Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Westbound) 2020
Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Westbound) 2020
Operator: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Tranquility II
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, Oct 14, 2020
Ends: London, England on Sun, Nov 01, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Board your ship in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, before ending your cruise in Luxembourg. Sail out of Budapest, past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna. There’s a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. You’ll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. These picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer's dream. Visit Würzburg and the impressive Bishop’s Residenz, then sail into the Rhine River and stop in Rüdesheim—a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque views, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel surrounded by Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome—having been populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived—a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Along the enchanting Moselle River, make your way to Remich, Luxembourg to disembark from your Avalon European river cruise, and transfer via high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation. You’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing in “The City of Lights” with an expert guide driving past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine river cruise and free time to enjoy with the suggestions and support of your Monograms Local Host®. Your European vacation continues with a trip to London. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Carry your river cruise memories home to share and remember for a lifetime as a trip you’ll never forget!
Day 1 (Wed, Oct 14, 2020): BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA(D)
Day 2 (Thu, Oct 15, 2020): VIENNA, AUSTRIAVienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)
Day 3 (Fri, Oct 16, 2020): VIENNARoyal Collections, and Amusing Attractions CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.Later, Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN(B,L,D)
Day 4 (Sat, Oct 17, 2020): DÜRNSTEINFairytale Castles, Kings, Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU(B,L,D)
Day 5 (Sun, Oct 18, 2020): PASSAU, GERMANYGo for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”Alternatively join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG(B,L,D)
Day 6 (Mon, Oct 19, 2020): REGENSBURGMagical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streetsThis evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH(B,L,D)
Day 7 (Tue, Oct 20, 2020): ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERGLiving Heritage and History LessonsDISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR: CLASSIC Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR; CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG(B,L,D)
Day 8 (Wed, Oct 21, 2020): NUREMBERG—EXCURSION TO MUNICHA King’s Palace and Town Halls in Modern MunichCLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG(B,D)
Day 9 (Thu, Oct 22, 2020): BAMBERGOne Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven HillsCLASSIC 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 10 (Fri, Oct 23, 2020): WÜRZBURGA Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg—”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 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B,L,D)
Day 11 (Sat, Oct 24, 2020): MAIN RIVER VILLAGEHidden 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 12 (Sun, Oct 25, 2020): RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGEEat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryDISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.This afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL(B,L,D)
Day 13 (Mon, Oct 26, 2020): BERNKASTELGracious 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 14 (Tue, Oct 27, 2020): REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIERAncient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class WineCLASSIC 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 15 (Wed, Oct 28, 2020): REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)-PARIS, FRANCETransfer 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 16 (Thu, Oct 29, 2020): PARISMorning 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 17 (Fri, Oct 30, 2020): PARIS—LONDON, ENGLANDTravel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)(B)
Day 18 (Sat, Oct 31, 2020): LONDONMorning 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 19 (Sun, Nov 01, 2020): LONDONYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava
Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 4 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board
Day 5 Passau: guided walk
Day 6 Regensburg: guided tour
Day 7 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; beer tasting on board
Day 8 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz
Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board
Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 11 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 13 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting
Day 14 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing, or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra
Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation)–Paris: transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (first class) to Paris
Day 16 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise
Day 17 Paris–London, England: travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)
Day 18 London: guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)
Day 19 London: your vacation ends this morning
Gateway city for departures is Luxembourg City.
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.