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13 DAYS
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 DAYS
The Rhine and Moselle – Northbound

Basel to Amsterdam
Jul 21, 2019

The Rhine and Moselle – Northbound

Jul 21, 2019 | Basel to Amsterdam
on board Visionary

Panorama starting from:
WAS $8,493 NOW $7,893 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 21, 2019 Visionary $8,493
$7,893
$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

Basel to Amsterdam

(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

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 Visit to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf 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/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

DAY 3

(B, L, D)

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Gothic Giants and 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 choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Alsace for an afternoon in a French wine country village.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city centre. Sample local culinary specialties, such as Tarte flambée.

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.”

You’ll have free time to stroll or shop in Ludwigshafen this afternoon.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO 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.
DISCOVERY
Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

BERNKASTEL

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO THIONVILLE

DAY 8

(B, L, D)

THIONVILLE, FRANCE

Ornate Palaces, Opera Houses, and Old Battle Lines

CLASSIC
Visit the historic Maginot Line—pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, OR:
CLASSIC
Join a Guided Excursion to Metz—a city with 3,000 years of history—to see its gothic cathedral, Imperial Palace, and France’s oldest opera house.

Alternatively, consider an afternoon bike ride on your own to leisurely explore Thionville.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER

DAY 9

(B, L, D)

GREVENMACHER, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

This morning you may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BEILSTEIN

DAY 10

(B, L, D)

BEILSTEIN, GERMANY

The Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle

Enjoy free time in Beilstein—known as the “Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle” for its castle-dotted hills, vineyards, and inviting village of the Moselle River Valley.

Go for a morning bike ride through the unspoiled 15th-century buildings and chiming church bells before sailing to Treis-Karden.

TREIS-KARDENStiftskirche Steeples and Soaring Castles

CLASSIC
Join a Guided Tour to explore a medieval castle towering on the slopes above the Moselle River.

Take some free time to stroll through this romantic village.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT 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

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 Bike Excursion in the Dutch 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 vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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