The Rhine isn’t just a river for poets, princes and painters … when you’re with Avalon Waterways, it’s a river for satirical scribes. 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! You’re invited on a once-upon-a-river chance to meander through storied scenery – from Basel to Amsterdam – with comic spin and your favorite novelist. To wake-up to the Old World in new ways, with a witty companion. To visit clifftop castles with a satirist who’s on top of his craft. And enjoy the Sacré Bleu waters of the Netherlands and Germany –on a Suite Ship sailing. It’s A Dirty Job but only 150 people get to do it! Will you be one? 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 European vacation begins with a Monograms® vacation in Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a guided walking tour, including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and an excursion to Mount Pilatus. Your Rhine River cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland, and takes you through France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, gateway to the beautiful Black Forest before venturing on to Strasbourg, France. Sail to Mainz for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You can alternatively visit the Gutenberg Museum for amazing history of the early pioneers of printing. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city. Transfer by high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation package with two nights in “The City of Light.”
Enjoy sightseeing with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and a Seine River cruise. Enjoy guided sightseeing in London, with free time to explore on your own. Sightseeing of iconic London landmarks includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your Monograms vacation package includes the expert assistance of your Local Host® in both Paris and London. Your Rhine River cruise with stays in Lucerne, Paris, and London provides the perfect combination for a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
As part of this exclusive, intimate boutique Rhine river cruise, you will:
- Meet-up with Christopher Moore – and 150 fellow fans – in Switzerland to enjoy storybook scenery, sarcasm and satire along the picturesque Rhine River
- Enjoy special events onboard, including a book-signing and Q&A session with Christopher
- Spend your days your way with your favorite storyteller, enjoying daily, included “Active,” “Discovery” and “Classic” excursions
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.