Magnificent Europe

15 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest with Avalon

Read 76 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 15 Day Magnificent Europe. From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you'll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is...read more

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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Amsterdam
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Budapest
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Ship
Ship Type
River Ship
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
448 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
76 Reviews
Trip Code:
WAB

Itinerary

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1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof - with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time exploring the colourful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam - with its many cafes and art galleries. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
2 Amsterdam
Canals of colourful Amsterdam Classic - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." THIS AFTERNOON CHOOSE AMONG THE MANY GUIDED OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B/L/D)
3 Cologne, Germany
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. Classic - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne - explore the Old City and see its soaring twin - steepled gothic cathedral, OR; Discovery - Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager - locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)
4 Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei. Discovery - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one - of - a - kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR: Active - Take an open - air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)
5 Main River Village
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. Classic - Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WURZBURG (B/L/D)
6 Wurzburg
A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road 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 the city on your own, or visit a local winery. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WURZBURG (B/L/D)
7 Volkach
Storybook Romance in a Timeless Town 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. Sail to Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity. Classic - Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half - timbered houses and cobblestoned streets. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B/L/D)
8 Bamberg
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills Classic - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches. Discovery - Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture. Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B/L/D)
9 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
Living Heritage and History Lessons Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. 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 Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR; Classic - Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds - used by the Third Reich. 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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B/L/D)
10 Regensburg
Magical Regensburg - Bavaria's Medieval Miracle 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 PASSAU (B/L/D)
11 Passau
Go for Baroque in Passau - Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet Classic - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full - day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz. LINZ, AUSTRIA A Legendary Love of Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK (B/L/D)
12 Melk - Wachau Valley
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley Classic - Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk's Benedictine Abbey. Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon. VIENNA Vienna Waltzes and Blue Danube Beauty Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B/L/D)
13 Vienna
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and the Waltz Classic - Venture into the Habsburg Empire with a morning 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. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace - the Habsburg family summer home for 300 years, or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You may also take a tram to Austria's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST (B/L/D)
14 Budapest, Hungary
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe Classic - Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes' Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafes. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B/L/D)
15 Budapest (Disembarkation)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Avalon Inclusions

Avalon Suite Ships
Avalon Suite Ships
Float along Europe's most famous waterways in relaxed luxury aboard one of Avalon's award-winning Suite Ships. Read more
Our Vision. Your View
Our Vision. Your View
With the only Open-Air Balconies in river cruising, experience Europe with a view like no other in a Panorama Suite. Read more
Exclusive Meets Inclusive with Avalon
Exclusive Meets Inclusive
Avalon features all the right inclusions which compliment your luxurious rivercruise experience. Read more
You First with Avalon Waterways
You First
Avalon's attentive staff aboard each vessel will make you feel right at home. You'll be taken care of every step of the way. Read more
Avalon Choice
Avalon Choice
Personalise your cruise to make it your own with Avalon Choice. Select whichever included excursions interest you the most. Read more
From View to Table
From View to Table
Savour regional cuisine and familiar favourites using the freshest local ingredients throughout your river cruise. Read more

Reviews (76)

15 Day Magnificent Europe reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Wonderful River Cruise with Avalon Cruises”
- WA, Australia Sep 2019 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Everything was taken care of during our Magnificent Europe Cruise! The food was superb as was the wine and service. There was always plenty of tours and the cruise director kept all passengers well informed. Our only disappointment was the lack of water in the Danube due to the long hot summer. So we were forced to continue by bus!! However Avalon set us all up in a fabulous hotel in Vienna!

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“The only way to travel!”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 2 Helpful Votes

This was our second river cruise with Avalon and was just amazing. A 5 star floating hotel through the best parts of Europe! Incredible staff, who have the attitude of 'nothing is a problem' and do anything & everything to make your holiday the best. The food is amazing and be prepared to come off weighing more than when you started your cruise. The array/selection at every meal is extremely good, as is the selection of wines, beers etc. Our room was very comfortable and always serviced twice...read more

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“Excellent cruise”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019 3 Helpful Votes

Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Great scenery. Great excursions. Great food, wine and entertainment. Excellent cruise director, cabin staff and waiters.

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“Fantastic Holiday ”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2018 6 Helpful Votes View Photo

The booking process was so easy with Jemma, nothing was too much trouble. The river cruise was fantastic, the staff on the Avalon Impression were amazing. It was very tiring but very rewarding as we saw so much. It's hard to name one highlight as there were many.

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“Magnificent Europe”
- New Zealand Sep 2018 6 Helpful Votes View Photo

A delightful journey through the waterways of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest. Well looked after by the crew, meals superb and we enjoyed the various excursions. The cruise director was very knowledgeable and kept us informed daily. The local guides were all very knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. Fellow passengers were a good mix and we made many friends. Service staff were exceptional - I would employ them all tomorrow. The ship was well appointed and very comfortable. Our Captain...read more

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Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom Layout  
  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

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Wednesday 24 Mar 2021 Wednesday 07 Apr 2021 8,696 per person 1,158 per person 7,538 per person Enquire
Friday 30 Apr 2021 Friday 14 May 2021 10,280 per person 1,222 per person 9,058 per person Enquire
Friday 07 May 2021 Friday 21 May 2021 10,280 per person 1,222 per person 9,058 per person Enquire
Friday 11 Jun 2021 Friday 25 Jun 2021 10,280 per person 1,222 per person 9,058 per person Enquire
Saturday 26 Jun 2021 Saturday 10 Jul 2021 10,280 per person 1,222 per person 9,058 per person Enquire
Sunday 18 Jul 2021 Sunday 01 Aug 2021 10,016 per person 1,211 per person 8,805 per person Enquire
Friday 20 Aug 2021 Friday 03 Sep 2021 10,148 per person 1,216 per person 8,932 per person Enquire
Monday 23 Aug 2021 Monday 06 Sep 2021 10,280 per person 1,222 per person 9,058 per person Enquire
Tuesday 21 Sep 2021 Tuesday 05 Oct 2021 10,544 per person 1,232 per person 9,312 per person Enquire
Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 Wednesday 03 Nov 2021 9,356 per person 1,185 per person 8,171 per person Enquire
Wednesday 24 Mar 2021 Wednesday 07 Apr 2021 12,962 per person 1,329 solo traveller 11,633 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 30 Apr 2021 Friday 14 May 2021 15,417 per person 1,427 solo traveller 13,990 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 07 May 2021 Friday 21 May 2021 15,417 per person 1,427 solo traveller 13,990 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 11 Jun 2021 Friday 25 Jun 2021 15,417 per person 1,427 solo traveller 13,990 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 26 Jun 2021 Saturday 10 Jul 2021 15,417 per person 1,427 solo traveller 13,990 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 18 Jul 2021 Sunday 01 Aug 2021 15,008 per person 1,411 solo traveller 13,597 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 20 Aug 2021 Friday 03 Sep 2021 15,213 per person 1,419 solo traveller 13,794 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 23 Aug 2021 Monday 06 Sep 2021 15,417 per person 1,427 solo traveller 13,990 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 21 Sep 2021 Tuesday 05 Oct 2021 15,827 per person 1,443 solo traveller 14,384 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 20 Oct 2021 Wednesday 03 Nov 2021 13,985 per person 1,370 solo traveller 12,615 solo traveller Enquire
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Free Cabin Upgrade - Applicable to cabins B, A & P only. Savings available on Cat E, D and Suites.
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D From $ 498
Category B From $ 3,098
Category A From $ 3,198
Category P From $ 3,398
Category S From $ 6,198

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Trip Notes
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