Day 1:LONDON, ENGLAND
Welcome to England.Your Monograms Local Host® will help you get the most out of your two nights in London.Day 2:LONDON
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London 's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall 's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister 's Downing Street; Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul 's Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren 's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London 's skyline. (B)Day 3:LONDON-PARIS, FRANCE
Travel to Paris by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class).(B)Day 4:PARIS
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.(B)Day 5:PARIS—REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Luxembourg City, then transfer to Remich to board your Suite Ship® and start your Avalon river cruise.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH(B,D)Day 6:REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class WineACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Jog in Remich on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country.CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany 's oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR: CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.
This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel. EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)Day 7:BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle ValleyCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, OR: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins.
Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts. DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM(B,L,D)Day 8:RHINE GORGE—RÜDESHEIM
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryThis morning relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR; ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.
Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE(B,L,D)Day 9:MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River VillageCLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian village on the Main River shores.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG (B,L,D)Day 10:WÜRZBURG
A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop 's Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.
Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,L,D)Day 11:BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven HillsDISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about European history and culture. CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG(B,L,D)Day 12:NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
Living Heritage and History LessonsCLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Nuremberg 's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.
Your vacation continues with a transfer to Prague. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 SpiresStroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague 's cafés for dinner and Czech Beer. (B)Day 13:PRAGUE
The Charles Bridge and Europe 's Best BeerCLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.
Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague 's most romantic and picturesque spots.Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River.(B)Day 14:PRAGUE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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