Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches with London 2016

11 Day River Cruise from Paris to London

2016 Information

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark your Avalon cruise ship in Paris, sailing to Vernon for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys for a guided walk and visit to the parish church of Le Grand Andely. Then, on to Caudebec, where you can really customize your visit. Choose first between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or join a fascinating Taste of Normandy tour. Also choose between an excursion along either the Thatched Cottages Route or the Normandy Abbeys Route. Visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, and in Conflans, choose between a visit of Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison before heading back to Paris for a visit of Notre Dame Cathedral with its splendid Rose Window. During your last day on the Seine, join the included guided city sightseeing tour or you may opt for the Heart of Paris walking tour. Trade your “Bonjours” for “Cheerios” as an included high-speed train transfer whisks you to London for your exciting Monograms extension. Your Monograms package includes hotel reservations, guided sightseeing, daily breakfast, a destination guide to familiarize you with the city, and—best of all—the services of a Monograms Local Host® to welcome you and lend a helping hand throughout your vacation. This “friend in the city” can answer your questions, offer suggestions, and help make your vacation what you want it to be. During your half-day sightseeing tour with a local expert, see the sights you cannot go home without seeing—like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. You’ll enjoy VIP access to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the wedding site for Lady Diana and Prince Charles, and will witness the Changing of the Guard (if held)…you’ll be the envy of your friends! You’ll also have plenty of free time to maybe join the blood-curdling London Dungeon tour, take in a West End theater show, indulge in Afternoon Tea at one of the city’s grand hotels, and sample a pint in a real British pub. Day trips are available out of the city to mysterious Stonehenge, Bath to see the Roman ruins, or Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Monograms offers over 40 exciting activities and excursions, so you have loads of options.

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 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys, visit the Parish Church of Le Grand Andely

Day 3 Caudebec: choice of excursion along either the “Thatched Cottages Route” or the “Normandy Abbeys Route”

Day 4 Caudebec: choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or “A Taste of Normandy”

Day 5 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 6 Conflans: choice of excursions to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

London: 3 nights hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast; Monograms Local Host Service & Destination Guide with city map; sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE; high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to London (standard class*) with porterage for one suitcase; transfers to/from train stations.

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

Join in a fascinating Pastry or Chocolate Tasting.

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
  • Buffet breakfast daily in London

NOTES:

  • Departure March 22 is offered as an exclusive Culinary Cruise, including special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. Enter a food-lover’s paradise in northern France. At a special dinner, a local chef will dazzle you with regional specialties and food preparation tips. If you participate in our “Taste of Normandy” excursion, there’ll be cider and wine tastings, a visit to a distillery, and you’ll even come away with easy-to-make recipes. Bon Appétit!
  • Departure July 12 is offered as an exclusive Art & Impressionist Cruise, including special lectures and features at no additional cost. Experience scenic northern France as you explore one of Paris’ art museums, the gardens of Giverny, Château d’Auvers in Auvers-sur-Oise, and Rouen’s cathedral, and attend onboard art lectures from a local art expert!
  • In the event that the high-speed train is not available due to strikes or technical reasons, the route will be operated by motorcoaches.
  • 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.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Paris, France (Embarkation)

Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine, the “City of Light,” where romance fills the air. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. Before dinner, your ship glides smoothly out of Paris. (Dinner)

NOTE:
Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2Vernon–Les Andelys

This morning in Vernon, choose between a guided visit of Giverny and a visit to Bizy Castle. Claude Monet lived at GIVERNY for almost 43 years (1883-1926), and viewed his flower and water gardens as works of art—just like his paintings. See his collection of Japanese prints, his charming house, and his biggest sources of inspiration. Or, visit BIZY CASTLE, built in 1740 and nicknamed “Normandy’s Versailles.” It is known for its famous stables—inspired by those at Versailles—and its magnificent courtyard and water garden. This afternoon, your ship arrives in Les Andelys, situated on a bend of the Seine and one of the most beautiful places in France. Join a Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK of the town, visiting the PARISH CHURCH OF LE GRAND ANDELY. Imposing Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart as a fortress in 1196, is seen above the town. Constructed in only a year, it is a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3Caudebec

Today, join either a guided excursion along the Route des Chaumières, “THATCHED COTTAGE ROUTE,” to see some of Normandy’s charming and traditional half-timbered houses with their long, sloping thatched roofs, often sporting blue wooden doors and window shutters, or along the “NORMANDY ABBEYS ROUTE,” a short drive from Caudebec. More than 100 abbeys once covered this region, which has a microclimate particularly suited to the production of fruit such as apples, pears, plums, and cherries. The afternoon is free to explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Caudebec

Make your choice today between an included full-day excursion to the historic NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES—with poignant sites such as Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery—or a “TASTE OF NORMANDY” for an in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. The most important products are dairy, apples, and grain. Camembert cheese is a specialty, as is CALVADOS, a strong apple brandy you’ll have the chance to taste at a local distillery. And for a touch of history, visit the famous BAYEUX TAPESTRY. (B,L,D )

