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...
- Avalon Waterways
- Expression, Vista, Impression, Visionary, Panorama, View, Imagery II, Artistry II, Illumination
- Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Northbound)
- Tour Code
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: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
Day 5 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
Day 6 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
Day 7 Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time 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
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” departure August 1 will end in Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam with modifications to the itinerary.
Related Tour Code2
WZA-T2|With Jewish Heritage (Northbound)
WZA1-T1|Festive Season with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London
WZA1-T2|With 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WZA2-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WZA2-T2|With 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WZA3-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Lucerne
WZA3-T2|With 2 Nights in Lucerne with Jewish Heritage
WZA4-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WZA4-T2|With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
Enjoy a 10-day river cruise vacation from Lucerne to Amsterdam. See Cologne, Mainz, Strasbourg & more! Request a quote.
Europe River Cruise with Lucerne | Avalon Waterways®
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. 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 can alternatively 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.
- Lucerne, Switzerland
- Lucerne—Mount Pilatus—Basel (Embarkation)
- Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
- Strasbourg, France
- Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
- Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge
- Amsterdam, Holland
- Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
Visited Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
Visited cities: Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lucerne, Strasbourg
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- Ship Type
- River Cruiser
Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Expression came onto the European 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. Awake in your Comfort Collection window-facing bed each morning with seamless river views that become part of your living space. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, delivering incomparable views of Europe¿s most stunning landscapes. 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.
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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