2022 Season

Magnificent Rivers of Europe with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London


cruise: WBA1
20 Day River Cruise Budapest to London
From Budapest to Amsterdam, you’ll discover the rich culture of Central Europe on this European river cruise vacation, concluding with a Monograms vacation in Paris and London!

Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and the baroque Bishop’s Residence in Würzburg. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche, Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz. Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities.

In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Travel via high-speed train to Paris, where your Monograms vacation in Paris and London begins, including guided sightseeing and helpful assistance from expert Local Hosts® in both these exciting cities.

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Bratislava: Choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin's Cathedral or up hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Vienna: Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine tasting

Day 6 Passau: Guided tour

Day 7 Regensburg: Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 9 Bamberg: Choice of guided walk, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 10 Volkach-Kitzingen: Choice of walking tour in Volkach or bike with your Adventure Host; free time in Kitzingen

Day 11 Würzburg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 12 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 13 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge: Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or hike the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 14 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 15 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris: Travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class)

Day 17 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 18 Paris-London: Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class) to London

Day 19 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 20 London: Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.