19 Day Avalon River Cruise from London to Budapest 2019

19 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Paris

Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights London & 2 Nights Paris - Eastbound River Cruise (WRB2)

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Avalon Waterways

River Cruise Description

Savor the experience of Central Europe’s gems along the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers, and start your exploration with a visit for 2 nights each in energizing London and sentimental Paris. This amazing 2019 19 day Avalon river cruise tour from London to Budapest will be a trip of a lifetime!

Your European vacation starts with 2 nights in London. You’ll appreciate VIP guided sightseeing and extra time to investigate England’s most famous destination. Sightseeing includes the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Discover “The City of Lights” with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and appreciate a Seine waterway cruise. Your Monograms vacation package includes Local Hosts® both in London and Paris.

You’ll at that point travel by means of high-speed train to Remich, Luxembourg to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and cruise through the picturesque Moselle River Valley. You’ll visit Trier, Germany, accepted to be even more historic in age than Rome as numerous remnants can still be discovered, such as Imperial baths, and also visit the wine town of Bernkastel. Proceed through the sensational Rhine Gorge, considered the loveliest stretch of the Rhine River. See the stone of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet over the water. Visit the great Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, wonder about medieval Bamberg, and take a guided voyage through historic Nuremberg. You’ll appreciate an excursion to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Cruise to the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany, and sample German lager, and at that point, visit Austria’s town of Passau with its small, winding cobblestone streets. You’ll gaze in awe at Melk’s sublime 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, before arriving to Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the master works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.

There are numerous opportunities to be captivated by the sights on this fascinating Europe waterway cruise, including the Hungarian capital of Budapest. A local expert will tour you through the famous must-see sights of this vibrant town. You and yours will be in good hands during this 2019 19 day Avalon river cruise tour from London to Budapest.

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River Cruise Itinerary

 

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Day 1 London, England

Welcome to England.

Your Monograms Local Host® will be on hand to assist you in getting the most out of your two nights in the incredible city of London. Explore as you wish as you start your European vacation, 19 day Avalon river cruise tour from London to Budapest.

Day 2 London

Your morning guided sightseeing package will take you to all of the world-famous London landmarks. Drive by the Big Ben and Houses of Parliament; Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace; the famous site where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married, Westminster Abbey; The Prime Minister’s Downing Street; the mounted horse guards of Whitehall. Capture photographic memories of the towering giant Ferris wheel on the river bank, known as the London Eye, as well as the Shard—the highest standing building in Western Europe. Following, stop to experience St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays). Get a look at one of the most iconic masterpieces that the London skyline boasts—Sir Christopher Wren’s world-renowned dome.

(Breakfast)

Day 3 London – Paris, France

Transfer to the great city of Paris by way of high-speed Eurostar train (standard class).

(Breakfast)

Day 4 Paris

Your morning sightseeing tour will include a drive past famous sites such as the Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, the famous Place de la Concorde, the historic Arc de Triomphe and a visit to the Eiffel towers to take incredible photos from one of the most boasted panoramic viewing points. Experience remarkable sightseeing spots—included in your sightseeing package—to landmarks like the historic Notre Dame Cathedral that provided the backdrop to the crowning of the emperor Napoleon in 1804. Also, get a look of the heart of the city from an alternative view with a relaxing and scenic cruise along the Seine River. Board your relaxing boat ride alongside the Eiffel tower to spend your hour stretched out on the deck and cruising by countless significant landmarks and must-see sights of the city such as the incredible L’Institut de France; the Notre Dame Cathedral; Hôtel de Ville (the city’s municipal headquarters); the incredible Conciergerie, formerly a famous prison where the late Marie-Antoinette spend her last days of life before execution; the astounding Louvre Palace and historic museum and so much more.

(Breakfast)

Day 5 Paris – Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)

Transfer by way of high-speed train (first class) to your first stop of Luxembourg City, then travel to Remich to unite with your Avalon Waterways Suite Ship® and begin your thrilling Avalon river cruise.

