A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 

Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 

You're a lone ranger but don't want to be completely alone. We'll help plan your itinerary and set you up with our friends. Less hassles, more amazing, that's Monograms.

Happiness flows.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.

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ROMANTIC RHINE AMSTERDAM AND LUCERNE (FESTIVE)

With LUCERNE extension
Tour: WAZ5F  AMSTERDAM  LUCERNE
Your 11-day winter wonderland river cruise holiday includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland—all beginning with a one-night stay in Amsterdam before embarking your Suite Ship®. Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour and a guided canal cruise through the colourful capital of Holland.

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. Here, wander through the Christmas market, try some traditional Lebkuchen and get some inner warmth with a cup of Glühwein. Later, relax on the Sky Deck of your ship as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. You’re sure to be enthralled by the life-size figures of Europe’s largest nativity scene on the Market Square.

Sail into Mainz and choose between a visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, and watch the skaters on the ice rink below or a a guided walk in Mainz with a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum . Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France to see its gothic cathedral with stunning murals and stained-glass and home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe and its centerpiece is a giant Christmas tree. Then, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivalled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

At every stop, you’ll experience the magical charm of this time of year, with the towns decked out in festive lights and décor, and the Christmas markets waiting to be explored.

Cruise to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® and begin your Monograms holiday with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. Your Monograms® package includes a Local Host® to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Your Rhine river cruise and vacation package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European holiday of a lifetime.

Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022 and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022
Leisurely On the go
Countries
Netherlands
Germany
France
Switzerland
Meals
Breakfast:10
Lunch:6
Dinner:8
Transport
State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
Accommodation
Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
From
(USD)
4,791
4791
*Price per person, based on Twin occupancy for 07 December 2023 departure
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