Central European Experience - Westbound

Day 1 - Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic. Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The city straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires, and pinnacles highlighting its skyline.
Day 2 - Prague. Prague is a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time, and, unlike other Central European capitals, it was not bombed during the 20th-century wars. On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, see its best-known treasures, such as the Old Town's Astronomical Clock, dating from the 15th century and once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS; St. Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square, an important meeting point where people demonstrated against the communist regime; watch performers and shop at the market stalls on Charles Bridge; wander around the medieval Old Town, dating from the 10th century; sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner; or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director will have more suggestions for you. (B)
Day 3 - Prague - Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation). After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew for a welcome reception. (B,D)
Day 4 - Bamberg. In the early morning hours, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your GUIDED WALK takes in its historic center, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)"built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River when the bishop refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall! This afternoon, enjoy some relaxing time on board as you cruise toward Wurzburg on the Main River. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Wurzburg. Arrive in Wurzburg during breakfast. Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Wurzburg, also known as the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the magnificent baroque BISHOP'S RESIDENZ, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. This afternoon you might like to join an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Main River Village experience. On the banks of the Main River you find cultural gems of small towns, many of them tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Half timbered houses, narrow streets and medieval town centers, these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer's delight. Join your Local Guide to experience one of these towns on a GUIDED WALK. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge. Pretty Rudesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town, and SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM is a real surprise. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there's free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. Downstream,the dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Bernkastel. Early this morning you arrive in the charming wine village of Bernkastel on the Moselle River. With its fascinating narrow streets and half-timbered houses that have stood since the Middle Ages, you'll enjoy a GUIDED WALK that includes the beautiful marketplace with its renaissance-style Town Hall"built in 1608"and the "pointed house," built in 1416. The Moselle is famous for its wines, and growers in this area look after Germany's largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. This evening enjoy a TASTING of some of these well-loved German wines. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Trier. After breakfast, an excursion takes you to Trier, Germany's oldest city. Some say Trier is even older than Rome and that it was populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived. Many Roman remains have survived, including a 20,000-seat amphitheater; the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement, which still gives access to the town's center; imperial baths; and the Roman bridge, Germany's oldest bridge, with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD"all evidence of this once grand Roman city. Trier also offers pleasant market squares, Germany's oldest Christian church, and a cornucopia of architectural styles"Roman, baroque, neo-classicism, renaissance, and gothic. A choice of included CITY SIGHTSEEING or the more history-focused "ROMAN TRIER" guided tour, followed by some free time, give you the opportunity to discover this magnificent town. Rejoin your vessel and head for Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Remich, Luxembourg (Disembarkation) - Paris, France. Reach Remich in the early morning hours and say goodbye to your crew after breakfast. Travel to Luxembourg City or to Metz to board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN to Paris and enjoy GUIDED sightseeing upon arrival. Known as one of the world's most romantic and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Your INCLUDED CITY SIGHTSEEING shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. (B)
Day 11 - Paris. Today in your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysees, with sprawling sidewalks, and lavish cafes, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre museum, or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacre Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. Paris is also well known for its colorful nightlife and an optional outing to one of the world's most famous cabaret shows is available. All of this awaits your discovery! (B)
Day 12 - Paris. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Central European Experience - Westbound
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    12 Days
  Start City:   Prague
  Price From   USD $3,829.00   See in Cart
(not including airfare)
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Pricing (Per Person)

Land Start Date Price From:
2016-10-18 USD $3,829.00 See in Cart
2017-04-23 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
2017-05-21 USD $4,129.00 See in Cart
2017-06-04 USD $4,179.00 See in Cart
2017-07-02 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
2017-07-16 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
2017-07-30 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
2017-08-27 USD $4,129.00 See in Cart
2017-09-10 USD $4,229.00 See in Cart
2017-09-24 USD $4,229.00 See in Cart
    Port charges:
    $147

    Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

    Extra nights per person in Prague:
    in single room from $165 to $315, in twin room from $90 to $175

    Extra nights per person in Paris:
    in single room from $345 to $1,070, in twin room from $185 to $550

    Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Luminary
    Category / Decks / Price
    B / Sapphire Deck / $649
    A / Sapphire Deck / $699
    P / Royal Deck / $799
    Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,399

    Artistry II/Visionary
    Category / Decks / Price
    D / Indigo Deck / $199
    B / Sapphire Deck / $1,049
    A / Sapphire Deck / $1,099
    P / Royal Deck / $1,199
    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,899
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
    Days 1-2 Prague: welcome to the Czech Republic; guided sightseeing on Day 2, see the Astronomical Clock and
    visit Hrad?any Castle grounds
    Day 3 Prague - Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception
    Day 4 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
    Day 5 Wurzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
    Day 6 Main River Village: guided walk
    Day 7 Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
    Day 8 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting
    Day 9 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
    Day 10 Remich (Disembarkation) - Paris: travel by motorcoach from Remich to Luxembourg City or Metz; continue by high-speed train to Paris; guided sightseeing
    Day 11 Paris: day at leisure
    Day 12 Paris: your vacation ends this morning
  • Key Differences
  • AW_Always_Included_Europe_2016
  • Launch Date
  • 04/07/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
    • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes
    • Welcome dinner
    • Daily Afternoon Tea
    • Daily Night Fare
    • Farewell dinner
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • Notes
  • NOTES:
    • 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.
  • Scenic Highlights
  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
    Attend a tasting of the region's Famed Moselle wines.
  • Title
  • Central European Experience - Westbound
 
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