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8 DAYS
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 DAYS
Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Amsterdam to Basel
Jul - Nov 2019

Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Jul - Nov 2019 | Amsterdam to Basel
on board Vista, Expression, Artistry II

starting from:
WAS $4,009 NOW $3,409 CAD
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
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and Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

INCLUDES


  • FREE Roundtrip Air*
  • FREE Drinks (Lunch & Dinner on board)
  • FREE WiFi throughout the ship
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cruise Connections Specials/person (CAD)
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
Date Ship Deluxe
From
Panorama Suite
From
Save Up To
(per couple)
Jul 23, 2019 Expression $4,363
$3,763
$5,423
$4,823
$1,200
Jul 27, 2019 Vista $4,363
$3,763
$1,200
Aug 10, 2019 Vista $5,423
$4,823
$1,200
Oct 19, 2019 Vista $4,009
$3,409
$5,258
$4,658
$1,200
Oct 23, 2019 Vista $4,134
$3,534
$1,200
*Free round-trip economy class Trans-Atlantic air applies to select Canadian gateways: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg. Other gateway cities available from $199/person extra. Free and reduced Air offer is subject to change, capacity-controlled and may be pulled out at any time without prior notice.

Book Today & Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

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.

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

Amsterdam to Basel

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

DAY 1

(D)

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

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

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. 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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

DAY 2

(B, L, D)

AMSTERDAM

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

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

Join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties, or a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle—Holland’s most beautiful, best-kept medieval castle.

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

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

DAY 3

(B, L, D)

COLOGNE, GERMANY

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!

Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT SAILING TO KOBLENZ

DAY 4

(B, L, D)

KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE

Travel Through 2,000 Years of Monumental History

CLASSIC
Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments.

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

RÜDESHEIMEat, 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.
DISCOVERY
Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

DAY 5

(B, L, D)

MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

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

CLASSIC
Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.
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 an afternoon Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

DAY 6

(B, L, D)

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC
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.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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO THE BLACK FOREST

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC
Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR:
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 Bavarian butter-making demonstration.

Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine.

EVENING CRUISE TO BASEL

DAY 8

(B)

BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am.

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