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 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires
Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
Day 2 PRAGUE
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine
Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.
Day 3 PRAGUE–NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague
The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.
This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
Day 4 NUREMBERG
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s 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.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
Day 5 REGENSBURG
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning
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.
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
Day 6 PASSAU
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”
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
Day 7 MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
Enjoy an Austrian Cookies Tasting while sailing to Vienna.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 8 VIENNA
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections
Venture into the Habsburg empire on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, OR:
Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
Day 9 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Day 10 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.