You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Monograms® Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a guided walking tour, including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit Church, and an excursion to Mount Pilatus. Your Rhine River cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland, and takes you through France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, gateway to the beautiful Black Forest, or you can choose to visit Gouda before venturing on to Strasbourg, France. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You’ll also visit the Gutenberg museum for amazing history of early pioneers of print. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. You’ll visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city. Transfer by high-speed train to Paris to start your Monograms vacation package with 2 nights in “The City of Lights”. Enjoy a sightseeing with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and join a Seine river cruise. You’ll enjoy guided VIP sightseeing in England’s most famous destination, as well as free time to really get to know the city. Sightseeing includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your Monograms vacation package includes the expert assistance of your Local Host® in both Paris and London. Your Romantic Rhine River cruise with stays in Lucerne, Paris, and London provides the perfect combination for a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
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Monograms is independent travel without the hassles that typically come with "ordinary" independent travel. With Monograms, you never have to worry about whether or not your hotel will have your reservation, how to get from here to there, or where to go once you get to your destination—it's the perfect addition to your Avalon river cruise! Avalon makes it easy to add a Monograms London, Paris & London, Aix-en-Provence & Nice, Barcelona or Zürich with Mount Pilatus & Lake Como package to your river cruise.
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Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London
- 11/28/2019, 12/05/2019, 12/12/2019Learn More
Day 1 Lucerne, Switzerland:Welcome to SwitzerlandDay 2 Lucerne:Guided walking tour, with the Lion Monument and Chapel BridgeDay 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 receptionDay 4 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest:Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 5 Strasbourg:Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 6 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz:Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz:Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in KoblenzDay 8 Cologne: Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 9 Amsterdam:Canal cruiseDay 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)–Paris, France:Travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class)Day 11 Paris:Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruiseDay 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