Reflections on the Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound)
- Onboard welcome reception
- Canal cruise
- Choice of biking tour in the Ooijpolder Nature Reserve, or guided walk in Nijmegen, or guided tour of Airborne Museum; guided tour in Arnhem
- Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or guided walking tour through the Belgian Quarter, or visit and tasting at the chocolate museum
- Cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breathtaking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or take a cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim
- Guided tour in Frankfurt, or explore by bike with your Adventure Host
- Choice of guided walk in Speyer, or a guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or walk the Philosophers’ Way with your Adventure Host
- Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host
- Choice of excursion to Black Forest or Freiburg sightseeing
- Excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead), guided walking tour in Lucerne with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
What's this trip about?
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.
This afternoon, you may join a Guided O...
Canals of Captivating Amsterdam
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age." This afternoon, choose among the Guided Op...
Wildlife and WWII Valor
ACTIVE Explore the beautiful landscape of lush fields and blue water on a bike ride through The Ooijpolder Nature Reserve, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of Nijmegen— the oldest town in the Netherlands. Learn how this city was first bu...
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
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DISCOVERY Discover the people and true spirit of one of Cologne's hippest and most creative districts on this fascinating Guided Walking Tour through the Belgian Qu...
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
En route to Rüdesheim, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei—w...
Charm in Frankfurt
ACTIVE Enjoy a biking experience in the city of Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambie...
Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an inspiring walk in Heidelberg, the Philosophers' way, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Speyer, see its imperial Cathedral, one of the largest and most significant Ro...
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France
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ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-g...
Winemaking and Wonderful Woods of the Black Forest
DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: CLASSIC ...
Spectacular Views in Switzerland
This morning, disembark your Avalon ship and take a motorcoach transfer to Mount Pilatus
CLASSIC Enjoy a special highlight excursion to Mount Pilatus. Journey almost 7,000 ft. (2,132 m) up for spectacular views over central...
Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Lucerne. Discover the many squares and churches and how tradition and modernity stand side-by-side or spend your free time to enjoy some shopping in the city center.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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- Expert designs the itinerary for you, and once approved, takes care of logistics
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