• Experience a world beyond your expectations. Choose from our award-winning vacations on virtually every continent with local favorites and off-the-beaten-path experiences only Globus can share.

  • We know why you travel. You’d rather have an extra day exploring than a fancy chocolate on your pillow. Enjoy VIP inclusions and world-class experiences at budget-friendly prices.

  • Embrace your independent spirit with the freedom to discover the world without getting lost. Enjoy independent travel confidently with guided sightseeing, loads of free time, and a knowledgeable Monograms Local Host in each destination.

  • Happiness flows on an Avalon river cruise. From Asia to South America and Europe to the Nile, you’ll cruise in relaxed luxury with river cruising’s widest views of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

CRUISE

AT-A-GLANCE


Day 1 Zürich: Welcome to Switzerland

Day 2 Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâte–Geneva: Zürich orientation tour; stop in Biel/Bienne, explore the historical center; stop in lakeside Neuchâtel

Day 3 Geneva: Guided sightseeing, visit the Reformation Park

Day 4 Geneva–Évian Les Bains–Broc–Gruyère area: See the Rhône vineyards in Évian-Les-Bains; visit the castle in Gruyères; visit the famous Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Broc

Day 5 Gruyère area–Gstaad–Grindelwald: Orientation tour in Gstaad; travel to Grindelwald

Day 6 Grindelwald. Excursion to the Jungfrau: Visit to the Jungfraujoch railway station

Day 7 Grindelwald–Berne–Lucerne: See the Bear Park, the Old Town and enjoy the panoramic view from the Rose Garden in Berne; travel to Lucerne

Day 8 Lucerne: Walking tour, see the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

Day 9 Lucerne–Basel (Embarkation): Travel to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 10 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 11 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 12 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 13 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 14 Cologne: Choice of Cologne Highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 15 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise.

Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.