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Trip Type : River Cruise
Central European Experience with 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Paris (Westbound) tour
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Central European Experience with 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Paris (Westbound)

Avalon Waterways
4.8 . Excellent
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
12 days
From: $ 4,767 $ 397 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Welcome to Czech Republic
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • Travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg, guided tour; onboard welcome reception
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; lecture onboard
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
  • Transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (first class) to Paris
  • Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise
  • Experience Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and add to your adventure with a wonderful visit to Paris after your Avalon YourWay river cruise


  • Begin in “The Golden City” of Prague

Short Description

Experience Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and add to your adventure with a wonderful visit to Paris after your Avalon YourWay river cruise.

Begin in “The Golden City” of Prague. See the Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock with guided sightseeing in the spectacular capital of Czech Republic—the city of 100 spires. See the historic sites in Nuremberg, the churches of Bamberg, and Würzburg— the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” Sail to Rüdesheim, cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley to the wine village of Bernkastel. Your next stop will bring you in Remich for an excursion to the ancient city of Trier. Here, disembark from your Avalon YourWay cruise, and transfer via high-speed train to Paris for a Monograms vacation. You’ll enjoy superior accommodations and guided sightseeing, including a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. See the “City of Light” from another perspective with a Seine River cruise. Spend free time your way with suggestions and tips from your Monograms Local Host®. You’ll see why Paris is called the most romantic city in the world!

These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Trip Type River Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City PRAGUE
End City PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Itinerary

Day 1

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires

Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer.

Day 2

PRAGUE The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.

Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots.

Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River.

(B)

Day 3

PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION) Living Heritage and History Lessons

The morning travel to Nuremberg, Germany.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

(B,D)

Day 4

BAMBERG One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about European history and culture.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

(B,L,D)

Day 5

WÜRZBURG A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

(B,L,D)

Day 6

MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

(B,L,D)

Day 7

RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR;

ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

This afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

(B,L,D)

Day 8

BERNKASTEL Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, OR:

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins.

Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

(B,L,D)

Day 9

REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR:

CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.

This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

(B,L,D)

Day 10

REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)-PARIS, FRANCE Transfer from your ship to the train station in Luxembourg City. Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Paris, where you begin your Monograms package.

(B)

Day 11

PARIS Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.

(B)

Day 12

PARIS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

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Central European Experience with 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Paris (Westbound)

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Our experience far exceeded our expectations. Everyone and everything was wonderful. The only disappointment was the independently contracted guide that we had in Munich. He was very dismissive of Avalon's policies and made us feel he was doing us a favor by showing us around the city.
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Amsterdam to Budapest. Just returned River was low. My travel agent called for three days in a row before our departure. She was told there were no low water issues. The day we were to depart we were told there would be two nights on land in Frankfort. We could obtain a full refund and cancel the trip. But the rest of the trip would be fine. Not so we were "tossed off the second ship' the last two days and bused to Budapest. There is no way Avalon did not know of this schedule change. You do not make arrangements overnight for 100+ people to spend six days and four nights off the ship. Avalon was not truthful gave us a paltry return of our costs. We also found out the ships were loaded with other guests who were also being shuffled around. Terrible way to run a business. I would not endorse them to anyone....ever. Ruined a very expensive fifteen day holiday.
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The staff was exceptional meeting our every need and always with a smile. The housekeeping was not exceptional and could have been a little better. There was a wide variety of food choices but not terrible flavorful. The seafood was not always properly cooked.

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WNR|Central European Experience (Westbound)
WNRQ|With 2 Nights in Prague
WNR1 |With 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Paris
WNR2 |With 2 Nights in Prague, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WNR3 |With 2 Nights in Paris
WNR4 |With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WRN|Central European Experience (Eastbound)

Accomodations



Hilton Prague Old Town

A contemporary 303 room hotel offering classic art deco inspired luxury. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby, access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and the stylish restaurant offers an innovative mix of European cuisine with Asian flavors. Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served throughout the day in the lounge bar.


Prague 1
Czech Republic
V Celnici 7

Art Deco Imperial Hotel

An historic 126-room ornate property oozing old world glamour with architecture dating back to 1913. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. This hotel is home to the famous Cafe Imperial which specializes in traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist and there is also a fashionable bar for drinks and snacks. The Spa offers a sauna, steam room as well as a fitness center.


Prague
Czech Republic
Na Porici 15, 110 00

Prague Marriott

Located in the heart of Prague, just a short stroll away from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, this sophisticated 239-room hotel combines a great location with top notch service. A smart grill restaurant serves both Czech and international cuisine, the relaxed hipster-styled Bourbon bar offers a great range of wines, cocktails and BBQ dishes. There is also an on-site Italian style café, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.


Prague
Czech Republic
V Celnici 8

Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague

A stunning 106-room boutique hotel set in an historic townhouse that dates back to 1889, perfectly located on a quiet street in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Modern Czech cuisine is served in a trendy bistro style setting with an open plan kitchen. For relaxation and connectivity, there is a 24-hour fitness studio, sauna, and free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street of the Prague Old Town, only a few steps from all important shopping and sightseeing attractions.


Prague 1
Czech Republic
Zlatnicka 3/1126

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Enjoying an unbeatable location next to the iconic Eiffel Tower, this 456-room sleek, modern hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and has a California-inspired Brasserie with open kitchen and stylish wine bar. Other amenities include a large gym on the 9th floor with panoramic rooftop vistas.


Paris
France
18,Avenue De Suffren

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