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.
By: Christine Whittle, Travel Consultant
From astonishing history to lavish accommodations, much of central Europe is a dream of many to someday see. The Bohemian Highlights with Trafalgar was an insightful journey through the continent’s richest historical locations in comfort and luxury with Trafalgar. The tour started in Frankfurt and went down into Prague and eventually looped back around to where we started.
By: Hue Nguyen, Travel Consultant
In recent years, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest are three European capital cities that have gained popularity with travelers and I can see why. If you are looking for a tour that is not fast paced and that has plenty of time to explore, the Prague, Vienna, Budapest with Trafalgar tour is the perfect option. I really enjoyed spending 3 nights in each city because I did not have to pack and unpack every day. All the hotels on this trip were centrally located in the town centers and breakfast was made to feed a king! My touring experience in each city was an eye opener and I truly appreciated learning about their culture and cuisine.
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