2019 : Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights London & 2 Nights Paris - Eastbound (WRB2) - Imagery II
19 Day River Cruise London to Budapest
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 Wurzburg, 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 England
Day 2 London: Guided sightseeing
Day 3 London-Paris: Transfer by high-speed train to London; welcome to France
Day 4 Paris: Guided sightseeing
Day 5 Remich (Embarkation): Travel by high-speed train to Luxembourg city; motorcoach transfer to Remich; onboard welcome reception
Day 6 Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
Day 7 Bernkastel: Guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting
Day 8 Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim: Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride in Rudesheim; special treat
Day 9 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 10 Wurzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 11 Bamberg: Lecture on board; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
Day 12 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
Day13 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
Day 14 Regensburg: Guided walk; beer tasting on board
Day 15 Passau: Guided walk
Day 16 Melk-Wachau Valley-Vienna: Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley
Day 17 Vienna: Guided sightseeing
Day 18 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 19 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.
Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.
Throughout the Ship: Complimentary Wi-Fi Panoramic windows Elegant, contemporary design & decorFriendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise DirectorSky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium loungesCovered Observation LoungeClub Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
Suites & Staterooms: Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmnessEgyptian super-combed cotton linensBathrobes & slippersPremium L'Occitane bath productsLarge bathroom featuring shower with glass doorFlatscreen satellite TV with free movie channelsIndividual climate control and in-room safeComplimentary bottled water dailyAnd, much more.
Health & Fitness: BikesCanoe, kayak and jogging excursionsMaps for hiking, biking and jogging routesFitness and wellness activitiesFitbits®All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM
Dining FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining RoomAvalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every mealComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinnerEarly and Late Riser breakfast optionsDaily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu itemsDaily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stationsAlternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwichesDaily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapesPanorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guestsCocktails available on the Sky DeckFresh fruit available throughout the day
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise: Classic Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites. Discovery We've found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore. Active Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales. Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.
(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Welcome to England.Your Monograms Local Host® will help you get the most out of your two nights stay in London.
Morning guided sightseeing includes London's 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; 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.
Travel to Paris by high-speed train
Join a guided sightseeing including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and inside visits of Notre Dame Cathedral, and The Louvre (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays) where your VIP access means you'll skip the long lines
PARIS-REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
Transfer by high-speed train to Luxembourg City, then travel by motorcoach to Remich to board your Suite Ship® and start your Avalon river cruise.
Enjoy dinner on board and an evening cruise to Grevenmacher.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREVENMACHER
(B, L, D)
GREVENMACHER. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine Active Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Run 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)
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 German beer. Discovery Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
(B, L, D)
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)
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village Classic Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavariann village.
Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian villages on the Main River shores.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
(B, L, D)
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)
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, OR;
Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
NUREMBERG. EXCURSION TO MUNICH
Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles Classic 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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
(B, L, D)
ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. Classic Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's 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 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.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
(B, L, D)
Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle Classic Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. Discovery Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
(B, L, D)
Go for Baroque in Passau-Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet Classic Join a Guided City Walk through Passau to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers."
Alternatively, you may join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart, or consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship in Linz after your selected full-day excursion. LINZ, AUSTRIA
The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music
Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cyle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz's many nature trails for a bird's-eye view of the city and river below.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
(B, L, D)
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley Classic Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR: Active Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike through Melk's beautiful countryside.
Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. VIENNA
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube
This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
(B, L, D)
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections 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.
Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
(B, L, D)
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe Classic Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square.
Take free time to enjoy Budapest's famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city's cafes, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
NotesIn 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.
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Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $178 to $446, in twin room from $111 to $243
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.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $398
B / Sapphire Deck / $2298
A / Sapphire Deck / $2398
P / Royal Deck / $2598
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4398
Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
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