Blue Water Holidays
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Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Jewels of Central Europe

On this remarkable Europe river cruise, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers

Cruise Only
14 nights from £4519pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bamberg
  • Bernkastel
  • Nuremberg
  • Melk Abbey

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On this remarkable Europe river cruise, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers.

Board your ship to cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque scenery. First stop is Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome and many remnants can still be found, such as imperial baths. The wine village of Bernkastel will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages. Continue your European river cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich.

Along the Danube River is Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities, where you can taste some of Germany’s famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobblestone streets, and Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, before arriving in Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.There are countless opportunities to be enchanted by the sights on this fascinating Europe river cruise, and it doesn’t end until you’ve experienced the unique energy of Budapest. A local expert will show you the famous sights, and you’ll treasure the gems you discover on your European river cruise and central Europe cruise.

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Remich to Budapest

Day 1 - Remich (Luxembourg)

Embark your ship in Remich. (D)

Day 2 - Remich

Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dated from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, or 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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bernkastel (Germany)

Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, or join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins. Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts. Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rüdesheim

This morning relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR; Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards. Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Main river village

Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian villages on the Main River shores. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Würzburg

Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg —”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. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bamberg

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. Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg - Munich

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. Dock overnight in Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Roth

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. 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 choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, or take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. 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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Regensburg

Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You might 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. Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Passau

Join a Guided City Walk through Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship in Linz after your selected full-day excursion. Enjoy some free time to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Melk (Austria)

Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, or join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Vienna

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 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 Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Budapest (Hungary)

Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Budapest

Disembark after breakfast. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Budapest to Remich

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Embark your ship in Budapest. (D)

Day 2 - Vienna (Austria)

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. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vienna

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, Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Dürnstein - Melk

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 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. Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Passau

Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers” Alternatively join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Regensburg (Germany)

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. Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Roth

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. 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 choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, or take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg - Munich

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. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Bamberg

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. Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about European history and culture. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Würzburg

Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg—”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. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Main river village

Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Bernkastel

Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, or join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins. Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts. Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Remich (Luxembourg)

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 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. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Remich

Disembark after breakfast. (B,L,D)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 1st - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4724
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  • July
    • Jul 23rd - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4587
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  • September
    • Sep 27th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £5227
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  • October
    • Oct 11th - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4519
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Price Information

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