Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 2 Nights In Paris & 2 Nights In London (Northbound)

12/12/2019 through 10/09/2021
12/12/2019 through 10/30/2021
Avalon Waterways

Your Avalon river cruise on the Rhine and Rhône rivers begins in Port-Saint-Louis. Here, board your Avalon Suite Ship®. You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles-the city in Provence which inspired works by Vincent van Gogh. Cruise to the picturesque Avignon for a sightseeing in the fortress city, sail to the charming village of Viviers to see the Romanesque cathedral and historic Old Town.

The Saône and Rhône Rivers meet in wonderful Lyon. Explore this city, joining a guided sightseeing tour. Join a transfer to Basel to start your Rhine River cruise. Enjoy a Black Forest excursion, before sailing to Strasbourg, France, and follow the Rhine on to Mainz and Rüdesheim to sail through the stunning views of the Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz. Cruise to the Rhineland’s capital city of Cologne and choose between a guided city walk of Cologne, and see its magnificent gothic cathedral, or a walking tour of the city’s notable Jewish heritage sites.

Your cruise continues into the colorful city of Amsterdam, where you’ll explore the Netherland’s capital city with a canal cruise, before traveling via high-speed train to Paris, where your Monograms vacation package of 2 days each in Paris and London begins, including guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Local Hosts® in both these exciting cities.

Included Features:

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Basel (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller

Day 10 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 11 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 13 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)–Paris, France: transfer from your ship to the train station then travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class)

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Port St. Louis, France (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Arles
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Day 3 Avignon
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Day 4 Viviers
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Day 5 Tournon
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Day 6 Lyon
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Day 7 Tournus-st. Jean De Losne
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Day 8 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) Beaune – Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
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Day 9 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 10 Strasbourg, France
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Day 11 Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 12 Rüdesheim-rhine Gorge
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Day 13 Cologne
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Day 14 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation) - Paris, France
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Day 16 Paris
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Day 17 Paris-london, England
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Day 18 London
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Day 19 London
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