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Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine With 3 Nights In Paris & 3 Nights In London (Northbound) (WZA1)

14 Day River Cruise Basel to London 
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. 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 can alternatively 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 3 nights in “The City of Lights”. Enjoy a VIP sightseeing with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and join a Seine river cruise. 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.

Ships: Vista - Expression - Panorama - Artistry II - Illumination - Impression - Imagery II - Tranquility II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/24/20, 10/27/20, 11/07/20, 11/21/20, 12/12/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 4 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 6 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 7 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)–Paris, France: travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class)

Day 9 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 10 Paris: full day at leisure

Day 11 Paris–London, England: travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 12 London: guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 13 London: full day at leisure

Day 14 London: your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

04/24/2021 - omantic Rhine Author Cruise with Diana Gabaldon with 3 nights in Paris & 3 nights in London
07/17/2021 - Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage (Northbound)
11/27/2021 - Festive Season on Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound)
12/11/2021 - Festive Season on Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound)

Related Avalon Tours

WZA - Romantic Rhine (Northbound)
WZA1 - With 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London
WZA2 - With 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights In Paris & 2 Nights in London
WZA3 - With 2 Nights in Lucerne
WZA4 - With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WAZ - Romantic Rhine (Southbound)

Itinerary (2021)

 Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.


 History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.


 Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.


 Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel”, OR:

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour.


Turning the Pages of History

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.


 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.


Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.


 Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!


 Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”.

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.


 Transfer from your Avalon ship to the train station, where you begin your Monograms package.

Travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class).

 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; Notre Dame Cathedral; 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.

 Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the “City of Lights”. Your Local Host® will help you get the most out of your stay in Paris

 Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

 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. 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.

 Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore London at your own pace. Your Local Host® will help you get the most out of it.

 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Avalon Pricing Details

Book now to guarantee Early Preview Pricing, available only until April 6, 2020.

Gateway city for arrivals is Zürich.

Port charges:

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199


Special Special Interest Cruises: Festive November 27 & December 11; Jewish Heritage July 17

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Avalon Tour Dates

Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
04/03/2021 $4,976.00
04/06/2021 $5,024.00
04/10/2021 $5,176.00
04/20/2021 $5,503.00
*04/24/2021 $5,677.00
05/01/2021 $5,777.00
05/04/2021 $5,805.00
05/08/2021 $5,877.00
05/15/2021 $6,062.00
05/17/2021 $5,970.00
05/18/2021 $5,905.00
05/22/2021 $5,983.00
05/29/2021 $6,017.00
06/05/2021 $5,995.00
06/12/2021 $5,997.00
06/15/2021 $5,924.00
06/19/2021 $5,995.00
06/26/2021 $5,959.00
06/29/2021 $5,886.00
07/03/2021 $5,957.00
07/10/2021 $5,959.00
*07/17/2021 $5,958.00
07/27/2021 $5,885.00
08/07/2021 $5,958.00
08/10/2021 $5,885.00
08/14/2021 $5,958.00
08/21/2021 $5,958.00
08/28/2021 $5,977.00
09/04/2021 $6,239.00
09/07/2021 $6,205.00
09/11/2021 $6,277.00
09/18/2021 $6,277.00
09/21/2021 $6,205.00
09/25/2021 $6,276.00
10/02/2021 $6,226.00
10/09/2021 $6,039.00
10/16/2021 $5,878.00
10/19/2021 $5,803.00
10/23/2021 $5,624.00
10/30/2021 $5,324.00
11/02/2021 $5,193.00
*11/27/2021 $5,192.00
*12/11/2021 $5,191.00
03/26/2022 $4,952.00
04/02/2022 $5,002.00
04/05/2022 $5,050.00
04/09/2022 $5,152.00
04/19/2022 $5,529.00
04/23/2022 $5,703.00
05/07/2022 $5,903.00
05/14/2022 $5,988.00
05/17/2022 $5,931.00
05/21/2022 $6,009.00
05/28/2022 $6,043.00
06/04/2022 $6,021.00
06/11/2022 $6,023.00
06/14/2022 $5,950.00
06/17/2022 $5,983.00
06/18/2022 $6,021.00
06/25/2022 $5,985.00
06/28/2022 $5,912.00
07/02/2022 $5,983.00
07/03/2022 $5,984.00
07/09/2022 $5,985.00
07/12/2022 $5,910.00
07/16/2022 $5,984.00
07/23/2022 $5,984.00
07/30/2022 $5,984.00
08/01/2022 $5,947.00
08/06/2022 $5,984.00
08/07/2022 $5,983.00
08/09/2022 $5,911.00
08/13/2022 $5,984.00
08/20/2022 $5,984.00
08/23/2022 $5,931.00
08/27/2022 $6,003.00
09/03/2022 $6,303.00
09/10/2022 $6,303.00
09/11/2022 $6,303.00
09/17/2022 $6,303.00
09/20/2022 $6,231.00
09/24/2022 $6,302.00
10/01/2022 $6,252.00
10/04/2022 $6,130.00
10/08/2022 $6,102.00
10/15/2022 $5,904.00
10/18/2022 $5,863.00
11/01/2022 $5,219.00
11/26/2022 $5,218.00
12/10/2022 $5,217.00
12/14/2022 $5,217.00
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