Magnificent Europe with Paris & London – Westbound 2016

21 Day River Cruise from Budapest to London

2016 Information

See the highlights of Central Europe along the Danube, Main and Rhine River on this enchanting cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam. Certified Local Guides conduct guided sightseeing or guided walks in each city to show off the highlights. Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim with a special treat. Explore the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig on an included excursion, attend a wine tasting in Dürnstein, and enjoy a snack at Germany’s oldest restaurant and beer tasting in Regensburg. In Nuremberg and Cologne, the choice is yours. Choose between guided sightseeing and a Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour in Nuremberg, and in Cologne, you may join the guided walk to opt for a Jewish Heritage walk. You’ll also cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock and countless castle ruins, and will explore Amsterdam from a different point of view…on a cruise through its Golden Age canals. 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 breakfast, sightseeing with local experts, transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations, and more. Plus, we know you are not familiar with the cities, so we've arranged the services of friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts® to answer questions, share inside information, help you arrange your activities and excursions, and more. 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 take your shots! We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its amazing stained-glass Rose Window, then for a different perspective of the city, we've arranged for you to enjoy a cruise along the Seine. With three overnights, the “City of Light” is yours for discovering. Next, bid “Au Revoir” as an included high-speed train transfer whisks you from Paris to London for three nights and plenty of time to investigate just what makes England so jolly. We’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories around places like Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, and the Houses of Parliament. We’ll take you inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. We’ll also take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if available). In both cities you’ll have a full day to explore on your own. From Paris, perhaps 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. In London, you may want to ride the London Eye, shop at the iconic Harrods department store, ride a red double-decker bus or the “Tube,” or take in a West End theater show.

Combine Cruise with a Monograms Vacation

Monograms is independent travel without the hassles that typically come with "ordinary" independent travel. With Monograms, you never have to worry about whether or not your hotel will have your reservation, how to get from here to there, or where to go once you get to your destination—it's the perfect addition to your Avalon river cruise! Avalon makes it easy to add a Monograms London, Paris & London, Aix-en-Provence & Nice package, Barcelona or Zürich with Mount Pilatus & Lake Como to your river cruise.

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Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 4 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 5 Excursion to Göttweig Abbey–Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig; guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; wine tasting

Day 6 Passau: guided walk in Passau

Day 7 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town

Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 11 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 13 Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Paris and London: 6 nights hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast (B); Monograms Local Host Service & Destination Guides with city maps; sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE; high-speed Thalys train (firsit-class) from Amsterdam to Paris; high-speed Eurostar train (standard class*) from Paris to London (porterage available for one suitcase on Paris–London stretch only); transfers to/from train stations; discounts at the famous Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris.

Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Enjoy a tasting of delicious German beers, and attend a Classical Music Presentation on board.

Meals

  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Night Fare
  • Farewell dinner
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • Breakfast daily while in Paris and London

NOTES:

  • Departure December 19 is offered as an exclusive Festive Time Cruise, including special holiday features at no additional cost. Experience the holiday season the European way! Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local customs and traditions.
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)

Welcome to Hungary’s exciting capital city! This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. (Dinner)

NOTE:
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2Budapest

Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. Whether you’re seeing the sights, shopping for handcrafted embroidery or Herend porcelain, or basking in the coffee house culture over a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café, Budapest’s unique energy is positively palatable. On your GUIDED TOUR of the city, see Heroes’ Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church. Be sure to take note of the city’s eight bridges—many famous sights in and of themselves—which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. In your free time this afternoon you may want to walk across Chain Bridge, built in 1849 and a symbol of Budapest; visit St. Stephen’s Basilica with marvelous views of the city from its viewing platform; or stroll along Váci utca, the main shopping street. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3Bratislava, Slovakia

Today, arrive in Bratislava, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and the dynamic capital of Slovakia. Join a Local Guide for a tour of the city, including a GUIDED WALK of its fascinating Old Town, where winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways twist and turn to reveal the Town Hall, one of the oldest stone buildings in the city. Also visit gothic ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries. Later, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Tonight, depart for Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Vienna, Austria

Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral—plus, countless other sights you’ll see on your included GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Stroll through the delightful pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic Viennese coffee houses, historic institutions that helped shape Viennese culture! An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Excursion to Gottweig Abbey–Dürnstein

This morning, a short drive takes you to the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perched high on a hill overlooking the Danube. A visit with a Local Guide shows you this magnificent monastery whose fresco-decorated imperial staircase is considered a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship in Dürnstein in time for lunch. Dürnstein, situated in the heart of the Wachau wine region, is known for the magnificent baroque, blue Stiftskirche built in the 1700s. The main street of this small town—with a population of less than 1,000 people—is lined with 16th-century residences and charming cobblestone streets. A Local Guide will take you on a WALKING TOUR and tell you the tale of England’s King Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned in the castle whose ruins still stand above the town. This evening, you’ll be able to sample some of the FAMOUS WINES of this region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Passau, Germany

Today, choose from full-day optional excursions: to Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights or to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rejoin your ship in Passau in the early evening. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on the ship and relax as you cruise to Passau, uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge. Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Take in the highlights on the included GUIDED WALK. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7Regensburg

Dating back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC, Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights of your GUIDED WALK include the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany. Grab a beer and enjoy an included SNACK at the Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany’s oldest restaurants. Bask in the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. Before dinner, we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Nuremberg

This morning, relax on board, then the afternoon is dedicated to Nuremberg. Although 90% of Nuremberg’s Old Town suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. This morning, choose a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR and marvel at this thousand-year-old city’s medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialized “NUREMBERG RALLY GROUNDS” tour. During free time, be sure to try some tasty Lebkuchen and make a wish at the beautiful fountain in the Hauptmarkt (main square). Legend says your wish will come true if you turn its gold ring three times. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Bamberg

This morning, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your GUIDED WALKING TOUR takes in its historic center, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)—built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River when the bishop refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall! This afternoon, cruise gently along the Main River as you head for Würzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Würzburg

Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Würzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your included GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the magnificent baroque BISHOP’S RESIDENZ, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. This afternoon you are free to explore on your own, or perhaps join an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11Main River Village

On the banks of the Main River you find cultural gems of small towns, many of them tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. With half- timbered houses, narrow streets, and medieval town centers, these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer’s delight. Join your Local Guide to experience one of these towns on a GUIDED WALK. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge

Today, arrive in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town. Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, where you’ll see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then head downstream from Rüdesheim, through the dramatic RHINE GORGE, the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13Cologne

