Magnificent Rivers Of Europe With 2 Nights In Paris & 2 Nights In London

08/09/2020 through 10/03/2021
08/09/2020 through 10/25/2021
Avalon Waterways

From Budapest to Amsterdam, you’ll discover the rich culture of Central Europe on this European river cruise vacation, concluding with a Monograms vacation in Paris and London!

Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and the baroque Bishop’s Residence in Würzburg. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche, Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz. Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg-one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities.

In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germa-ny-a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively cap-ital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective-on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Travel via high-speed train to Paris, where your Monograms vacation in Paris and London begins, including guided sightseeing and helpful assistance from expert Local Hosts® in both these exciting cities.

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Bratislava: choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Vienna: guided tour

Day 5 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting

Day 6 Passau: guided tour

Day 7 Regensburg: guided tour

Day 8 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: on board lecture; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; on board lecture

Day 10 Volkach–Kitzingen: walking tour in Volkach; free time in Kitzingen

Day 11 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residence

Day 12 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 13 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 14 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 15 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)–Paris: travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class)

Day 17 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 18 Paris–London: travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) to London

Day 19 London: guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 20 London: your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Day 4 Vienna, Austria
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Day 5 Dürnstein – Wachau Valley
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Day 6 Passau, Germany
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Day 7 Regensburg
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Day 8 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 9 Bamberg
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Day 10 Volkach
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Day 11 Würzburg
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Day 12 Main River Village
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Day 13 Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge
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Day 14 Cologne
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Day 15 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation) – Paris, France
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Day 17 Paris
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Day 18 Paris – London
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Day 19 London
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Day 20 London
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