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Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 2 Nights In Nice & 3 Nights In Barcelona (Southbound) on Avalon Expression

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This European river cruise vacation begins on the Rhine River and then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Begin with a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg-Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon. Visit France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Sail through the peaceful Camargue area to Port-Saint-Louis. After your cruise, enjoy a Monograms vacation in Nice and Barcelona.

Disembark your river cruise ship and transfer to Nice to begin your Monograms vacation package for your last two nights in France. Walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes-known for its famous film festival.

Next, fly from Nice to Barcelona, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing, including Passeig de Grcia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, an inside visit of Sagrada Familia Basilica and relaxing free time-all part of your Monograms vacation package in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to assist you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona.

A mixture of French landscapes, cuisine, and iconic sights, combined with the spice and flavor of colorful Barcelona creates the perfect recipe for a European getaway.

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with tour Adventure Host

Day 4 Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: Choice of guided walk in Mainz with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, or a guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or a hike up Philosophers' Way

Day 6 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 8 Basel (Disembarkation)-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): Transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; cheese tasting on board

Day 10 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 11 Lyon: Culinary tour

Day 12 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 13 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes

Day 14 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 15 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 16 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 17 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona

Day 18 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 19 Barcelona: Day at leisure

Day 20 Barcelona: Your vacation ends this morning

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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Mar 28, 2023 through
Apr 16, 2023
Mar 24, 2023 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$7,977.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $500.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7312568
Apr 25, 2023 through
May 14, 2023
Apr 21, 2023 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$9,009.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7312622
May 23, 2023 through
Jun 11, 2023
May 19, 2023 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$9,659.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7312602
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WAL2-2023
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.