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16 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam 2024
Spectacular Switzerland with Romantic RhineStarting from $6,098
River Cruise DescriptionThis European tour includes a Globus escorted vacation in stunning Switzerland, along witha river cruise on the legendary Rhine River through France, Germany, and Holland.Begin in spectacular Switzerland, where you'll enjoy the country's beautiful mountains and lakes-with overnights in Zürich, Geneva, the Gruyère area, the Interlaken area, and Lucerne. The highlight of this tour is the time spent in the Interlaken area. The town is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. From Interlaken, Globus has arranged an unforgettable rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can experience an unforgettable journey through the alpine world; stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers; and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. A truly unforgettable experience! Also, visit the magnificent castle in Gruyères and walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture. Visit Geneva, Switzerland's most international and second-largest city, to explore its fantastic lakeside setting and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. Here, you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in the city with a visit to the Reformation Park. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the famous Maison Cailler in Broc; and stop in Gstaad, one of Switzerland's most famous skiing resorts and a popular destination for international celebrities. In Lucerne, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.Embark on your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and head for Breisach, Germany. Here, you'll find the gateway to Germany's Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, and home to Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. In Strasbourg, France, be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg's castle, towering magnificently over the city, or sail to Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, offers world-famous museums and an abundance of restaurants amid the classic architecture and charming canals. See the treasures of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's "Golden Age." A perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Europe!
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|May 3, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,298||Call Us!|
|May 10, 2024||Avalon Panorama||$6,648||Call Us!|
|May 17, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,448||Call Us!|
|May 31, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,468||Call Us!|
|Jun 7, 2024||Avalon Panorama||$6,458||Call Us!|
|Jun 14, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,448||Call Us!|
|Jun 21, 2024||Avalon Panorama||$6,898||Call Us!|
|Jun 28, 2024||Avalon Vista||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Jul 12, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,098||Call Us!|
|Jul 26, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,098||Call Us!|
|Aug 9, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,108||Call Us!|
|Sep 6, 2024||Avalon Vista||$6,978||Call Us!|
|Sep 13, 2024||Avalon Panorama||$6,978||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZÜRICH, SWITZERLANDWelcome to Zurich!
Day 2 ZÜRICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVASwiss Strolls in Geneva
BIEL/BIENNE Enjoy free time at the historical district.
NEUCHÂTEL Free time for lunch en route to Geneva.
174 mi / 280 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Fall in love with Zurich with a walk through the Altstadt – its Old Town, in the historic heart of the city. See the guild houses and historic squares that span both sides of the Limmat River. Gracing the shore is the famous Fraumünsterkirche, with its signature green steeple marking the skyline above stained-glass windows designed by masters Chagall and Giacometti.