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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

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £3749pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bamberg
  • Trier
  • 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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2019 Remich to Budapest

Day 1 - UK - Remich (Luxembourg)

Fly from the UK to Luxembourg and embark your ship in Remich. (D)

Day 2 - Remich

Join your Avalon Adventure host for an early morning jog on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country. 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 centre, 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 amphitheatre 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—with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of German beer. Join a wine tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Cruise to Rudesheim this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rüdesheim

Take your morning coffee up to the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. 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. Based on your departure date, enjoy either a coffee tasting or a wine tasting. 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 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. (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, or enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg

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. Choose a guided tour of Nuremberg’s 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. Cruise to Regensburg overnight. (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 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.” Alternatively, you may join a full-day guided optional excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart, or consider a guided optional excursion 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 a free afternoon 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) - Vienna

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. 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 - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

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

2019 Budapest to Remich

Day 1 - UK - Hungary (Budapest)

Fly from the UK to Budapest and embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

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,L,D)

Day 3 - Budapest

With 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. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Dürnstein

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 7 - Passau (Germany)

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. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Regensburg

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 beer tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - 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. 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 10 - Nuremberg

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 11 - 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. This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Würzburg

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. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Main river village

Join a guided walking tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Rüdesheim

Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, or based on your departure date, enjoy either a coffee tasting or wine tasting. Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Bernkastel

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. Join a wine tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. (B,L,D)

Day 16 - 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 centre, 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 17 - Remich - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

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

2020 Remich to Budapest

Day 1 - UK - Remich (Luxembourg)

Fly from the UK to Luxembourg and transfer to your ship in Remich. (D)

Day 2 - Remich

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Jog on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country. 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

Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about European history and culture. 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 - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

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

2020 Budapest to Remich

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest and embark your ship (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

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 - Main river village

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 - UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B,L,D)

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

The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam (Southbound) 2020/21 core

Day 1 - Siem reap, cambodia

Welcome to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 - Siem reap

The Tranquil Temples of Angkor and Joyful Dances Explore the temples by tuk-tuk. Start at the best preserved and most famous of all the temples: Angkor Wat. Featuring five trademark towers, it is the symbol of Cambodia. Then, continue your Guided Excursion to visit Angkor Thom, where you will explore Bayon Temple with its 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas relief sculptures, OR: Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple by bike. Enjoy some time at your leisure this afternoon to explore Siem Reap’s shops for local artisan crafts. This evening, a private Apsara Dance Performance brings ancient Khmer culture to life through music, song, and dance.

Day 3 - Siem reap

Root-Covered Ruins and Native Noodles Continue your Sightseeing Tour of the Angkor temples at Ta Prohm. Tree roots cover the ruin walls, allowing you to experience the temple with the same wonder as early explorers. Then visit Banteay Srei, a unique temple built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. En route, stop at a village famous for making Khmer noodles by hand. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 4 - Phnom penh (embarkation)

Your intimate Suite Ship® Awaits! Fly to Phnom Penh and transfer to the port where your ship’s crew will be waiting to welcome you onboard. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO WAT HANCHEY

Day 5 - Wat hanchey–angkor ban

Water Blessings and Back-to-School Adventures Visit Wat Hanchey, a hilltop temple dating back to the 8th century. Climb or be driven to the top where you will enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area and partake in a traditional water blessing given by local monks. After lunch, enjoy a Walking Tour through the rural village of Angkor Ban. Here, you will visit a traditional Khmer house and interact with children at a local school. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KAMPONG TRALACH

Day 6 - Kampong tralach–konpong louang

Calm in the Cambodian Countryside Your Guided Sightseeing starts in Kampong Tralach with an Ox-Cart Ride through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Along the way, stop to meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life. At the silversmith village in Konpong Louang, see talented craftsmen use age-old techniques to turn pure silver into works of art. Sail to the capital city of Phnom Penh this afternoon. PHNOM PENH A Dark History or Market Dynamics After lunch, a Visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields for a glimpse into the atrocities inflicted on the Cambodian people by the Khmer Rouge regime, OR: Visit the lively Central Market with its unique Art Deco design by tuk-tuk. This evening, spend some free time exploring the city on your own. Perhaps follow the riverfront promenade to the historic Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC).

Day 7 - Phnom penh

The Royal Treatment Join a Guided Tour of the city by private cyclo with visits to the Royal Palace with the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum featuring an outstanding display of Khmer artifacts. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Consider a Guided Optional Tour of a local brewery with free-flowing local beer! Just before dinner, children from a local orphanage will perform a show, featuring local song and dance. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIETNAM/CAMBODIA BORDER

Day 8 - Border crossing–chau doc, vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam! Take a Village Walk through the Chau Doc market, and absorb the atmosphere as locals are busy buying and selling fish, meat, and produce. After lunch, embark on a Guided Excursion down the backwaters of the Mekong. Along the way, see traditional floating homes, speedboat merchants, religious sites, a market selling dried goods, and more. EVENING CRUISE TO LONG KHANH A

Day 9 - Long khanh a–cu lao gieng

Cotton Weaving, Conical Hats, and Handcrafted Sampans This morning, a sampan brings you to the village of Long Khanh A, for a Cotton-Weaving Demonstration of this well-preserved tradition. This afternoon, enjoy scenes of daily life on Cu Lao Gieng Island via sampan and local motor cart. Your Guided Excursion starts with a stop at one of Vietnam’s oldest Catholic churches. Then, visit the home of a local family that makes Vietnamese conical hats, or “Non la,” from materials available to them such as palm leaves and bamboo. These iconic hats are primarily used as protection from the sun and rain but you may also see them used as a basket to carry home goods from the market. Lastly, visit a local workshop where a skilled family hand-crafts sampan boats. EVENING CRUISE TO VINH LONG

