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CENTRAL EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE - CATEGORY E - 2017

Tour Code - WNR-E 12 days - PRAGUE to PARIS $3997 USD
This splendid Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your vacation begins with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit of the Hradcany Castle grounds in the “Golden City” of Prague. Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Bamberg, Würzburg, and Trier. Visit the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, and enjoy a tasting of Moselle wines in Bernkastel. Other highlights: cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, and travel by high-speed train to Paris. Your vacation ends in Paris with two overnights and guided sightseeing of the major sights.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • CRUISE
    Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.
  • PRAGUE
    Guided sightseeing on Day 2, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds.
  • PRAGUE-NUREMBERG
    Travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception.
  • BAMBERG
    Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall.
  • WURZBURG
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz.
  • MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Guided walk.
  • RUDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE
    Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge.
  • BERNKASTEL
    Guided walk; wine tasting.
  • TRIER
    Choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra.
  • REMICH-PARIS
    Travel by motorcoach from Remich to Luxembourg City or Metz; continue by high-speed train to Paris; guided sightseeing.
  • PARIS
    Day at leisure.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you
    Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
  • LOCAL FAVOURITES
    Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your onboard and onshore experiences by choosing from a variety of included or optional excursions, visits & activities. Log on to MyAccount to customise your cruise experience.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
11
6
7

are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D)
Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes
Welcome dinner
Daily Afternoon Tea
Daily Night Fare
Farewell dinner
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast
wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.
    Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The city straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires, and pinnacles highlighting its skyline.

  2. PRAGUE.
    Prague is a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time, and, unlike other Central European capitals, it was not bombed during the 20th-century wars. On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, see its best-known treasures, such as the Old Town's Astronomical Clock, dating from the 15th century and once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS; St. Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square, an important meeting point where people demonstrated against the communist regime; watch performers and shop at the market stalls on Charles Bridge; wander around the medieval Old Town, dating from the 10th century; sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner; or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director will have more suggestions for you. (B)

  3. PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION).
    After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew for a welcome reception. (B,D)

  4. BAMBERG.
    In the early morning hours, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your GUIDED WALK takes in its historic centre, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)-built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River when the bishop refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall! This afternoon, enjoy some relaxing time on board as you cruise toward Wurzburg on the Main River. (B,L,D)

  5. WURZBURG.
    Arrive in Wurzburg during breakfast. Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Wurzburg, also known as the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the magnificent baroque BISHOP'S RESIDENZ, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. This afternoon you might like to join an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg. (B,L,D)

  6. MAIN RIVER VILLAGE EXPERIENCE.
    On the banks of the Main River you find cultural gems of small towns, many of them tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Half timbered houses, narrow streets and medieval town centres, these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer's delight. Join your Local Guide to experience one of these towns on a GUIDED WALK. (B,L,D)

  7. RUDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE.
    Pretty Rudesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town, and SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM is a real surprise. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there's free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. Downstream, the dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. (B,L,D)

  8. BERNKASTEL.
    Early this morning you arrive in the charming wine village of Bernkastel on the Moselle River. With its fascinating narrow streets and half-timbered houses that have stood since the Middle Ages, you'll enjoy a GUIDED WALK that includes the beautiful marketplace with its renaissance-style Town Hall-built in 1608-and the "pointed house," built in 1416. The Moselle is famous for its wines, and growers in this area look after Germany's largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. This evening enjoy a TASTING of some of these well-loved German wines. (B,L,D)

  9. TRIER.
    After breakfast, an excursion takes you to Trier, Germany's oldest city. Some say Trier is even older than Rome and that it was populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived. Many Roman remains have survived, including a 20,000-seat amphitheatre; the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement, which still gives access to the town's centre; imperial baths; and the Roman bridge, Germany's oldest bridge, with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD-all evidence of this once grand Roman city. Trier also offers pleasant market squares, Germany's oldest Christian church, and a cornucopia of architectural styles-Roman, baroque, neo-classicism, renaissance, and gothic. A choice of included CITY SIGHTSEEING or the more history-focused "ROMAN TRIER" guided tour, followed by some free time, give you the opportunity to discover this magnificent town. Rejoin your vessel and head for Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (B,L,D)

