Enchanted Europe (beer Tasting)
from $11274
Duration: 16 Days
Your Danube River cruise begins with an evening cruise from Budapest to Vienna, followed by Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s beautiful Wachau Valley. Cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins the second portion of your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic German and France River cruise experience. Cruise to Nuremberg to choose from three guided excursions—a guided tour of Roth, a Nuremberg city sightseeing, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII. In the afternoon enjoy a hop garden tour while tasting also a local beer. From Nuremberg, join a full-day excursion to Munich before sailing to Frankfurt for guided sightseeing. Later enjoy a local beer tour. Cruise to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise stops in splendid Strasbourg, France, with its Gothic cathedral towering above its stained-glass and murals, before cruising to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into generations of authentic Bavarian life. Your river cruise on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers concludes in Basel, Switzerland
Day 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafes, and confections. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (D)
Day 2 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)
Day 3 VIENNA
Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions ACTIVE - Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR; CLASSIC - Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace- summer home of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna's Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from the ship to explore Vienna's square or the banks of the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN (B,L,D)
Day 4 DURNSTEIN-WACHAU VALLEY
A King's Ransom and Castle Ruins ACTIVE - Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK: Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk's beautiful countryside, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. DISCOVERY - Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)
Day 5 PASSAU, GERMANY
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, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)
Day 6 REGENSBURG
Bavaria's Medieval Miracle Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk and see 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. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B,L,D)
Day 7 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Legends and History Lessons DISCOVERY - 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. ACTIVE - Explore Roth's Lauter valley with your Adventure Host, OR: 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 Sightseeing of Nuremberg-with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR; CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich. DISCOVERY - Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B,L,D)
Day 8 NUREMBERG-EXCURSION TO MUNICH
A King's Palace and Town Halls CLASSIC - Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace-a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,D)
Day 9 BAMBERG
The City of Seven Hills Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches. DISCOVERY - Discover a very special family run hop garden where you will also taste a local beer. After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later in the evening, enjoy onboard a beer lecture hosted by your Beer Expert while cruising. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WURZBURG (B,L,D)
Day 10 WURZBURG
A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. ACTIVE - Explore Wurzburg's charm by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco. Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B,L,D)
Day 11 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Beauty on the Main River CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village. DISCOVERY - Enjoy an onboard beer tasting hosted by your Beer Expert. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT (B,L,D)
Day 12 FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT
Charm in Frankfurt ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy biking experience in Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt-one of Germany's oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika-dubbed "minor basilica" in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city's cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods. DISCOVERY - Venture beyond the traditional pilsner on this on this exciting guided brewery tour featuring an introduction to some of Frankfurt's most delicious craft beers. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD (B,L,D)
Day 13 BOPPARD
A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge Free time to explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicious food and drink. This afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck with views of the spectacular Rhine Gorge en route to Rudesheim. RUDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country ACTIVE - Enjoy a hike with your Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim, OR: DISCOVERY - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. This evening enjoy an onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)
Day 14 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. DISCOVERY - Onboard beer and cheese tasting hosted by your Beer Expert. CLASSIC - Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city's Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B,L,D)
Day 15 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: ACTIVE - Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning,. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B,L,D)
Day 16 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)
Your holiday ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am. (B)
Departure Date:
2022-07-17
Return Date:
2022-08-01
Single : 16916NZD
Twin : 11274NZD
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