Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights in Paris (Eastbound) 2021 - 17 Day River Cruise Paris to Budapest
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Jewels of Central Europe with 2 Nights in Paris (Eastbound) 2021

17 Day River Cruise Paris to Budapest

Starting at $6,968


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Vacation your way before your European river cruise with a 2-night Monograms® vacation in Paris. See the sights with an expert guide and the legendary landmarks on a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll also enjoy a Seine River cruise. Your Monograms vacation package includes two nights in Paris, guided sightseeing, and helpful onsite support from your expert Monograms Local Host®. Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City to board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Cruise to Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome with many remnants to be found, such as imperial baths. Visit the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages.

Continue your European river cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Along the Danube River, visit Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, and sample some of Germany’s famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobblestone streets, and Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey en route to Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.

Your European river cruise on the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers continues in Budapest. Celebrate your Central European vacation in the Hungarian capital with a local expert to show you the famous sights.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France
Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise
Day 3 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel by high-speed train to Luxembourg City (First class); transfer to Remich to board your ship; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Remich. Excursion to Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or Roman Trier sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
Day 5 Bernkastel: choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting
Day 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or cable-car ride in Rüdesheim
Day 7 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
Day 11 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
Day 12 Regensburg: guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria
Day 13 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz
Day 14 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna
Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 16 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 17 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • 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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Day 1
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins

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ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat

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ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside

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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

Day 5
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, OR:

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CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village

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CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg —”Pearl of the Romantic Road”— with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco

Day 8
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,

Day 9
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

Day 10
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich

Day 11
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress

Day 12
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk through Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

Day 13
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:

Day 14
CLASSIC Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Day 15
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square

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DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making

Day 17
DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;

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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

Day 19
Welcome to France. Your Monograms Local Host® will help you get the most out of your two nights stay in Paris

Day 20
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a Seine River Cruise. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; Notre Dame Cathedral; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more

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PARIS–REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)

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REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER

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BERNKASTEL, GERMANY

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RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM

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MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

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WÜRZBURG

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BAMBERG

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ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

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AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

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OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

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Day 83 PARIS, FRANCE
Welcome to France. Your Monograms Local Host® will help you get the most out of your two nights stay in Paris

Day 84 PARIS
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a Seine River Cruise. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; Notre Dame Cathedral; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more
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Day 85 PARIS–REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Luxembourg City, then transfer to Remich to board your Suite Ship® and start your Avalon river cruise. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
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Day 86 REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dated 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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
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Day 87 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
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, OR: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins. Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts. DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
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Day 88 RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This morning relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR; ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Day 89 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Beauty on the Main River CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian villages on the Main River shores. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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Day 90 WÜRZBURG
A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg —”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 BAMBERG
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Day 91 BAMBERG
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, AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
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Day 92 NUREMBERG. EXCURSION TO MUNICH
A King’s Palace and Town Halls 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
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Day 93 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Legends and History Lessons Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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 Tour 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. 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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
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Day 94 REGENSBURG
Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
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Day 95 PASSAU
Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk through Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship in Linz after your selected full-day excursion. LINZ, AUSTRIA Legendary, Lovely Linz Enjoy some free time to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
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Day 96 MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. VIENNA Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
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Day 97 VIENNA
Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. CLASSIC Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna's Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from ship to explore Vienna's square or the banks of the Danube. Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
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Day 98 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
War Heroes and Hot Water CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon, select from a variety of Guided Optional or spend free time soaking in one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube, or enjoy Budapest’s cafés, pubs or nightlife. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
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Day 99 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
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