On this once-upon-a-river vacation, you won’t just sail the waterways of poets, princes and painters … when you’re with Avalon Waterways, you’ll cruise with a satirical scribe. If you’re looking for more Christopher Moore in your life (the writer who imagined Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff), look no further! This is no Fluke! During the first week of this Suite Ship sailing along the Rhine River, you’re invited to meander through storied scenery – from Basel to Amsterdam – with comic spin and your favorite novelist, Christopher Moore. To visit clifftop castles with a satirist who’s on top of his craft. And continue your journey to the Rhône, waking up to the Old World in new ways, enjoying the Sacré Bleu waters of France (the Rhône portion of this cruise does not include Christopher Moore). You will experience two, exclusive on-ship events with your celebrity host, plus you will have the opportunity to share the entire vacation experience with Christopher Moore.
Your Avalon river cruise on the Rhine and Rhône rivers actually begins with two nights in Nice on the French Riviera. From the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean, you’ll travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles—the city in Provence, which inspired works by Vincent van Gogh. Cruise to picturesque Avignon for a sightseeing in the fortress city, and sail to the charming village of Viviers to see the Romanesque cathedral and historic Old Town. The Saône and Rhône Rivers meet in wonderful Lyon. Explore this city, joining a guided sightseeing tour.
Join a transfer to Basel to start your Rhine River cruise. Enjoy a Black Forest excursion, before sailing to Strasbourg, France, and follow the Rhine on to Mainz and Rüdesheim to sail through the stunning views of the Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz. Cruise to the Rhineland’s capital city of Cologne and choose between a guided city walk of Cologne, and see its magnificent Gothic-style cathedral, or a walking tour of the city’s notable Jewish heritage sites. Your cruise continues into the colorful city of Amsterdam, where you’ll explore Holland’s capital city with a canal cruise. Travel via high-speed train to Paris, to begin your Monograms vacation package with 2 days each in Paris and London. Enjoy included guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Monograms Local Hosts® in both of these exciting cities.
Make Memories with Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore is the author of 17 novels, including the international best-sellers Lamb, Noir, and his latest, Shakespeare for Squirrels. His last nine books have been New York Times bestsellers.
Chris grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of a highway patrolman and a home appliance salesperson, and was mediocre student and athlete in school. He attended Ohio State University where he studied anthropology and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he studied ramen noodles and alcohol.
Chris currently lives in San Francisco with his wife of 20-ish years.