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Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Welcome to Holland.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)
Amsterdam Off the Beaten Path. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
Day 3 AMSTERDAM
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age."
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE
Day 4 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
Day 5 RÜDESHEIM
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim and past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM
Day 6 MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel
Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR:
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:
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
Day 7 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
Day 8 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest
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:
Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL
Day 9 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)–MOUNT PILATUS–LUCERNE
Disembark your Avalon ship and join the Monograms portion of your vacation. Enjoy a special highlight excursion to Mount Pilatus. Journey almost 7,000 ft. (2,132 m) up for spectacular views over central Switzerland (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead). Later join a guided walking tour to explore beautiful Lucerne which includes Thorwaldsen’s poignant Lion Monument and the famous Chapel Bridge.
Day 10 LUCERNE
Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Lucerne. Your Local Host can help you plan your day.
Day 11 LUCERNE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.