Day 10 - Vinh long

Sweets and Rice Treats Board a sampan this morning to Visit a Local Workshop in Vinh Long where you will see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candies are made. This afternoon, enjoy time on board the ship as we sail to exciting Ho Chi Minh City. AFTERNOON CRUISE TO HO CHI MINH CITY

Day 11 - Ho chi minh city (disembarkation)

Motorbikes, Monuments, and Mouthwatering Cuisine Take a Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City’s historic landmarks, including a stop at the Rex Hotel for a refreshing drink at the rooftop bar where the U.S. Military held the infamous “Five O’Clock Follies” during the war. Then, visit the War Remnants Museum and bustling Ben Thanh Market. For lunch, participate in a hands-on Vietnamese Cooking Class. Learn to prepare several local dishes and how to recreate them at home. Last, but not least, sample your delicious creations! Enjoy time at your leisure this afternoon and evening for independent exploration. Maybe stop for a drink at the famous rooftop bar at the Caravelle Hotel.

Day 12 - Ho chi minh city. Excursion to cu chi tunnels

Secret Passageways and Underground Hideouts Drive out of the city for a Guided Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels—an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles in length—used as a hideout and secret village by the Viet Cong. Explore the city further during free time this afternoon. This evening, join your traveling companions for a special dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 13 - Ho chi minh city–hanoi

Today, transfer to the airport and fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 14 - Hanoi

Historic Hanoi and Water Puppets First, join a Guided Visit of the mausoleum and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next, see iconic sites, including One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” Lastly, visit the 900-year-old Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s first university. Enjoy lunch at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program that teaches local street children restaurant skills for stable employment opportunities. After lunch, enjoy an Electric Cart Ride through the fascinating Old Quarter—with its 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating Live Performance of Hanoi’s renowned water puppets, a traditional 11th-century art form.

Day 15 - Hanoi–ha long bay

Island Shapes and a Floating Village Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes. Board the luxurious Paradise Elegance for a 2-Night Cruise on the bay. Visit the Cua Van Floating Village, home to more than 700 people, by bamboo raft, OR: Take a Kayak Ride to visit Cua Van Village. Enjoy scenic sailing for the remainder of the day before anchoring for the night.

Day 16 - Ha long bay

Caves, Kayaks, and Scenic Climbs Visit Ti top Island, for a Guided Excursion for a swim, or climb 400 steps to the top of the island for stunning views. You can also visit Luon Cave by boat, and explore Dark and Bright Cave by bamboo raft, OR: Explore Luon Cave and Dark and Bright Cave by Kayak Ride. After a day of exploring, consider a spa treatment or simply relax for happy hour prior to dinner!

Day 17 - Ha long bay–hanoi

Surprising and Amazing Beauty This morning, relax onboard your ship, or visit Sung Sot Cave, considered one of the most beautiful in the area with its magnificent formations. Afterwards, return to Hanoi and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at your leisure.

Day 18 - Hanoi

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • 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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 24th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £5189
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5189 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5467
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4426
      Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4426 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4556

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 13th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5829
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5829 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6140
    • Jan 27th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6239
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6239 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6550
  • February
    • Feb 10th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5829
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5829 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6140
    • Feb 24th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6239
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6239 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6550
  • March
    • Mar 9th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5829
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5829 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6140
  • April
    • Apr 6th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £3749
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £3749
    • Apr 6th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5832
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5832 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6142
  • May
    • May 27th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £4410
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4410 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5694 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5786 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5969 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £8502
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4324
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4324 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5668 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5700 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5882 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £8415
    • Jul 1st - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £4050
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4050 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4324 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5608 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5700 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5882
  • August
    • Aug 5th - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4324
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4324 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5759 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5941 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £8415
    • Aug 5th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £3798
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £3798 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4046 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5213 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5296 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5463 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £7880
  • September
    • Sep 9th - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £4733
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4733 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5006 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6290 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6443 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6565 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £8848
    • Sep 9th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £4744
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4744 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5017 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6302 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6393 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6575
    • Sep 21st - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5659
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5659 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5968
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6318
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6318 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6629
    • Oct 14th - Remich to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3993
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £3993 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4266 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5551 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5642 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5824 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £8358
    • Oct 14th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £4209
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £4209 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5494 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5586 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5768 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £8301
    • Oct 19th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6100
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6100 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6411
  • November
    • Nov 2nd - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5918
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5918 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6229
    • Nov 16th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6318
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6318 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6629
    • Nov 30th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6159
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6159 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6468
  • December
    • Dec 14th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6171
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6171 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6480
    • Dec 28th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6672
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6672 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6992

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 11th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5940
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5940 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6249
    • Jan 25th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5940
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5940 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6249
  • February
    • Feb 8th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5940
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5940 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6249
    • Feb 22nd - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6122
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6122 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6431
  • March
    • Mar 8th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £6091
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6091 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6249
    • Mar 22nd - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5790
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5790 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6099
  • April
    • Apr 5th - Budapest to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Siem Reap From: £5880
      Cat B Mekong Deck Cat A Tonle Deck
      Blue Water Holidays Price from: £5880 Blue Water Holidays Price from: £6190

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
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