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Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London – Northbound (WZA2)

14 days Lucerne to London 
You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Monograms® Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a guided walking tour, including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and an excursion to Mount Pilatus.

Your Rhine River cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland, and takes you through France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, gateway to the beautiful Black Forest, or you can choose to visit Gouda before venturing on to Strasbourg, France. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You’ll also visit the Gutenberg museum for amazing history of early pioneers of print. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. You’ll visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city.

Transfer by high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation package with 2 nights in “The City of Lights”. Your VIP sightseeing with an expert guide, includes the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. You’ll enjoy guided VIP sightseeing in England’s most famous destination, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Sightseeing includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your Monograms vacation package includes the expert assistance of your Local Host® in both Paris and London. Your Romantic Rhine River cruise with stays in Lucerne, Paris, and London provides the perfect combination for a guided European vacation of a lifetime.

Ships: Imagery II - Tranquility II - Affinity - Felicity - Expression - Panorama - Vista
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/20/18, 10/19/18, 10/26/18
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/02/18
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/29/18, 07/05/18, 08/02/18, 08/03/18, 08/31/18, 09/07/18, 09/28/18, 10/05/18, 10/11/18, 10/12/18, 10/18/18
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/06/18, 09/13/18, 09/14/18, 09/20/18, 09/27/18, 10/04/18, 04/12/18, 04/13/18, 04/19/18, 04/27/18, 05/18/18, 06/14/18, 06/15/18, 06/21/18, 06/22/18, 06/28/18, 07/06/18, 07/12/18, 07/19/18, 07/26/18, 08/09/18, 08/16/18, 08/17/18, 08/23/18, 08/24/18, 08/30/18
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Lucerne, Switzerland: welcome in Switzerland

Day 2 Lucerne: Guided walking tour

Day 3 Lucerne, Mount Pilatus—Basel (Embarkation): excursion to Mount Pilatus; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 5 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 6 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

Day 8 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 9 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)–Paris, France: travel to Paris by high-speed train

Day 11 Paris: guided sightseeing

Day 12 Paris–London, England: travel to London by high-speed train

Day 13 London: guided sightseeing

Day 14 London: your vacation ends with morning

Special Interest Departures

11/29/2018 - Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with Lucerne, Paris & London
12/13/2018 - Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with Lucerne, Paris & London
11/28/2019 - Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London
12/05/2019 - Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London
12/12/2019 - Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London

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WZA - Romantic Rhine – Northbound

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1LUCERNE
 Welcome to Lucerne! The remainder of the day is free to start exploring this delightful town on the Reuss River.
Day 2LUCERNE
 Join a guided sightseeing to explore beautiful Lucerne, including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and Jesuit Church. An expert Local Host® will help you get the most out of your stay in Lucerne.

(B)
Day 3LUCERNE-MOUNT PILATUS-BASEL (EMBARKATION)
 This morning enjoy an excursion to Mount Pilatus.

Transfer to Basel to board your Suite Ship®.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

(D)
Day 4BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO THE BLACK FOREST
 History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Excursion to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.

Explore on your own this afternoon taking a bike from the ship or hiking up to St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

(B,L,D)
Day 5STRASBOURG, FRANCE
 Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, and the magical La Petite France District.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France.

Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber, or pay a visit to one of Strasbourg’s many wonderful museums.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

(B,L,D)
Day 6LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
 Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon.

MAINZ

Turning the Pages of History

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 7RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:

ACTIVE Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

DISCOVERY Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZ

Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

(B,L,D)
Day 8COLOGNE
 Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

ACTIVE Join a Guided Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host this morning, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)
Day 9AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
 Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year.

Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)
Day 10AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)—PARIS, FRANCE
 Travel by high-speed train to Paris, where you begin your Monograms package.

(B)
Day 11PARIS
 Join a guided sightseeing including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and inside visits of Notre Dame Cathedral, and The Louvre (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays) where your VIP access means you’ll skip the long lines

(B)
Day 12PARIS—LONDON
 Travel to London by high-speed train

(B)
Day 13LONDON
 Morning guided sightseeing includes London’s landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline.

(B)
Day 14LONDON
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for arrivals is Zürich.

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Lucerne:
in single room $234, in twin room $154

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

NOTE:
  • Special Interest Cruises: Festive November 30 & December 7 & December 14, Jewish Heritage July 23

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Avalon Tour Dates

Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
04/12/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,664.00
04/13/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,666.00
04/19/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,860.00
04/27/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,069.00
05/03/2018 $6,105.00
05/04/2018 $6,120.00
05/10/2018 $6,157.00
05/17/2018 $6,155.00
05/18/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,169.00
05/24/2018 $6,155.00
05/25/2018 $6,169.00
05/31/2018 $6,155.00
06/07/2018 $6,232.00
06/08/2018 $6,311.00
06/14/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,155.00
06/15/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,169.00
06/21/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,155.00
06/22/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,169.00
06/28/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,055.00
06/29/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,069.00
07/05/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
07/06/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
07/12/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
07/19/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
07/20/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
07/26/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
08/02/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
08/03/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
08/09/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
08/17/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,010.00
08/23/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,206.00
08/24/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,221.00
08/31/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,321.00
09/06/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,307.00
09/07/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,321.00
09/13/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,307.00
09/14/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,321.00
09/20/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,307.00
09/27/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,207.00
09/28/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,221.00
10/04/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,107.00
10/05/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $6,121.00
10/11/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,958.00
10/12/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,971.00
10/18/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,921.00
10/19/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,857.00
10/26/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,469.00
11/02/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,468.00
*11/29/2018 $5,228.00
*12/13/2018 $5,228.00
04/07/2019 $5,250.00
04/21/2019 $5,718.00
05/02/2019 $5,884.00
05/05/2019 $6,040.00
05/09/2019 $5,984.00
05/23/2019 $5,984.00
05/30/2019 $5,984.00
06/02/2019 $6,144.00
06/06/2019 $5,984.00
06/16/2019 $6,018.00
06/20/2019 $5,971.00
06/27/2019 $5,958.00
06/30/2019 $6,018.00
07/04/2019 $5,958.00
07/14/2019 $5,922.00
07/18/2019 $5,922.00
07/25/2019 $5,922.00
08/01/2019 $5,922.00
08/11/2019 $5,922.00
08/15/2019 $5,922.00
08/22/2019 $6,071.00
08/25/2019 $6,218.00
08/29/2019 $6,271.00
09/08/2019 $6,444.00
09/12/2019 $6,271.00
09/19/2019 $6,333.00
09/22/2019 $6,369.00
09/26/2019 $6,171.00
10/06/2019 $6,169.00
10/10/2019 $5,921.00
10/17/2019 $5,871.00
10/20/2019 $5,969.00
10/31/2019 $5,524.00
11/03/2019 $5,576.00
*11/28/2019 $5,378.00
*12/05/2019 $5,378.00
*12/12/2019 $5,378.00
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