Romantic Rhine River Cruise - Avalon Waterways®

Romantic Rhine with Paris & London – Northbound 2016

14 Day River Cruise from Zürich to London

2016 Information

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the remarkable Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing and a visit of the charming La Petite France district in Strasbourg, situated on the France/Germany border and a showcase of both cultures. Choices abound in Koblenz and Cologne! First, choose between guided sightseeing and a visit to Sayn Manor House in Koblenz; then, join the guided city walk in Cologne—or opt for the Jewish Heritage walk. An included excursion to Heidelberg shows off the remarkable castle with its room-sized wine barrel; a stop in the pretty wine village of Rudesheim features a visit to Siegfried’s mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and a special treat; and time in Mainz includes a visit to the fascinating Gutenberg Museum. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river, which is dotted every mile with castle ruins; see the legendary Lorelei rock and learn its eerie folklore; and 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 join an excursion to Fountainebleau Castle and Château de Vaux le Vicomte, journey to Disneyland® Paris for a day of fun, or visit the Carnavalet Museum, dedicated to the history of Paris. In London, you may want to step back in time on a guided afternoon Classic Rock & Beatles tour, see the “Beefeaters” at the Tower of London, 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 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Zürich–Transfer to Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 3 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

Day 4 Mainz–Rüdesheim: visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treat

Day 5 Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of guided sightseeing in Koblenz or visit Sayn Manor House

Day 6 Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 7 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Paris & London: 6 nights hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast; 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 (first-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 special treat in Rüdesheim.

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 Paris & London

NOTES:

  • Departure December 3 is offered as an exclusive Festive Time Cruise, including special features and visits to Christmas markets at no extra 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.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland. Transfer to Basel (Embarkation)

Welcome to Switzerland, home of the Matterhorn and the majestic Alps! Transfer by motorcoach to Basel, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. (Dinner)

NOTE:
Flights into Zürich must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2Strasbourg, France

Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way. As capital of the Alsace region and seat of the Council of Europe and European Parliament, it is without a doubt an important city, yet it manages to retain its historic charm. In fact, on your walking tour you will discover Europe at its most quintessential. Visit the monumental red-sandstone GOTHIC CATHEDRAL with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, as well as the magical LA PETITE FRANCE district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade. Also spend time exploring Place Kléber, a large historic square in the heart of the city, and Place Gutenberg in the heart of medieval Strasbourg, which features a statue of the inventor of the printing press. This afternoon, optional excursions into the Alsace wine country or to the Black Forest are available. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany

After a leisurely morning, an excursion takes you to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, which was founded in 1386. Visit the imposing ruins of HEIDELBERG CASTLE, towering magnificently over the city and among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. You’ll also see the famed GREAT VAT, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.” At nearly 23 feet high and 28 feet wide, the cask holds over 58,000 gallons of wine and has a dance floor built on top of it! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Mainz–Rüdesheim

Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers is Mainz, with “civilized” origins dating back to around 38 BC. Today, this is Germany’s largest and most important wine market. The Altstadt (Old Town) has many intriguing shops and the whimsical Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) on the Schillerplatz, a tribute to the jesters at the city’s annual Carnival celebration. Gutenberg, father of modern printing, was born here and during a GUIDED WALK you’ll visit the captivating GUTENBERG MUSEUM. During lunch, depart Mainz and cruise on to pretty Rüdesheim, a typical 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 there’s free time to pick up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobblestoned Drosselgasse, where colorful flowers, open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Rhine Gorge–Koblenz

Downstream from Rüdesheim is 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. Then, arrive at the place where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet—the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its impressive equestrian statue of German Emperor William I. Join your Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz, which reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments; or visit nearby SAYN MANOR HOUSE, belonging to the counts of the same name. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Cologne

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 7Amsterdam, Holland

Welcome to Amsterdam! 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 has a distinct ambiance. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through 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 8Amsterdam-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 9Paris

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 10Paris

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 11Paris–London, England

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

Day 12London

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 13London

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 14London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Hotels

Paris
London

Paris

Pullman Paris Montparnasse

Pullman Paris Montparnasse 19 Rue Du Comm.Mouchotte, Paris 14,   France 19 Rue Du Comm.Mouchotte
Paris 14, France

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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

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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.

