Romantic Rhine With 2 Nights In Lucerne, 2 Nights In Paris & 2 Nights In London (Northbound)
Your European vacation begins with a Monograms® vacation in Lucerne, Switzerland. Your 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 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 can alternatively visit the Gutenberg Museum for amazing history of the early pioneers of printing. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, 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 two nights in “The City of Light.” Enjoy sightseeing with an expert guide, drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and a Seine River cruise. Enjoy guided sightseeing in London, with free time to explore on your own. Sightseeing of iconic London landmarks 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 Rhine River cruise with stays in Lucerne, Paris, and London provides the perfect combination for a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
Day 1 Lucerne, Switzerland: welcome to SwitzerlandDay 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 receptionDay 4 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer WinzerkellerDay 5 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedralDay 6 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time 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 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
Lucerne – Mount Pilatus – Basel (Embarkation)
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge
Amsterdam (Disembarkation) – Paris, France
Paris – London, England