CENTRAL EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE – 12 Days | 2022 Dates Available
- Double $TBD*
Included Meals: Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Receptions and Dinners Daily Full Buffet Breakfast Daily Lunch Buffet on cruise Daily four-course a la carte Dinner on cruise Complimentary sparkling wine with Breakfast on cruise Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with Lunch and Dinner Daily Afternoon Tea on cruise Avalon Fresh Healthy Cuisine options at every meal
* Prices are subject to change.
plus applicable taxes
* LAND ONLY Based on Cabin Category E, with upgrades available. Air ticketing is not advised until tour is guaranteed. Air transfers and luggage fee not included.
AIR AVAILABLE upon request with $300 deposit
Flight must be scheduled to arrive at least one day before the tour start date.
DEPOSIT: $250 per person, non refundable, plus optional travel insurance due at booking. Final payment due 90 days before departure date.
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TOUR DIRECTOR ON-SITE with Minimum Group Size
Vacation your way before your European river cruise with a 2-night Monograms® vacation in Paris. See the sights 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 2 nights in Paris, guided sightseeing, and helpful onsite support from your knowledgeable 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. Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city—with ancient Roman ruins. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water—on your way to Rüdesheim.
Continue to Würzburg —“Pearl of the Romantic Road”—and then to Nuremberg, with a stop to visit medieval Bamberg with its charming houses and mansions. Conclude your European river cruise vacation in “The Golden City” of Prague. See the Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock with guided sightseeing in this spectacular Czech Republic—the city of 100 spires. A stunning way to conclude your European vacation and cruise on the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers.
DAY 1 PARIS, FRANCE Welcome to France. Your Monograms Local Host® will help you get the most out of your two nights in Paris.
DAY 2 PARIS 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; Notre Dame Cathedral; 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 3 PARIS–REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION) 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. (B,D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
DAY 4 -REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Classic: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier – Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Port Nigra walk through the city Center, OR: 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. (B,L,D) EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
DAY 5 – BERNKASTEL, GERMANY 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, 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. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 – RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This morning relax on 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; based on your departure, enjoy a local special treat, OR; 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. (B,L,D) EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
DAY 7 – MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. Classic: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian village on the Main River shores. (B,L,D) EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
DAY 8 – WÜRZBURG A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. Classic: 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. (B,L,D) EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
DAY 9 – BAMBERG One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. 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. (B,L,D) AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
DAY 10 – NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION) Living Heritage and History Lessons. Take a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle. Your vacation continues with a transfer to Prague. Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires. Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer. (B)
DAY 11 – PRAGUE The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer. Classic: Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots. Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River. (B)
DAY 12- PRAGUE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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