  10. REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (DISEMBARKATION)-PARIS, FRANCE.
    Reach Remich in the early morning hours and say goodbye to your crew after breakfast. Travel to Luxembourg City or to Metz to board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN to Paris and enjoy GUIDED sightseeing upon arrival. Known as one of the world's most romantic and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Your INCLUDED CITY SIGHTSEEING shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. (B)

  11. PARIS.
    Today in your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysees, with sprawling sidewalks, and lavish cafes, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre museum, the Palace of Versailles or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacre Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. Paris is also well known for its colourful nightlife and an optional outing to one of the world's most famous cabaret shows is available. All of this awaits your discovery! (B)

  12. PARIS.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Dates Vessel Cabin Twin Share Single Availability   Hotels Excursions
02 Jul 2017 to
13 Jul 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $4197 USD $6413 USD Please Call View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4396 USD $6722 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite B $5346 USD $8194 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite A $5396 USD $8272 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite P $5496 USD $8427 USD Book Now
Royal Suite S $6096 USD $12024 USD Please Call
16 Jul 2017 to
27 Jul 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $4197 USD $6413 USD Book Now View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4396 USD $6722 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite B $5346 USD $8194 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite A $5396 USD $8272 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite P $5496 USD $8427 USD Book Now
Royal Suite S $6096 USD $12024 USD Book Now
30 Jul 2017 to
10 Aug 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $4197 USD $6413 USD Book Now View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4396 USD $6722 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite B $5346 USD $8194 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite A $5396 USD $8272 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite P $5496 USD $8427 USD Book Now
Royal Suite S $6096 USD $12024 USD Book Now
Dates Vessel Cabin Twin Share Single Availability   Hotels Excursions
27 Aug 2017 to
07 Sep 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $4297 USD $6568 USD Please Call View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4496 USD $6877 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite B $5446 USD $8349 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite A $5496 USD $8427 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite P $5596 USD $8582 USD Please Call
Royal Suite S $6196 USD $12224 USD Please Call
Dates Vessel Cabin Twin Share Single Availability   Hotels Excursions
10 Sep 2017 to
21 Sep 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $4397 USD $6723 USD Please Call View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4596 USD $7032 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite B $5546 USD $8504 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite A $5596 USD $8582 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite P $5696 USD $8737 USD Book Now
Royal Suite S $6296 USD $12424 USD Please Call
24 Sep 2017 to
05 Oct 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $4397 USD $6723 USD Book Now View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4596 USD $7032 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite B $5546 USD $8504 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite A $5596 USD $8582 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite P $5696 USD $8737 USD Please Call
Royal Suite S $6296 USD $12424 USD Please Call
Dates Vessel Cabin Twin Share Single Availability   Hotels Excursions
22 Oct 2017 to
02 Nov 2017
Visionary Deluxe Stateroom E $3997 USD $6103 USD Please Call View Hotels View Excursions
Deluxe Stateroom D $4196 USD $6412 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite B $5146 USD $7884 USD Please Call
Panorama Suite A $5196 USD $7962 USD Book Now
Panorama Suite P $5296 USD $8117 USD Book Now
Royal Suite S $5896 USD $11624 USD Please Call
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE PRAGUE 01 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 $185 USD $104 USD
PRE PRAGUE 01 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $270 USD $147 USD
PRE PRAGUE 01 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2017 $270 USD $147 USD
PRE PRAGUE 01 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017 $185 USD $104 USD
PRE PRAGUE 01 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 $185 USD $104 USD
PRE PRAGUE 01 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2017 $270 USD $147 USD
POST PARIS 01 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 $472 USD $254 USD
POST PARIS 01 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $659 USD $345 USD
POST PARIS 30 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2017 $659 USD $345 USD
POST PARIS 25 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 $777 USD $404 USD
POST PARIS 01 Sep 2017 24 Sep 2017 $659 USD $345 USD
POST PARIS 01 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017 $472 USD $254 USD
POST PARIS 23 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 $659 USD $345 USD
POST PARIS 18 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 $777 USD $404 USD
POST PARIS 19 May 2017 17 Jun 2017 $659 USD $345 USD
Charge Type Name Price
INCLUDED Port Charges $168 USD
OPTIONAL Gratuity $132 USD

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