2021 Season

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


cruise: WRB1 17 Day River Cruise Paris to Budapest
Vacation your way before your European river cruise with a 2-night Monograms® vacation in Paris. See the sights with an expert guide and the legendary landmarks on a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll also enjoy a Seine River cruise. Your Monograms vacation package includes two nights in Paris, guided sightseeing, and helpful onsite support from your expert Monograms Local Host®. Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City to board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Cruise to Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome with many remnants to be found, such as imperial baths. Visit the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages.

Continue your European river 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 and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Along the Danube River, visit Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, and sample some of Germany’s famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobblestone streets, and Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey en route to Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.

Your European river cruise on the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers continues in Budapest. Celebrate your Central European vacation in the Hungarian capital with a local expert to show you the famous sights.
cruise

at-a-glance


Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 3 Paris-Remich (Embarkation): Travel by high-speed train to Luxembourg City (First class); transfer to Remich to board your ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Remich. Excursion to Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing or Roman Trier sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra

Day 5 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting

Day 6 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 7 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 8 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz

Day 9 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 11 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 12 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 13 Passau-Linz: Guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 14 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 15 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 16 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 17 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
highlights

cities and locations


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.

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.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.