Zurich
Strasbourg
Rudesheim
Amsterdam
Paris
London
Celebration

Zurich

Excursion to Mount Pilatus
Excursion to Mount Pilatus

Excursion to Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus (2132m / 7000 ft) presents its visitors with a thrilling ascent by cable car, spectacular summit views of the 10.000 ft. Bernese Alps (Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau) to the south and Lake Lucerne to the north, followed by the steepest cog-wheel descent in the world. In 1868 Queen Victoria made the excursion riding on the back of a mule. Before driving to Basel for embarkation we shall visit the beautiful lakeside city of Lucerne. Located on the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of four wooded cantons, also known as Lake Lucerne), Lucerne was praised by Mark Twain as well as millions of visitors who cannot imagine Switzerland without Thorvaldsen's impressive Lion Monument, the wooden "Chapel Bridge" or the finest stores.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Zurich Sightseeing
Zurich Sightseeing

Zurich Sightseeing

Enjoy our expertly guided Zurich City Tour today. Switzerland`s largest city is beautifully located on the banks of two rivers and a lake. While window shopping at the elegant boutiques along Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most beautiful shopping areas in Europe, you will notice that the streets may not be paved with gold, but you can be certain that a couple of meters below the street, unimaginable treasures lie in underground vaults, as Zurich is the world's banking capital. During the guided tour in one of its churches you will see the world-famous masterpiece by Marc Chagall, a five-part stained-glass window series, which still thrills visitors from around the world.

Approximate value: €34 EUR per person

Strasbourg

Excursion to the Alsace Countryside
Excursion to the Alsace Countryside

Excursion to the Alsace Countryside

The famous Alsace Wine Route, or "Route des Vins", is a winding ribbon of flower decorated villages in the north of Alsace. This guided excursion takes you on the back roads through the heart of the winemaking country. Stop at the picturesque area of Obernai for a short sightseeing of this lovely, small, typical Alsace town, so much influenced by both the French and the Germans, yet safeguarding its own particular character. Alsace is known for some of the world`s finest wines, to be found in the picturesque villages that dot the route with their half-timbered houses, taverns and stork nests. As there can be no visit to Alsace without a wine- tasting on the spot, we will visit one of its cellars and taste the excellent local wine.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Excursion to the Maginot Line
Excursion to the Maginot Line

Excursion to the Maginot Line

The Maginot Line - named after the War Minister Andre Maginot - was completed by the end of 1930s along the Franco-German border, stretching from Switzerland to the vicinity of the Belgian frontier. The Line was composed of huge fortresses with smaller defense posts or simple blockhouses. You are invited to discover with the help of our local expert one of the forts with a maze of underground galleries, where you will see the fascinating equipment and the original and unique fittings of the kitchen, storage areas, power plant, ventilation system and the barracks with their sleeping quarters and first aid facilities. A true must for all history lovers.

Approximate value: €46 EUR per person

Iconic Black Forest with Open Air Museum
Iconic Black Forest with Open Air Museum

Iconic Black Forest with Open Air Museum

200 kilometers (124 miles) long and 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide, the Black Forest is not only one of the most varied, but also one of the biggest and best known holiday regions in Germany. During our guided tour you can find out how people have lived and worked in Black Forest farmhouses over the last 400 years by visiting the Open Air Museum, where culture and history come alive. Each farmhouse represents the architecture and economic situation of its area of origin. Experience how kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms were once equipped and discover the day-to-day life of their inhabitants.

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person

Rudesheim

German Dinner
German Dinner

German Dinner

Savor a typical German Dinner Rheinisch style with most typical local fare, "Schnapps vom Brett" and a wonderful home-made soup. Enjoy a typical German platter - a selection of various roasts with home-made sauerkraut, and a variety of other locally made delicacies. Let the talented entertainers give you the best of German music and typical entertainment of both your and their choice. Lean back and relax in a century -old establishment where your drinks, a full-German three-course menu and transportation are all included. An unforgettable, cozy evening with your family and friends, old and new alike.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Amsterdam

A Traditional Windmill Village - Zaanse Schans
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

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

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

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

Birthday Dinner Cruise on the Seine (Etoile Service)
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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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 By Minibus
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

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. The sense of history and importance of these sites is inescapable.

Approximate value: €267 EUR per person

Loire Valley and Lunch
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms
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

Hampton Court Palace
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

Kensington Palace
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

London Zoo
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

Madame Tussauds
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

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

River Cruise Experience
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

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

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

The London Dungeon
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 (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 (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

Celebration

Anniversary Celebration Cake
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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