Central European Experience - Paris to Prague

This cruise through Central Europe introduces you to the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers, as well as to the Main Danube canal. Your holiday begins with two overnight stays and sightseeing in Paris, followed by a tour of Trier. Taste some of the Moselle’s celebrated white wines in Bernkastel, cruise through the Rhine Gorge past Lorelei Rock, and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. In Würzburg, explore the Bishop’s Residenz, before sailing to Bamberg for a walk around the medieval centre. Your voyage ends with two nights in Prague, with guided sightseeing and a visit to the Hradcany Castle grounds.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Paris
    • Two-night stay with expert-led sightseeing, then cruise to ancient Trier, through the Moselle Valley and into pretty Bernkastel.
  • Rhine Gorge
    • Cruise the spectacular gorge before visiting Rüdesheim; take a guided walk around a riverside town; and explore historical Würzburg.
  • Prague
    • Two-night stay to see the impressive Hradcany Castle grounds, medieval Old Town and astronomical clock.

Rudesheim

Itinerary

Day 1

Paris

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Paris where you will be met and transferred to the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (or similar) for two nights.

Day 2

Paris

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Guided sightseeing. 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, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées with its lavish cafés, or perhaps visit the world-famous Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. 

Day 3

Paris - Remich (Embark)

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: High-speed TGV train journey. 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 ship 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.

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Hotels

Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris

The Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris sits among iconic Paris landmarks, 10 minutes' walk from the Champs-Élysées. Step back to the glamour of the 1930s as you indulge in the mosaic-decorated spa or soak up the Art Deco style at the Purple Bar. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • The hotel faces Parc Monceau, 15 minutes from the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord. The Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are a few minutes' walk away. 

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant and bar
    • Spa with 7 treatment rooms
    • Fitness room
    • Room service
    • Free WiFi
Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris

InterContinental Paris - Le Grand

Lavish historic charm in the heart of Paris. The hotel, which dates back to 1862, overlooks the famous Palais Garnier, home to the esteemed Paris Opera. Two acclaimed restaurants await you - Café de la Paix, with its rich history, and La Verrière, set in a beautiful winter garden. Official rating: 4 stars.

  • Location
    • A 4-minute walk from Opera metro station.

  • Facilities
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Fine dining restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna

InterContinental Prague

This first class hotel overlooking the Vltava river, is the ideal base to explore Prague’s historic sites. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located on the banks of the Vltava River, the hotel is an easy walk from Old Town, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle. 

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Café
    • Health Centre and Fitness Centre
    • Salt water indoor swimming pool
InterContinental Prague

Hilton Prague

This centrally-located hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy the attractions of the spectacular city of Prague. Three restaurants, two bars and a health club await you after a day's sightseeing. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • A 15 minute walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and close to major attractions. The airport is 25 minutes away.

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Sky Bar & Lounge
    • Café Bistro
    • Swimming pool
    • Sauna
Hilton Prague

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

Reviews

"Experience on Avalon Visionary excellent.Hotel stays at both ends less so."

24th August 2017 - Mrs Lesley Macpherson

"Clean and comfortable suite. The food was all that you could wish for and more..."

6th August 2017 - Mr John Cousins

"Maintained the excellent standards we encountered first time round."

28th June 2017 - Mr Donald Hodgkins

Our first cruise, on the Danube which we thoroughly enjoyed, was on a brand new boat so this time round I felt that a five year old boat might be showing signs of wear. I needn't have worried, it was immaculate. On P deck the club lounge is always handy but in general the cabins are well laid out, the crew were without exception polite, friendly and competent and the food was simply wonderful. The local guides at each stopping point were informative and pretty fluent in English. We were additionally lucky with the weather and the people we chose to sit with (Americans or Canadians). Naturally we would have no reservation in recommending Avalon and the only criticisms I would make are that I considered the price of the optional tours high and that the Hilton Hotel in Prague is by no means as convenient as the Intercontinental.

My criticisms were minor, the arrangements were faultless and I cannot readily think how you could improve upon them

"Wonderful staff - very helpful and willing..."

19th May 2017 - Trusted Customer

Wonderful staff - very helpful and willing

"One of the most enjoyable holidays we have taken. Not particularly relaxing, but very interesting…"

25th October 2016 - Trusted Customer

One of the most enjoyable holidays we have taken. Not particularly relaxing, but very interesting and picturesque. All your staff looked after us with great efficiency and always with a smile.

Very interesting ,picturesque, and fun.lovely staff.

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