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This amazing European vacation offers the best of both worlds: a land tour of Austria and Switzerland--two of Europe's most scenic countries--and a river cruise on the legendary Rhine River with stops in France, Germany, and Holland!See the true definitions of palaces and cas... Read More

Duration: 18 Days
Arrive In: Vienna
Depart From: Amsterdam
Quality: Superior First Class
Pace: Moderate
Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 11
Type: River Cruise
Tour Itinerary Close
  • Day 1 WELCOME TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

    (D)

    VIENNA-HOFBURG-PALACE.jpg
  • Day 2 VIENNA City of Dreams Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS 's spectacular Schönbrunn Palace served as the summer home of the Habsburg dynasty. This UNESCO World Heritage Site preserves the imperial home and glittering life of Austrian royalty in and the extravagant gardens surrounding the palace.

    (B)

    -SCHONBRUNN-PALACE.jpg
  • Day 3 VIENNA-KREMS-MONDSEE-SALZBURG The Blue Danube KREMS Take a delightful Danube River cruise.
    MONDSEE Visit the Parish Church.
    SALZBURG Guided walking tour includes Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, and Residenz Square.
    193 mi / 310 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC RIDE Sit back and relax and watch the world go by during a leisurely cruise along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube, Europe's second largest river. Wunderbar!

    (B)

    SALZBURG-MIRABELL-GARDENS.jpg
  • Day 4 SALZBURG The Birthplace of Mozart Enjoy a free day to explore .

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, , will put a song in your heart as you explore its charmingly splendid gardens, and medieval and Baroque architecture along the pedestrian Altstadt (Old Town). 's scenic Alpine landscape and architectural treasures has earned this Austrian jewel the reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    (B)

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  • Day 5 SALZBURG-INNSBRUCK-ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Heavenly Hills of Switzerland INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse. before driving into the Swiss Engadine en route to St. Moritz.
    236 mi / 380 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Pass through the spectacular beauty of Swiss Engadine on your way to St. Moritz. Take in the alpine vistas surrounding this paradise of deep blue lakes and rolling green meadows, forests, snow-capped summits, and endless sky in one of Switzerland's most stunning valleys.

    (B,D)

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  • Day 6 ST. MORITZ-CHUR-TÄSCH-ZERMATT All Aboard in the Alps CHUR Take the [LF] Glacier Express train to Zermatt with lunch served on board.
    149 mi / 240 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE Don't let the name fool you. While its speed won't take your breath away, the Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Zermatt delivers a slow, breathtaking ride through some of Switzerland's most stunning scenery. Traveling the rails over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, you'll take in each passing postcard scene while reaching an altitude of 6,670 feet above sea level.

    (B,L)

    ZERMATT-TRAIN.jpg
  • Day 7 ZERMATT Peak Perfection Enjoy a free day.

    FREE TIME TIPS
    EXPLORE MORE Spend the day leisurely strolling around car-free or join an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier, an Alpine paradise of sky slopes, panoramic vistas, ice carvings and unique views. An amazing experience you do not want to miss.

    (B,D)

    -TOWN.jpg
  • Day 8 ZERMATT-BERNE Poetry in Motion ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.
    CHILLON Take a [LF] guided visit of the castle and enjoy a wine tasting.
    155 mi / 250 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURAL GEMS Poised on a diminutive island on Lake Geneva and protected by a natural moat is the striking site of Chillon Castle. Discover the Castle's secrets as you stroll through it on your guided tour. What better way to complete your visit than with a wine tasting for good measure!

    (B)

    ZERMATT-TRAIN.jpg
  • Day 9 BERNE-INTERLAKEN-LUCERNE Coming up Roses in Berne BERNE Guided walking tour. includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town.
    INTERLAKEN Free time for lunch en route to Lucerne.
    75 mi / 120 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CITY SIGHTS Explore the "City of Fountains" Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometres of arcades and animated clock tower, and panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and Bear Park.

    (B)

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  • Day 10 LUCERNE Lion Hearts in Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. [LF] Private boat cruise this evening followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE looks on top of the stunning lake Vierwaldstättersee, the "lake of the four forested Cantons." This evening a private panoramic cruise on the lake will highlight the sheer beauty of and its surroundings. To top off the evening and the tour, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travel companions.

    (B,D)

    -CHAPEL-BRIDGE.jpg
  • Day 11 LUCERNE-BASEL (EMBARKATION) Transfer from Lucerne to Basel. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

    EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (B,D)

    BASEL-SUNSET.jpg
  • Day 12 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST German winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

    Visit the Adventure Center for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

    CLASSIC Join A Guided Tour to explore Freiburg's medieval city center, sheltered by the Black Forest amid vineyards and gardens of the Upper Rhine Valley.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

    EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)

    BLACK-FOREST-CLOCK.jpg
  • Day 13 STRASBOURG, FRANCE A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

    ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including the Strasbourg's Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line--the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace's wine country today.

    Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

    EVENING CRUISE TO MAINZ

    (B,L,D)

    STRASBOURG-PETIT-FRANCE.jpg
  • Day 14 MAINZ, GERMANY-EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Wine Barrel

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an inspiring walk in Heidelberg, the Philosophers' way, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel," OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk in Mainz including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

    (B,L,D)

    HEIDELBERG.jpg
  • Day 15 RÜDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; enjoy a tasting of the authentic Rüdesheimer coffee.

    En route to Koblenz, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei--where the mythological siren's songs lured ill-fated sailors.

    KOBLENZ

    Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History

    Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

    (B,L,D)

    RUDESHEIM-VINEYARDS.jpg
  • Day 16 COLOGNE Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of 's important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of --with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

    Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager--locally brewed for over 100 years!

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

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  • Day 17 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

    ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens--with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

    Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

    AMSTERDAM-CANAL-CRUISE.jpg
  • Day 18 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

    AMSTERDAM-SUNRISE.jpg
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  • ÃÂ: ¶nbrunn PalaceDay 3 Vienna
  • -: Krems
  • -: Mondsee
  • -: Salzburg: Danube cruise and visit to The Sound of Music Parish Church in Mondsee; guided walking tour in SalzburgDay 4 Salzburg: Day at leisureDay 5 Salzburg
  • -: Innsbruck
  • -: St. Moritz: Walk through the Old Town, see the Golden Roof in Innsbruck; travel to St. MoritzDay 6 St. Moritz
  • -: Chur
  • -TÃÂ: ¤sch
  • -: Zermatt: Panoramic trip onboard of the Glacier Express train to ZermattDay 7 Zermatt: Day at leisureDay 8 Zermatt
  • -: Berne: Visit Chillon Castle; travel to BerneDay 9 Berne
  • -: Interlaken
  • -: Lucerne: Guided walking tour in Berne, see the Bear Park and enjoy the panoramic view from the Rose Garden; travel to LucerneDay 10 Lucerne: Morning walking tour, see the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; private boat cruise and farewell dinner at a local restaurantDay 11 Lucerne
  • -: Basel
  • (: Embarkation): Travel to Basel; onboard welcome reception Day 12 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or sightseeing of Freiburg or bike with your Adventure HostDay 13 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure HostDay 14 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or walk Philosophers' Way with your Adventure Host, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 15
  • RÃÂ: ¼desheim
  • -: Rhine Gorge
  • -: Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in
  • RÃÂ: ¼desheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breathtaking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei; free time in KoblenzDay 16 Cologne: Choice of
  • ": Cologne Highlights" walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 17 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure HostDay 18 Amsterdam
  • (: Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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Name: The Best of Austria & Switzerland with Romantic Rhine

Brand: Avalon

Quality: Superior First Class

Tour Type: River Cruise

Start City: Vienna

End City: Amsterdam

Notes: 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.

Key Differences: AW_Always_Included_Europe_2022

Price Details: Port charges: USD$210Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

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  • Day 1 WELCOME TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

    (D)

    VIENNA-HOFBURG-PALACE.jpg
  • Day 2 VIENNA City of Dreams Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS 's spectacular Schönbrunn Palace served as the summer home of the Habsburg dynasty. This UNESCO World Heritage Site preserves the imperial home and glittering life of Austrian royalty in and the extravagant gardens surrounding the palace.

    (B)

    -SCHONBRUNN-PALACE.jpg
  • Day 3 VIENNA-KREMS-MONDSEE-SALZBURG The Blue Danube KREMS Take a delightful Danube River cruise.
    MONDSEE Visit the Parish Church.
    SALZBURG Guided walking tour includes Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, and Residenz Square.
    193 mi / 310 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC RIDE Sit back and relax and watch the world go by during a leisurely cruise along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube, Europe's second largest river. Wunderbar!

    (B)

    SALZBURG-MIRABELL-GARDENS.jpg
  • Day 4 SALZBURG The Birthplace of Mozart Enjoy a free day to explore .

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, , will put a song in your heart as you explore its charmingly splendid gardens, and medieval and Baroque architecture along the pedestrian Altstadt (Old Town). 's scenic Alpine landscape and architectural treasures has earned this Austrian jewel the reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    (B)

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  • Day 5 SALZBURG-INNSBRUCK-ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Heavenly Hills of Switzerland INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse. before driving into the Swiss Engadine en route to St. Moritz.
    236 mi / 380 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Pass through the spectacular beauty of Swiss Engadine on your way to St. Moritz. Take in the alpine vistas surrounding this paradise of deep blue lakes and rolling green meadows, forests, snow-capped summits, and endless sky in one of Switzerland's most stunning valleys.

    (B,D)

    INNSBRUCK.jpg
  • Day 6 ST. MORITZ-CHUR-TÄSCH-ZERMATT All Aboard in the Alps CHUR Take the [LF] Glacier Express train to Zermatt with lunch served on board.
    149 mi / 240 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE Don't let the name fool you. While its speed won't take your breath away, the Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Zermatt delivers a slow, breathtaking ride through some of Switzerland's most stunning scenery. Traveling the rails over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, you'll take in each passing postcard scene while reaching an altitude of 6,670 feet above sea level.

    (B,L)

    ZERMATT-TRAIN.jpg
  • Day 7 ZERMATT Peak Perfection Enjoy a free day.

