Romantic Rhine With 2 Nights Lucerne – Southbound

10/24/2018 through 10/20/2019
10/24/2018 through 11/01/2019
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

Your 10-day European river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland-embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a guided canal cruise through the Netherlands’ colorful capital city of Amsterdam.

Visit the German capital city of fascinating Cologne, with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, or take a guided walking tour of important Jewish heritage sites. Next, you’ll cruise to Koblenz-with 2,000 years of history in its monuments, fortress walls, and towers. Later, relax on the Sky Deck of your ship as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim. You’ll take a guided tour of Rüdesheim’s intriguing Mechanical Music Museum.

Sail into Mainz for guided city sightseeing, including a visit to the impressive Gutenberg Museum and continue with an excursion to nearby Heidelberg. Cruise to the beautiful city of Strasbourg, France, then to Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest-an area of unrivaled natural beauty-best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

You’ll sail to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® and continue your European vacation tour with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne. With services provided by Monograms®, you’ll have a Local Host® to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne.

Your scenic river cruise on the romantic Rhine River, and complete vacation package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlightswalking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: guided sightseeing in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 7 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 8 Basel (Disembarkation)–Mount Pilatus–Lucerne: excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead; guided walking tour in Lucerne with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

Day 9 Lucerne: full day at leisure

Day 10 Lucerne: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Amsterdam
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Day 3 Cologne, Germany
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Day 4 Koblenz-rhine Gorge
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Day 5 Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 6 Strasbourg, France
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Day 7 Breisach, Germany. Black Forest Excursion
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Day 8 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)-mount Pilatus-lucerne
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Day 9 Lucerne
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Day 10 Lucerne
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