Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In London & 2 Nights In Paris With Jewish Heritage (Eastbound

08/02/2020 through 07/31/2021
08/02/2020 through 08/21/2021
Avalon Waterways

Experience Central Europe’s history with highlights of Jewish heritage on the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube Rivers. From Nuremberg to Budapest, a history expert accompanies you to share fascinating historical lectures to spotlight Jewish history in select destinations. Before your cruise, spend two nights each in London and Paris. Sightseeing in London includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Travel from London to Paris via Eurostar high-speed train, and enjoy guided sightseeing, including the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and a Seine River cruise. Your expert Local Host® is on hand to assist you throughout your stays in London and Paris.

Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City to board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich. Sail on the beautiful Moselle River, stopping in Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome and many remnants remain, such as imperial baths. The wine village of Bernkastel will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages. Continue your European river cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Roth, select a guided tour of the Bavarian town or take an excursion to Nuremberg for a guided tour or a visit to the notorious rally grounds of the Third Reich. Join in a guided visit of historic Nuremberg and an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. Along the Danube River is Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. Follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz museum. Be sure to taste some of Germany’s famous beers! Visit Passau with its narrow, winding cobble-stone streets, and Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, before arriving in Vienna, the “City of Music” that inspired the genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss. On a guided tour, discover Vienna’s Jewish history, which spans more than 800 years. Arrive in Budapest to see the famous sights with a local expert. Take a fascinating Jewish Heritage tour in the city with the most populous and active Jewish community in central Europe.

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Day 1 London: welcome to England

Day 2 London: guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 3 London–Paris: travel by high-speed Eurostar train to Paris (Standard class)

Day 4 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 5 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel by high-speed train (First class) to Luxembourg City; motorcoach transfer to Remich to board your Avalon ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 6 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra

Day 7 Bernkastel: choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting

Day 8 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable-car ride in Rüdesheim

Day 9 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 11 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 12 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 13 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg or Roth guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 14 Regensburg: Jewish history guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 15 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 16 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

Day 17 Vienna: Jewish history guided sightseeing

Day 18 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square; Jewish heritage tour

Day 19 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 London, England
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Day 2 London
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Day 3 London – Paris, France
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Day 4 Paris
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Day 5 Paris – Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)
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Day 6 Remich. Excursion To Trier
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Day 7 Bernkastel, Germany
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Day 8 Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim
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Day 9 Main River Village
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Day 10 Würzburg
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Day 11 Bamberg
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Day 12 Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
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Day 13 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 14 Regensburg
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Day 15 Passau
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Day 16 Melk – Wachau Valley
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Day 17 Vienna
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Day 18 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 19 Budapest (Disembarkation)
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