Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018

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Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018 - Avalon Waterways
Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018 - Avalon Waterways
21 reviews
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  • Take in the sights of Europe aboard a luxury vessel
  • Cruise through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge
  • Get your souvenirs in charming Drosselgasse
  • Grab a bite to eat in Germany's oldest restaurant
  • Indulge in cream cake and coffee in buzzing Budapest
  • Become a beverage connoisseur during a beer tasting
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
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River Cruise
Start in Amsterdam and end in Budapest ! With the river cruise tour Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Amsterdam to Budapest and through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 11 other destinations in Europe. Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • DD
    Written on October 20, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    water levels were low - 2 days late to start then 3 hour coach tour to board boat then only 4 days of river cruising before being docked for 3 nights then to be told not enough water to continue. Options to disembark or continue on coach - disappointed you... Read more

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  • L
    Written on September 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We just completed Magnificent Europe (Amsterdam-Budapest) August 30-September 14, 2018. We were originally booked on the PASSION but were told at the Amsterdam Airport that due to low water levels on the river we would be sailing on the ILLUMINATION... Read more

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  • JO
    Written on September 2, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tour was great, just needed more time in the ports to enjoy some of the great sights and explore more.

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  • Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018 reviewer 4
    Written on June 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Would travel Avalon again.

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  • LH
    Written on May 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The whole Avalon cruise was beyond my expectations. The cruise crew were exceptional. There is nothing I would complain about. We were looked after. We would definitely recommend Avalon Waterways as a 5 star cruise line

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  • MC
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just finished the Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel and everything about the trip was superb! We cannot say enough and had the time of our lives. The Ship was new and beautiful, the crew and staff were very attentive and professional. The excursions... Read more

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  • KB
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We did our first river cruise in May last year from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Impression. We had a fantastic time and could not fault it and have booked another cruise. This time from Prague to Bucharest on the Passion in June next year. And no doubt... Read more

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  • PJ
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Did Avalon cruise last July Amsterdam to Budapest. Avalon Cruises are the only way to go, Food,staff and excursions all first class would travel again with them.

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  • MN
    Written on July 27, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent staff and crew and great ports

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  • CA
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent cruise. Beautiful food . Fantastic crew and Tour Director. Great excursions

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam
  3. Day 3: Cologne, Germany
  4. Day 4: Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim
  5. Day 5: Main River Village
  6. Day 6: Würzburg
  7. Day 7: Bamberg
  8. Day 8: Roth–Nuremberg
  9. Day 9: Regensburg
  10. Day 10: Passau
  11. Day 11: Melk, Austria–Dürnstein
  12. Day 12: Vienna
  13. Day 13: Bratislava, Slovakia
  14. Day 14: Budapest, Hungary
  15. Day 15: Budapest (Disembarkation)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services


  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Seine River Cruise Vacations
Western Europe Travel Guide

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    Communication has been excellent. All queries have been answered promptly. Further information about the proposed tour has been readily available. I feel confident booking through TourRadar.



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Netherlands , Germany , Austria and Slovakia

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Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary


Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Slovakia and Hungary. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Slovakia and Hungary. Ideally 2 months before travel.


Amsterdam is the starting point and Budapest is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Avalon Waterways to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 April 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 2018, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,243 km.
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • 214 km
  • Cologne (Germany)
  • 126 km
  • Rudesheim (Germany)
  • 147 km
  • Wurzburg (Germany)
  • 69 km
  • Bamberg (Germany)
  • 51 km
  • Nuremberg (Germany)
  • 89 km
  • Regensburg (Germany)
  • 110 km
  • Passau (Germany)
  • 155 km
  • Durnstein (Austria)
  • 66 km
  • Vienna (Austria)
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