2019 : Central European Experience with 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London - Westbound (WNR2) - Imagery II
14 Day River Cruise Prague to London
Savor the experience of Central Europe's gems along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers, and continue your adventure with wonderful visits to Paris and London.
Begin your European river cruise vacation in "The Golden City" of Prague. See the Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town's Astronomical Clock with guided sightseeing in the spectacular capital of Czech Republic. You'll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and take a tour of the city's medieval architecture and amazing sights.
Sail to Bamberg to see the home of imperial dynasties. Next stop is Wurzburg- the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," followed by a cruise to Rudesheim and the amazing Rhine Gorge. You'll sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley to the wine village of Bernkastel, and on to the ancient city of Trier.
Along the enchanting Moselle River, make your way to Remich, Luxembourg to disembark from your Avalon European river cruise, and transfer via high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation. You'll enjoy VIP sightseeing in "The City of Lights" with an expert guide, including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum and free time to enjoy with the suggestions and support of your Monograms Local Host®.
Your European vacation continues with a trip to London. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Carry your river cruise memories home to share and remember for a lifetime as a trip you'll never forget!
Day 1 Prague: Welcome to Czech Republic
Day 2 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
Day 3 Prague-Nuremberg (Embarkation): Travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg, guided tour; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Bamberg: Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
Day 5 Wurzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 6 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 7 Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 8 Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting
Day 9 Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
Day 10 Remich (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer by high-speed train to Paris
Day 11 Paris: Guided sightseeing
Day 12 Paris-London, England: Travel to London by high-speed train
Day 13 London: Guided sightseeing
Day 14 London: Your vacation ends this morning
You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.
Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.
Throughout the Ship: Complimentary Wi-Fi Panoramic windows Elegant, contemporary design & decor Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges Covered Observation Lounge Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
Suites & Staterooms: Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness Egyptian super-combed cotton linens Bathrobes & slippers Premium L'Occitane bath products Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels Individual climate control and in-room safe Complimentary bottled water daily And, much more.
Health & Fitness: Bikes Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes Fitness and wellness activities Fitbits® All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM
Dining FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner Early and Late Riser breakfast options Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options. Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests Cocktails available on the Sky Deck Fresh fruit available throughout the day
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 3 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. 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. 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. Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.
(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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 cafes for dinner and Czech Beer.
The Charles Bridge and Europe's Best Beer
Classic Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany 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 Mala 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.
PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague
The morning is free to explore Prague on your own. To enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.
You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana-two of Prague's most romantic and picturesque spots.
This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
(B, L, D)
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Classic 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.
This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WURZBURG
(B, L, D)
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon
Classic Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the "Pearl of the Romantic Road" 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 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
(B, L, D)
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
Classic Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM
(B, L, D)
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Discovery Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR;
Discovery Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
(B, L, D)
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
Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon-with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine.
Discovery Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER
(B, L, D)
GREVENMACHER. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
Classic 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 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.
This evening cruise to Remich.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)-PARIS, FRANCE
Transfer from your ship to the train station in Luxembourg City. Travel by high-speed train to Paris, where you begin your Monograms package.
Join a guided sightseeing including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and inside visits of Notre Dame Cathedral, and The Louvre (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays) where your VIP access means you'll skip the long lines.
Travel to London by high-speed train.
Morning guided sightseeing includes London's 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; 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.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Notes In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program. Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered. Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $217 to $315, in twin room from $119 to $181
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199
Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Avalon Waterways, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Avalon Waterways, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
Important Notes Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions. The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.10 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature. Additional airline-imposed fees for seat assignments may apply and are not included in your total package cost. Please refer to carrier websites for seat assignment policies and applicable pricing.
Booking your Vacation with Air
Our volume buying power saves you money. We may be able to provide you with flight arrangements from your gateway city. Avalon Waterways offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Early Airfare Price Guarantee locks in a price that is guaranteed not to increase. Air pricing and schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date in the itinerary. At that time the best air price will be utilized and a new invoice with the air cost and confirmed schedule will be sent. The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier's codeshare partner, will be assigned and disclosed at this time. If the guaranteed price is the lowest, the schedule with the lowest fare per contracted classes of service will be booked. Any voluntary change to the confirmed flights negates the guaranteed price and is subject to air pricing at the time of the change.
Guaranteed air-inclusive prices - air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional non-refundable air deposit of $300 per person is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Avalon in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable per person service fee of $30 (North/Central America), $50 (Europe/Middle East) or $80 (all other international destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Avalon has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
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