Your 10-day river cruise holiday includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland—all beginning with your Avalon scenic river cruise embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a guided canal cruise through the colourful city of Amsterdam. Next, you’ll cruise to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture—an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns.
Later, relax on the Sky Deck of your ship as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim. You’ll take a guided tour of Rüdesheim’s outstanding Mechanical Music Museum. Sail into Mainz for a city sightseeing, including a visit to the impressive Gutenberg Museum or choose an excursion to nearby Heidelberg—and cruise to Strasbourg, France. Then, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gate-way to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivalled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.
You’ll sail to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship and continue your European holiday with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. With services provided by Monograms, you’ll have a Local Host to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Your scenic river cruise on the Romantic Rhine River, and complete holiday package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European holiday of a lifetime.