Day 5Rouen

Rouen, capital of Upper Normandy, is an important commercial city perhaps best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned, and burned at the stake in the marketplace of this town in 1431. Enjoy the included GUIDED WALK through the medieval quarter with its half-timbered, glazed-tile houses, and take photos of the intricate Gros Horloge astronomical clock, dating back to the 16th century. Visit the gothic CATHEDRAL, which was once the tallest building in the world and the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Conflans

After breakfast you may either join our included guided excursion to AUVERS-SUR-OISE, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or to Napoleon and Josephine’s CHÂTEAU DE MALMAISON just outside Paris. Requiring extensive renovations, this large country estate was purchased by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799 while Napoleon was fighting in Egypt. It was her aim to make it “the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe, a model of good cultivation.” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7Paris

Known as one of the world’s most romantic and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Your included CITY SIGHTSEEING shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. Alternatively, you may wish to join a GUIDED WALK through historic Île St. Louis with its narrow one-way streets and Île de la Cité, the center of Paris where the medieval city was founded and home to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées with its lavish cafés, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. Paris is also well known for its colorful nightlife, and an optional outing to one of Paris’ famous cabaret shows might make the perfect finale to your Seine cruise vacation. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Paris-London, England

This morning your included transfer to the train station sees you join the Monograms portion of your vacation. Travel to London by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time. (Breakfast)

Day 9London

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 10London

Your Local Hosts will help you make the most of your day. You could take a flight on the London Eye for fantastic views over the city, or visit Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II, for a tour of the magnificent State Apartments. In the evening, see one of the dozens of celebrated West End shows, or enjoy dinner at a traditional London pub, followed by a relaxing night-time cruise on the Thames River. There are so many possibilities to make your stay unforgettable. (Breakfast)

Day 11London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Ship Details

Tapestry II
Creativity

Tapestry II

2015 brings with it another extraordinary Suite Ship® to the Avalon fleet. The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Avalon Choice cruising experience
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Complimentary maps
  • Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life
  • 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
  • Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options
  • Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
  • Well-stocked library
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

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

Creativity

Enjoy unmatched service, sumptuous cuisine, panoramic views, first-class amenities, and spacious staterooms as you cruise on the Avalon Creativity. Carrying a maximum of just 140 passengers, the Creativity offers staterooms that are a full 15% larger than the industry standard-with floor-to-ceiling windows on two decks-so you'll be comfortable, relaxed, and fully engaged with the passing countryside. From a Fitness Center and hair salon to complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access throughout the ship, the Creativity was built with an impressive collection of remarkable amenities to enhance your journey. The whirlpool on the Sky Deck allows for a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing, while the self-serve beverage station serves up complimentary premium cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, teas, and more throughout the day.

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)
  • Fitness Center
  • Lounges and upscale bar serving premium spirits
  • Onboard movie nights
  • Behind-the-scenes ship tour
  • Bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free
  • Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
  • Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Elevator
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Avalon Choice cruising experience
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
  • 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. 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
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • 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
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. A, B, P) - 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
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • 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
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with French Balcony
  • Writing desk
Avalon Suite - 258 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
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with French Balcony
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
  • 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
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
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.

Paris
Caudebec
London
Celebration

Paris

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

"The Moulin Rouge Theater is the epitome of French cabaret shows. Enjoy dinner at the Moulin Rouge before you become engrossed in the colorful show "Féerie" featuring more than 100 artists and dancers, and more than 1000 costumes."

Approximate value: €194 EUR per person

Evening Drive of Paris

Evening Drive of Paris

Paris the "City of Light". Join us on a drive through the illuminated capital of France. See the Opéra, the glass pyramid of the Louvre, the bustling Champs Elyseés, the Arch of Triumph and last but not least the Eiffel Tower.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

St-Germain Pastry and Chocolate Tour

St-Germain Pastry and Chocolate Tour

In fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Pres, you'll discover and taste the latest trends in sweets created by chefs who have been celebrated in the gastronomic press. Enjoy what they have to offer on this 3-hour chocolate and pastry tasting tour.

Approximate value: €64 EUR per person

The Artist's Quarter of Montmartre

The Artist's Quarter of Montmartre

Montmarte is the only hill in Paris. Join our local expert on a short walking tour of the lanes and squares around Sacré Coeur Church. Admire a spectacular view over the roofs of the City of Light and Love. Listen to the stories, and admire the artwork of the artists at Place du Tertre where some of the French impressionists started their career. You'll sense the contrasts of this legendary, devoted, and picturesque place where wine flowed freely and romance alternated with madness.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

Started as a hunting lodge and gentlemen's chateau, the young Sun King Louis XIV took over and transformed this Palace into the most splendid building and court of its time. A court that over time hosted many famous and sometimes not so well-known people; Madame Pompadour, Marie Antoinette, and others; Visit the staterooms, the famous Hall of Mirrors where several treaties were signed. Listen to the stories as you stroll through the apartments of the king and the queen. And enjoy some free time in the vast baroque gardens.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Visit the Eiffel Tower

