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Central European Experience with 2 Nights London and 2 Nights Paris – Eastbound tour
Bamberg London Central European Experience with 2 Nights London and 2 Nights Paris – Eastbound Trip

Central European Experience with 2 Nights London and 2 Nights Paris – Eastbound

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
14 days
From: $ 4,974 $ 355 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Welcome to England
  • Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)
  • Travel by high-speed Eurostar train to London (Standard class)
  • Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise
  • Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Luxembourg City; transfer to Remich to board your ship; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rüdesheim; special treat
  • Guided walk
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Guided tour in Nuremberg; transfer to Prague
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
  • Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main 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

Short Description

Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main 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 in England’s most famous destination, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Sightseeing includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

See the sights in “The City of Lights” 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 helpful onsite support from your expert Local Hosts® both in London and Paris.

You’ll then travel via high-speed train to Remich, Luxembourg to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for your scenic European river cruise along the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country. Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier, enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel, and cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

Continue to Würzburg — “Pearl of the Romantic Road” —and then to Nuremberg, with a stop to visit the marvelous sights of medieval Bamberg. Conclude your European river cruise vacation in “The Golden City” of Prague. Carry your river cruise memories home to share and remember for a lifetime as a trip you’ll never forget! You’ll fall in love with London, and 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 LONDON
End City PRAGUE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Itinerary

Day 1

LONDON, ENGLAND Welcome to England.

Your Monograms Local Host® will help you get the most out of your two nights in London.

Day 2

LONDON Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline.

(B)

Day 3

LONDON—PARIS, FRANCE Travel to Paris by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class).

(B)

Day 4

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 5

PARIS—REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION) Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Luxembourg City, then transfer to Remich where you board your Suite Ship® and start your Avalon river cruise.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

(B,D)

Day 6

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

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Jog in Remich on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country.

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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel.

EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

(B,L,D)

Day 7

BERNKASTEL, GERMANY 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—with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine.

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

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

(B,L,D)

Day 8

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

Take your morning coffee up to the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

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.

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

Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

(B,L,D)

Day 9

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

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

Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian village on the Main River shores.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

(B,L,D)

Day 10

WÜRZBURG A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” 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 BAMBERG

(B,L,D)

Day 11

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.

Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

(B,L,D)

Day 12

NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION) Living Heritage and History Lessons

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

Your vacation continues with a transfer to Prague.

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.

(B)

Day 13

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 14

PRAGUE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

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Central European Experience with 2 Nights London and 2 Nights Paris – Eastbound

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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 crew, service, food and excursions were excellent. Would
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We had the greatest time

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We had the greatest time! We would definitely use Avalon Waterways in the future.

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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.

The activities and tours with well planned and good for people looking for athletic options. Although you could sit and relax, this cruise was more for active middle aged individuals.The tour guides were all local and outstanding. Activities and tour guides are the selling point for this cruise.
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Park Plaza County Hall

Ideally located just south of Westminster Bridge and overlooking the River Thames, this hotel is within walking distance of London's most famous attractions. Stylish dining options are available at the hotel: LItaliano offers authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list and Spectrum Bar & Café is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Afternoon Tea and late-night drinks. The hotel also provides a fitness room as well as steam and sauna facilities, and Aurora Spa is available for beauty treatments or massages. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout.


London
United Kingdom
1 Addington Street

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

InterContinental Praha

Contemporary 9-story Hotel situated in old Jewish Quarter, across the road from the Vltava River.


Prague
Czech Republic
Parizska 30

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