2022 Season

German Grandeur with 2 Nights in Munich & 2 Nights in Lucerne for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound)


cruise: WNZ2-T1 13 Days from Munich to Lucerne
See the grandeur of Germany with a scenic river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Your European river cruise begins with two nights in Munich. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, then embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic German and France river cruise experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a hop garden tour while tasting also a local beer. Sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. Your enchanting river cruise through Germany continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you can join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. Later enjoy a local beer tour. On your way to Rüdesheim sail through the picturesque views of the Rhine Gorge. Then cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city tour of Strasbourg’s sights, such as the stunning stained glass of its Gothic cathedral, the astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. Your scenic cruise through Europe includes a stop in Breisach to visit Germany’s beautiful Black Forest region. Choose a visit to a local winery in Breisach, or a day trip to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum, and more.

Cruise to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® and begin your Monograms vacation with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. Your Monograms® vacation 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 and Main Rivers cruise and vacation package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
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Day 1 Munich: Welcome to Munich!

Day 2 Munich: Choice of guided tour in Munich, or full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 3 Munich–Nuremberg (Embarkation): Guided tour in Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host visit of a hop garden; onboard beer lecture

Day 5 Würzburg: Choice of guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Main River Village: Guided tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 7 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt or bike with your Adventure Host; local beer tour

Day 8 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: Time at leisure in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard food and beer pairing dinner

Day 9 Strasbourg: Onboard beer and cheese tasting; guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 10 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 11 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 12 Lucerne: Full day at leisure

Day 13 Lucerne: Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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