Delight in a delicious dinner on board your cruise ship and an evening cruise to Grevenmacher.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREVENMACHER
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

ACTIVE Follow the lead of your Avalon Adventure Host for a refreshing early Morning Run on the banks of the Moselle River in gorgeous wine country for a wonderful start to your day.

Today, choose to join guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier; see the Porta Nigra.

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Germany’s most historic city of Trier—with its ancient Roman ruins dating back to 144-152 AD. Begin with a walk through the city center in Port Nigra, OR:

CLASSIC Partake in an instructive history-arranged Roman Trier Tour with a specialist manual for be taught in the broad history of the Roman human advancement of this city that sits along the Moselle River, and get a gander at the remnants of a huge 20,000-situate amphitheater and lovely imperial baths.

In your evening, go for a Guided Optional Excursion to the surprising city of Luxembourg—gloating its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.

Later in the evening, delight in the relaxing atmosphere of live entertainment on board your Avalon river cruise ship while sailing through Europe to Bernkastel.

EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Bernkastel, Germany

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Today, enjoy a guided walk and a delightful wine tasting.

CLASSIC Go for a Walking Tour of the delightful Bernkastel wine town—led by a local expert—to get a closer look its seventeenth century half-timbered homes and medieval inspired marketplace, OR:

ACTIVE Follow the lead of your Avalon Adventure Host as you embark on a scenic Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins.

Utilize your down time during the afternoon as you wish—you might choose to take a hike to get a look at the breathtaking views of the spanning vineyard landscapes, or opt to take a bike ride along the streets of this medieval village, or enjoy a serene afternoon unwinding and soaking in your surroundings with a glass of wine.

DISCOVERY Take part in a delectable Wine Tasting to get an authentic taste of the craft of German wine making as passed down through the centuries.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.

Sip on your morning cup of coffee on the Sky Deck of your ship for scenic views as you cruise through the incredible Rhine Gorge.

DISCOVERY Join in a Guided Tour of the brilliant Mechanical Music Museum for an unforgettable and informative instrumental education, OR:

ACTIVE Join in an open-air cable car ride to the incredible Niederwald Monument. Choose ti either ride or walk back down through the green lush of the surrounding vineyards.

DISCOVERY Depending on your cruise dates, you will be taken for a treat of either a Wine tasting or a Coffee Tasting on us.

Later in the evening, local musicians will join us on board the ship to delight in us for live entertainment.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC Participate in a Walking Tour led by an expert guide who you show you the beautiful sights of a unforgettable Main River Bavarian village

Utilize your free time by going biking through the magnificent and charming Bavarian villages on the shores of the Main River.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Würzburg

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

CLASSIC Participate in a sightseeing tour led by a local expert guide who will make sure you see every important treasure that the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” has to offer with its astounding Old Main Bridge, impressive fortress, and renaissance style Bishop’s Residenz—boasting the largest ceiling fresco known to man to date.

You might enjoy taking additional free time on your own to further explore and to see the stunning Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Experience the iconic local sights and delight in the charming fairy-tale like surroundings that have been the artistic inspiration to countless artists over the years.

Relax under the limelight of live entertainment on board your river cruise ship as you sail to Bamberg tonight.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC Take part in a Walking Tour accompanied by an expert guide who will show you the historic and iconic residence of imperial dynasties, and see its medieval and Romanesque cathedral, historic Old Town Hall, and the marvelous seven hills adorned with beautifully constructed churches, OR:

Following your tour, take advantage of free time to enjoy a tall glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer) at your leisure and unwind from the day’s activities. Later in the evening, delight in live entertainments provided for you on board your Avalon Waterways river cruise ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich

Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles

CLASSIC Join a tour led by an expert guide of the important sights and landmarks of Munich. Visit the gorgeous Nymphenburg Palace which was the former home to the monarchs of Germany, as well as the new and old Town Halls of beautiful Marienplatz.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 13 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons

Begin your day with a vibrant Morning Stretch with the lead of your Avalon Adventure Host, and port in the city of Roth for a day of captivating excursions.

