Central European Experience - Eastbound

Day 1 - Arrive in Paris, France. Welcome to Paris, France's capital on the River Seine and the "City of Light," where romance fills the air!
Day 2 - Paris. 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. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysees with its lavish cafes, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre 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. (B)
Day 3 - Paris - Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation). This morning, board a HIGH-SPEED TRAIN for a swift and comfortable journey to Metz or Luxembourg City. Continue to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where your river cruise vessel is docked on the Moselle River. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. The Moselle River is some 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. (B,D)
Day 4 - Trier, Germany. At the head of the Moselle Valley is Trier, Germany's oldest city. Some say Trier is even older than Rome and 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. Choose from an included GUIDED CITY SIGHTSEEING or the more history-focused "ROMAN TRIER" guided tour. As you cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River, it becomes obvious why the Moselle Valley is famous for its picturesque scenery, and that this is an important wine-growing region. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Bernkastel. In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its fascinating narrow streets and half-timbered houses that have stood since the Middle Ages. 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. Wine growers in this area look after Germany's largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. During your free time this afternoon you might like to visit the Moselle Wine Museum. This evening, enjoy a TASTING of some of these well-loved German wines. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim. This morning, sail through the dramatic RHINE GORGE, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. In Rudesheim, the quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, visit SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, where you'll see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there's free time to pick up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobblestoned Drosselgasse, where colorful flowers, open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Main River Village. 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. With 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 8 - Wurzburg. Relax on board this morning as you cruise the Main River. This afternoon, arrive in Wurzburg. Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Wurzburg, the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," makes an immediate impression with imposing Marienberg Fortress 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. Then, there's time to relax, do some shopping, or stop in a Konditorei for a mouth-watering pastry and a cup of coffee"a German afternoon tradition. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Bamberg. Enjoy another pleasant morning of sailing before you arrive in medieval Bamberg in the early afternoon. The town is the former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your GUIDED WALKING TOUR 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! (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Nuremberg (Disembarkation) - Prague, Czech Republic. This morning, arrive in Nuremberg, where you bid farewell to your crew after breakfast and transfer by motorcoach to cross the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest and head for Prague, the "Golden City." (B)
Day 11 - 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; HRAD?ANY 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; sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner; or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director will have more suggestions for you. (B)
Day 12 - Prague. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Central European Experience - Eastbound
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  Tour Duration    12 Days
  Start City:   Paris
  Price From   USD $4,029.00   See in Cart
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Pricing (Per Person)

Land Start Date Price From:
2016-10-11 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
2017-04-16 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
2017-04-30 USD $4,129.00 See in Cart
2017-05-28 USD $4,179.00 See in Cart
2017-06-11 USD $4,179.00 See in Cart
2017-07-09 USD $4,029.00 See in Cart
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2017-09-03 USD $4,229.00 See in Cart
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    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 Paris:
    in single room from $345 to $1,070, in twin room from $185 to $550

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

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

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

    Artistry II
    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 Paris: welcome to France; guided sightseeing on Day 2
    Day 3 Paris - Remich (Embarkation): travel from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City by high-speed train and on to Remich by motorcoach; onboard welcome reception
    Day 4 Trier: choice of guided sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
    Day 5 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting
    Day 6 Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim; enjoy a special treat
    Day 7 Main River Village: guided walk
    Day 8 Wurzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
    Day 9 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
    Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation) - Prague: travel by motorcoach to Prague
    Day 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hrad?any Castle grounds
    Day 12 Prague: 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 - Eastbound
 
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