Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In Paris (Eastbound)

10/18/2019 through 10/09/2020
10/18/2019 through 10/28/2020
Avalon Waterways

Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers, and begin your European vacation with a wonderful visit to Paris. See the sights with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy a Seine river cruise. Your Monograms vacation package includes 2 nights in Paris, guided sightseeing, and helpful onsite support from your expert Local Host®.

After your stay in Paris, take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City to board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. First stop on your European river cruise is Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome and many remnants can still be found, such as imperial baths. The wine village of Bernkastel will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages.

Continue your European river cruise 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 and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Along the Danube River is Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities, where you can taste some of Germany’s famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobble-stone streets, and 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, and it doesn’t end until you’ve experienced the unique energy of Budapest. A local expert will show you the famous sights.

Included Features:

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise

Day 3 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel by high-speed train to Luxembourg City (first class); transfer to Remich to board your ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra

Day 5 Bernkastel: guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting

Day 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rüdesheim

Day 7 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 9 Bamberg: lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 11 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board; beer tasting on board

Day 12 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 13 Passau: guided walk

Day 14 Melk–Wachau Valley: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley

Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 16 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 17 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

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Day 1 Paris, France
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Day 2 Paris
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Day 3 Paris-remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Remich. Excursion To Trier
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Day 5 Bernkastel, Germany
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Day 6 Rhine Gorge-rüdesheim
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Day 7 Main River Village
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Day 8 Würzburg
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Day 9 Bamberg
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Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
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Day 11 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 12 Regensburg
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Day 13 Passau
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Day 14 Melk-wachau Valley
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Day 15 Vienna
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Day 16 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 17 Budapest (Disembarkation)
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