Arrive in Cologne this morning. One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Choose between an included GUIDED CITY WALK or JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. Later, during free time, perhaps look in on the Romano-Germanic Museum, home to a large collection of artifacts from the Roman settlement on which modern Cologne is built—a must for history buffs! The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14Amsterdam, Holland

Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambiance. With over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. Get a unique perspective of the city on an included CANAL CRUISE, floating along the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time this afternoon to enjoy the city or perhaps join an optional excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15Amsterdam–Paris, France

Disembark your Avalon ship for your included transfer to the train station, where you will travel via HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first-class) to join the Monograms portion of your vacation. (Breakfast)

Day 16Paris

Morning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and along the fashionable Champs-Elysées. Stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world’s most visited museum, THE LOUVRE, with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other treasures (on Tuesdays, take a Seine cruise instead). (Breakfast)

Day 17Paris

Your Local Host can suggest options, like an excursion to Monet’s Giverny or Versailles Palace, a visit to Musée d’Orsay, where to try French onion soup, a walking route through the fashion district, and many other possibilities. (Breakfast)

Day 18Paris–London, England

Travel to London by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN. (Breakfast)

Day 19London

Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held). (Breakfast)

Day 20London

Your Local Hosts will be pleased to give you some interesting suggestions for the day—perhaps a visit to the blood-curdling London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds’ celebrity wax figure exhibition, and an acclaimed West End show with pre-theater dinner at a London restaurant. (Breakfast)

Day 21London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Ship Details

Vista

Vista

It didn't take us long to expand Europe's youngest fleet! The Avalon Vista set sail in 2012, adding to our unique offering of Suite Ships®. The Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. Enjoy fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an expanded Fitness Center,complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

Included Amenities

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with shade awnings
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein
  • Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Behind-the-scenes ship tour
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
  • Delectable petite portions of regional specialties, with wines, in the Panorama Bistro
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Expanded Fitness Center
  • Elevator
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Onboard movie nights
  • Bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free
  • Avalon Choice cruising experience
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options
  • Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
  • Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Well-stocked library
  • Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life

Staterooms & Suites

Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
  • Double sinks
DECK PLANS

Hotels

Paris
London

Paris

Pullman Paris Montparnasse

Pullman Paris Montparnasse 19, Rue du Commandant Renè Mouchotte , Paris 14,   France 19, Rue du Commandant Renè Mouchotte
Paris 14, France

Free WifiFree Wifi

Hotel as shown or similar

This plush 953 room hotel offers a perfect base in the city's chic artistic hub. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A fitness room, contemporary style restaurant with traditional French cuisine and a trendy lobby lounge serving drinks, snacks and cocktails complete the amenities.

Hotel Amenities

Bar/Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Room
Dry Cleaning
Parking/Valet
Restaurant On-Site
Gift Shop
Luggage Storage
Free WiFi
Concierge desk
Ice Machine
Elevator
Currency Exchange
Room Amenities

Internet Access
Mini-bar
Alarm Clock
In-Room Safe
Climate Control
Desk
Complimentary Toiletries
Room Service
Television
Cable/Satellite
Phone
Air Conditioning
Pay Movies
Wake-Up Calls
Hair Dryer
Voicemail

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 200 Westminster Bridge, London,  United Kingdom 200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Free WifiFree Wifi

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class

This contemporary hotel is located within minutes of London's famous landmarks in the heart of city. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre with 15-metre pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Parking/Valet
Business Center
Dry Cleaning
Pool
Ice Machine
Free WiFi
Concierge desk
ATM
Currency Exchange
Fitness Room
Spa Services
Elevator
Restaurant On-Site
Bar/Lounge
Luggage Storage
Room Amenities

Room Service
Climate Control
Wake-Up Calls
In-Room Safe
Iron/Ironing Board
Television
Internet Access
Phone
Alarm Clock
Complimentary Toiletries
Pay Movies
Mini-bar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Air Conditioning
Desk
Cable/Satellite
Voicemail

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

We know that many times travelers celebrate special occasions on vacation and you can now pre-purchase celebration packages before your cruise departure. We offer special birthday, anniversary and wedding vow packages. These packages include all the elements you need to celebrate with family & friends.

Availability of optional excursions is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Avalon Waterways provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions and packages, register for your cruise and provide emergency contact information online.

Budapest
Vienna
Passau
Regensburg
Wurzburg
Amsterdam
Paris
London
Celebration

Budapest

Gold & Glamorous:

Gold & Glamorous: "Belle Epoques" of Budapest

Travel back in time with your guide; join a short coach trip along the Danube embankment with a short walk to one of the hidden treasures of Budapest, the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau. It houses a unique exhibition representing the refined world of Art Nouveau, including paintings, furniture, decorative objects and interiors, to give an insight into the atmosphere of middle-class life in Budapest in the "happy pre-war times". The second stop of your tour is the "musical jewelry box" of Pest, the Hungarian State Opera House. The building enchants not only lovers of opera and ballet, but everyone who is amazed by the fine neo-Renaissance architecture. Following the visit you will be treated to coffee and cake in the Book Café, in the glamorous main hall of the Paris Department Store, one of the hidden secrets of the city. Sip your coffee and taste a fine delicacy of Hungarian confectioners in this glossy literary cafe with glittering chandeliers and flamboyant ceiling frescoes, painted by the same artist whose masterpieces raise the splendor of the State Opera House, Parliament and several other public buildings. This tour is a must for any passionate photographer as there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Hungarian Countryside Experience with Wine Tasting

Hungarian Countryside Experience with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a genuine countryside experience only 30 minutes away from the capital. Stroll through the stunning vineyards of Etyek, enjoy the fascinating landscape of the youngest and the fastest developing wine region of Hungary. Visit two small, family-run wineries; learn the secrets of winemaking from the local winemakers. Sample three top quality wines in each cellar along with tasty Hungarian snacks. You will leave with a really intimate understanding of the traditions and people that make the wines here so special.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Vienna

A Visit of Schonbrunn Imperial Palace

A Visit of Schonbrunn Imperial Palace

Schonbrunn, the former summer residence of the Imperial family, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. The Habsburgs resided here for the better part of the year in numerous rooms to house the large Imperial family. Emperor Franz Joseph, who later married the enchanting Sissi and reigned from 1848 to 1916, was born here in 1830. The monarch spent his last years entirely in the palace, which became the property of the new Republic of Austria only two years after his death. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO's cultural heritage due to its historic importance, unique grounds and splendid furnishings. Follow our local expert and visit Empress Sissi's former summer residence, afterwards take your time to stroll through the park and enjoy the impressive gardens.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person

Royal Waltz Concert

Royal Waltz Concert

Don't miss a truly magical evening in Vienna, featuring the most famous opera Arias by Mozart, Strauss Waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts from "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar, the Blue Danube waltz, the Radetzky March and many others, performed by a brilliant cast of top European singers, beautifully costumed dancers and the Original Wiener Salon Orchestra. A true celebration of joy and optimism featuring familiar music, combined with dance and storytelling that recalls happy memories of a time when music helped to shape the city of Vienna: a city of world-class artistry and a true flair for celebration.

