Active & Discovery On The Rhine With 2 Nights In Lucerne (Southbound)

12/29/2022 through 09/09/2023
12/29/2022 through 09/21/2023
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Expression

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on an Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice® inclusions you decide how to explore each destination on your Rhine River cruise. From classic sightseeing, to active pursuits, to discovery activities and excursions, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included Avalon Choice® excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find a wide selection of inclusions that speak to you!

Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a kayak tour—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Take a guided “bites and highlights” tour in Düsseldorf, and take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area in Koblenz. Taste local specialties in Strasbourg; discover the magical Black Forest with a full-day tour or with a biking tour. Onboard, you’ll pass through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breathtaking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising.

End your vacation your way with a two-night hotel stay in Lucerne! A city sightseeing and an included wine tastings will be the perfect highlights of your stay.

Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every preference, passion, and pace. Active & Discovery river cruises include hand-selected Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Choice of painting class, or kayak tour or canal cruise

Day 3 Düsseldorf: Choice of guided city sightseeing, or biking tour, or culinary tour

Day 4 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge: Choice of Koblenz walking tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with cable car ride, or Volcano Tour experience, or e-biking tour in the vineyards; cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breath-taking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei; private reception at Rheinstein Castle

Day 5 Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle with tasting of local special-ties, see the Great Vat, or a hike up Philosophers’ Way, or beer tour

Day 6 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or culi-nary walk, or hike along the river

Day 7 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or e-bike tour in the Black Forest or visit to a local winery

Day 8 Basel (Disembarkation)–Lucerne: Transfer to Lucerne; guided Sightseeing

Day 9 Lucerne: Wine Tasting

Day 10 Lucerne: Your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Amsterdam
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Day 3 Düsseldorf, Germany
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Day 4 Koblenz-rhine Gorge
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Day 5 Speyer. Excursions To Heidelberg
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Day 6 Strasbourg, France
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Day 7 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 8 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)-lucerne
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Day 9 Lucerne
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Day 10 Lucerne
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