Visit the Eiffel Tower

Start your encounter with Paris by visiting its most famous landmark - the Eiffel Tower. Your local expert will accompany you up to the second floor, from where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Paris and all its famous buildings - the Military Academy, the Louvre, the Arch of Triumph, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame. Sign up for this excursion once you arrive at your hospitality desk. Avalon holds a reservation for preferential access to elevators. Departure of this excursion is at 1.15 pm from your Meeting Point Hotel - limited number of seats available.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Caudebec

Visit to Honfleur

Visit to Honfleur

The estuary of the Seine has always exercised its fascination on numerous artists, painters, writers and musicians such as: William Turner, Johan Bartold Jongkind, Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Charles Baudelaire and Erik Satie. Honfleur is a medieval town and it reveals its riches to all those who take the time to look. The old town hall, the former Salt Halls, St. Catherine's Church and old docks are inviting places for a stroll or to have a café au lait or simply to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of this picturesque city. Our local experts guide you through the secrets of this jewel of Normandy.

Approximate value: €57 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

Day Trip to Liverpool

Day Trip to Liverpool

Leaving from London Euston Station, journey to the sea-port City of Liverpool made famous by the Beatles. Arriving at 10:15am at Liverpool Lime Street, explore this Victorian City as you stroll towards the world famous waterfront. The beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. The award winning "Beatles Story" is the largest attraction in the world focused on the lives and times of the Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo. Take an exciting journey, starting with their childhood and the early years of the band through to Beatlemania, the break-up and an in-depth look at their solo careers. Hear the story unfold through the free Audio Guide narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia. In the afternoon, join the "Magical Mystery Tour." This two hour tour takes you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Your tour ends with a visit to legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles story all began. The train departs Liverpool Lime Street at 6:48pm and arrives back into London Euston station at 9:05pm.

Approximate value: £145 GBP per person

Day Trip to Liverpool (First Class)

Day Trip to Liverpool (First Class)

Leaving from London Euston Station, journey to the sea-port City of Liverpool made famous by the Beatles. Arriving at 10:15am at Liverpool Lime Street, explore this Victorian City as you stroll towards the world famous waterfront. The beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. The award winning "Beatles Story" is the largest attraction in the world focused on the lives and times of the Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo. Take an exciting journey, starting with their childhood and the early years of the band through to Beatlemania, the break-up and an in-depth look at their solo careers. Hear the story unfold through the free Audio Guide narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia. In the afternoon, join the "Magical Mystery Tour." This two hour tour takes you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Your tour ends with a visit to legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles story all began. The train departs Liverpool Lime Street at 6:48pm and arrives back into London Euston station at 9:05pm.

Approximate value: £209 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 Full Day Private Guided Tour

London Full Day Private Guided Tour

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover London. See the sites that really interest you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your tour! Travel like a Londoner on the public transport system whether it be on the bus, the Underground, in a famous black cab or even by boat on the River Thames. Visit the famous sites, go shopping, take a break in a cafe or pub - the choice is yours! Alternatively take a trip outside of London to visit some of England's historic castles, famous palaces and spectacular countryside.

Approximate value: £342 GBP per person

London Half Day Private Guided Tour

London Half Day Private Guided Tour

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover London. See the sites that really interest you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your tour! Travel like a Londoner on the public transport system whether it be on the bus, the Underground, in a famous black cab or even by boat on the River Thames. Visit the famous sites, go shopping, take a break in a cafe or pub - the choice is yours!

Approximate value: £216 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

Luxury Paris Day Trip (Standard Premier)

Luxury Paris Day Trip (Standard Premier)

Meet your guide for the day who will escort you on the Eurostar to Paris travelling at speeds of up to 186mph and arriving in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the major sites including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees before arriving at the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Fast track entry to your reserved seats in Altitude 58 restaurant to enjoy a glass of champagne and a fabulous meal with sensational views across Paris. In the afternoon, take a cruise on the River Seine, enjoying spectacular views of Notre Dame, before free time is available at the Louvre when you have the option of an inside visit to see the world famous Mona Lisa. In the early evening, travel back to Gare du Nord for the Eurostar back to London.

Approximate value: £385 GBP per person

Luxury Paris Day Trip (Standard)

Luxury Paris Day Trip (Standard)

Meet your guide for the day who will escort you on the Eurostar to Paris travelling at speeds of up to 186mph and arriving in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the major sites including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees before arriving at the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Fast track entry to your reserved seats in Altitude 58 restaurant to enjoy a glass of champagne and a fabulous meal with sensational views across Paris. In the afternoon, take a cruise on the River Seine, enjoying spectacular views of Notre Dame, before free time is available at the Louvre when you have the option of an inside visit to see the world famous Mona Lisa (not on Tuesdays as the Louvre is closed). In the early evening, travel back to Gare du Nord for the Eurostar back to London.

Approximate value: £235 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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