Visiting Miltenberg on the Main River

Miltenberg Marktplatz

MILTENBERG - A MAIN RIVER TOWN KNOWN FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 5 This morning we arrived at the historic town of Miltenberg which is known for its gabled, timber-framed houses. From our Main River mooring it was a … [Read more...]

Visiting Bamberg – A City on Seven Hills

Bamberg Altes Rathaus

BAMBERG SITS AT THE STARTING POINT OF THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 7 Today's crusing was interesting as we entered the Main-Danube Canal which connects the Main and Danube rivers. The 171 km long canal runs from Bamberg (our next … [Read more...]

Dürnstein and The Legend of Blondel

The Wedgewood blue tower of Durnstein-Stiftskirche

DURNSTEIN CASTLE WAS WHERE BLONDEL FOUND THE IMPRISONED RICHARD THE LIONHEART: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 11By late morning, we were back on the ship in Melk and sailing for Dürnstein, frequently referred to as the "Pearl of the Wachau".Dürnstein is only a … [Read more...]

A Day of Sightseeing in Vienna

Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna

THERE IS A LOT TO SEE IN VIENNA, ALSO KNOWN AS 'THE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD': Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 12Today was our Vienna visit day and our morning sightseeing tour by coach provided an overview of the city and included the lavish Hofburg Palace, the … [Read more...]

Sightseeing in Bratislava, Capital of Slovakia

Bratislavský Hrad - Bratislava Castle

A DAY SIGHTSEEING IN BRATISLAVA, CAPITAL OF SLOVAKIA: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 13This morning we woke up to find our ship already moored in Bratislava. This is a new destination for us and we were very much looking forward to the guided morning … [Read more...]

Visiting Budapest – Queen of the Danube

Hungarian Parliament Building on the Danube, Budapest

BUDA SITS ON THE WEST BANK AND PEST ON THE EAST BANK OF THE DANUBE RIVER: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 14:Our ship arrived in Budapest at 10.00 a.m. and we were originally supposed to do our city sightseeing tour in the morning. But, as the shops in the Central … [Read more...]