Your stunning river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Gouda. Then venture on to Strasbourg, France, to see its gothic cathedral with stunning murals and stained-glass. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You’ll also visit the Gutenberg museum for amazing history of early pioneers of print. You’ll visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city. Transfer by high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation package with 2 nights in “The City of Lights”. Your VIP sightseeing with an expert guide, includes the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. You’ll enjoy guided VIP sightseeing in England’s most famous destination, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Sightseeing includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your Monograms vacation package includes helpful onsite support from your expert Local Hosts® both in Paris & London.Your scenic river cruise on the Romantic Rhine River, and complete vacation package in Paris and London are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 4 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in KoblenzDay 6 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 7 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)–Paris, France: travel to Paris by high-speed trainDay 9 Paris: guided sightseeingDay 10 Paris–London, England: travel to London by high-speed trainDay 11 London: guided sightseeingDay 12 London: your vacation ends with morning
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.