Approximate value: €62 EUR per person

Passau

Cesky Krumlov - a sleeping beauty awakes

Cesky Krumlov - a sleeping beauty awakes

Take a scenic route across the rolling hills of Upper Austria and Bohemia to one of the most beautiful, charming and romantic little towns that is to be found in Europe. For centuries, this small town has enjoyed the reputation of being the "Pearl of the Bohemian Forest", an extraordinary fortified town built by princes and bishops on the most beautiful bend of the Vltava River. This hidden gem of European history remains as it was centuries ago, a colorful place with over 300 historic buildings, small lanes, art galleries, charming shops and medieval inns; a truly stunning experience. When after WW II the Iron Curtain descended across eastern Europe, Cesky Krumlov found itself even more off the beaten track, with hardly a visitor finding his way there. Our local experts will guide you back in time. Pass by the Vltava (Moldau) River, which was immortalized by Friedrich Smetana's composition of the same name, before you return to your ship with happy memories from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Approximate value: €73 EUR per person

Romantic Austria - a Countryside Excursion to the Salzkammergut Lake District

Romantic Austria - a Countryside Excursion to the Salzkammergut Lake District

The picturesque mountain lakes, the luscious green of the hills and fields, striking mountain cliffs and romantic villages - these are just a few reasons that for centuries attracted countless writers, composers and creative artists to find inspiration in the magnificent landscape of the Salzkammergut region, shared between the provinces of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria - the famous Austrian Lake District. The literal translation of the Salzkammergut is "salt chamber estate" and refers to an area where salt was mined and which was formerly under the control of the Imperial Chamber in Vienna. Today, the term has developed into a brand name for one of the loveliest holiday regions of Central Europe with over 70 lakes, which are of drinking water quality and range in color from turquoise to emerald green. Let us reveal to you the unspoiled beauty of Gmunden and St. Wolgang region and some of the most panoramic routes in Austria.

Approximate value: €73 EUR per person

Salzburg - Sound of Music

Salzburg - Sound of Music

Picturesquely located at the foothills of the Alps the city is known as the birth-place of Mozart. Salzburg is also the setting for the Sound of Music movie, which has shaped the city's perception in the minds of generations. But Salzburg is much more. It is a wealthy city with history based on the salt trade from the nearby Alpine Mountains-a city full of beautiful baroque buildings, nestled between the mountains and green waters of the Salzach River. In your free time strolling through the small but busy lanes with their wrought iron signs, using a cable car to ride up to the castle on the hill for views, or just passing time by relaxing on one of the many terraces makes you feel part of the scenery. On our scenic ride by coach you will admire the beauty of the region. Our dedicated local experts will talk about and show you the city, and relive scenes from the Sound of Music. After free time we shall also visit the church at Mondsee where the "von Trapps" were married.

Approximate value: €73 EUR per person

Regensburg

Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey and the Danube Gorge

Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey and the Danube Gorge

The Danube Gorge has both a gentle and a strange beauty. In a magnificent show of force, the Danube has carved its way through the Swabian Alb to create a stunning landscape - a wild, romantic stretch of river with sheer cliffs rising over 300 feet out of the water. At its upper end Weltenburg Abbey is located on a peninsula directly below the cliffs of the gorge. It was founded by Irish or Scottish monks in 620 and is one of the oldest abbeys in Bavaria. The present Benedictine abbey dates back to the 18th century when it was extensively rebuilt in baroque style. Their ceiling frescoes of the Heavenly Jerusalem blend seamlessly with the abbey interior and are particularly noteworthy. Important is also that Weltenburg Abbey houses the oldest abbey brewery in the world, as the monks have been brewing beer since 1050. A beer and a "pretzel" are a welcome refreshment.

Approximate value: €47 EUR per person

Wurzburg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the Romantic Road

Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the Romantic Road

If you had to pick only one place to visit in the whole of Germany, it should be Rothenburg. The best preserved medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber fits the word "romantic" perfectly. The entire walled town of Rothenburg is a living museum. The town wall connects five medieval gates complete with guard towers that date from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries. Just walk along Rothenburg's narrow cobblestone streets and admire the gothic, renaissance, and baroque houses and fountains. You may wish that you had lived in these prettier, quieter, slow times. Climb to the top of the Rothenburg Town Hall Tower (circa 1250-1400) for a wide-angle view of Rothenburg and take pictures of the surrounding, mostly pastoral countryside. Walking in Rothenberg is like a step back into medieval times where one can feel the old roots of the continent. Not to be missed!

Approximate value: €47 EUR per person

Amsterdam

A Traditional Windmill Village - Zaanse Schans

A Traditional Windmill Village - Zaanse Schans

If you are in the Netherlands only for a short time, then this is a great excursion to see the typical Dutch sights in just one afternoon. Join our local expert on a journey through times when Dutch sailing ships crossed the seven seas and goods from all corners of the world were traded in Holland. A short coach ride gives you picturesque views of the Dutch "polder" landscape, reclaimed land with endless horizons and cattle grazing on the green grasslands. The open air village of Zaanse Schans is a collection of typical Dutch houses, windmills & craft stores which all have preserved their original character. We will have an inside visit of a working windmill. Highly interesting is the clog making demonstration and the cheese factory. In the little stores you can easily find all the Dutch souvenirs you want to take home. Zaanse Schans is a pleasant half day excursion which includes an array of typical sights for which Holland is famous.

Approximate value: €36 EUR per person

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. For more than two years, Anne Frank, her family, and four others lived secretively in the back part of her father's office building at #263 Prinsengracht, before being betrayed and turned in to the Nazis. If you have read the famous diary much of this will be familiar to you, but even if you haven't this can be a thought provoking place to see. The Anne Frank House/Museum, open since 1960, is probably the most famous attraction in town for new visitors. Take advantage of our tailor made tour, with an introduction by our local escort, hassle free transport and priority entrance.

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person

Can Buy Me Love - Amsterdam by Night

Can Buy Me Love - Amsterdam by Night

Experience Europe's most famous Red Light District at its best during the evening. Amsterdam has always cherished the ideas of tolerance and worldliness. The city takes on an entirely new and fascinating character at night: many of its bridges, along with numerous historic buildings and monuments are almost extravagantly illuminated. A night-time boat tour of the city is highly recommendable. Take an expertly guided private cruise and walking tour through the famous Red Light District, learn about the customs and traditions of this provocative and alluring aspect of life in Amsterdam. Enjoy the city's night life and collect memories and stories to take home (Excursion not suitable for children).

