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 (EMBARKATION)
Time for Coffee, and Confections
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition before boarding your Suite Ship®.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
Day 2 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube
Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.
Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing to Vienna.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 3 VIENNA
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections
Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR:
Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS
Day 4 KREMS
Christmas Magic in the Austria’s Wine Country
Join a Guided Walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world.
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
Day 5 PASSAU, GERMANY
Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
Day 6 REGENSBURG
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
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.
Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
Day 7 NUREMBERG
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
Day 8 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.