Receive $499 Air + Save Up to $2,500 Per Couple on Select 2022 Europe River Cruises

    $499 Air from Select Canadian Gateways | Europe 22 | 16-Days | Magnificent Rivers of Europe | Budapest to Amsterdam | Offer expires April 19, 2021

    Receive $499 Air + Save Up to $2,500 Per Couple on Select 2022 Europe River Cruises with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $7,849 CAD per person 

    (based on cabin category E, cruise only, double occupancy, on the departure date indicated, and includes all taxes and fees and the Avalon $1,250 per person discount)

    Savings: $1,250 per person + Receive airfare from select Canadian gateways for $499 per person
    Voyage Departure: August 5, 2022

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    • 15-night cruise in an outside stateroom
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain's & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner

    Magnificent Rivers of Europe Itinerary: 

    Day 1: Budapest, Hungary - Embarkation

    Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.

    Overnight docking in Budapest


    Day 2: Budapest

    The Pearl of the Danube. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Active: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR: Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

    Afternoon/overnight cruise to Bratislava


    Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia

    Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture. Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: Classic: Join a Guided Walking 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. Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

    Overnight cruise to Vienna


    Day 4: Vienna, Austria

    Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions. Active: Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: Classic: Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg empire. Consider a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    Overnight cruise to Durnstein


    Day 5: Durnstein - Wachau Valley

    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins. Active: Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR: Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.


    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below. Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside, OR: Classic: Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Discovery: Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Passau


    Photo: Benedictine Monastery, Melk

    Day 6: Passau, Germany

    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Classic: Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Alternatively, 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.

    Evening/overnight docking in Regensburg


    Day 7: Regensburg

    Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle. Active: Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: 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. 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 Roth.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Roth


    Day 8: Roth - Excursion to Nuremberg

    Legends and History Lessons. 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. 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. Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Bamberg


    Photo: Regensburg Cathedral

    Day 9: Bamberg

    The City of Seven Hills. Active: Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR: 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.

    Afternoon/overnight cruise to Volkach


    Day 10: Volkach

    Storybook Settings. Active: Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR: Classic: Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets. 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. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen.

    Overnight docking in Kitzingen


    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 11: Wurzburg

    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road. Active: Enjoy an easy bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR: Classic: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely sailing.

    Afternoon/overnight cruise to Main River Village


    Day 12: Main River Village

    Beauty on the Main River. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. Classic: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rüdesheim.

    Afternoon/overnight cruise to Rudesheim


    Day 13: Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Active: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR; Discovery: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei—where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.

    Afternoon cruise to Engers


    Day 14: Cologne

    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland. Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. Active: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host., OR: Discovery: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR; Classic: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

    Afternoon/overnight cruise to Amsterdam


    Day 15: Amsterdam, Holland

    Colorful Canals of Amsterdam. Active: Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR: Classic: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” In the afternoon you may join an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

    Overnight docking in Amsterdam


    Day 16: Amsterdam - Disembarkation 

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.


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    *Book a select 2022 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $499/person round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $100 to $150/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $499 air will be based on the lowest available priced itinerary at the time of air booking. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Does not apply to intra-vacation air. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit, Peace of Mind Credit and select $1250pp land promo (PRL22A21). Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between January 5, 2021 and April 19, 2021 for travel on select cruise departures in 2022. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available on all flight segments. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air or Custom Tours. Groups of 8 or more do not qualify for this offer. Please call for Group options. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including itineraries involving $499 round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline baggage fees may apply; contact your travel advisor for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional restrictions apply; contact your travel advisor for details. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

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