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Cycling through the Dutch Countryside like a Local

Cycling through the Dutch Countryside like a Local

The Netherlands is known for being the perfect country to go for a bike ride. After a short bike ride from your ship, a ferry takes you out of the hectic city. Then continue your biking tour into the beautiful and green nature reserve called "Waterland". Your local guide will take you through centuries old picturesque villages with typical wooden houses, past countless brooks and waterways, across old wooden bridges, along the Ijsselmeer, through green pastures. Designated bicycle paths connect the entire region. On a nice spring or summer day, the green fields are full of flowers, sheep and cows are in the meadows. Comfortable bicycles, helmets and refreshment in a typical Dutch Inn are provided and of course all these experiences under guidance of a local guide. A different way to experience Holland.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Paris

1 Day Trip to Provins, Medieval City

1 Day Trip to Provins, Medieval City

With 58 historic monuments, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to be seen to be believed. Preserved as a striking medieval city, the city of Provins has preserved its striking medieval appearance. It is a genuine showcase of civil, military and religious architecture. Provins comes to life every day to take you back to the Middle Ages: discover breathtaking medieval shows (equestrian falconry show and exhibition) and its historical sites and monuments such as la Tour Cesar, the tithe barn (the ancient covered market), and of course the famous ramparts built between the 11th and the 13th centuries.

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person

Birthday Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Etoile Service)

Birthday Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Etoile Service)

Celebrate your birthday with this unforgettable cruise! The City of Light comes alive on this dinner cruise. As you cruise along the Seine, you'll discover a different view of Paris, illuminated to let her best side shine. You'll embark on an entirely glass-encased restaurant for truly enjoyable meal. The boat will cast off, the view on Paris is breath-taking, a piano and violin will take you away. The excellent cuisine will prepare an all-inclusive menu with a choice of a-la-carte dishes (Appetizer, starter, main dish, dessert, mineral waters, coffee and wines). At the end of the cruise toast with an extra glass of champagne (or a soft drink of your choice), birthday cake and a special treat. A memory that will last forever!

Approximate value: €119 EUR per person

Birthday Lunch Cruise on the Seine

Birthday Lunch Cruise on the Seine

Celebrate your birthday with this unforgettable cruise! You'll embark on an entirely glass-encased restaurant for truly enjoyable meal. The boat will cast off, the view on Paris is breathtaking, a piano and violin will take you away. The excellent cuisine will prepare an all-inclusive menu with a choice of a-la-carte dishes (Appetizer, starter, main dish, dessert, mineral waters, coffee and wines). At the end of the cruise toast with an extra glass of champagne (or a soft drink of your choice), birthday cake and a special treat. A memory that will last forever!

Approximate value: €77 EUR per person

Claude Monet's Giverny & Museum of Impressionism

Claude Monet's Giverny & Museum of Impressionism

Drive along the Seine Valley to the home of Claude Monet, leader of the Impressionist movement. Visit the house, the former studio, and stroll through the garden, a famous source of inspiration for many celebrated artists. Also visit the beautiful new Musée des Impressionistes nearby.

Approximate value: €106 EUR per person

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

Travel to Claude Monet's Giverny with a guided visit of the wonderful gardens. Free time on your own to visit his home and studio as well as the new Musée des Impressionisms Giverny (entrance ticket to museum included). Enjoy an included lunch at Moulin de Fourges. Later admire the lavish 17th century Palace of Versailles. A guided visit of the elegant gardens and visit of the Palace's State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors are included.

Approximate value: €235 EUR per person

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Champs-Elysees

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Champs-Elysees

Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience. Menu CHAMPS-ELYSEES: Norwegian salmon gravlax, crispy vegetable tartare with horseradish OR Crab meat, avocado, radish shavings, tomato vinaigrette OR Duck foie gras confit, apricot chutney; Cod loin with courgette, preserved lemon and marjoram compote, risotto fries OR Roasted fillet of Vendée duck, fondant potatoes, bigarade sauce OR Roast veal, "green" gnocchi with cos lettuce and braised little gem lettuce; Chocolate and lemon entremet OR Frilly macaroon with soft fruits OR Caramel passion croustillant. Drinks: water, half-bottle of Champagne Brut 1er cru, coffee included per person.

Approximate value: €189 EUR per person

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Etoile

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Etoile

Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience. Menu ETOILE: Marinated prawns with Espelette pepper, bulgur wheat and herbs OR Mimosa salad with peas, gribiche sauce, spiced bresaola; Pan-fried salmon, new carrots and oyster mushrooms, polenta au gratin OR Fillet of farmhouse chicken, boulangère potatoes, suprême sauce; Saint-Honoré éclair, salted butter caramel OR Chocolate praline croustillant, candied hazelnuts. Drinks: water, one glass of Champagne and half-bottle of wine, coffee included per person.

Approximate value: €159 EUR per person

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Triomphe

Dinner and Cabaret Show at Famous Lido - Soiree Triomphe

Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience. Menu TRIOMPHE: Raw and cooked Asparagus verrine; Pressed terrine of duck and chicken foie gras, truffle vinaigrette OR Cold lobster raviolo, anise-flavored cream of shellfish; Pan-fried sea bass, potato cakes and morels cooked in cream and vin jaune OR Sautéed tournedos of beef, macaroni gratin with Comté cheese, pepper sauce; Strawberry, raspberry and yuzu cream OR Frosty lemon religieuse. Drinks: water, half-bottle of Champagne Ruinart or Taittinger, coffee included per person.

Approximate value: €295 EUR per person

Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Service Etoile)

Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Service Etoile)

The City of Light comes alive on this dinner cruise. As you cruise along the Seine, youll discover a different view of Paris, illuminated to let her best side shine. You'll embark on an entirely glass-encased restaurant for truly enjoyable meal. The boat will cast off, the view on Paris is breathtaking, a piano and violin will take you away. The excellent cuisine will prepare an all-inclusive menu with a choice of a-la-carte dishes (Appetizer, starter, main dish, dessert, mineral waters, coffee and wines). Make your dream come true!

Approximate value: €99 EUR per person

Discovery of Champagne

Discovery of Champagne

Cheers! Enjoy a full-day excursion by minibus to the Champagne region. Stop in Reims for a short visit of the cathedral, a gothic masterpiece where the kings of France came to be crowned. See the vineyards of the Champagne region as you travel along the country roads. Visit a small wine-grower near Epernay, at Muntigny, Sentier du Vigneron. Depending on the season, you will see the grapes' press, winery, blending, riddling and disgorging. Then top it off with a glass of the vineyard's champagne. In the center of Epernay, a traditional Champagne region lunch with drinks is included. In the afternoon, visit the famous Mercier champagne cellar. Return to Paris following a part of the Marne River.

