Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne – Northbound


Summary: You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to gorgeous Lucerne, Switzerland. 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...

Duration
10 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
19-Sep-2019
Starting at
USD 3,720.00
Price per day
USD 372.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama, Expression, Vista, Impression, Imagery II
Tour
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne – Northbound
Tour Code
WZA3

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Lucerne, Switzerland: welcome to Switzerland

Day 2 Lucerne: guided walking tour with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

Day 3 Lucerne, Mount Pilatus—Basel (Embarkation): excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead); onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 5 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 6 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

Day 8 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 9 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Notes

In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Itinerary

You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to gorgeous Lucerne, Switzerland. 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. Enjoy a guided walking tour including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and a special highlight excursion to Mount Pilatus.

Your dramatic river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Gouda. Then venture on to Strasbourg, France, to see its gothic cathedral with stunning murals and stained-glass.

Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You’ll also visit the Gutenberg museum for amazing history of early pioneers of print. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. You’ll visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city.

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.

1.
LUCERNE
2.
LUCERNE
3.
LUCERNE—MOUNT PILATUS-BASEL (EMBARKATION)
4.
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
5.
STRASBOURG, FRANCE
6.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
7.
RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
8.
COLOGNE
9.
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
10.
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Visited Countries: Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, France


Ship Information
Ship Name
Panorama
Ship Type
Hours
Summary

A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. As you cruise along Europe's finest rivers, enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama SuiteSM is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Sky Bistro. There's no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.

 
Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Cruise Basel Amsterdam


Tour Variations

Romantic Rhine – Northbound (10 Days)
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at t...

Next Departure: 24-Aug-2019
Starting at: USD 2,699.00

This is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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