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Active & Discovery on the Rhine with 1 Night in Amsterdam & 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound) 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Fairytale settings await on every Rhine River cruise, but an Active & Discovery cruise with Avalon immerses you in new, interactive ways. As you glide from untouched villages to touching cities throughout Holland, Germany and France, our range of excursions, from Classic to Discovery to Active options, presents the opportunity to move at your desired pace and be moved at every turn. Clifftop castles, rolling vineyards, and cobblestone lanes become even more enchanting when you experience them from the seat of a bicycle or an artist’s stool. From culinary walks and beer tours to cave, castle, and kayaking explorations, you choose exactly how to toast the joys of the Rhine and your moving journey on it.Move. Enjoy a little get-up-and-go on your cruising vacation when you:•Paddle through the canals of Amsterdam on a kayak.•Take an E-Bike tour surrounded by beautiful vineyards at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.•Follow the road less traveled on an exciting hike along Heidelberg’s Philosophers’ Way.And Be Moved.Get off the beaten path and relish the world when you:•Discover your inner artist at an Amsterdam painting class inspired by the Dutch masters.•Explore the lava caverns on a one-of-a-kind volcano encounter below the town of Mendig.•Join a foodie tour through Strasbourg to discover the cuisine of France’s Alsace region. Plus, Classic sightseeing is always available in every port along the way.Start sooner and stay longer with a one-night hotel stay in Amsterdam, and a two-night hotel stay in Lucerne! Avalon Choice sightseeing is the perfect highlight of your stay.Activate your senses and discover a world of wonder in all-new, entirely “you” ways on your personal, passion-packed cruise along the Rhine.

  1. Day 1
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Welcome to Holland.

    Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

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  2. Day 2
    AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)
    Amsterdam Off the Beaten Path. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    CLASSIC Discover the true beauty of Amsterdam with an off-the-beaten-path Guided Walking Tour through its cobblestone streets for a captivating look at this legendary city.

    You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    AMSTERDAM
    Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

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

    ACTIVE Enjoy a Guided Kayak Tour for an adventure which will provide you a unique perspective of the “Venice of the North” from the waters of its magnificent canals, OR:

    DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam.

    This afternoon enjoy a relaxing sailing on the Sky Deck.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY
    Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers

    ACTIVE Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, OR:

    DISCOVERY Experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf. Visit the Old Town, but also discover its spectacular subway line, where each station has an individual magic character.

    This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers.

    Later enjoy live entertainment on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE
    Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Take a Guided E-Bike Tour in the vineyards surrounding this beautiful city at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, OR:

    DISCOVERY For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view.

    En route to Bingen, 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.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an experience fit for royalty during an exclusive private reception at Rheinstein Castle.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    SPEYER. EXCURSIONS TO HEIDELBERG
    The World’s Biggest Wine Barrel and Famous Vineyards

    ACTIVE Follow the road less traveled on this exciting Guided Hike along the Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:

    DISCOVERY Learn about the art of beer making with an entertaining and exclusive Guided Tour of four breweries in and out of Old Heidelberg, 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. While visiting the city, also enjoy a tasting of local specialties.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    ACTIVE Enjoy a walking tour along the river and explore Strasbourg’s lovely European District around the Marne-Rhein Canal, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a Culinary Walk to discover the Alsatian cuisine and traditions, so influenced by the unique history of a region, whose control alternated between Germany and France for centuries, OR:

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

    This afternoon choose one of the Optional Excursions available.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
    German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

    ACTIVE Take a Guided E-bike Tour to experience the magical Black Forest from a unique point of view, 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:

    DISCOVERY Visit a local winery and its vineyards to learn about German winemaking; a wine tasting will be the perfect end of this tour.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)—LUCERNE
    The Lake Lucerne and its Landscape

    This morning disembark your Avalon Suite Ship and take a transfer to Lucerne.

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing in Lucerne and discover the beauty of this beautiful city, which lies along the banks of Lake Lucerne, couched in a breathtaking mountainous landscape.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    LUCERNE
    The Lake and the Vineyards

    DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting tour in the Lucerne area.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    LUCERNE
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • 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.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for departures is Zürich.

Port charges:
$210

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Amsterdam: Westcord Jakarta
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.
Address:
Javakade 766
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Amsterdam: Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station
An ultra modern 553-room hotel set in the heart of the city's historic district. The centerpiece of this property is the 11th-floor SkyLounge rooftop bar with outdoor seating offering some of the best views of Amsterdam and its river. There's also a cafe restaurant, a Starbucks coffee stand, and a 24-hour fitness center and lobby bar with library. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Address:
Oosterdoksstraat 4
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Amsterdam: Movenpick Amsterdam City
A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.
Address:
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Lucerne: Astoria
Ideally located in the heart of Lucerne, surrounded by mountains, close to its lake boasting crystal clear waters, the historic old town, and famous Chapel Bridge. All 252 contemporary rooms have a minibar and Wi-Fi. There's a plush cocktail lounge, a stylish café, and a rooftop bar affording city views. Other facilities include a full equipped modern gym.
Address:
Pilatusstrasse 29
Lucerne , Switzerland

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 10541 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

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