Approximate value: €245 EUR per person

Disneyland ®; Paris (1 Day Ticket / 2 Parks)

Disneyland ®; Paris (1 Day Ticket / 2 Parks)

The happiest place on earth has a European address. Come and live the magic at Disneyland ® Paris with this 1-day entrance to Disneyland ®Parks.

Approximate value: €140 EUR per person

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Combine Parisian legends in this unforgettable evening. Your evening starts with a three-course dinner at Restaurant Le 58 Tour Eiffel, located on the first floor of Eiffel Tower, overlooking the surrounding landscapes of Paris. Then take an evening cruise along the Seine River, where you'll admire the sights of the City of Light, illuminated for added sparkle.

Approximate value: €235 EUR per person

Excursion to Versailles

Excursion to Versailles

Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during the visit, then enjoy time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Excursion to Versailles By Minibus

Excursion to Versailles By Minibus

Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the "Sun King," Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during the visit, then enjoy time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens.

Approximate value: €105 EUR per person

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

This full-day minibus excursion includes Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and Omaha Beach. After an included lunch, see the ruins of Arromanches' artificial harbor and stop at Juno Beach for a guided visit. The sense of history and importance of these sites is inescapable.

Approximate value: €267 EUR per person

Guided Visit of the Somme Battlefields

Guided Visit of the Somme Battlefields

Learn the history and discover the area which was home to some of the most terrible battles of the Great War - the Battle of the Somme. See the villages of Villers-Bretonneux, Peronne, with a guided visit of the Historical Museum, Thiepval with its great Memorial to the missing and Beaumont-Hamel. All historic locations where the battles took place. Lunch is included.

Approximate value: €239 EUR per person

Loire Valley and Lunch

Loire Valley and Lunch

Visit 11th-century Amboise Castle, the manor house of Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked from 1515 until his death in 1519, and Chenonceau Castle, built over the River Cher. Lunch and drinks are included.

Approximate value: €260 EUR per person

Lunch Cruise on the Seine (Service Etoile)

Lunch Cruise on the Seine (Service Etoile)

Make a dream come true! You'll embark on an entirely glass-encased restaurant for truly enjoyable meal. The boat will cast off, the view on Paris is breathtaking, a piano and violin will take you away. The excellent cuisine will prepare an all-inclusive menu with a choice of a-la-carte dishes (Appetizer, starter, main dish, dessert, mineral waters, coffee and wines).

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Make Your Own French Parfume

Make Your Own French Parfume

An unforgettable learning experience in the world of perfume making awaits you in Paris. We will unveil how perfumer or a nose masters the art of fragrance creation while learning about history of the perfume. We will explain which raw materials are used and how they are extracted. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to compose your own eau de toilette (100ml) and customize it with aromatic notes, citrus family and orange blossom.

Approximate value: €95 EUR per person

Mont St. Michel Including Lunch

Mont St. Michel Including Lunch

Enjoy the landscapes of the Normandy region on a full-day guided excursion to the 11th-century Mont Saint Michel Abbey, a famous pilgrimage center in the Middle Ages. Enjoy also a lunch at a local restaurant that faces the island and spend some time to stroll around the village.

Approximate value: €199 EUR per person

Moulin Rouge Dinner and Show

Moulin Rouge Dinner and Show

Enjoy an unforgettable evening DINNER SHOW at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. A 3-course dinner with half a bottle of Champagne will be served before the show. You'll experience the magic of the Moulin Rouge's "Feerie" review featuring a troupe of 100 artists dressed in spectacular costumes. The true essence of Parisian cabaret! Menu (subject to change without prior notice): Homemade Pate in a Pastry Crust, Dombes Duckling, Veal belly, Poultry Breast, Beef Jelly with Port Wine OR Scottish Smoked Salmon, Whipped cream with Lime Jus, Blinis *** French Veal Quasi, Chanterelles Mushrooms, Mixed Pan Fried and Raw Vegetables, Hazelnuts, Creamy Burrata OR Slightly Grilled Salmon, Nicoise Vegetables with Basil Pistou; Dessert Drinks: 1/2 bottle of champagne, water and coffee.

Approximate value: €189 EUR per person

Paris Full Day Private Guided Tour

Paris Full Day Private Guided Tour

This 8-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the City of Light. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €439 EUR per group

Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour

Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Paris. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €299 EUR per group

Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour

Paris Half Day Private Guided Tour

This 4-hour private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Paris. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style - after all, it is your trip!

Approximate value: €299 EUR per group

Romantic Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Service Premier)

Romantic Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Service Premier)

Paris, the capital city of France is often regarded as the love capital of the world and for this reason it has played host to millions of lovers from all over the world. Today make your dream come true! You'll embark on an entirely glass-encased restaurant for truly enjoyable meal. The boat will cast off, the view on Paris is breath-taking, a piano and violin will take you away. The excellent cuisine will prepare an all-inclusive menu with a choice of a-la-carte dishes (starter, main course, cheese selection and dessert, mineral waters, coffee and wines). At the end of the cruise you will receive a photo of your couple as souvenir of this romantic cruise!

Approximate value: €225 EUR per person

Romantic Lunch on the Seine (Service Premier)

Romantic Lunch on the Seine (Service Premier)

Paris, the capital city of France is often regarded as the love capital of the world and for this reason it has played host to millions of lovers from all over the world. Today make your dream come true! You'll embark on an entirely glass-encased restaurant for truly enjoyable meal. The boat will cast off, the view on Paris is breathtaking, a piano and violin will take you away. The excellent cuisine will prepare an all-inclusive menu with a choice of a-la-carte dishes (starter, main course, cheese selection and dessert, mineral waters, coffee and wines). At the end of the cruise you will receive a photo of your couple as souvenir of this romantic cruise!

Approximate value: €109 EUR per person

Seine Cruise and Illuminations

Seine Cruise and Illuminations

There's no better way to see the City of Light. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire monuments of Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

Approximate value: €87 EUR per person

Seine Cruise and Illuminations

Seine Cruise and Illuminations

There's no better way to see the City of Light. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire monuments of Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

Approximate value: €87 EUR per person

Seine River Cruise With Champagne

Seine River Cruise With Champagne

Treat yourself with this 1-hour cruise including Champagne or a wine kir or a French crêpe. Discover the beauties of Paris sailing down the Seine. Starting from the Eiffel Tower you will admire on the opposite banks the Chaillot Palace, Grand- et Petit Palais, Obélisque de la Concorde, Louvre Museum, La Conciergerie, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame and Assemblé Nationale, Orsay Museum, Académie Française, Monde Arabe Institute.

