Jewels of Central Europe with 2 nights in Paris & 2 nights in London 2021
19 Day River Cruise Budapest to London
Starting at $8,921
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
On this European river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Board your ship in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, before ending your cruise in Luxembourg. Sail out of Budapest, past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna. Take a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk. You’ll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. These picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer's dream. Visit Würzburg and the impressive Bishop’s Residenz, then sail into the Rhine River and stop in Rüdesheim—a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque views, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel surrounded by Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome—first populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived—a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Cruise along the enchanting Moselle River to Remich, Luxembourg to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship®, and transfer via high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation. You’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing in “The City of Light” with an expert guide driving past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine River cruise and free time to enjoy Paris on your own with the suggestions and support of your Monograms Local Host®. Your Monograms 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!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Vienna:||Scenic sailing through Bratislava|
|Day 3 Vienna:||Guided sightseeing|
|Day 4 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk:||Choice of guided tour or a hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting|
|Day 5 Passau:||Guided walk|
|Day 6 Regensburg:||Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria|
|Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg:||Choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard beer tasting|
|Day 8 Nuremberg. Munich excursion:||Guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz|
|Day 9 Bamberg:||Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall|
|Day 10 Würzburg:||Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residence|
|Day 11 Main River village:||Guided walk|
|Day 12 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge:||Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge|
|Day 13 Bernkastel:||Choice of guided walk or hike to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; wine tasting|
|Day 14 Remich. Excursion to Trier:||Choice of guided city sightseeing, or 'Roman Trier,' see the Porta Nigra|
|Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation)-Paris:||Transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (First class) to Paris|
|Day 16 Paris:||Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise|
|Day 17 Paris-London, England:||Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)|
|Day 18 London:||Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)|
|Day 19 London:||Your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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