Enchanted Europe With 2 Nights In Lucerne (Westbound)

07/18/2021 through 09/09/2022
07/18/2021 through 09/29/2022
Avalon Waterways

Your Danube River vacation begins with an evening cruise from Budapest to Vienna, followed by Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s beautiful Wachau Valley. Cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. Cruise to Nuremberg to choose from three guided excursions-a guided tour of Roth, a Nuremberg city sightseeing, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII. From Nuremberg, join a full-day excursion to Munich before sailing to Frankfurt for guided sightseeing. Cruise to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise stops in splendid Strasbourg, France, with its Gothic-style cathedral towering above its stained glass and murals, before cruising to Breisach, Germany-gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into generations of authentic Bavarian life.

Disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, and begin your Monograms® vacation with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. Your Monograms vacation package includes a Local Host® to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Your river cruise on Danube, Main and Rhine rivers and vacation package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.

Included Features:

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava; free time in Vienna in the evening

Day 3 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: In Dürnstein choice of guided tour or a hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine tasting

Day 5 Passau: Guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: Choice of guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: On board lecture; choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or hike with your Adventure Host or guided tour in Nuremberg or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Full-day guided tour in Munich

Day 9 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Würzburg: Choice of guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 11 Main River Village: Guided tour

Day 12 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in Seligenstadt or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 13 Boppard-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Time at leisure in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 15 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Basel (Disembarkation)-Mount Pilatus-Lucerne: Excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead); guided walking tour in Lucerne with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge

Day 17 Lucerne: Full day at leisure

Day 18 Lucerne: Your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Vienna, Austria
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Day 3 Vienna
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Day 4 Dürnstein – Wachau Valley
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Day 5 Passau, Germany
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Day 6 Regensburg
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Day 7 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 8 Nuremberg – Excursion To Munich
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Day 9 Bamberg
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Day 10 Würzburg
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Day 11 Main River Village
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Day 12 Frankfurt. Excursion To Seligenstadt
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Day 13 Boppard
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Day 14 Strasbourg, France
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Day 15 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 16 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) – Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
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Day 17 Lucerne
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Day 18 Lucerne
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