CRUISETOUR

Festive Season on The Romantic Rhine With 2 Nights Lucerne (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Luzern, Switzerland
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition or join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Spend free time enjoying the festive warm glow of Cologne's Christmas markets. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Rhine Gorge, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Eat, Drink and be Merry in Wine Country. Sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, past the legendary rock of Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Mainz, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
Mainz, Germany

Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine. In your free time in Mainz visit the local Christmas market: explore at your own pace to soak up the sights and sound. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Strasbourg, France

Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages. Savor the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition by spending your free time wandering the French winter markets of Strasbourg. Take in the lights, music, and the pleasures of the season. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Breisach, Germany
Colmar, France
Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach, and browse the lovely Christmas market to sample bretzels, mulled wine, and Black Forest cake. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Basel, Switzerland
Luzern, Switzerland

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 Thorvaldsen's poignant Lion Monument and the famous Chapel Bridge. (Breakfast)

DAY 9
Luzern, Switzerland

Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Lucerne. Your local host can help you plan your day. (Breakfast)

DAY 10
Luzern, Switzerland

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Festive Season on The Romantic Rhine With 2 Nights Lucerne map

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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