Romantic Rhine River Cruise

Plus 2 nights in Lucerne

Northbound from Lucerne to Amsterdam

11 Days: Wednesday, August 14–Saturday, August 24, 2019


Airfare through Avalon could be as low as $299!

Call 617-338-1111 for immediate booking!

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.

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

  • Includes
    • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways
    • Two nights' pre-cruise accommodations in Lucerne
    • Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds℠
    • Two nights' post-cruise accommodations in Prague
    • Lucerne: guided walking tour, excursion to Mount Pilatus
    • Breisach: excursion to Black Forest or guided tour in Colmar
    • Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
    • Mainz: excursion to Heidelberg
    • Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz
    • Cologne: choice of "Cologne Highlights" walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour
    • Amsterdam: canal cruise
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Panoramic windows
    • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
    • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
    • Covered Observation Lounge
    • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station
    • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
    • Sightseeing with expert local guides and headsets for guided shore excursions
    • Elevator
    • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating time options
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
    • Daily full buffet breakfast
    • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
    • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
    • Daily four-course a la carte dinner
    • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Day-By-Day Itinerary
    • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
    • DAY 2 Lucerne
    • DAY 3 Lucerne
    • DAY 4 Lucerne, transfer to Basel (Embarkation)
    • DAY 5 Breisach
    • DAY 6 Strasbourg
    • DAY 7 Mainz
    • DAY 8 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz
    • DAY 9 Cologne
    • DAY 10 Amsterdam
    • DAY 11 Amsterdam, Disembarkation, return flight to Boston
  • Avalon Vista

    Avalon Vista Cruise Ship

    Experience European river views unlike any other ship can offer. The Avalon Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony℠. Enjoy seamless cabin views that bring the view inside on your European river cruise. Our Comfort Collection beds face the window for the ultimate in relaxed luxury with fresh breezes and enchanting scenery. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites℠ 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 a Fitness Center, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

  • Route Map

    Avalon Romantic Rhine and Lucerne Cruise Route Map

    Avalon Romantic Rhine with Lucerne Cruise Route Map

  • Weather

    Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Breisach, Germany

    Average min and max temperatures in Breisach am Rhein, Germany

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  • *Pricing and Deposit

    From $4,772 per person double occupancy for Category D

    This rate reflects a $500 per person Avalon Waterways promotional discount.

    Cabin upgrades available: Additional $1,149-$1,299 pp/do

    Includes cruise taxes and port charges, pre-paid gratuities and Avalon Waterways insurance. Price does not include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. This cruise is eligible for the $299 special air promotion.

Last updated 8/9/2019 1:24:33 PM

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