2021 Season

Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage (Northbound)


cruise: WZA1-T2 14 Day River Cruise Basel to London
Your stunning river cruise on the Rhine sails from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam. A history expert accompanies you to share fascinating historical lectures to spotlight Jewish history in select destinations. With stops in France and Germany, you’ll sail to Breisach, Germany, for an excursion to Black Forest, and to Strasbourg, France, to see its Gothic cathedral and the historic Jewish Quarter. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You can alternatively visit the Gutenberg museum for amazing history of early pioneers of print. Visit Koblenz and take a Jewish heritage walking tour in Cologne. Arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city and see the Jewish quarter. Explore the city where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary.

Travel by high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris to begin your Monograms® vacation package with three nights each in Paris and London. In “The City of Light,” enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and join a Seine River cruise. Board a high-speed Eurostar train for London, where guided sightseeing includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your Monograms vacation package includes free time and helpful onsite support from your expert Local Hosts® in both Paris & London.
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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district, the Gothic cathedral and the Jewish quarter

Day 4 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 5 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 6 Cologne: Choice of 'Cologne Highlights' walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 7 Amsterdam: Canal cruise, see the Jewish quarter

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris, France: Travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class)

Day 9 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 10 Paris: Full day at leisure

Day 11 Paris-London, England: Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 12 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 13 London: Full day at leisure

Day 14 London: Your vacation ends this morning
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cities and locations


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.

notes


  • 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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