Romantic Rhine With 2 Nights Lucerne – Southbound
Your 10-day European river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland-embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a guided canal cruise through the Netherlands’ colorful capital city of Amsterdam. Visit the German capital city of fascinating Cologne, with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, or take a guided walking tour of important Jewish heritage sites. Next, you’ll cruise to Koblenz-with 2,000 years of history in its monuments, fortress walls, and towers. 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 intriguing Mechanical Music Museum. Sail into Mainz for guided city sightseeing, including a visit to the impressive Gutenberg Museum and continue with an excursion to nearby Heidelberg. Cruise to the beautiful city of Strasbourg, France, then to 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.You’ll sail to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® and continue your European vacation tour with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne. 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. 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.
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlightswalking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 4 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: guided sightseeing in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treatDay 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great VatDay 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 7 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 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 BridgeDay 9 Lucerne: full day at leisureDay 10 Lucerne: your vacation ends this morning
Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg
Breisach, Germany. Black Forest Excursion
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)-mount Pilatus-lucerne