Multiple itineraries are available:
Day 1 Prague
Travel to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the InterContinental Hotel (or similar) for two nights.
Day 2 Prague
Included today: Guided sightseeing. Prague is a 1,200 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures on a guided walking tour, including the Old Town's astronomical clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslas Square or stroll alongside the Vltava River.
Day 3 Prague - Nuremberg (Embarkation)
After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your cruise ship is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception.
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
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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.
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.
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.
A 4-minute walk from Opera metro station.
This first class hotel overlooking the Vltava river, is the ideal base to explore Prague’s historic sites. Official rating: 5 stars.
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.
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.
A 15 minute walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and close to major attractions. The airport is 25 minutes away.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.
"A fantastic experience."
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"The cruise as a whole was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Simona our..."
The cruise as a whole was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Simona our cruise director was organized and did a great job. The cruise itinerary itself was not ideal. I felt we were rushed trying to travel the distances needed to get through the itinerary. Most days we had a few hours in town, then needed to rush back to the boat to leave for the next port, which on more than one day wasn't until the following day. While the cruising part is nice, most people are on a riverboat because it stops often at many local towns and cities. The entire stretch along the Main river was not as picturesque as the Rhine and Moselle and there was much too much time spent on the boat and not out discovering and exploring the cities and towns. In addition, another element that added to the issues was that most of the time while traveling on the boat, the sky deck was closed due to the many locks we had to go through...so not only were you stuck traveling for lengthy periods of time, but you had to do it from inside the boat....not ideal.
Lastly - the wifi was horrible on the ship. At one point it was out altogether, but most of the time there was just a bad signal....so we were on the boat for extended periods of time where we couldn't be outside and there was no wifi to use devices or contact family back at home.
The cities and towns we did get to see were great, there just weren't enough of them.
Itinerary was too much boat time, without an outdoor area, and not enough time in each city/town
"Invigorating yet relaxing cruise"
Our cruise director was magnificent, very well organised, great fun, very interesting and varied programme
Interesting and varied programme, excellent organisation
First class service from booking right through to return flight home. Enjoyed two nights in Prague at the beginning and Paris at the end, but the cruise itself exceeded our expectations.
Fabulous cruise. Service was excellent.
from £3,182 per person
This river cruise through central Europe will take you from Remich to the gothic skyline of Prague on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers. Embark on your European river cruise in Luxembourg on the enchanting Moselle River. Make your way to the ancient city of Trier, Germany—believed to be even older than Rome. Many remnants of ancient Rome can still be found, such as imperial baths and the Roman Bridge. The wine village of Bernkastel, with Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages. Continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River—and see the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Stop in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, before proceeding into the Main River. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your journey concludes in Prague, one of Europe’s most magical cities. See its treasures, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline, the Astronomical Clock, and Charles Bridge—the oldest bridge in the city. In your free time get a taste of the local cuisine with plum dumplings and Pilsner—the perfect ending to this unforgettable European river cruise vacation!
from £4,696 per person
From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise holiday. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany where there’s a guided city walk in Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. First stop in Austria is Melk for a visit of its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Dürnstein—famous for its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche. And in the last days of your holiday, local experts will introduce you to three capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; Bratislava, Slovakia, where winding cobblestone streets twist and turn in the Old Town and you’ll visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a river cruise to remember!
from £2,810 per person
This timeless Europe river cruise holiday begins with one night in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic. In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In the picturesque town of Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg - the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches and the Imperial Castle. Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, known as the “Golden City.” See the sights with a local guide and explore on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise holiday!