Paris to Budapest | Magnificent European River Cruise Discovery
From Paris, France To Budapest, Hungary - 17 Nights

Departing from:
Paris, France
Budapest, Hungary
17 Nights
Fly, Stay & River Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value Including City Stay Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More
Travel Dates:
27/10/25 to 07/11/25
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Sail October 2025 | Low Deposit of $999* per person



Day 1-3 Paris, France
Welcome to Paris, the city of light and the global centre of art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Famed for its 19th-century architecture, Paris is home to some of the most formidable and renowned structures in the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay to explore this romantic city.

Day 4 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Paris to Amsterdam and embark your 15 day Magnificent Europe River cruise to Budapest onboard Avalon Waterways today.

Day 5 Cologne, Germany
Welcome to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful cities. A splendid mix of both old and new, spend your visit exploring both the Old Town, with its beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments, and the modern city, which was rebuilt after World War 2. Plus, don’t miss the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, a World-Heritage listed sight!

Day 6 Rhine Gorge – Rudesheim, Germany
Passing through the Rhine Gorge is sure to be one of the highlights of your river cruise. Pass rocky outcrops and cruise around twisting bends to the famous Lorelai or ‘murmuring rock’, where legend claims that enchanting maidens lured unsuspecting sailors to their watery graves. Later, call at Rudesheim, a true Rhine wine town surrounded by vineyards, whose fruits can be sampled in the many taverns around town.

Day 7 Miltenberg, Germany
Welcome to Miltenberg, a tiny German town tucked away in the bends of the Main River. Check out historic landmarks, like Mildenburg Castle and Zum Riesen Inn, or simply wander amongst the quaint alleyways lined with half-timbered houses, some dating back as far as 1339.

Day 8 Wurzburg, Germany
Welcome to Wurzburg, the heart of Franconian wine country. During your stay, be sure to explore UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bishops’ Residenz, the nearby town of Rothenburg and taste the local wine in their characteristic Bocksbeutel bottles.

Day 9 Volkach, Germany
Welcome to Volkach, famed for its overwhelming natural beauty and delectable wine. As you explore this quaint Franconian town and its surrounding countryside, be sure to stop at the breathtaking Main horseshoe bend, the pilgrimage church of St. Mary of the Assumption and Vogelsburg Castle.

Day 10 Bamberg, Germany
Welcome to Bamberg, a traditional Bavarian township. Discover the burial place of Emperors at the 11th-century Romanesque Cathedral, wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval city centre, or visit a tavern to taste the town’s signature smoke-flavoured beer.

Day 11 – Roth – Excursion to Nuremberg, Germany
Welcome to Roth! Visiting this charming town is like taking a step back in time. Join an excursion to nearby Nuremberg, home to medieval architecture, gilded fountains, Gothic cathedrals and imperial castles.

Day 12 – Regensburg, Germany
Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Home to the oldest bridge that crosses the Danube, some of the highlights of Regensburg include the Old Town Hall, Weltenburg Abbey and St. Peter’s Cathedral.

Day 13 – Passau, Germany
Welcome to Passau! This German city is home to Europe’s largest church organ, with more than 17,000 pipes, found inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets, admire the stunning baroque architecture and explore the Oberhaus Fortress that looms above the town.

Day 14 – Melk – Wachau Valley, Austria
Welcome to Melk, home of the 11th-century Melk Abbey. This vast monastery is built high above the town and boasts baroque halls and vast libraries. Later, sail through the Wachau Valley, a scenic area known for its rolling hills, vineyards and imposing fortresses.

Day 15 Vienna, Austria
Welcome to Vienna, the famed capital city of Austria! Home to Mozart, Beethoven and Freud, this opulent city is known for its palaces, museums and architecture. Don’t forget to have a taste of the city’s delectable cuisine and visit the theatre to experience the music Vienna is revered for.

Day 16 – Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest, the classically stunning capital of Hungary. Journey up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the countless museums trace city life from Roman times onward. Don’t miss Trinity Square, home to the 13th century Matthias Church and the fairy tale turrets of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Enjoy an overnight stay onboard to explore this beautiful city.

Day 17 Budapest, Hungary
Disembark Avalon Waterways in Budapest today and farewell Europe as you board your flight home, or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

Itinerary Map


  • Economy flights to Paris returning from Budapest
  • Kick off your cruise holiday a little sooner with exclusive entry to a private international airport lounge. Feel like a VIP as you dine on delicious dishes, sip from an extensive menu of wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages and freshen up before your flight to embark on your cruise.
  • Available from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne International Airports.
  • BONUS 3 Night hotel stay to explore Paris at your leisure
  • BONUS Scenic rail journey from Paris to Amsterdam
  • 15 Day relaxed luxury River cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest onboard Avalon Waterways
  • Enjoy an overnight stays onboard in Amsterdam & Budapest
  • Explore Europe’s Rhine, Main and Danube River’s
  • Seasonal & locally sourced A La Carte menus across flexible dining venues
  • Regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner + daily happy hour
  • Specialty onboard entertainment
  • BONUS Wifi onboard
  • BONUS Daily on shore excursions with expert guides
  • BONUS Prepaid onboard gratuities

Cruise Ship: Avalon Waterways

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River Cruise Upgrade

  • Upgrade to a Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony onboard Avalon Waterways from only $2999 pp
  • Upgrade to a High Deck Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony onboard Avalon Waterways from only $3499 pp


Price based on cruise sail date 30 October 2025

Price based on departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

River Cruise Upgrade

  • Upgrade to a Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony onboard Avalon Waterways from only $2999 pp
  • Upgrade to a High Deck Panorama Suite with Open Air Balcony onboard Avalon Waterways from only $3499 pp

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please note – Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change and availability.
Seasonal and/or flight routing surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

Important – if your cruise holiday package is made up of consecutive back to back sailings, there is a chance that you may be allocated different cabin numbers on each voyage and may be required to change cabins throughout your journey.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should onboard gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

Please note: Flight deviations requested by the traveller incur a fee of $150AUD per person plus any additional airfare and or tax charges. These will be advised by our Cruise After Sales / Air Department at the time of selecting your flights

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada, and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at the time of booking.

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