Start your trip in the amazing "City of Lights", Paris, the most romantic city in the world!, where you'll stay 2 nights in a luxury hotel, enjoy our welcome reception and a city tour, and see some of the most amazing art and architecture on the planet. After Paris, we'll take a train to Remich, Luxembourg, embarking on a wonderful 7 night cruise. This splendid Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your cruise begins in Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg where you board the Avalon Luminary.
Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, Miltenberg, Würzburg and Bamberg. Visit Reichsburg Castle above the little town of Cochem, Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, the Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg, and much more. Your cruise ends in Nuremberg, where you can take an optional trip to Prague, or any of the other fascinating cities in Europe.
Along the way you'll see amazing castles, beautiful scenery, interesting museums, and quaint villages. Onboard we'll enjoy some special dances and entertainment just for you!
Our 138 passenger ship is the Avalon "Luminary". Check out this ship here
2-night hotel stay in Paris at Hilton Arc de Triomphe or similar with breakfast daily Welcome reception & sightseeing tour of Paris
Transfer from Paris hotel to Remich (TGV to Luxembourg with tour; coach to Remich)
7-night River Cruise from Remich to Nuremburg
All meals and snacks served on board including full buffet breakfast (with egg station), lunch buffet (with pasta or carving station), afternoon tea & 4 course dinners!
Complimentary sparkling wine & juices with breakfasts on board
Complimentary regional wines, beer or soft drinks with dinners on board
Daily shore excursion in each port
Captain's welcome reception & Gala dinner (no formal attire required)
Prices: Save $1,500 per couple
Cat E: River View Window – Orig. $3,179 Now $2,429 per person*
Cat B: French Balcony – Orig. $3,728 Now $2,978 per person*
Cat A: French Balcony – Orig. $3,778 Now $3,028 per person*
Cat P: French Balcony – Orig. $3,878 Now $3,128 per person*
Taxes and tips are additional $220-260 per person
American Airline discount code 7572AZ
Terms & Conditions
Fares are after all savings based on double occupancy. Full payment of cruise-tour fare is due April 10, 2012. Water level or other conditions may require operating this itinerary by motorcoach or altering the program. Fares do not include port charges, gratuities, optional items or items of a personal nature. Ship's registry: International. Cruising with Pride, a Worldview Travel Company, strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance. We reserve the right to correct errors or omissions. CST#1008676-10
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, France
Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine and the “City of Light,” where romance fills the air!
Day 2 Paris
Paris’ famous sights are living history: your included city sightseeing shows you magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Champs Elysées, and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colorful nightlife, including some of the world’s most famous cabaret shows. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Paris–Metz–Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)
This morning, board a HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN for a swift and comfortable journey to Metz. From here, drive to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where your river cruise vessel 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. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Trier, Germany–Bernkastel
The venerable Episcopal city of Trier is the oldest in Germany and, some claim, even older than Rome! The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and still gives access to the town center. See the highlights on your included tour. This afternoon, cruise downstream to the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved half-timbered houses surrounding the beautiful MARKETPLACE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Cochem–Koblenz
Visit REICHSBURG CASTLE, which sits atop a conical hill covered in vines. From here, the views of the little town of Cochem nestled down below and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim
The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Rüdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town and SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM is a real surprise! Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Miltenberg
Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and the gothic splendor of the Merchant Hall shown to you during your guided walk. This afternoon, learn how to bake a local SOFT COOKIE specialty. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Würzburg
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent BISHOP’S RESIDENZ is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Bamberg
Another beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site
is medieval Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th-century mansions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation- end of tour) (Breakfast)
Prague, Czech Republic
Transfer from the Luminary and cross the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest and head for Prague, the “Golden City.” (Breakfast)
Day 11 Prague
Prague is a 1,000-year-old city preserved in time. It straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS; St. Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director will have more suggestions for things to do. (Breakfast)
Day 12 Prague
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
Optional extension-$540 per person, double ($840 single) including transfers, taxes, tour and Luxury hotel for 2 nights)
We can also help you with any other city stay before or after the cruise.