Another exciting Suite Ship® graced the rivers of Europe in 2015. The intimate setting of the Avalon Tranquility II features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard-perfect for stretching out and relaxing-or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. Onboard amenities and services include a complimentary Internet Corner and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.



    Ship Length: 361
    Total Staff: 37
    Guest Capacity: 108

    Highlights & Sightseeing

    Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
    Day 2 Amsterdam : Canal cruise
    Day 3 Cologne : Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
    Day 4 Rhine Gorge- Rudesheim : Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rudesheim; enjoy a special treat
    Day 5 Main River Village: Guided walk
    Day 6 Wurzburg : Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
    Day 7 Marktbreit. Excursion to Rothenburg: Guided sightseeing in Rothenburg
    Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
    Day 9 Roth- Nuremberg : Choice of guided tour in Roth; or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
    Day 10 Regensburg : Guided walk tour
    Day 11 Passau-Linz: Guided walking tour in Passau
    Day 12 Melk-Wachau Valley- Vienna : Guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley
    Day 13 Vienna : Guided tour
    Day 14 Budapest : Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
    Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning