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Enchanted Europe (Eastbound)

Cross the Main, Rhine and Danube on the European adventure of a lifetime.

Enjoy a range of Classic, Active and Discovery excursions alongside a range of optional experiences, made available through your dedicated Avalon Adventure Host.

Recline into spacious living quarters with ample storage and tasteful design
aboard one of three members from Avalon’s exclusive fleet – designed with the guest experience in mind.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Tranquility II + 2 more
  • Duration: 15 Nights
  • Departure: Jul - Oct
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Enchanted Europe (Eastbound) Cruise Itinerary

Embark on a 16 day adventure packed full with tours, tastings, scenic sailings and much more. Enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, forests, cable-car rides, museums and more on this meticulously crafted itinerary.

Day 1

Basel (EMBARK)

Welcome to Switzerland – climb aboard your luxurious suite ship to start your adventure.

Day 2

Breisach (excursion to the the Black Forest)

Join a full-day excursion to the Black Forest, visit a local winery in Breisach to enjoy a tasting or join a guided tour of Freiburg’s medieval city centre.
You may also choose to join an optional guided excursion to the village of Colmar.

Day 3


Today, embark on a city tour of Strasbourg or choose to join a guided optional excursion to Maginot Line.

Day 4

Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Boppard

Hike through vineyards beside your Adventure Host, tour the Mechanical Music Museum or take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.
Later, enjoy some free time to explore Boppard at your own speed.

Day 5

Frankfurt (excursion to Seligenstadt)

Join a guided sightseeing tour of either Frankfurt or Seligenstadt – one of Germany’s oldest towns.

Day 6

Main River Village

Today you’ll join your Adventure Host on a guided walking tour through a scenic Bavarian village.

Day 7


Opt for either a classic guided sightseeing tour of Wurzburg or an optional guided excursion to the town of Rothenburg.

Day 8


Embark on a guided walking tour of Bamberg – historic home to imperial dynasties. Afterwards, enjoy free time to relax.

Day 9

Nuremberg (excursion to Munich)

Embark on a full-day guided tour through the highlights of Munich.

Day 10

Roth (excursion to Nuremberg)

Either explore Roth’s Lauter Valley alongside your Adventure Host, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Roth, tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture or pay a visit to the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Alternatively, remain on board for a lecture on the Main-Danube canal.

Day 11


Join a guided city walk to the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria. You may also choose to join an optional guided excursion to the Benedictine Abbey.

Day 12

Passau / Linz

Embark on a guided city walk to learn more about the ‘City of Three Rivers’. Alternatively, opt for a full-day excursion to either Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov.
After a scenic afternoon sailing, enjoy some free time in Linz.

Day 13

Melk / Wachau Valley / Vienna

Today you’ll join your Adventure Host for a morning hike through Melk’s countryside or take a guided tour of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.
After, recline on board during this afternoon’s scenic sailing through Wachau Valley.
Upon arrival in Vienna, you may opt to attend a Royal Waltz Concert .

Day 14


Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike alongside your Adventure Host or tour the Habsburg empire on a guided city tour, which will conduct you to the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
You may also wish to join an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace.

Day 15


Hike up to a viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host or enjoy a guided sightseeing.

Day 16

Budapest (DISEMBARK)

After breakfast this morning, begin your journey home.

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15 Nights
Jul Oct

Enchanted Europe (Eastbound)

  • Basel (EMBARK)
  • Breisach (excursion to the the Black Forest)
  • Strasbourg
  • Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Boppard
  • Frankfurt (excursion to Seligenstadt)
  • Main River Village
  • Würzburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg (excursion to Munich)
  • Roth (excursion to Nuremberg)
  • Regensburg
  • Passau / Linz
  • Melk / Wachau Valley / Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)
£5,014pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Tranquility + 2 more  

Enchanted Europe (Eastbound) Cruise Review

“I enjoyed this trip from start to finish. My cabin was lovely and well-kept throughout the duration of my stay, the food served was delicious, the wait-staff knowledgeable and efficient and the range of daily excursions was really helpful for getting the most out of my time”

Margaret Smith, Leamington Spa

Enchanted Europe (Eastbound) FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Will I have access to Wi-Fi whilst on board?

Yes. Our Avalon Fleets all feature complimentary Wi-FI access in locations throughout the ship.

What is an Adventure Host?

Your Adventure Host is a member of Avalon Waterways’ dedicated on-board staff, whose role is guiding you through a variety of activities and excursions.

What types of excursions are available?

This itinerary offers a blend of Classic, Active and Discovery excursions. You’ll also be able to choose optional activities.

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