Top Of Switzerland With Romantic Rhine
from $8996
Duration: 13 Days
Your Switzerland guided holiday begins in Zurich, where you will start your Globus tour. You’ll enjoy a guided walk through Old Town, a visit to Emmental Valley to visit the Schaukaeserei Affoltern, and then travel to Interlaken for an excursion to the Jungfraujoch—Europe’s highest railway station. You’ll experience the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360° Experience, the Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observatory, and receive your Jungfrau Passport. A scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to cozy Brienz, where you visit the Woodcarving Museum. Next, is the fascinating Open-Air Museum of Ballenberg, before continuing to picture-book Lucerne, where you’ll take a walking tour, featuring the powerful Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Your scenic river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Gouda. Then venture on to Strasbourg, France, to see its gothic cathedral with stunning murals and stained-glass. Sail to Ludwigshafen for an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, or join your Avalon Adventure Host® for a hike up Philosophers’ Way. You’ll also visit the Gutenberg museum for amazing history of early pioneers of print. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. You’ll visit Koblenz and Cologne, and arrive in Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the colorful city. Your scenic Avalon river cruise on the Romantic Rhine River, and complete Globus holiday package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European holiday of a lifetime.
Day 1 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2 ZURICH-EMMENTAL-INTERLAKEN
Orientation walk of Zurich's Old Town. Stop in the Emmental Valley to visit the schaukaeserei Affoltern and enjoy a light lunch. Later, arrive in Interlaken. (B,L)
Day 3 INTERLAKEN. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU
An unforgettable trip to Europe's highest railway station, the Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360deg Experience, the Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observatory, and receive your Jungfrau Passport. (B)
Day 4 INTERLAKEN-BRIENZ-BALLENBERG-LUCERNE
A scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to cozy Brienz, where you visit the Woodcarving Museum. Next, is the fascinating Open-Air Museum of Ballenberg, before continuing to picture-book Lucerne. (B)
Day 5 LUCERNE
Your morning walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. This evening, enjoy a private boat cruise followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 6 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)
Day 7 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany's southernmost wine country in Baden-ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners' process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting. 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)
Day 8 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages 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. You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line-an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive 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 centre. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN (B,L,D)
Day 9 LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Castle Walls, and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine 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: ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below. Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour. MAINZ Turning the Pages of History CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided City Walk 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)
Day 10 RUDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR: ACTIVE - Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei-where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure 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)
Day 11 COLOGNE
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR: DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 12 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Canals of colourful Amsterdam 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 colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 13 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Departure Date:
2020-07-27
Return Date:
2020-08-08
Single : 12629NZD
Twin : 8996NZD
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