Approximate value: €19 EUR per person

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A unique chance to combine a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner with several local menu choices, including fish and chips and steak and ale pie at an historic London pub in the City of London. Following dinner you will enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your private cruiser. Highlights include Tower Bridge, St. Paul's and the Houses of Parliament, with commentary from your guide as you cruise along the River Thames.

Approximate value: £74 GBP per person

Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle

Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. One of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II the castle is still used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions. Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with priceless works of art by Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. See wonderful St. George's Chapel the burial place of ten monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Approximate value: £49 GBP per person

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During August and September when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's state rooms are open to visitors. These are the heart of the Palace, lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection which are used for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Before entry to the Palace you will visit the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables still in existence. See the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and cars, used for coronations, royal weddings and State Visits, including the magnificent Gold State Coach which has been used for every coronation since 1821 and was last used for The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Approximate value: £57 GBP per person

Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms

The Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms are dedicated to the life of the 'greatest Briton', Sir Winston Churchill, and the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve center of Britain's war effort. The first London museum of its kind, the Churchill Museum covers all ninety years of Winston Churchill's life, divided into five chapters: his early years as British Prime Minister starting May 1940; his later years; his childhood; his early political career and the period famously known as the 'Gathering Storm'.

Approximate value: £17.25 GBP per person

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Your afternoon tour covers some of the London's rock landmarks - for Beatles fans there's Brian Epstein's flat, Ringo's Kings Road apartment, John and Yoko's first home, Paul's current London home, the studio where the St Pepper's cover was shot, Apple Office and boutique, EMI, Mason's Yard, where the 'Mop Tops' played their last ever live gig and lots more other Beatles related landmarks. And, yes, you do get to walk across that famed Abbey Road crossing! The tour also covers where Geldoff conceived Band Aid and Live Aid, where and how the Sex Pistols was formed, the Clash's neighborhood, also home to Bob Marley. There are heaps of sites to please Pink Floyd fans. You'll pass the homes of Freddie Mercury, Bowie, Bolan, Jimmy Page, Macca, Clapton, Van Morrison, to name a few and see where Jimi Hendrix died. For Stones fans there's the legendary Edith Grove apartment, various Jagger's houses, the 'Sticky Fingers' restaurant. All this plus studios, record company offices, gig sites, album cover locations and story after story from your informed guide.

Approximate value: £35 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Dinner & Theatre - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. ROALD DAHL's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he's always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.

Approximate value: £75 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - Matilda

Dinner & Theatre - Matilda

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Matilda is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Winner of 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London.

Approximate value: £75 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - Motown the Musical

Dinner & Theatre - Motown the Musical

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL follows the legendary career of Berry Gordy and the creation of his musical empire, Motown Records. The story begins in 1983, on the evening of the 25th anniversary celebration of Motown, and Berry Gordy is looking back on his career. Inspired by his childhood hero, black American boxer Joe Louis, the young Berry dreams big, hoping one day to make people as happy and proud. After a few years on Detroit's automobile assembly line he sets his sights on bringing a socially charged, racially divided country together with music. With an $800 loan from his family, Berry founds a music making factory. Motown is born!

Approximate value: £69 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - Sunny Afternoon

Dinner & Theatre - Sunny Afternoon

SA superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Sunny Afternoon is the story of the Kinks' rise from life on a dead end street to living the pop star dream of fame, fortune and glory. It's a musical like no other, offering a real glimpse inside one of Britain's greatest bands, on a journey through the euphoric highs and agonising lows of pop success. The Kinks enjoyed a string of chart-topping successes, and you can sing and dance along to all your favourites as the electrifying story unfolds. Sunny Afternoon exposes the loves and losses that the band encountered on their road to fame, and delivers an emotional punch that will warm your heart and leave you buzzing for weeks. Filled with classic hits including Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, This Time Tomorrow, and Lola.

Approximate value: £69 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Dinner & Theatre - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre, hailed by The Times as 'a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle'. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Approximate value: £69 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - The Play That Goes Wrong

Dinner & Theatre - The Play That Goes Wrong

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy. 2014 Whatsonstage.com winner for Best New Comedy. Now stumbling into their second catastrophic year, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Approximate value: £49 GBP per person

Dinner & Theatre - Wicked

Dinner & Theatre - Wicked

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. See the sensational musical Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Experience the fantasy world of wizards and witches who tell the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.

Approximate value: £79 GBP per person

Dinner and Theatre - Jersey Boys

Dinner and Theatre - Jersey Boys

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Discover the story of a group of working class boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the greatest successes in pop music history - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Using their legendary music, the thrilling early years of rock 'n' roll are brought to life in this outstanding new musical.

Approximate value: £69 GBP per person

Dinner and Theatre - Les Miserables

Dinner and Theatre - Les Miserables

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. LES MIS201RABLES, the world's longest-running musical, has now been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 38 countries and in an astonishing 21 languages. This spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg continues to thrill audiences night after night at the Queen's Theatre. Join the revolution today!

Approximate value: £79 GBP per person

Dinner and Theatre - Mamma Mia

Dinner and Theatre - Mamma Mia

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Mamma Mia is an infectious musical featuring 22 of ABBA's best known songs, including The Winner Takes It All, Money Money Money, Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, Thank You for the Music, Knowing Me Knowing You, and, of course, Mamma Mia. Through the story telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and careless nights whilst her daughter Sophie dreams of tradition, romance and a big white wedding.

Approximate value: £75 GBP per person

Dinner and Theatre - Phantom of the Opera

Dinner and Theatre - Phantom of the Opera

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Experience the unforgettable THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the musical masterpiece that traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the Paris Opera House. Opulent sets and costumes, fabulous special effects, and a spine-tingling score await you at Her Majesty's Theatre!

Approximate value: £79 GBP per person

Dinner and Theatre - Thriller Live!

Dinner and Theatre - Thriller Live!

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world's best-selling recording of all time. THRILLER LIVE includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked the legendary live performances.

Approximate value: £59 GBP per person

Dinner and Theatre - Woman In Black

Dinner and Theatre - Woman In Black

A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. One of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged, The Woman In Black is now in its 25th year in the West End. Unanimously critically acclaimed, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel at the Fortune Theatre combines the power and intensity of live theater with a cinematic quality. Book it now!

