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18 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam 2023
The Best of Austria & Switzerland with Romantic RhineStarting from $7,217
River Cruise DescriptionThis amazing European vacation offers the best of both worlds: a land tour of Austria and Switzerland-two of Europe's most scenic countries-and a river cruise on the legendary Rhine River with stops in France, Germany, and Holland!See the true definitions of palaces and castles while visiting Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace-former home to the long-reigning Habsburg dynasty. In Switzerland, enjoy a visit to romantic Chillon Castle, a well-preserved, medieval castle on the shores of Lake Geneva. Pass through some of the world's most spectacular scenery with a ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train. Travel first class with panoramic windows to admire the thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages on your way to Zermatt, Switzerland. Other scenic highlights include a Danube cruise along the prettiest part of the river on your way to Salzburg; a private boat cruise on the fjord-lake in Lucerne; a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered the most beautiful mountain area in the world; and more. Some sightseeing highlights include the Basilika St. Michael in Mondsee (of The Sound of Music fame), a walk through the Old Town in Innsbruck, and the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, to begin your Rhine River cruise! Visit Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest, and an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for 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 visit the captivating Gutenberg Museum. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, visit the Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, and explore Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, with its world-famous museums, wealth of eateries, iconic 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 fabulous land and river cruise adventure!
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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 VIENNA, AUSTRIAWelcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 VIENNAGuided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.
Day 3 VIENNA–MELK–MONDSEE, SALZBURGMELK Danube River cruise.MONDSEE Visit the Parish Church.SALZBURG Guided walking tour includes Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, and Residenz Square. Globus Local Favorite Dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant.
Day 4 SALZBURGFree day.
Day 5 SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLANDINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse.Scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine en route to St. Moritz.
Day 6 ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATTCHUR Glacier Express train ride to Zermatt includes lunch on board.
Day 7 ZERMATTZERMATT Free day.ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Zermatt with an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier by cable car. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 8 ZERMATT–BERNEZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.CHILLON Guided visit of the castle and wine tasting.
Day 9 BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNEBERNE Guided walking tour includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town.INTERLAKEN Free time for lunch en route to Lucerne.
Day 10 LUCERNELUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Private boat cruise this evening followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 11 LUCERNE–BASEL (EMBARKATION)Transfer from Lucerne to Basel. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
Day 12 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
Day 13 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Day 14 MAINZ, GERMANY–EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Day 15 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
Day 16 COLOGNE
Day 17 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Day 18 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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