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.
Join an excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp, a true eye opener on the European history.
Day 3 PRAGUE—NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague
Take a tour in the Jewish Quarter, former Ghetto, and see the Synagogue and the worldwide famous cemetery.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
Day 4 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions.
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: Choose a Guided Tour 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.
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.
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
Day 5 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.
Follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz museum.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 as you cruise toward Passau. 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, OR:
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 8 VIENNA
Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions
Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks and discover its Jewish history, which goes back over 800 years.
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.
Take a Jewish Heritage tour in the city with the most populous and active Jewish community in central Europe.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Day 10 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.