Day 1:BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Welcome to Budapest—Hungary 's Captivating CapitalThe day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe 's shining city on the Danube.Day 2:BUDAPEST
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes ' Square.
Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city 's cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.You may choose to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in an Optional Wine-and-Dine Dinner this evening.(B)Day 3:BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)
Time for Coffee, and ConfectionsWith 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. Try Budapest 's famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship®. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA(B,D)Day 4:VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)Day 5:VIENNA
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning 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.
Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria 's Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN(B,L,D)Day 6:DÜRNSTEIN
Fairytale Castles, Kings, Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein 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, OR:ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.
Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK
Ornate Architecture and Scenic SplendorsCLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk 's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU(B,L,D)Day 7:PASSAU, GERMANY
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,” OR:
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.Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG.(B,L,D)Day 8:REGENSBURG
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria 's Medieval MiracleCLASSIC 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.DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH(B,L,D)Day 9:ROTH. NUREMBERG EXCURSION
Living Heritage and History LessonsDISCOVERY 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 Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG(B,L,D)Day 10:NUREMBERG—EXCURSION TO MUNICH
Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale CastlesCLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG(B,D)Day 11:BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven HillsCLASSIC 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.
This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG(B,L,D)Day 12:WÜRZBURG
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop 's Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.
Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B,L,D)Day 13:MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B,L,D)Day 14:RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryDISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:DISCOVERY Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL(B,L,D)Day 15:BERNKASTEL
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses.
Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine. DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER(B,L,D)Day 16:GREVENMACHER. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class WineCLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany 's oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR: CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.
This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain. This evening cruise to Remich. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (B,L,D)Day 17:REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)—PARIS, FRANCE
Transfer from your ship to the train station in Luxembourg City. Travel by high-speed train to Paris, where you begin your Monograms package.(B)Day 18:PARIS
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.(B)Day 19:PARIS—LONDON
Travel to London by high-speed train(B)Day 20:LONDON
Morning guided sightseeing includes London 's landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall 's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister 's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul 's Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren 's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London 's skyline. (B)Day 21:LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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