This delightful European river cruise through France and Germany combines with a fantastic Monograms holiday package in Paris and London. Your adventure begins with two overnights in Nice on the French Riviera, before travelling to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship. Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Indulge in the legendary cuisine of France on this culinary focused cruise through Burgundy and Provence.
With a Master of Wine on board and special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional French specialties with onboard wine tastings with cheese and chocolate and wine-and-food pairings. Enjoy a pastry demonstration by a French chef, and attend a cooking class. You’ll sail into the peaceful Camargue area, and visit Arles, Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as St. Jean de Losne and fascinating Beaune. Transfer to Basel and embark on a mesmerising Rhine River cruise. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Enjoy fascinating sightseeing in Mainz, Rüdesheim, and Cologne before arriving in Amsterdam for a scenic canal cruise.
Then you’ll transfer to Paris by high-speed train for your Monograms holiday package. Your 3-night stay in the “City of Light” includes guided sightseeing and a Seine River cruise. Travel via high-speed train from Paris to London for a 3-night stay in this dynamic city. See such traditional sights as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. Take photographs of the iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and the Shard. With plenty of free time to explore Paris and London on your own, your Monograms Local Host® is always on hand to point you in the right directions for culture, cuisine, and everything in between.