2021 Season

Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne with Jewish Heritage (Northbound)

cruise: WZA3-T2 10 Day River Cruise Lucerne to Amsterdam
Your European vacation begins with a 2-night Monograms® vacation in Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Monograms Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need. A guided walking tour includes the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and an excursion to Mount Pilatus.

Transfer to Basel to embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® for a Rhine River cruise through France, Germany, and Holland. A history expert accompanies you to share fascinating historical lectures to spotlight Jewish history in select destinations. You’ll sail to Breisach, gateway to the beautiful Black Forest and on to Strasbourg, France. See the stunning Gothic cathedral and the Jewish Quarter. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You can alternatively visit the Gutenberg museum with amazing history of early pioneers of print. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. In Cologne, sightseeing includes a city tour or walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. In Amsterdam, take a guided canal cruise through the colorful city and see the Jewish Quarter in the city where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary. Your river cruise on the romantic Rhine River and vacation in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.



Day 1 Lucerne, Switzerland: Welcome to Switzerland

Day 2 Lucerne: Guided walking tour with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

Day 3 Lucerne, Mount Pilatus-Basel (Embarkation): Excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead); onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 5 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral and the Jewish quarter

Day 6 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 7 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 8 Cologne: Choice of 'Cologne Highlights' walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 9 Amsterdam: Canal cruise, see the Jewish quarter

Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): 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.


  • 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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