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

09/25/2020 through 10/08/2022
09/25/2020 through 10/29/2022
Avalon Waterways

Your Avalon river cruise on the Rhine and Rhône rivers begins in Port-Saint-Louis where you’ll 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 picturesque Avignon for sightseeing in the fortress city, and 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 the city on a guided sightseeing tour. Transfer to Basel to embark on your Rhine River cruise. Take an excursion to Bavaria’s Black Forest before sailing to Strasbourg, France. Follow the Rhine on to Mainz and Rüdesheim, and 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 to see its magnificent Gothic cathedral, or a walking tour of the city’s notable Jewish heritage sites.

Your cruise continues to the colorful city of Amsterdam, where you’ll explore Holland’s capital city with a canal cruise, before traveling via high-speed train to Paris, where your Monograms® vacation package begins. Spend two days each in Paris and London, 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 Badischer 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; 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: 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: 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 Mainz, 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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