Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound) 2021 - 10 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Lucerne
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Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound) 2021

10 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Lucerne

Starting at $3,137


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Your 10-day river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland—all beginning with your Avalon Rhine River cruise embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy 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 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 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 in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided Europe-an vacation of a lifetime.



Destination & Sightseeing

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 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: 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 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 6 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral
Day 7 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer 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: Full day at leisure
Day 10 Lucerne: Your vacation ends 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.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below

Day 2
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

Day 3
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

Day 4
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR:CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel”, OR:

Day 5
CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District

Day 6
DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites

Day 7
DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat

Day 8
DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting

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Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center

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Disembark your Avalon ship and join the Monograms portion of your vacation. Enjoy a special highlight excursion to Mount Pilatus. Journey almost 7,000 ft. (2,132 m) up for spectacular views over central Switzerland (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead). Later join a guided walking tour to explore beautiful Lucerne which includes Thorwaldsen’s poignant Lion Monument and the famous Chapel Bridge

Day 17
Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Lucerne. Your Local Host can help you plan your day

Day 18
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Day 19
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

Day 20
AMSTERDAM

Day 21
COLOGNE, GERMANY

Day 22
RÜDESHEIM

Day 23
MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

Day 24
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Day 25
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

Day 26
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)–MOUNT PILATUS–LUCERNE

Day 27
LUCERNE

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LUCERNE

Day 29
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 30
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 31
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 32
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

Day 33
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 34
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 35
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

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Day 46 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
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Day 47 AMSTERDAM
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available, or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE
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Day 48 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR: DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager–locally brewed for over 100 years! Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
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Day 49 RÜDESHEIM
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country Sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim and sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei-where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM
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Day 50 MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR: CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel”, OR: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
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Day 51 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
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Day 52 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL
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Day 53 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)–MOUNT PILATUS–LUCERNE
Disembark your Avalon ship and join the Monograms portion of your vacation. Enjoy a special highlight excursion to Mount Pilatus. Journey almost 7,000 ft. (2,132 m) up for spectacular views over central Switzerland (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead). Later join a guided walking tour to explore beautiful Lucerne which includes Thorwaldsen’s poignant Lion Monument and the famous Chapel Bridge
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Day 54 LUCERNE
Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Lucerne. Your Local Host can help you plan your day
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Day 55 LUCERNE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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