2019 : Jewels of Central Europe & Jewish Heritage with 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London (WBR2-T1) - Imagery II
21 Day River Cruise Budapest to London
On this Europe river cruise vacation, you'll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers, to see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany. You'll discover fascinating European Jewish Heritage through dedicated sightseeing in Budapest, Vienna and Regensburg, and an onboard lecture about Jewish culture and history.
Begin your European vacation in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, with a guided tour and free time to explore on your own. Sail past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria's elegant capital of Vienna, and take a Jewish History tour or classic guided sightseeing. Visit delightful Durnstein in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Discovery the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavarian capital of Munich. Cruise to Bamberg and Wurzburg, and discover the small Main River villages tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Sail to the Rhine Valley town of Rudesheim. Cruise along the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley to the wine village of Bernkastel to enjoy famous wines of the Moselle Valley wines. In Trier, Germany, see the ancient sights, including the fortified gate of Porta Nigra from an original Roman settlement.
Your cruise ends in Remich, Luxembourg, where you'll board a high-speed train to Paris. Your Monograms vacation package includes a 2-night stay in "The City of Lights" with VIP sightseeing with an expert guide to see the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. Your Monograms Local Host® is available to assist you throughout your stay in Paris.
Your European vacation continues with a high-speed train to spend two nights in London. Enjoy guided sightseeing including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as free time to explore the city at your leisure.
Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to Budapest!
Day 2 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes' Square, or Jewish heritage tour
Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Budapest-Vienna: Cruising; onboard lecture about Jewish culture
Day 5 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing, or Jewish history tour
Day 6 Durnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Durnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board
Day 7 Passau: Guided walk
Day 8 Regensburg: Jewish history guided walk, beer tasting on board
Day 9 Nuremberg: Choice of guided sightseeing, or Rally Grounds tour in Nuremberg, or Roth guided tour
Day 10 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: Excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
Day 11 Bamberg: Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
Day 12 Wurzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 13 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 14 Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 15 Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting
Day 16 Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier," see the Porta Nigra
Day 17 Remich (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer by high-speed train to Paris
Day 18 Paris: Guided sightseeing
Day 19 Paris-London, England: Travel to London by high-speed train
Day 20 London: Guided sightseeing
Day 21 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:
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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.
(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Welcome to Budapest-Hungary's Captivating Capital
The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe's shining city on the Danube.
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Classic Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square.OR:
Discovery Take a Jewish Heritage tour in the city with the most populous and active Jewish community in central Europe.
Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city's cafes and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.
You may choose to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in an Optional Wine-and-Dine Dinner this evening.
Time for Coffee, and Confections
With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest's famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship®.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
(B, L, D)
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.
Discovery Enjoy an onboard lecture about the Jewish communities and life in Eastern Europe.
This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
(B, L, D)
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections
Classic Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral;OR:
Discovery Take a tour about the Jewish history of Vienna, which goes back over 800 years.
Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace-a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.
This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria's Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.
Later, relax on board with live Klezmer entertainment - a musical tradition of the Jews of Eastern Europe - as you sail to Durnstein.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN
(B, L, D)
Fairytale Castles, Kings, Cobblestones of Delightful Durnstein
Classic Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
Active Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.
Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors
Classic Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
Discovery Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
(B, L, D)
Go for Baroque in Passau-Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet
Classic Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers," OR:
Join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG.
(B, L, D)
Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle
Discovery Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. Follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.
Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.
Discovery Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH
(B, L, D)
ROTH. NUREMBERG EXCURSION
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Discovery Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal-linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.
Classic Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth-with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge,Schloss Ratibor, OR; Classic Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg-with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR; Classic Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich.
EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
NUREMBERG-EXCURSION TO MUNICH
Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles
Classic Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace-a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.
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.
Call (614) 792-0002 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14258939
- Cruise Line
- Avalon Waterways
- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 21 Days
- Cruise Ship
- Imagery II
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|Day 13||Main River Village|
|Day 14||Rhine Gorge|
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $178 to $446, in twin room from $111 to $243
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 / $398
B / Sapphire Deck / $2298
A / Sapphire Deck / $2398
P / Royal Deck / $2598
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4398
Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
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