Romantic Rhine With 1 Night Lucerne, Mount Pilatus & 3 Nights Lake Como – Southbound

09/14/2019 through 10/23/2019
09/14/2019 through 11/06/2019
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Panorama

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you with a mesmerizing river cruise along the Rhine River. Enjoy a canal cruise in Holland’s splendid city of Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne and Koblenz, Germany, with a visit to the French city of Strasbourg.

Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg-Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary siren’s perch at Lorelei Rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

Your Rhine River cruise concludes in Basel, Switzerland, where you’ll join your Monograms vacation. Take a special excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and a guided walking tour to explore lovely Lucerne. Next, transfer by high-speed train to Como, and take a guided walking tour of the charming historic district, the gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo.

You’ll also enjoy a day to relax on a Lake Como boat ride to renowned Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, Italy; or take the funicular to the village of Brunate-your Local Host® can help you decide how to make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: guided sightseeing in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat

Day 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 7 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 8 Basel (Disembarkation)–Mount Pilatus–Lucerne: 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

Day 9 Lucerne–Lake Como: transfer by high speed train (first class) to Lake Como

Day 10 Lake Como: guided walking tour, visit the Duomo; boat ride on Lake Como to Bellagio

Day 11 Lake Como: full day at leisure

Day 12 Lake Como: your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Amsterdam
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Day 3 Cologne, Germany
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Day 4 Koblenz – Rhine Gorge
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Day 5 Mainz-heidelberg Excursion
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Day 6 Strasbourg, France
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Day 7 Breisach, Germany. Black Forest Excursion
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Day 8 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) – Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
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Day 9 Lucerne – Lake Como, Italy
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Day 10 Lake Como
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Day 11 Lake Como
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Day 12 Lake Como
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