Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception
Day 3 Amsterdam: Canal cruise
Day 4 Cologne: Guided walk; Christmas market
Day 5 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Scenic sailing through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; Christmas market
Day 6 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: Choice of guided walk in Mainz with visit of the Gutenberg Museum or guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat or a hike up Philosophers’ Way; Christmas market
Day 7 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral; Christmas market
Day 8 Breisach: Choice of Black Forest Excursion or visit to a local winery in Breisach
Day 9 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 10 Lucerne-Lake Como: Transfer by high speed train (First class) to Lake Como; guided walking tour
Day 11 Lake Como: Boat ride on Lake Como to Bellagio
Day 12 Lake Como: Full day at leisure
Day 13 Lake Como: Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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.