Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Northbound) 2021
12 Day River Cruise Basel to London
Starting at $4,277
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Your stunning Rhine River cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland, with stops in France, Germany, and Holland. Sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest. Then venture on to Strasbourg, France, to see its Gothic cathedral with stunning murals and stained glass. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You can alternatively visit the Gutenberg Museum for amazing history of the early pio-neers of printing. Visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city. Transfer by high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms® vacation package with two nights in “The City of Light.” Your guided sightseeing with an expert guide includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine River cruise. Enjoy guided sightseeing of London’s iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Enjoy free time as well to explore London on your own. Monograms is with you all the way with helpful onsite support from your expert Local Hosts® in both Paris & London.Your scenic river cruise on the Rhine River, with a Monograms vacation package in Paris and London are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Basel (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Breisach:||Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller|
|Day 3 Strasbourg:||Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral|
|Day 4 Mainz:||Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz|
|Day 5 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz:||Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz|
|Day 6 Cologne:||Choice of 'Cologne Highlights' walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour|
|Day 7 Amsterdam:||Canal cruise|
|Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris, France:||Travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class)|
|Day 9 Paris:||Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise|
|Day 10 Paris-London, England:||Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)|
|Day 11 London:||Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)|
|Day 12 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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18,Avenue De Suffren Paris France
Enjoying an unbeatable location next to the iconic Eiffel Tower, this 456-room sleek, modern hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and has a California-inspired Brasserie with open kitchen and stylish wine bar. Other amenities include a large gym on the 9th floor with panoramic rooftop vistas.
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1 Addington Street London United Kingdom
Ideally located just south of Westminster Bridge and overlooking the River Thames, this hotel is within walking distance of London's most famous attractions. Stylish dining options are available at the hotel: LItaliano offers authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list and Spectrum Bar & Café is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Afternoon Tea and late-night drinks. The hotel also provides a fitness room as well as steam and sauna facilities, and Aurora Spa is available for beauty treatments or massages. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout.