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, including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. 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.
Day 1 London: welcome to EnglandDay 2 London: guided sightseeingDay 3 London–Paris: transfer by high-speed train to London; welcome to FranceDay 4 Paris: guided sightseeingDay 5 Remich (Embarkation): travel by high-speed train to Luxembourg city; motorcoach transfer to Remich; onboard welcome receptionDay 6 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 7 Bernkastel: guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; 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
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.