Central European Experience with 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London – Westbound 2019

14 Day River Cruise Prague to London

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Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and continue your adventure with wonderful visits to Paris and London.

Begin your European river cruise vacation in “The Golden City” of Prague. See the Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock with guided sightseeing in the spectacular capital of Czech Republic. You’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and take a tour of the city’s medieval architecture and amazing sights.

Sail to Bamberg to see the home of imperial dynasties. Next stop is Würzburg— the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” followed by a cruise to Rüdesheim and the amazing Rhine Gorge. You’ll sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley to the wine village of Bernkastel, and on to the ancient city of Trier.

Along the enchanting Moselle River, make your way to Remich, Luxembourg to disembark from your Avalon European river cruise, and transfer via high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation. You’ll enjoy VIP sightseeing in “The City of Lights” with an expert guide drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine river cruise and free time to enjoy with the suggestions and support of your Monograms Local Host®.

Your European vacation continues with a trip to London. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Carry your river cruise memories home to share and remember for a lifetime as a trip you’ll never forget!

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, Barcelona or Zürich with Mount Pilatus & Lake Como package to your river cruise.

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Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Prague:Welcome to Czech RepublicDay 2 Prague:Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation):Travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg, guided tour; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Bamberg:Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town HallDay 5 Würzburg:Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 6 Main River Village:Guided walkDay 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge:Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 8 Bernkastel:Guided walk; wine tastingDay 9 Trier:Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta NigraDay 10 Remich (Disembarkation)–Paris:Transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (first class) to ParisDay 11 Paris:Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise Day 12 Paris-London, England:Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)Day 13 London:Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)Day 14 London:Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

Day 1

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires

Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer.

Day 2

(B)

PRAGUE

The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer

Classic
Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.

Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots.

Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 3

(B, D)

PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Living Heritage and History Lessons

The morning travel to Nuremberg, Germany.

Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

Day 4

(B, L, D)

BAMBERG

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

Day 5

(B, L, D)

WÜRZBURG

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 6

(B, L, D)

MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

Classic
Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 7

(B, L, D)

RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Discovery
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
Discovery
Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

Day 8

(B, L, D)

BERNKASTEL

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses.

Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine.

Discovery
Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

Day 9

(B, L, D)

REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR:
Classic
Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.

This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

Day 10

(B)

REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)—PARIS, FRANCE

Transfer from your ship to the train station in Luxembourg City. Travel by high-speed train to Paris, where you begin your Monograms package.

Day 11

(B)

PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.

Day 12

(B)

PARIS—LONDON, ENGLAND

Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class).

Day 13

(B)

LONDON

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 Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated 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.

Day 14

(B)

LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Notes

  • 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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyAvalon site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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