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Music Themed River Cruises

Let the music move you on Avalon's special music and jazz departures. Our Music cruises includes excursions to a classical concert in Vienna, a visit to Mozart’s Salzburg birthplace, and the countryside where “the hills are alive with the sound of music.”

The following cruises and dates are Music Themed River Cruises from Avalon Waterways:


10/26/18 - Magnificent Europe for Music & Opera (WBA-T1)
10/26/18 - Magnificent Europe with Paris & London For Music & Opera Admirers - Westbound (WBA1-T1)

Magnificent Europe for Music & Opera (WBA-T1)


15 days from Budapest to Amsterdam
From Budapest to Amsterdam, you’ll be immersed in the culture and music of Central Europe. Delight in the vibrant and expressive voices of our opera singers who accompany you through a variety of musical experiences on this timeless river cruise vacation. Enjoy an exclusive choir performance and a memorable concert in one of the unique venues that Europe offers.

As your journey starts, visit three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria. A Local Guide shows you the must-see sites in each city, with plenty of time to explore on your own. Admire the view from Fishermen’s Bastion in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and be sure to stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley, along the engineering feat that is the Main Danube Canal, and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, where you too can be enchanted by the Lorelei melody. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines and German beers and Bratwurst. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein, with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling River Regnitz. Visit Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg and where the hills come alive with “The Sound of Music.” Enjoy guided walks in historic Nuremberg; Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities; and Würzburg, on the Main River. In charming Rüdesheim, visit the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City!

This European river cruise ends in Holland’s lively capital, Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Departures (Land)
10/26/2018 - (WBA-T1) Magnificent Europe for Music & Opera - $4,999.00


Magnificent Europe with Paris & London For Music & Opera Admirers - Westbound (WBA1-T1)


21 days from Budapest to London
See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Guided sightseeing in each city is conducted by Certified Local Guides and shows you the must-see sights.

In Regensburg, we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers, and there’s wine tasting in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Visit Vienna, charming Dürnstein, Regensburg, Nuremberg, medieval Bamberg, picturesque Rüdesheim, and Cologne. Also enjoy inside visits of Bratislava’s gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the amazing Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock; glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers; and enjoy a scenic cruise through the delightful canals of Amsterdam.

After disembarking your Avalon cruise ship in Amsterdam, we transfer you by high-speed train to Paris for your exciting Monograms extension. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfasts, sightseeing with local experts, transfers to and from your hotels and train stations, and more. Plus, we know you may not be familiar with the cities, so we’ve arranged the services of friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts® to answer questions, share inside information, help arrange your activities and excursions, and make you feel right at home. The moment you arrive in Paris, you’ll feel the magic. We know the very best place to photograph the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there to get your shots! You’ll go to Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its amazing stained-glass Rose Window and the Louvre museum to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other treasures. Enjoy free time in the “City of Light” to hunt for the many celebrity tombstones in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, take a French cooking lesson, or enjoy a cabaret show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. Next, bid “Au Revoir” as a high-speed train whisks you from Paris to London for three nights and plenty of time to investigate just what makes England so jolly. You'll hear the inside stories of places like Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll go inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. You’ll also see Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus—just to name a few iconic London landmarks. With your free time in London, you may want to ride the London Eye, shop at the iconic Harrods department store, or take in a West End theater show.

For specific details on this special interest river cruise, please view the day-by-day itinerary.

Departures (Land)
10/26/2018 - (WBA1-T1) Magnificent Europe with Paris & London For Music & Opera Admirers - Westbound - $6,870.00


The Upper Rhine to the City of Music (WZV)


13 days from Zürich to Vienna
This river cruise vacation touches four countries, from Zürich, Switzerland, to Vienna, Austria, on three rivers, and the impressive Main Danube Canal—truly an adventure!

Strasbourg, France, sits on the border of France and Germany and perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. See the city’s historical charm with visits to the red-sandstone cathedral, with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock, and the charming La Petite France District. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for Frankfurt on the Main River for guided sightseeing which shows you the best this center of culture, commerce, and education has to offer. Würzburg, Germany, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. In addition to the beautiful scenery, this city offers historical treasures like the baroque Bishop’s Residenz, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. In historical Nuremberg, marvel at the thousand-year-old city’s medieval fortifications. Regensburg, Germany, is a fascinating medieval city that history buffs will love with its 1,300 listed buildings of “historical interest” and architectural wonders, such as the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley where many of Austria’s famous wines are produced and stop in the charming town of Dürnstein, where you’ll take a guided walk and see the wonderful baroque Stiftskirche.

This fabulous European river cruise vacation ends in Vienna, Austria—the “City of Music.” There is plenty of sightseeing in Austria’s magical capital and your local expert will show you the must-see sights. In your free time, stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse with its many shops and stop by a classic Viennese café for a piece of decadent Sachertorte (chocolate torte).

Departures (Land)
05/03/2018 - (WZV) The Upper Rhine to the City of Music - $4,799.00
07/05/2018 - (WZV) The Upper Rhine to the City of Music - $4,699.00
09/06/2018 - (WZV) The Upper Rhine to the City of Music - $4,899.00

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