River Discovery | Enchanting Christmas Markets
Your 12 Day Fly, Stay & Luxury River Cruise Holiday Includes
Economy Flights to Berlin Returning From Budapest
Your Pre Cruise Experience in Berlin
Bonus 3 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the city of Berlin
Scenic Rail Journey from Berlin to Nuremberg
Your 7 Day Luxury Avalon River Cruise
6 Night Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna
Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with lunch & dinner
Specialty Onboard entertainment
Complimentary Wifi onboard
On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $306)
Your Post Cruise Experience in Budapest
Bonus Scenic rail journey from Vienna to Budapest
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Budapest
Bonus Low Deposit from $1299 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
General Departure Information
$6,990 per person twin share ex Auckland
$7,189 per person twin share ex Christchurch
Please note departure can be out of Auckland or out of Christchurch
Set sail on 2 December 2022
Upgrade to a Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony from only $1,499 per person
Upgrade to an Upper Deck Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony from only $1,999 per person
Upgrade to a Luxurious Royal Suite with Open-Air Balcony from only $2,999 per person
Day 1 – 3: Berlin, Germany
Welcome to Berlin, Germany’s capital. Whether you want to photo Berlin’s landmarks, visit museums, or experience city life. Berlin balances cosmopolitan chic with an undertone of innovation and cool. Berlin also has a lot to offer for shopaholics, lovers of luxury, foodies, cyclists, and sports fans. A visit to the Bavarian Quarter is a must! Enjoy a 3 night stay.
Day 4 – 5: Nuremberg, Germany
Scenic Rail Journey from Berlin to Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second-largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia, is an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as coffee. As one of Bavaria’s biggest draws it is alive with visitors year-round, but especially during the spectacular Christmas market. Today you will embark on your 8 Day European River Cruise. Overnight onboard in Nuremberg
Day 6: Regensburg, Germany
Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and home to the oldest bridge to cross the Danube. Wander through the city and have a look at the Old Town Hall, or perhaps book an excursion to Weltenburg Abbey.
Day 7: Passau, Germany
Passau in Germany is home to Europe’s largest church organ which has more than 17,000 pipes, sitting inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral with it’s amazing baroque architecture. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the Oberhaus Fortress looming above the town. If you are a fan of ‘The Sound of Music’ or Mozart, the excursion to Salzburg is a must!
Day 8: Melk, Austria
Well known for the 11th-century Melk Abbey, a vast monastery built high above the town. Gold statuary adorns its domed Abbey Church, and the huge library houses medieval manuscripts. The Marmorsaal is a baroque hall with a ceiling fresco and red marble walls. South of Melk, gardens surround Renaissance Schallaburg Castle, which hosts cultural exhibitions.
Day 9: Vienna, Austria
Welcome to Vienna! This famous European capital city is known for its fabulous palaces, museums and architecture, as well as the people who have called the city home such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Freud. There a many guided walking experiences available or if you’d prefer to experience the city as a local, take a guided walk that highlights Viennese essentials, such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation. No visit to this beautiful city is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private “Royal Anniversary” concert, celebrating Maria Theresa’s 300th birthday and legacy in a Viennese palace. Enjoy a night onboard in this historic city.
Day 10 – 11 : Vienna – Budapest, Hungary
Disembark your cruise in Vienna and enjoy a scenic rail journey from Vienna to Budapest for your two-night hotel stay.
Day 12 : Budapest, Hungary
Fly home today or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.
Avalon Waterways – Suite Ship
Part of Avalon’s award-winning fleet of Suite Ships, your Avalon River Ship 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.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 2 December 2022
Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.