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13 DAYS
13
 DAYS
The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

Basel To Amsterdam
Jul 2020 - Oct 2021

The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

Jul 2020 - Oct 2021 | Basel To Amsterdam

starting from:
$8,202 NOW $5,502 CAD
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
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INCLUDES


  • FREE Roundtrip AIR* (select Canadian gateways)
  • With
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    (value of $22 CAD/person/day)
  • FREE Drinks
    Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/ Onboard Lunch & Dinner
  • FREE Shipboard Credit
    (up to US$**)
  • 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 Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
FROM / PER PERSON
Deluxe
FROM /
PER PERSON
Panorama
FROM /
PER PERSON
Savings
PER COUPLE

Jul 10, 2020
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$7,025
$5,625
$
$9,252
$7,852
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Jul 31, 2020
aboard Visionary
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$7,025
$5,625
$
$9,252
$7,852
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Aug 30, 2020
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$7,148
$5,748
$
$9,375
$7,975
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Sep 29, 2020
aboard Visionary
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$7,575
$6,175
$
$9,461
$8,061
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Jun 14, 2021
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,748
$5,748
$
$10,975
$7,975
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Jul 22, 2021
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,625
$5,625
$
$10,852
$7,852
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Aug 15, 2021
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,625
$5,625
$
$10,852
$7,852
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Sep 22, 2021
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,448
$5,748
$
$10,675
$7,975
$
UP TO
$5,400
 

Oct 30, 2021
aboard Artistry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,202
$5,502
$
$10,429
$7,729
$
UP TO
$5,400
 

*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 Basel. 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 Visit 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:
CLASSIC
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/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

DAY 3

(B, L, D)

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Gothic Giants, Military Marvels & Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC
Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city’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

Philosophers’ Views, a Hilltop Castle, 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.

You’ll have some free time to stroll or shop this afternoon before sailing to Rüdesheim.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

DAY 5

(B, L, D)

RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

DAY 6

(B, L, D)

KOBLENZ

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet

CLASSIC
Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments, OR:
CLASSIC
Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour.

Spend free time on a cable-car ride, or a hike to see the mountain-top Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Enjoy a leisurely walk across the town to shop or sample potato pancakes and regional wine.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

BERNKASTEL

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

This morning enjoy a leisurely sailing.

CLASSIC
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.
DISCOVERY
Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

DAY 8

(B, L, D)

REMICH. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG

The Lofty Landscapes of Luxembourg

CLASSIC
Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TRIER

DAY 9

(B, L, D)

TRIER, GERMANY

Ancient Worlds, and Old World Charm

CLASSIC
Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city center, OR:
CLASSIC
Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM

DAY 10

(B, L, D)

COCHEM

Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley

CLASSIC
Join a Guided Walk of Cochem to see the charming town’s half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem’s hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO COLOGNE

DAY 11

(B, L, D)

COLOGNE

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

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 SAILING TO AMSTERDAM

DAY 12

(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. Alternatively, choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

DAY 13

(B)

AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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