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Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers, and begin your adventure with a visit for 2 nights each in exciting London and romantic Paris. Your European vacation starts with 2 nights in London. You’ll enjoy VIP guided sightseeing and free time to explore England’s most famous destination. Sightseeing includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Discover “The City of Lights” with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy a Seine river cruise. Your Monograms vacation package includes Local Hosts® both in London and Paris.You’ll then travel via high-speed train to Remich, Luxembourg to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and cruise the picturesque Moselle River Valley. You’ll visit Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome and many remnants can still be found, such as imperial baths, and the wine village of Bernkastel. Continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, marvel at medieval Bamberg, and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You’ll enjoy an excursion to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Cruise to the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany, and sample German beer, then visit Austria’s town of Passau with its narrow, winding cobblestone streets. You’ll marvel at Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, before arriving in Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.There are countless opportunities to be enchanted by the sights on this fascinating Europe river cruise, including the Hungarian capital of Budapest. A local expert will show you the famous sights.
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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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Day 1 London:Welcome to EnglandDay 2 London:Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)Day 3 London–Paris:Travel by high-speed Eurostar train to Paris (Standard class)Day 4 Paris:Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruiseDay 5 Paris–Remich (Embarkation):Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Luxembourg City; motorcoach transfer to Remich to board your Avalon ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 6 Trier:Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 7 Bernkastel:Guided walk; wine tastingDay 8 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim:Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rüdesheim; special treatDay 9 Main River Village:Guided walkDay 10 Würzburg:Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 11 Bamberg:Lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 12 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich:Guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay13 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg:Choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on boardDay 14 Regensburg:Guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 15 Passau:Guided walkDay 16 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna:Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau ValleyDay 17 Vienna:Guided sightseeingDay 18 Budapest:Guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 19 Budapest (Disembarkation):Your vacation ends this morning