Central European Experience with 2 Nights in London & 2 Nights in Paris (Eastbound)

12 Day River Cruise London to Nuremberg

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Overview

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 a 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. 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!
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 a 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. 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!

Book your cruise with or without flights

Cruise prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home when you disembark! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

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Itinerary

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 three 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.

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.

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.

Classic
<p>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.</p>
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.

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.

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

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

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.

Day 3 LONDON-PARIS, FRANCE

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Travel to Paris by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class).

Day 4 PARIS

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

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.

Day 5 PARIS—REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH


Day 6 REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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


Day 7 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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


AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM


Day 8 RHINE GORGE—RÜDESHEIM

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
This morning relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

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.

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

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.

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.


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

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE


Day 9 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

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.

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


Day 10 WÜRZBURG

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

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.

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 BAMBERG


Day 11 BAMBERG

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

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.

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


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.

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


Day 12 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Nuremberg airport before 10:30 am.

Questions? Our travel specialists can help with any queries, quotes or special requirements.  Request a callback or email us.

Notes

  • 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.

Hotels

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