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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
14-Jul-2019
Starting at
USD 3,720.00
Price per day
USD 372.00

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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Expression, Vista, Panorama, Impression, Imagery II, Artistry 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. HEIDELBERG EXCURSION
7.
RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
8.
COLOGNE
9.
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
10.
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Visited Countries: Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, France


Ship Information
Ship Name
Expression
Ship Type
Hours
Summary

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Expression came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

 
Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Cruise Basel Amsterdam


Tour Variations
1. Romantic Rhine – Northbound (10 Days) More Info...
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, ...
Next Departure: 18-Jun-2019 Starting at: USD 2,699.00

This is an Organised 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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