    FREE TIME TIPS
    EXPLORE MORE Spend the day leisurely strolling around car-free or join an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier, an Alpine paradise of sky slopes, panoramic vistas, ice carvings and unique views. An amazing experience you do not want to miss.

    (B,D)

    -TOWN.jpg
  • Day 8 ZERMATT-BERNE Poetry in Motion ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.
    CHILLON Take a [LF] guided visit of the castle and enjoy a wine tasting.
    155 mi / 250 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURAL GEMS Poised on a diminutive island on Lake Geneva and protected by a natural moat is the striking site of Chillon Castle. Discover the Castle's secrets as you stroll through it on your guided tour. What better way to complete your visit than with a wine tasting for good measure!

    (B)

    ZERMATT-TRAIN.jpg
  • Day 9 BERNE-INTERLAKEN-LUCERNE Coming up Roses in Berne BERNE Guided walking tour. includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town.
    INTERLAKEN Free time for lunch en route to Lucerne.
    75 mi / 120 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CITY SIGHTS Explore the "City of Fountains" Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometres of arcades and animated clock tower, and panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and Bear Park.

    (B)

    BERNE.jpg
  • Day 10 LUCERNE Lion Hearts in Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. [LF] Private boat cruise this evening followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE looks on top of the stunning lake Vierwaldstättersee, the "lake of the four forested Cantons." This evening a private panoramic cruise on the lake will highlight the sheer beauty of and its surroundings. To top off the evening and the tour, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travel companions.

    (B,D)

    -CHAPEL-BRIDGE.jpg
  • Day 11 LUCERNE-BASEL (EMBARKATION) Transfer from Lucerne to Basel. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

    EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (B,D)

    BASEL-SUNSET.jpg
  • Day 12 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST German winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

    Visit the Adventure Center for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

    CLASSIC Join A Guided Tour to explore Freiburg's medieval city center, sheltered by the Black Forest amid vineyards and gardens of the Upper Rhine Valley.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

    EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)

    BLACK-FOREST-CLOCK.jpg
  • Day 13 STRASBOURG, FRANCE A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

    ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including the Strasbourg's Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line--the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace's wine country today.

    Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

    EVENING CRUISE TO MAINZ

    (B,L,D)

    STRASBOURG-PETIT-FRANCE.jpg
  • Day 14 MAINZ, GERMANY-EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Wine Barrel

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an inspiring walk in Heidelberg, the Philosophers' way, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel," OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk in Mainz including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

    (B,L,D)

    HEIDELBERG.jpg
  • Day 15 RÜDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; enjoy a tasting of the authentic Rüdesheimer coffee.

    En route to Koblenz, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei--where the mythological siren's songs lured ill-fated sailors.

    KOBLENZ

    Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History

    Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

    (B,L,D)

    RUDESHEIM-VINEYARDS.jpg
  • Day 16 COLOGNE Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of 's important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of --with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

    Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager--locally brewed for over 100 years!

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

    -BEER.jpg
  • Day 17 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

    ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens--with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

    Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

    AMSTERDAM-CANAL-CRUISE.jpg
  • Day 18 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

    AMSTERDAM-SUNRISE.jpg
    • Ã: nbrunn PalaceDay 3 Vienna
    • -: Krems
    • -: Mondsee
    • -: Salzburg: Danube cruise and visit to The Sound of Music Parish Church in Mondsee; guided walking tour in SalzburgDay 4 Salzburg: Day at leisureDay 5 Salzburg
    • -: Innsbruck
    • -: St. Moritz: Walk through the Old Town, see the Golden Roof in Innsbruck; travel to St. MoritzDay 6 St. Moritz
    • -: Chur
    • -TÃ: sch
    • -: Zermatt: Panoramic trip onboard of the Glacier Express train to ZermattDay 7 Zermatt: Day at leisureDay 8 Zermatt
    • -: Berne: Visit Chillon Castle; travel to BerneDay 9 Berne
    • -: Interlaken
    • -: Lucerne: Guided walking tour in Berne, see the Bear Park and enjoy the panoramic view from the Rose Garden; travel to LucerneDay 10 Lucerne: Morning walking tour, see the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; private boat cruise and farewell dinner at a local restaurantDay 11 Lucerne
    • -: Basel
    • (: Embarkation): Travel to Basel; onboard welcome reception Day 12 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or sightseeing of Freiburg or bike with your Adventure HostDay 13 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure HostDay 14 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or walk Philosophers' Way with your Adventure Host, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 15
    • : desheim
    • -: Rhine Gorge
    • -: Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in
    • : desheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breathtaking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei; free time in KoblenzDay 16 Cologne: Choice of
    • ": Cologne Highlights" walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 17 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure HostDay 18 Amsterdam
    • (: Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Name: The Best of Austria & Switzerland with Romantic Rhine

Brand: Avalon

Quality: Superior First Class

Tour Type: River Cruise

Start City: Vienna

End City: Amsterdam

Notes: 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.

Key Differences: AW_Always_Included_Europe_2022

Price Details: Port charges: USD$210Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Questions? Give us a call 1-866-650-6654 Get call in code
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    (D)

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