Romantic Rhine With 1 Night In Amsterdam & 2 Nights In Lucerne (Southbound)

07/18/2021 through 10/12/2022
07/18/2021 through 10/25/2022
Avalon Waterways

Your 11-day river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland-all beginning with an overnight stay in Amsterdam before embarking your Suite Ship®. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour and a guided canal cruise through the colorful capital of Holland.

Next, you’ll cruise to Cologne, Germany-a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture-an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns. 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 outstanding Mechanical Music Museum. Sail into Mainz for city sightseeing, including a visit to the impressive Gutenberg Museum or choose an excursion to nearby Heidelberg-and cruise to Strasbourg, France. Then, stop in 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.

Cruise to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® and begin your Monograms vacation package with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. Your Monograms® vacation package includes a Local Host® to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Your Rhine river cruise and vacation package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam: Welcome to Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 4 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 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 6 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 7 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 9 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 10 Lucerne: Full day at leisure

Day 11 Lucerne: Your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation)
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Day 3 Amsterdam
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Day 4 Cologne, Germany
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Day 5 Rüdesheim
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Day 6 Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 7 Strasbourg, France
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Day 8 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 9 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) – Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
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Day 10 Lucerne
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Day 11 Lucerne
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