Approximate value: £49 GBP per person

England in One Day

England in One Day

First head directly to Stonehenge, the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Marvel at the huge 40 ton Sarsens and the volcanic blue stones that were brought from Preseli mountains over 280 miles away. Discover the mysteries that surround the slaughter stone and see the numerous earth barrows where the Beaker people lie buried. Continue over Salisbury Plain to Bath, a World Heritage Site, with its Roman heritage and beautiful Georgian crescents and terraces. Time to shop and explore before driving through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, and home to the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Your visit includes an exclusive visit to Shakespeare's birthplace before we enjoy Champagne and Strawberry scones, served in his picturesque garden.

Approximate value: £98 GBP per person

Fat Tire Bike Tour

Fat Tire Bike Tour

Join your entertaining and informative guide as you take a leisurely cycle ride through the parks and bike lanes of central London. Includes a break at a traditional English pub (no food or drinks included). Comfortable bicycles, helmets and insurance are included.

Approximate value: £22 GBP per person

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII's magnificent Tudor palace was updated with Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II. Henry VIII and the palace's subsequent royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. The Palace is set in extensive gardens and parkland on the banks of the River Thames.

Approximate value: £19 GBP per person

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

Your tour begins with a coach drive direct to the dark side of London. See the Old Bailey - the site of numerous public hangings, the Royal London Hospital where the Elephant Man lived, the Wallace Plaque where Braveheart was tortured and hear tales of gangland warfare, butcherous barbers and great train robbers. Then on to London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk; and butchered his five victims. Walk his death trail inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence and discussing his suspects. To this day the case remains unsolved. Come and investigate the case for yourself - who was Jack the Ripper? Your evening ends at The Sherlock Homes pub which contains a unique collection of the great investigator's memorabilia.

Approximate value: £28 GBP per person

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Generations of royal women have shaped this stylish palace and elegant gardens from Queen Mary to Victoria, and more recently Princess Diana who made Kensington Palace her home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. Most recently, Prince William and Princess Kate confirmed that Kensington Palace would become their London home. The splendid State Apartments and Court Dress Collection are on view to the public as well as special exhibitions.

Approximate value: £16.30 GBP per person

Leeds Castle, Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich

Leeds Castle, Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich

Described as "the loveliest castle in the world," Leeds Castle was once a Royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, a palace for Henry VIII, and a retreat for the rich and powerful. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall during a private viewing before the castle opens its doors to the public. Following a drive along the old coastal road you will see the famous white cliffs of Dover. Visit the ancient city of Canterbury and its magnificent cathedral, infamous as the setting for the murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. Canterbury became the center of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Then a brief visit to historic Greenwich and its connections with sea, science, sovereigns and time, and hear tales of the Cutty Sark. Finally enjoy excellent views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral as you cruise on the River Thames. Your tour ends at Embankment Pier.

Approximate value: £92 GBP per person

London Zoo

London Zoo

Set in leafy Regent's Park, London Zoo is the perfect day out for the whole family. Visit the exhibit 'Into Africa' where you will come eye to eye with some of Africa's most unusual animals including giraffes, zebras and African hunting dogs. You can 'Meet the Monkeys'; an exciting monkey walk-through experience, or enter Butterfly Paradise, where you'll have the chance to enjoy the beauty of butterflies as they fly around you.

Approximate value: £24.25 GBP per person

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Your full day tour of the Cotswolds begins in Burford, where the magnificent High Street, which slopes down to the River Windrush, holds every variety of Cotswolds stone. Time to visit the small tea houses before heading south to picturesque Bibury, described as the prettiest village in Britain by William Morris, where you enjoy a fabulous two course lunch at the Swan Hotel. The afternoon is spent exploring Burton-on-the-Water in the north of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful villages in the region.

Approximate value: £85 GBP per person

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day at Madame Tussauds. Brave the paparazzi and mingle with Brad, Angelina and all the other stars in your own A-list party. Then address the world alongside Barack Obama before accepting your music award on stage with One Direction and Justin Timberlake.

Approximate value: £26.20 GBP per person

Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet

A four course feast awaits you with unlimited beer and wine in King Henry's Banqueting Halls. The regal banquet takes place in the atmospheric vaulted cellars of Ivory House, just a stone's throw from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Accompanying King Henry VIII are fighting knights, strolling players and dancing wenches, providing a magical medieval pageant for your delight. After the show, there is music and dancing, after which, you could take a two minute walk to Tower Bridge and enjoy a panoramic view of London by night.

Approximate value: £50 GBP per person

RIB Boat Tour

RIB Boat Tour

The only way to see the Thames; a 'must do' excursion with a unique and exciting capital city tour. More exhilarating, fast and fun than traditional river cruises with friendly crew who have a wealth of experience and knowledge. If you want to experience more on the Thames, then our action packed 50 minute round trip covering a larger area than conventional tours is your answer! Sit back and be entertained, intrigued and educated by our expert guides who also provide a wealth of information.

Approximate value: £43.50 GBP per person

River Cruise Experience

River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Approximate value: £13.15 GBP per person

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium

The mysterious experience starts in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a tropical ocean.  There is plenty of interaction along the way, from feeding the rays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include green turtles, seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and the ever popular clown fish. The true highlight however, commences as guests complete their journey in the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean - take a walk on the wild side and watch 6 species of shark swim beneath your feet from a floating glass platform.

Approximate value: £19 GBP per person

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Explore the remarkable story of the Globe theatre, which brings Shakespeare's world to life. As a visitor to the exhibition you'll discover how shows were produced in the theatres during Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. Then enjoy a guided tour of the theatre where guide-storytellers take you on a fascinating half-hour tour of the auditorium and on a journey through time to Elizabethan London.

Approximate value: £14 GBP per person

Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday)

Shownight - Beautiful (Monday-Friday)

This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical BEAUTIFUL. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King8217's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Approximate value: £114 GBP per person

Shownight - Beautiful (Saturday)

Shownight - Beautiful (Saturday)

This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical BEAUTIFUL. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King8217's journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Approximate value: £145 GBP per person

Shownight - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday)

Shownight - Kinky Boots (Monday-Friday)

This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical KINKY BOOTS. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London! With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out...

Approximate value: £114 GBP per person

Shownight - Kinky Boots (Saturday)

Shownight - Kinky Boots (Saturday)

This fully escorted, door-to-door evening excursion includes a gourmet dinner at a first class restaurant. Choose from a tasty 3 course, 3 choice menu with wine and coffee. Dinner is followed by best seats to see the sensational musical KINKY BOOTS. Return transfers are included, and your Local Host accompanies you during this wonderful evening in London's West End. KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge hearted, high heeled hit and it's coming to London! With songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendship we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. With direction and choreography by two time Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four time Tony award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out...

