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2021 Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine

2021 Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine

Starting from Starting from: $7194 $6194 * / per person
Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine

With Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne, 3 Nights in Lake Como & 2 Nights in Milan

13 Nights / 16 Days • Travel to Amsterdam, Netherland & Return from Milan, Italy

  • Featuring 200 sq. ft. Panorama Suites
  • Enjoy a 7-Night River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel with 1 Night Post-Cruise Hotel in Lucerne, 3 Nights Post-Cruise Hotel in Lake Como & 2 Nights Post-Cruise Hotel in Milan
  • Escorted from Honolulu

Date and Tour Manager:

December 02 – 17, 2021
Tour Manager: Cora Kinney

COUNTRIES: Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland & Italy
RIVERS: Rhine River

Cruise Overview:

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this delightful winter cruise along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany — and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Cologne, Germany — a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic architecture — will be an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns. While you’re there, why not try a locally brewed Kölsch beer? Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge — the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Continue your Rhine river cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum, or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle towering magnificently over the city. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. The city’s Christmas market is one of the oldest and finest in Europe. Stop in Breisach, Germany, located on the French-German border, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest — an area of unrivaled natural beauty — best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

At every stop, you’ll experience the magical charm of this time of year, with the towns decked out in festive lights and décor, and the Christmas markets waiting to be explored. Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel and begin your Monograms® vacation in Switzerland and Italy. Start with a special excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and a guided walking tour to explore lovely Lucerne. Transfer by high-speed train to Como, where an included guided walking tour features the charming historic district, the Gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como to renowned Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. Travel to fashionable Milan for the last two nights of your vacation. Your Monograms Local Host® can help you make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!


  • Amsterdam: Canal cruise
  • Cologne: Guided city walk; Christmas market
  • Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim: Scenic sailing through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; Christmas market
  • Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: Guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; excursion to Heidelberg, guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat
  • Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral; Christmas market
  • Breisach: Choice of Black Forest Excursion, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer
  • Mount Pilatus: Excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead)
  • Lucerne: Guided walking tour in Lucerne with the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Lake Como: Guided walking tour; Boat ride on Lake Como to Bellagio
  • Milan: Guided sightseeing


  • 7-Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodations in an Outside Stateroom — Most with Balconies
  • 1 Night Hotel in Lucerne — including Daily Breakfast
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Lake Como — including Daily Breakfast
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Milan — including Daily Breakfast
  • Included Shore Excursions with Local Guide Daily with Personal Headset Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
  • Premium L’Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Large Bathrooms — Showers with Glass Doors
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit & cookies available throughout the day
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro‘s tasting menu for a less formal “sit-down” atmosphere
  • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings & outdoor deck game area
  • Choice of Classic, Active or Discovery excursions so that you can experience your cruise your way
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • AvalonGo App for your mobile device keeps you informed and on course before and during your cruise


SAVE $1,000

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

from $7194*



Pre-Paid Gratuities &
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