On this European river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany.
Before you embark on your European river cruise, experience the unique energy of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on a guided tour of the city and time to explore on your own. Sail past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna. Take a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk. You’ll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. From Nuremberg to Remich, you’ll cruise in the company of Brenda Tharp, world-class photographer, who shares onboard presentations. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a photography contest at the end of your cruise to vote for favorite shots taken on your cruise.
On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Along the Rhine River, stop in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque views, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement.
Cruise along the enchanting Moselle River to Remich, Luxembourg to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship®, and transfer via high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms® vacation. You’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing in “The City of Light” with an expert guide driving past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine River cruise and free time to enjoy Paris on your own with the suggestions and support of your Monograms Local Host®.
Your Monograms European vacation continues with a trip to London. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Carry your river cruise memories home to share and remember for a lifetime as a trip you’ll never forget!