This marvelous Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your vacation begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the splendid “City of Light.” Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, Würzburg, and Bamberg. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and taste some of the Moselle’s much loved wines in Bernkastel. Other highlights: travel by high-speed train from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, and see the legendary Lorelei rock. Your vacation ends with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit of the Hradcany Castle grounds in the “Golden City” of Prague.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDays 1-2 Paris: welcome to France; guided sightseeing on Day 2Day 3 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City by high-speed train and on to Remich by motorcoach; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Trier: choice of guided sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 5 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tastingDay 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 7 Main River Village: guided walkDay 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 9 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague: travel by motorcoach to PragueDay 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 12 Prague: your vacation ends this morning
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES: In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.