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The Best Of Austria & Switzerland With Romantic Rhine

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Sailing Date: Aug 29, 2018
Through: Sep 15, 2018
Book By: Aug 25 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 17
Ship: Avalon Imagery II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4994523
from $6,428.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Vienna, Austria     
2 Vienna     
3 Vienna - Melk - Mondsee, Salzburg     
4 Salzburg     
5 Salzburg - Innsbruck - St. Moritz, Switzerland     
6 St. Moritz - Chur - Täsch - Zermatt     
7 Zermatt     
8 Zermatt - Berne     
9 Berne - Interlaken - Lucerne     
10 Lucerne     
11 Lucerne - Zürich - Basel (Embarkation)     
12 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To The Black Forest     
13 Strasbourg, France     
14 Excursion To Heidelberg, Germany - Mainz     
15 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz     
16 Cologne     
17 Amsterdam, Holland     
18 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)     
Number of Nights: 17
This amazing vacation offers the best of both worlds: a land tour of Austria and Switzerland-two of Europe's most scenic countries-and a river cruise on the legendary Rhine River with stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

If you're a fan of palaces and castles, you'll enjoy a visit to Vienna, Austria's Schönbrunn Palace, once the home of the Habsburg family. Stand in awe as you hear the stories of this royal family's home. And in Switzerland, you'll enjoy a visit to romantic Chillon Castle, a well-preserved, medieval castle on the shores of Lake Geneva. If spectacular scenery is your interest, you'll be thrilled with a ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train, where you'll travel first-class with panoramic windows to admire the thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages on your way to Zermatt, Switzerland. Other scenic highlights include a Danube cruise along the prettiest part of the river on your way to Salzburg; a private boat cruise on the fjord-lake in Lucerne; a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered the most beautiful mountain area in the world; and more. Some sightseeing highlights include The Sound of Music Parish Church in Mondsee, a walk through the Old Town in Innsbruck, and the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.

After this land tour of the historical sights, castles, palaces and spectacular scenery, you'll embark your cruise ship in Basel, Switzerland, for an exciting river cruise along the Rhine River! In Breisach, Germany, find 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. In Strasbourg, France, be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg's castle, towering magnificently over the city, and stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, visit the unique Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, offers world-famous museums and an abundance of restaurants amongst the classic architecture and charming canals. See the treasures of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's "Golden Age." A perfect ending to this fabulous land and river cruise adventure!

Included Features:

Day 1 Vienna: arrive in Vienna, welcome dinner

Day 2 Vienna: guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz

Day 3 Vienna-Melk-Mondsee-Salzburg: Danube cruise, visit the church from The Sound of Music in Mondsee; in Salzburg guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and the Residenz Square; dinner with the wine at the St. Peter Stiftskeller

Day 4 Salzburg: day at leisure

Day 5 Salzburg-Innsbruck-St. Moritz, Switzerland: walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

Day 6 St. Moritz-Chur-Zermatt: Glacier Express train to Zermatt

Day 7 Zermatt: day at leisure

Day 8 Zermatt-Berne: guided visit of Chillon castle

Day 9 Berne-Interlaken-Lucerne: guided walking tour in Berne, stop at the Rose Garden and the Bear Park, in Interlaken take pictures of the Jungfrau massif

Day 10 Lucerne: walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge, private cruise with a drink and farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Day 11 Lucerne-Transfer to Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 12 Breisach, Germany. Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a woodcarver's workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

Day 13 Strasbourg, France: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 14 Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany-Mainz: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 15 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim and enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walking tour in Koblenz

Day 16 Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 17 Amsterdam, Holland: canal cruise

Day 18 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Apr 25, 2018 - May 12, 2018


$6,198.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 09, 2018 - May 26, 2018


$6,278.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 04, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018


$6,178.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 18, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018


$6,178.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 01, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018


$6,178.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 29, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018


$6,428.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018


$6,428.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.