Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights in Lake Como (Southbound)

 
Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights in Lake Como (Southbound) (Avalon Waterways)

Summary: One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland!

This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern ...

Duration
12 Days
Countries
5
Next Departure
22-Aug-2020
Starting at
USD 4,351.00
USD 3,351.00
Price per day
USD 279.00
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Avalon Waterways
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Expression, Panorama, Vista, Impression, Artistry II, Tranquility II, Illumination
Tour
Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights in Lake Como (Southbound)

Summary

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland!

This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic archi-tecture—will be an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. And nearby, in the charming wine town of Rüdes-heim, visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your Rhine river cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum, or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade.

Visit 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.

Disembark your river cruise ship in Basel and join the Monograms portion of your vacation starting with a special excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and a guided walking tour to explore lovely Lucerne. Transfer by high-speed train to Como, where an included guided walking tour features the charming historic district, the gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como to renowned Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, or take the funicular to the village of Brunate—your Local Host® can help you decide how to make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!


Itinerary

1.
Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
2.
Amsterdam
3.
Cologne, Germany
4.
Koblenz—Rhine Gorge
5.
Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg
6.
Strasbourg, France
7.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
8.
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)—Mount Pilatus—Lucerne
9.
Lucerne—Lake Como, Italy
10.
Lake Como
11.
Lake Como
12.
Lake Como

Visited Countries: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

Visited cities: Amsterdam, Basel, Breisach, Cologne, Como, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Mainz, Milan, Strasbourg

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

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

Day 4 Koblenz—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: free time in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: choice of guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, or guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way

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

Day 7 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller

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—Lake Como: transfer by high speed train (first class) to Lake Como; guided walking tour

Day 10 Lake Como: boat ride on Lake Como to Bellagio

Day 11 Lake Como: full day at leisure

Day 12 Lake Como: your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Notes

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Due to “Sail Amsterdam” departures August 8 & August 11 will start in Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam with modifications to the itinerary.

Related Tour Code2

WAZ-T1|Festive Season
WAZ1-T1|Festive Season with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights on Lake Como
WAZ2-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Lucerne
WAZ3-T1|Festive Season with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne, 3 Nights on Lake Como & 2 Nights in Milan

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Ship Information
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Expression
Ship Type
River Cruiser
 
Travel Package
DescriptionComing from Going to
Cruise Amsterdam Milan


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.

Tour Variations

Romantic Rhine (Southbound) (8 Days)
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amste...

Next Departure: 22-Aug-2020
Starting at: USD 2,699.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound) (10 Days)
Your 10-day river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland—all beginning with your Avalon scenic river cruise embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a guided canal cruise through the ...

Next Departure: 22-Aug-2020
Starting at: USD 3,737.00
Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne, 3 Nights in Lake Como & 2 Nights in Milan (Southbound) (14 Days)
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amst...

Next Departure: 22-Aug-2020
Starting at: USD 4,998.00
Romantic Rhine (Northbound) (8 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 th...

Next Departure: 15-Aug-2020
Starting at: USD 2,849.00

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