Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 2 Nights In Nice, 2 Nights In Paris & 2 Nights In London (Northbound)

07/18/2021 through 10/19/2023
07/18/2021 through 11/11/2023
Avalon Waterways

Your Avalon river cruise on the Rhine and Rhône rivers actually begins with two nights in Nice on the French Riviera. From the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean, you’ll travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles-the city in Provence, which inspired works by Vincent van Gogh. Cruise to picturesque Avignon for a sightseeing in the fortress city, and sail to the charming village of Viviers to see the Romanesque cathedral and historic Old Town.

The Saône and Rhône Rivers meet in wonderful Lyon. Explore this city, joining a guided sightseeing tour. Join a transfer to Basel to start your Rhine River cruise. Enjoy a Black Forest excursion, before sailing to Strasbourg, France, and follow the Rhine on to Mainz and Rüdesheim to sail through the stunning views of the Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz. Cruise to the Rhineland’s capital city of Cologne and choose between a guided city walk of Cologne, and see its magnificent Gothic-style cathedral, or a walking tour of the city’s notable Jewish heritage sites.

Your cruise continues into the colorful city of Amsterdam, where you’ll explore Holland’s capital city with a canal cruise. Travel via high-speed train to Paris, to begin your Monograms vacation package with 2 days each in Paris and London. Enjoy included guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Monograms Local Hosts® in both of these exciting cities.

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Day 1 Nice: Welcome to France

Day 2 Nice: Guided tour

Day 3 Nice-Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Tournon-Vienne: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 9 Tournus–St. Jean de Losne: Cheese tasting on board

Day 10 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 11 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 12 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 13 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 14 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 15 Cologne: Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris: Transfer from your ship to the train station then travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class)

Day 18 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 19 Paris-London: Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class)

Day 20 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 21 London: Your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Nice, France
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Day 2 Nice
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Day 3 Nice – Port St. Louis (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Arles
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Day 5 Avignon
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Day 6 Viviers
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Day 7 Tournon
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Day 8 Lyon
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Day 9 Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
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Day 10 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
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Day 11 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 12 Strasbourg, France
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Day 13 Mainz, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 14 Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge
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Day 15 Cologne
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Day 16 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation) – Paris, France
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Day 18 Paris
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Day 19 Paris – London, England
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Day 20 London
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Day 21 London
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