CLASSIC Participate in a sightseeing tour of Nuremberg accompanied by an expert guide who will take you through an experience of the area’s medieval buildings and architecture, beaming gilded fountain, historic gothic cathedral, and impressive Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

CLASSIC Take part in a Guided Tour of the iconic Rally Grounds of Nuremberg that were utilized by the great Third Reich.

DISCOVERY During an on-board Lecture, educate yourself further about the Main-Danube—a connection of the two rivers that makes navigating between the North and Black seas possible.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Regensburg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC Participate in a City Walk led by an expert tour guide who will take you to experience the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) along with the impressive Porta Pretoria—constructed in the ancient year of 179 AD—designed to reside as the entrance to the fortress of Castra Regina.

You may enjoy joining an Optional Excursion led by an expert guide that will take you on a visit of the striking Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Use your free time in the afternoon to go on an excursion to discover the treasure of Regensburg by way of bicycle for an alternative experience of the city or on foot.

DISCOVERY Later in the afternoon, pamper your taste buds with a refreshing Beer Tasting of some of the local authentic brews on board your cruise ship.

During the evening, relax and unwind from your long day of activities as you enjoy live entertainments following dinner on board your river cruise vessel as you sail the waters toward Passau.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Passau

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

CLASSIC Partake in a City Walk led by an expert local guide to become more educated about the wonders and treasures of this stunning “City of Three Rivers,” OR:

You might enjoy going on an Optional Excursion accompanied by an expert guide that will take you through a full-day experience of the city of Salzburg—the hometown of the genius composer, Mozart—or rather, an Optional Excursion with an expert guide that will show you the beauty of the gorgeous Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

Cruise to your next destination of Linz during the afternoon, or unite back with your ship in Linz following your chosen full-day excursion.

LINZ, AUSTRIA

The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music

Delight in an afternoon free to wander about and make new discoveries in Linz. Borrow a bicycle from your cruise ship and bike along the shores of the Danube, or ride along one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye perspective of the city and rushing river below.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Melk – Wachau Valley

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Tour of the phenomenal Benedictine Abbey in Melk for the chance to stand in amazement at the intricate and detailed beauty of its frescoes ceilings, massive library, beaming statues, and glorious pipe organ, OR:

ACTIVE Follow the lead of your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike adventure through Melk’s stunning green countryside.

Delight in a refreshing cup of coffee or tangy cocktail on the Sky Deck of your cruise vessel for spectacular surrounding scenic views as you sail through the elegant nature of the Wachau Valley to Vienna.

VIENNA

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

During your evening in the romantic city of Vienna, you might like to take the opportunity to attend a Royal Waltz Concert on an Optional Excursions to experience a remarkable evening filled with elegant music in a luxurious hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Vienna

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC Explore into the empire of Habsburg during your morning as you take part in a City Tour of Vienna accompanied by an expert guide to get an up-close look at the city’s gilded landmarks. Visit the complex of the great Imperial Palace, known for being the winter home of the Imperial Family, as well as the stunning Vienna Opera House and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Later in the evening, unwind on board your ship with live entertainment as you cruise to your next destination of Budapest to conclude your 19 day Avalon river cruise tour from London to Budapest.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

Soak in the elegance and energetic beauty of Budapest as you enjoy free time in the afternoon to further explore the city’s iconic sights such as the Chain Bridge. Familiarize yourself with a few of the local’s favorite café’s and popular pubs, or go for a hike through the scenic hills to get a birds-eye look at the glistening Danube river. Take the time to take pictures on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical buildings and architecture. Discover the wonders of Budapest’s world-famous thermal bath spas, then enjoy a lunch in a garden or rooftop restaurant, and discover the city’s vibrant nightlife at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your 19-day United Kingdom and European river cruise vacation will conclude this morning after one final breakfast. Thank you for choosing us to give you a memorable vacation experience.

(Breakfast)

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