Approximate value: £145 GBP per person

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Fast track entrance to the site is included in the price - your guide will walk you right to the front of the line! And we're in no hurry - there will be plenty of time to explore the site, take photos and buy souvenirs before rejoining the coach and heading off to Bath where we will arrive in time for lunch (not included). With fabulous restaurants, tea houses, sandwich and coffee shops, not to mention all the classic British pubs, you will be spoilt for choice of places to eat. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. Built on Britain's only natural hot water spring lies the magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple. At the heart of the World Heritage Site you can walk around the steaming pool on the Roman stone paving and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture. See also Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge overlooking the river Avon cascading over the weir. And you can shop, explore and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the live classical music.

Approximate value: £78 GBP per person

Stonehenge Direct (Afternoon tour)

Stonehenge Direct (Afternoon tour)

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.

Approximate value: £47 GBP per person

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never taught you - learn the torturous methods used by unscrupulous characters to the grisly details of our most prolific killers. In the dark and dingy underbelly of the capital the London Dungeon dwells; waiting to scare the life out of you and any willing visitors brave enough to cross the threshold. Confront your fears, face your worst nightmares and uncover the gory truth behind some of history's most horrific events! The Dungeon offers visitors a thrill like no other attraction.

Approximate value: £21.70 GBP per person

The London Eye (Fast Track)

The London Eye (Fast Track)

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A flight on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure. At weekends, during Bank Holidays and during school holidays the London Eye is at its most popular. Fast Track tickets for the London Eye allow you to skip the queue, and check in just 15 minutes before your flight. Fast Track tickets are ideal for individuals, couples and groups who want to make the most of their day.

Approximate value: £31.50 GBP per person

The London Eye (Standard)

The London Eye (Standard)

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A flight on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.

Approximate value: £22.50 GBP per person

Tour of the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios

Tour of the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios

This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Learn even more with behind-the-scenes secrets with a private, extended session in the Great Hall with a Studio Tour expert.

Approximate value: £66 GBP per person

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic buildings in the world. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066-1067, it has been guarded by Yeoman Warders (popularly known as the Beefeaters) since the 14th century. It has been a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, a place of execution, and an armory. It is most famously known as the home to the priceless Crown Jewels, including the solid gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Imperial State Crown and Sovereigns Sceptre, the incredible Cullinan diamonds, and the Koh-i-Noor.

Approximate value: £46 GBP per person

Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds

Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds

First visit mighty, medieval Warwick Castle, with a history dating back over 1,000 years. Take a relaxing stroll through the castle's beautiful gardens. Then onto Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town set in the heart of rural England and the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The tour includes a visit inside Shakespeare's birthplace before stopping in the picturesque Cotswolds for lunch (not included). Following lunch travel to Oxford "the city of dreaming spires" which boasts one of the greatest and oldest universities in the world. Enjoy a unique tour through the heart of Christ Church College before viewing the spectacular dining hall, chosen as a key location in the Harry Potter films.

Approximate value: £92 GBP per person

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour

An opportunity to experience the traditions, triumphs and emotions of this unique sporting institution. On your guided tour gain access to areas normally closed to the public, including No 1 Court, the press interview room and television studio. The Wimbledon Tennis Museum includes interactive displays, guided tours, fashion, photography exhibitions and a unique cinema. Experience Wimbledon past and present with interactive touch screen consoles and an archive of classic championship matches. An innovative cinema at the museum features a unique 200 degree screen, allowing viewers to become immersed in a film about the science of tennis.

Approximate value: £24 GBP per person

Celebration

Anniversary Celebration Cake

Anniversary Celebration Cake

Want to celebrate your anniversary during your cruise? Avalon can help. Our crew can surprise your loved one with a special anniversary cake presented during dinner. Make this a cruise like no other.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per group

Anniversary Celebration Package - Basic

Anniversary Celebration Package - Basic

Want to celebrate your anniversary during your cruise? Avalon can help. Our crew can surprise your loved one with a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your anniversary day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, small floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and anniversary card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and an anniversary cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you.

Approximate value: €161.50 EUR per group

Anniversary Celebration Package - Deluxe

Anniversary Celebration Package - Deluxe

Want to celebrate your anniversary during your cruise? Avalon can help. Our crew can surprise your loved one with a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your anniversary day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, a floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and anniversary card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later on, enjoy a 30 minute cocktail party with wine, beer and soft drinks on the Sky Deck/Club Lounge or in the lounge to celebrate the special day. Our crew will be on hand to take pictures with your camera, which later will be downloaded onto a special memory stick for you to keep. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and an anniversary cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Sparkling wine will top off the evening. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you.

Approximate value: €362.50 EUR per group

Birthday Celebration Package - Basic

Birthday Celebration Package - Basic

Let Avalon help you celebrate a birthday on your cruise. Our special birthday package includes the following presented in your stateroom on your birthday: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, small floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and birthday card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 5 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for 6 (you and 5 other guests of your choice), and a birthday cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner.

Approximate value: €142 EUR per group

Birthday Celebration Package - Deluxe

Birthday Celebration Package - Deluxe

Let Avalon help you celebrate a birthday on your cruise. Our special birthday package includes the following presented in your stateroom on your birthday: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, a floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and birthday card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 5 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later on, enjoy a 30 minute cocktail party with wine, beer and soft drinks on the Sky Deck/Club Lounge or in the lounge to celebrate the special day. Our crew will be on hand to take pictures with your camera, which later will be downloaded onto a special memory stick for you to keep. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for 6 (you and 5 other guests of your choice), and a birthday cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Sparkling wine will top off the evening.

Approximate value: €344 EUR per group

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Cake

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Cake

Avalon wants to help you celebrate your wedding vow renewals. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you. Our crew will prepare a special cake and present it to you during dinner. Make this a cruise that you will never forget.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per group

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Basic

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Basic

Avalon wants to help you celebrate your wedding vow renewals. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you. Our crew will prepare a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your wedding day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, small floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and wedding card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and a wedding cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Make this a cruise you will never forget.

Approximate value: €207 EUR per group

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Deluxe

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Deluxe

Avalon wants to help you celebrate your wedding vow renewals. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you. Our crew will prepare a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your wedding day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, a floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and wedding card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later on, enjoy a 30 minute cocktail party with house wine, beer and soft drinks on the Sky Deck/Club Lounge or in the lounge to celebrate the special day. Our crew will be on hand to take pictures with your camera, which later will be downloaded onto a special memory stick for you to keep. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and an wedding cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Make this a cruise you will never forget.

Approximate value: €362.50 EUR per group

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