See the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. Your enchanting river cruise continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. On your way to Rüdesheim, you’ll sail through the picturesque views of the Rhine Gorge. Then cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city tour of the sights, such as the stunning stained glass of its Gothic-style cathedral, the astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. Your scenic cruise through Europe includes a stop in Breisach to visit Germany’s beautiful Black Forest region. Choose a visit to a local winery in Breisach, or a day trip to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum.Cruise to Basel, Switzerland, to disembark from your Avalon Suite Ship® and begin your Monograms® vacation with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. Your 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 Rhine and Main rivers cruise and vacation package in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure HostDay 3 Würzburg: Choice of guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure HostDay 4 Main River Village: Guided tourDay 5 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in Seligenstadt or bike with your Adventure HostDay 6 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: Time at leisure in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike with your Adventure HostDay 7 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedralDay 8 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure HostDay 9 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 BridgeDay 10 Lucerne: Full day at leisureDay 11 Lucerne: Your vacation ends this morning