River cruising is perfect for inquisitive travelers who want authentic experiences that bring the culture and history of the destination to life. One of the best parts of river cruising is exploring the stops along the way during shore excursions. Avalon Waterways offers many cultural and historical shore excursions, where travelers can go behind the scenes with an expert to see the best of each destination. Here are Avalon’s top European excursions that you have to experience!
By: Derek Miller, Travel Consultant
Arriving early in Budapest served me and my cousin well. We got a chance to see the city before starting our Avalon Waterways river cruise the next day.
Once we began our adventure with Avalon Waterways, we started with a short tour on the Pest side. There are two sides of Budapest. The Buda side and the Pest side. The Buda side with started back in the 1200’s and the Pest side in the 1850’s. The Buda side is made up of large hillsides and is primarily residential. The Pest side is more commercial and the landscape is flat. Many of the city’s best hotels are on the Pest side.
When travelers visit the capital cities in central Europe, they’ll experience a tumultuous history and have ample time to celebrate the tapestry of their differences. The distinct diversity of central Europe is subtlety revealed in its art, cafes and cultures that span over centuries. Read about the capital cities of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna and how to appreciate their famous landmarks.
“Where should I go next?” is a question that is always on every travelers mind. With so many authentic experiences to connect travelers to cultures, people and traditions, deciding where to travel to can be a bit overwhelming. All signs are pointing to 2017 being a very busy travel year. To help you decide on your next adventure, we compiled part 2 of our list of the most popular tour destinations in 2016. (Read Part 1) Based on these top traveler destinations, we predict these trends will continue onto 2017.