2021 Season

Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 1 Night in Marseille, 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London for Wine Lovers (Northbound)


cruise: WLA1-T1 22 Day River Cruise Marseille to London
Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. With a Master of Wine accompanying you on the French portion of your cruise, you’ll hear interesting presentations on winemaking and be hosted for delicious wine tastings and pairings. Begin your vacation in Marseilles with an overnight stay in the south of France. Enjoy guided sightseeing and transfer to your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port Saint Louis and cruise to Avignon for a guided tour of Châteauneuf du Pape. Visit charming Arles and Viviers, and enjoy a wine-and-chocolate tasting at the Cité du Chocolat at Valrhona or hike in the vineyards in medieval Tournon. Take a guided tour of Beaujolais, and join a culinary tour in the gastronomic capital of Lyon. In Mâcon, go on an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.

Transfer from St. Jean Losne to embark on your Rhine River cruise from Basel, Switzerland. Cruise to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the Black Forest, and visit Strasbourg, France. Sail to Mainz, with your choice of a guided walk with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, or an excursion to nearby Heidelberg Castle. Visit the vineyard town of Rüdesheim, and sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River dotted every mile with ancient castles. Arrive in Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city best known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral

Conclude your cruise in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Board a high-speed train to Paris to begin your Monograms® vacation. Spend three nights enjoying superior accommodations in the “City of Light” with guided sightseeing and free time to explore on your own. Next, board a train for London to spend three nights, including guided sightseeing and superior accommodations. Your Monograms Local Guide® is on hand to assist you with everything you need in both Paris and London.
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Day 1 Marseille: Welcome to France

Day 2 Marseille-Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop; onboard lecture about wine

Day 4 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Day 5 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 6 Tournon-Vienne: Guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; guided tour to Beaujolais

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: Chardonnay excursion; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 10 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 11 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 12 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 13 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 14 Cologne: Choice of 'Cologne Highlights' walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 15 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer from your ship to the train station, then travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class)

Day 17 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 18 Paris: Full day at leisure

Day 19 Paris-London: Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) to London

Day 20 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 21 London: Full day at leisure

Day 22 London: Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • 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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