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8 DAYS
8
 DAYS
Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

Basel To Amsterdam
Jul 2020

Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

Jul 2020 | Basel To Amsterdam

starting from:
$5,290 NOW $3,849 CAD
w/ FREE AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
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INCLUDES


  • With
  • FREE AIR* (select Canadian gateways)
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    (value of $22 CAD/person/day)
  • FREE Drinks
    Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/ Onboard Lunch & Dinner
  • FREE Shipboard Credit
    (up to US$0**)
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees Included
  • PLUS Travel Insurance
    Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption
    NO AGE LIMIT | NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE | PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
    See: Summary of Coverage / Insurance Policy/ Resolution Policy
Cruise Connections Specials (CAD)
w/ FREE AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
Deluxe
FROM /
PER PERSON
PANORAMA SUITE
FROM /
PER PERSON
Savings
PER COUPLE

Jul 07, 2020
aboard Expression
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
$5,564
$4,099
$6,719
$5,149
UP TO
$3,140

Jul 11, 2020
aboard Panorama
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
$5,564
$4,099
$6,719
$5,149
UP TO
$3,140

Jul 21, 2020
aboard Expression
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
$5,290
$3,849
$6,719
$5,149
UP TO
$3,140

*Roundtrip Air is based on economy Air from Toronto and Vancouver. Call for other gateways. Air offer and pricing may vary across gateways, saildates and itineraries.

Basel To Amsterdam

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 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

DAY 1

(D)

BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)

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

Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

DAY 2

(B, L, D)

BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY
Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:
DISCOVERY
Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

DAY 3

(B, L, D)

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC
Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

DAY 4

(B, L, D)

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC
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:
ACTIVE
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour.

MAINZTurning the Pages of History

CLASSIC
Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

DAY 5

(B, L, D)

RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY
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, OR:
ACTIVE
Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZTravel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

DAY 6

(B, L, D)

COLOGNE

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

CLASSIC
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
DISCOVERY
Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

DAY 8

(B)

AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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