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Romantic Rhine River Cruise with Avalon Waterways from Basel to Amsterdam

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you set sail for 7 nights on a magnificent cruise, starting from the scenic city of Basel and culminating in the vibrant destination of Amsterdam, with Avalon Waterways. Your adventure will take you through the spectacular landscapes of Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, revealing a world of breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating cultures, and rich history at every turn.

Romantic Rhine River Cruise with Avalon Waterways from Basel to Amsterdam

DEPARTURE DATE: July 20, 2024
Countries Visited: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
Departure Port:Basel, Switzerland

OVERVIEW

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and visits France, Germany, and Holland! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you’ll 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. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, and marvel at the red-sandstone Gothic-style 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 Castle, towering magnificently over the city, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, then 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. Last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

At the conclusion of your Rhine River cruise, you’ll spend time in colorful Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on an included canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Spend free time discovering world-famous museums, and an abundance of restaurants in the vibrant, modern capital of Holland.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
July 20, 2024from $4,624 CADPer Person
July 20, 2024from $7,485 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Jul 20BASEL, SWITZERLAND
2Sun Jul 21BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
3Mon Jul 22STRASBOURG, FRANCE
4Tue Jul 23MAINZ, GERMANY. EXCURSIONS TO HEIDELBERG
5Wed Jul 24RHINE GORGE–KOBLENZ
6Thu Jul 25COLOGNE
7Fri Jul 26DÜSSELDORF
7Sun Jul 28AMSTERDAM
8Mon Jul 29AMSTERDAM

Day 1 – BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Zürich must arrive before 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2 – BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

Day 3 – STRASBOURG, FRANCE

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

Day 4 – MAINZ, GERMANY. EXCURSIONS TO HEIDELBERG

The World’s Biggest Wine Barrel and Famous Vineyards

Day 5 – RHINE GORGE–KOBLENZ

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet

En route to Koblenz, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei—where the mythological siren’s songs lured ill-fated sailors.

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Day 6- COLOGNE

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

DAY 7 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

Day 8 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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