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 three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
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.
Spend the day on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Budapest. Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
Day 2 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
Day 3 MELK, AUSTRIA–WACHAU VALLEY–DÜRNSTEIN–KREMS
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses
Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
Day 4 VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am.