CRUISE

AT-A-GLANCE


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); transfer to Basel to join your ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Breisach: Choice of Black Forest Excursion or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer; Christmas market

Day 5 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 6 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz: Excursion to Heidelberg, guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat; guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; Christmas market

Day 7 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic sailing through the Rhine Gorge; Christmas market

Day 8 Cologne: Guided city walk; Christmas market

Day 9 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris, France: Travel to Paris by high-speed train (First class)

Day 11 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise

Day 12 Paris-London, England: Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 13 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 14 London: Your vacation ends this morning
highlights

cities and locations


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.