Magnificent Rivers of Europe 2022

    Join Elevation Travel & Tours on this Amazing 16 night Avalon River Cruise.

    Magnificent Rivers of Europe

    16 Day River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam

    May 30-June 15, 2022 (Hosted Date)

    June 28 to July 14, 2022



    photo: map of magnificent river cruise itinerary 

    Vacation Overview

    From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, experience the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise vacation. Begin by visiting three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city with plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat.

    Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s Baroque-style Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of wonderful local Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white Baroque-style Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz.

    Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll 
    through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

    photo: Avalon Waterways Avalon Artistry II ship in the water


    Part of Avalon's award-winning fleet of Suite Ships, the features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning to splendid passing scenery from your window-facing bed. Stretch out on your Comfort Collection bed and cruise with the world at your feet. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary WiFi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck. A true work of art in relaxed luxury on board and amazing adventures on shore!

    Photo: Interior lounge Panoramic Bistro

    Included Amenities:

    Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

    Panoramic windows throughout the ship

    Elegant, contemporary design & decor

    Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director

    Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges

    Covered Observation Lounge

    Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with premium hot drinks (coffees, teas, etc) as well as treats throughout the day


    Non-smoking interior and staterooms

    Fitness Center

    Avalon Adventure Center: Your place for active gear and excursions, including

    Bikes, Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions, including maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes

    Fitness and wellness activities


    Active shore excursions, both included and optional

    Photo: Panoramic Suite river view Floor to ceiling window

    Avalon Panorama Suites & Staterooms

    • Open-Air BalconiesSM and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama Suites
    • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
    • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
    • Bathrobes & slippers
    • Premium L'Occitane bath products & hairdryer
    • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
    • Wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe
    • Full-size closet and mirror
    • Additional under-bed storage
    • Complimentary bottled water daily
    • Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
    • Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.

                   Deluxe Stateroom   (Cat D.F.)                           Panoramic Suite (Cat. A.B.P.)                                                                                                                           

    Photo: Suite layout descriptions Panoramic and Deluxe Staterooms