2021 Season

Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights in London & 2 Nights in Paris (Eastbound)


cruise: WRB2 19 Day River Cruise London to Budapest
Vacation your way before your European river cruise with two nights each in London and Paris on a Monograms® vacation. See the legendary landmarks of London, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Discover “The City of Light” 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 Local Hosts® to assist you in both cities.

Travel via high-speed train to Remich, Luxembourg to board your Avalon Suite Ship®, and cruise the picturesque Moselle River Valley. Visit Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome where many ancient remnants, such as imperial baths. Visit the charming wine village of Bernkastel, and cruise 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 Würzburg, marvel at medieval Bamberg, and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg.

Take 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. See the sights in Budapest with a local expert, including Heroes’ Square—the perfect conclusion to your cruise on the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers!
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Day 1 London: Welcome to England

Day 2 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 3 London-Paris: Travel by high-speed Eurostar train to Paris (Standard class)

Day 4 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 5 Paris-Remich (Embarkation): Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Luxembourg City; motorcoach transfer to Remich to board your Avalon ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 6 Remich. Excursion to Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra

Day 7 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting

Day 8 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable-car ride in Rüdesheim

Day 9 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 10 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz

Day 11 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 12 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 13 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 14 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Port Pretoria

Day 15 Passau-Linz: Guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 16 Melk-Wachau Valley-Vienna: Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

Day 17 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 18 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 19 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • 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.
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