2022 Season

Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London for Wine Lovers (Northbound)


cruise: WLA4-T2 19 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to London
A Master of Wine will accompany you on your river cruise in France with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way. Your Avalon river cruise on the Rhine and Rhône Rivers begins in Port-Saint-Louis where you’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship®. You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles—the city in Provence, which inspired works by Vincent van Gogh. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world—and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. Sail to the charming village of Viviers to see the Romanesque cathedral and historic Old Town. In Lyon, take a guided tour to Beaujolais and the following day to Chardonnay, where you will have the opportunity to taste local wines. Cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.

Transfer to Basel to embark on your Rhine River cruise. Take an excursion to Bavaria’s Black Forest, before sailing to Strasbourg, France. Follow the Rhine on to Mainz and Rüdesheim, and 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 to its magnificent Gothic 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, before traveling via high-speed train to Paris, where your Monograms® vacation package begins. Spend two days each in Paris and London, including guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Local Hosts® in both these exciting cities.
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Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture about wine

Day 3 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Day 4 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 5 Tournon-Vienne: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; guided tour to Beaujolais

Day 7 Tournus–St. Jean de Losne: Chardonnay excursion; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 11 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 12 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 13 Cologne: Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer from your ship to the train station then travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class)

Day 16 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 17 Paris-London: Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class)

Day 18 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 19 London: Your vacation ends this morning
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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.
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