10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam 2019


Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne - Northbound River Cruise (WZA3)

Starting from $4,440
Ship(s): Avalon Vista
Avalon Waterways

River Cruise Description

Travel in style on this 2019 10 day Avalon river cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam. You’ll start your European vacation visit with a visit to gorgeous Lucerne, Switzerland. With services rendered by Monograms®, you’ll have a Local Host® to orchestrate your sightseeing, leisurely time recommendations, and some other assistance you may require amid your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Appreciate a guided touring visit of foot which will include the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and a special highlight excursion to Mount Pilatus.

Your sensational stream cruise on the Rhine will initiate in Basel, for an astonishing 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. At that point wander on to Strasbourg, France, to see its gothic church building with stunning murals and brilliant stained-glass.

Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a climb up Philosophers’ Way. You’ll also visit the Gutenberg museum for astounding history of early pioneers of print. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. You’ll visit Koblenz and Cologne, and land in Amsterdam for a guided channel cruise through the vivid city.

Your scenic stream cruise on the Romantic Rhine River, and extended vacation package in Switzerland are the ideal blend to a guided European vacation of a lifetime. This romantic 2019 10 day Avalon river cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam is the perfect vacation for anyone wanting to explore these incredible parts of Europe.

River Cruise Promos

FREE AIR + $1,000 Off per couple

Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees).

Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 24 - November 4, 2019.

A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.

Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $500pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see CruiseExperts.com for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFZ
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Departure DateShipPriced From
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Oct 31, 2019 FREE AIR + $1,000 Off per coupleAvalon Panorama$5,136$4,636Call Us!
Nov 3, 2019 FREE AIR + $1,000 Off per coupleAvalon Expression$5,040$4,540Call Us!
Nov 28, 2019Avalon Vista$5,090Call Us!
Dec 5, 2019 FREE AIR + $1,000 Off per coupleAvalon Panorama$4,990$4,490Call Us!
Dec 12, 2019 FREE AIR + $1,000 Off per coupleAvalon Vista$4,940$4,440Call Us!

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Lucerne

Welcome to Switzerland! Spend the remainder of your day free to begin wandering through the delights of this charming town on the Reuss River. Your Local Monograms Host will assist you in getting the most out of your incredible two nights in Lucerne.

Day 2 Lucerne

Take part in a tour led by an expert guide to see some of the important sites in Lucerce. You guided walking tour will include the astounding Lion Monument, historic Old Town, famous Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and Jesuit Church.


Day 3 Lucerne–Mount Pilatus–Basel (Embarkation)

During your morning, delight in a unique highlight exploration to Mount Pilatus. Travel almost 7,000 ft. (2,132 m) up in the clouds for unforgettable and breathtaking views over the heart of Switzerland (in the case of poor weather conditions, stop and take a tour of the Swiss Transport Museum instead).

Travel to Basel to unite with your Suite Ship®. Your Avalon Waterways river cruise ship will have everything you need during the remainder of your 10 day Avalon river cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam.


(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Breisach, Germany. Excursion to the Black Forest

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC Stroll through the enchanting Colmar village as you embark on a guided tour of its gorgeous half-timbered homes and renaissance style architecture and medieval buildings, OR:

DISCOVERY Take part in a Guided Tour that will cover the span of a full day to experience the depths of the magical Black Forest and visit the open-air-museum of the Vogtsbauernohf. Also, stop to see an authentic local water mill that will give you a reminiscent fairytale experience and learn about traditional Bavarian butter-making in an educational demonstration.

Spend an afternoon free to explore the town of Breisach. Go for a bike ride from your cruise vessel or take a stroll to walk along the pastel colored houses that line the streets above the Rhine. You might enjoy going on you own exploration to visit the astounding St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Strasbourg, France

Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC Join us for a City Sightseeing tour that will show you the city’s iconic gothic cathedral which boasts vibrant, colorful stained-glass historic murals, and impressive astronomical clock, along with the enchanting La Petite France District.

You might opt to take part in an Option Excursion led by an expert guide to visit the incredible wine country of Alsace, or journey to the historic Maginot Line—an intriguing installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications that were constructed to protect the eastern border of France.

Or rather, you may delight in an afternoon free as you taste some of the local cuisine in Place Kléber, or stop and take a tour of one of Strasbourg’s many incredible museums.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Ludwigshafen, Germany. Heidelberg Excursion

Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC Delight in a Guided Tour to the gorgeous Heidelberg Castle to experience the sight of the ruins of the superb renaissance gem soaring above the city, and its celebrated Great Vat, taking the cake as the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:

ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for as you go for a thrilling hike up the incredible Philosophers’ Way for an awe-inspiring view of the city below.

Delight in the surrounding views during a short cruise to Mainz during the afternoon.


Turning the Pages of History

CLASSIC Take part in a City Walk led by an expert guide that will include a stop at the Gutenberg Museum for an experience of its intriguing history of printing.

Delight in live entertainment provided for you on board your river cruise vessel in the evening as you relax after your long day of exploring and activities.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Join in a Guided Tour of the brilliant Mechanical Music Museum for an unforgettable and informative instrumental education, OR:

ACTIVE Take part in the excitement of a Guided Hike through the luscious blooming vineyards of the area lead by your Adventure Host, and delight in the view with a sight-seeing cable car ride back down.

DISCOVERY Depending on your departure, delight in either a Wine Tasting or Coffee Tasting.

Unwind and stretch out on the Sky Deck of your cruise ship as you sail during the afternoon through the incredible and scenic Rhine Gorge as you travel to Koblenz. Cruise past the famous rock of The Lorelei—the location known for where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure in sailors to an ill-fate.


Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

CLASSIC Take part in a City Walk led by an expert guide to experience the sight of ancient fortress walls, squares, monuments, and incredible towers.

Continue your magnificent river cruise through Europe to Cologne.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

ACTIVE Take part in a refreshing Guided Walk lead by your Avalon Adventure Host for a bright start to your morning, OR:

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided City Walking tour of Cologne and beam at its towering and majestic twin-steeled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Go for a Guided Walking Tour through history as you experience a few of Cologne’s significant Jewish Heritage sites.

Take advantage of the opportunity to relax during your free time with a glass of Kölsch pale lager—brewed locally in Germany for over a century

Enjoy the entertainment of local musicians who will delight you with their incredible musical talents later in the evening on board your Avalon Waterways river cruise vessel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Amsterdam, Holland

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

CLASSIC Adventure through the famous waterways of Amsterdam as you enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise and sail past the noteworthy homes which date back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Today you may adventure through the vibrant city of Amsterdam—with its lively streets, canals, and bridges—you will love exploring its abundance of glittering art galleries and cafés. During the beautiful and vibrant tulip season, you might enjoy joining in an Optional Excursion led by an expert guide to the glorious Keukenhof gardens—which boasts more than seven million tulips, hyacinths and daffodils, as well as many other bulbs that are planted every year.

Outside of the glorious tulip season, take part in a Guided Optional Excursion to the incredible Zaanse Schans to see the fascinating and charming windmills and enchanting Dutch houses.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your 10 day Avalon, European river cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam adventure comes to a close today following one final breakfast.


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