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Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound)

Explore enchanted destinations across Europe on a specular itinerary designed with beer lovers in mind.

Visit ports across five countries on an itinerary filled with opportunities for sampling local delicacies – particularly beer. Guests enjoy a range of included tours, hikes, bike rides and tastings, as well as a wealth of additional paid excursions.

Acting as your home for fifteen nights, is the revered Avalon Artistry II – a vessel showcasing the best experience Avalon has to offer. Guests enjoy stylish decor, spacious floor plans and a wealth of available modern conveniences.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Artistry II
  • Duration: 15 Nights
  • Departure: July
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Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound) Cruise Itinerary

Guests adventure across Europe on a sparkling itinerary packed with Active, Classic and Discovery excursions. Hike, bike, tour and taste your way through a coveted selection of natural landscapes and cultural hotspots – enjoying a sampling of local treats along the way.

Day 1

Arrive to Budapest (EMBARK)

Arrive in Hungary and board your suite ship. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon getting to know your home for the next fifteen nights.

Day 2


Spend the morning relaxing aboard your ship as we sail along the scenic Danube river. This evening, you may wish to join an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert.
*Guests may wish to book additional paid excursions: ‘Classical Concert’

Day 3


Explore Vienna by bike on an Active bike excursion, enjoy a short Classic walk of Vienna and visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum or embark on a Classic city tour of Vienna’s coveted landmarks. Guests also have the opportunity to join an Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace.
*Guests may wish to book additional paid excursions: ‘Schonbrunn Palace, Cultural Germ of Austria’

Day 4

Dürnstein / Wachau Valley / Melk

Today, join a Active guided hike up to Dürnstein’s castle ruins or an Active guided walk of the city to hear about the tale of King Richard the Lionheart. This afternoon, sit back and relax as we sail through the scenic Wachau Valley.
Upon arrival to Melk, join your Adventure Host for an Active bike ride, take a Classic tour of the Benedictine Abbey or relax enjoying a Discovery onboard wine tasting.

Day 5


Spend the day on either Classic guided city walk or an Optional Excursion to either Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov.
*Guests may wish to book additional paid excursions: ‘Sound of Music Salzburg’, ‘Cesky Krumlov – A Sleeping Beauty Awakes’

Day 6


Embark on a Active bike ride through Walhalla or join a Classic guided city walk to see Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria. Guests may also opt into an Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Day 7

Roth (excursion to Nuremberg)

Today presents a choice of excursions; explore Roth’s Lauter valley on an Active Excursion or enjoy a Classic guided sightseeing tour of either Roth, Nuremberg or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Onboard – guests may attend a Discovery onboard lecture about the Main-Danube canal.

Day 8

Nuremberg (excursion to Munich)

Spend your time at this port on a full-day Classic guided tour of Munich.
*Guests may wish to book additional paid excursions: ‘Munich, Bavarian Gem of Germany’

Day 9


Bike along Bamberg’s canals on an Active Excursion, take a Classic walking tour of the city or visit a special family-run hop garden on a Discovery Excursion to taste locally made beers.
Later in the evening, enjoy an onboard beer lecture hosted by an expert.

Day 10


For this day, guests may join an Optional Excursion to Rothenburg. Alternatively, explore Wurzburg on an Active bike excursion or take a Classic guided sightseeing tour of Wurzburg.
*Guests may wish to book additional paid excursions: ‘Rothenburg, Jewel of the Middle Ages’

Day 11


This morning, join an Active guided walking tour of Miltenberg. Later, relax onboard during a Discovery beer tasting.

Day 12

Frankfurt (excursion to Seligenstadt)

Over the course of the day, either enjoy an Active biking experience, take a Discovery guided tour to Seligenstadt or join a Classic guided sightseeing tour of Frankfurt’s cultural landmarks. Additionally, guests may opt into a Discovery guided brewery tour.

Day 13

Boppard / Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge

Hike alongside your Adventure Host through Rudesheim’s vineyards or opt for a Discovery tour of the spectacular Mechanical Music Museum.

Day 14


Today offers a Discovery onboard beer and cheese tasting as well as the opportunity for Classic sightseeing through the city’s spectacular sites.

Day 15

Breisach (excursion to Black Forest)

Spend your final day on either a relaxing bike ride, Discovery visit to a local winery or on a Classic guided tour to Freiburg’s medieval city centre.
Also available, is a full-day Discovery Excursion to the Black Forest, visiting the Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum and an Optional guide excursion to Colmar.
*Guests may wish to book additional paid excursions: ‘Storybook Colmar, France’s Little Venice’

Day 16

Depart Basel (DISEMBARK)

Your cruise ends after breakfast this morning.

Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound) Cruise Ships

Avalon Artistry II

From aboard, guests enjoy a stylish, luxury experience – with access to Avalon’s signature panorama suites, Comfort Collection beds, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool and many more amenities that serve to make holidaying that bit more special.

361ft in Length
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Onboard Whirlpool

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Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound) Deals

Explore stunning locations across Europe

15 Nights

Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound)

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Vienna
  • Durnstein / Wachau Valley / Melk
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Roth (excursion to Nuremberg)
  • Nuremberg (excursion to Munich)
  • Bamberg
  • Würzburg
  • Miltenberg
  • Frankfurt (excursion to Seligenstadt)
  • Boppard / Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge
  • Strasbourg
  • Breisach (excursion to Black Forest)
  • Basel (DISEMBARK)
£5,559pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Artistry II

Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound) Cruise Review

“An adventure from start to finish – all the tours were so informative; I feel like I learnt so much. Plus the beer, there was definitely no shortage of beer.”

Abbey James, Manchester

Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound) FAQ

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

How many staff members are working aboard the Avalon Tranquility II?

The Avalon Artistry II features a total of 37 working crew members.

Is there a reverse itinerary available?

No, this Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound) river cruise does not include a reverse itinerary.

How many countries are featured in this itinerary?

This itinerary traverses ports across five countries: Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.

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