Exclusive: Romantic Rhine

    Basel to Amsterdam | 8-day River Cruise | Book now & SAVE $2,400 CAD per couple*

    Book now & SAVE $2,400 CAD per couple*

    Photo: Embark - Basel, Switzerland

    Avalon:  Romantic Rhine

    All in Cruise Only Price: $3,470 CAD/per person*

    • Based on double occupancy
    • All in cruise only price includes: Cruise + Port Charges             
    • Based on Cabin Category E – (Upgrades available at additional charge – please inquire)
    • All in cruise price DOES NOT include any flights, flight taxes or transfers (See Terms & Conditions)
    • Exclusive Amenities: FREE Prepaid Gratuities and 2 FREE Drink Vouchers on 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe River Cruises
    • Savings offer expires January 28, 2021*

    Photo: Historic Mainz, Germany

    Features & Benefits: Throughout the ship


    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Panoramic windows in select cabin categories

    Elegant, contemporary design & decor.

    Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director

    Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges.

    Covered Observation Lounge

    Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Plus MORE



    Photo: Avalon Waterways Stateroom

    Suites & Staterooms:

    • Comfort Collection Beds with choice of mattress firmness
    • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
    • Bathrobes & slippers
    • Premium L'Occitane bath products
    • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
    • Flat screen satellite TV with free movie channels
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe
    • USB Ports
    • Complimentary bottled water daily


    Photo: Table set onboard with Avalon Waterways

    Dining:

    • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our Panorama Dining Room
    • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
    • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
    • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
    • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
    • Alternative light lunch at Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
    • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
    • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options
    • Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
    • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes.
    • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
    • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
    • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    Itinerary:


    Travel Dates: 

    July 27, 2021 Basel 

    August 3, 2021 Amsterdam 

    Romantic Rhine itinerary map


    DAY 

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    DAY 1 - BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)


    Photo: Gorgeous view of Basel
    • Welcome to Switzerland.
    • Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
    • Flights into Zürich or Basel 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
    • Meals: Dinner

    DAY 2 - BREISACH, GERMANY - EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST


    Photo: Breisach Castle
    • History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest
    • Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host
    • 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 Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe
    • Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden
    • 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
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

    DAY 3 - STRASBOURG, FRANCE


    Photo: Beautiful Strasbourg at night
    • Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages
    • CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg 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
    • 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
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 4 - LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG


    Photo: The sunset in Heidelberg
    • Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine
    • CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle
    • See the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city
    • 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
    • MAINZ: Turning 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
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 5 - RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE


    Photo: The Rhine Gorge from above
    • 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
    • KOBLENZ:  Travel 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
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 6  -  COLOGNE, GERMANY


    Photo: Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne
    • Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
    • Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities
    • 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
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 7 - AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND


    Photo: Bikes by Amsterdam Canal
    • Canals of Colourful 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 City Biking Tour to discover the countryside
    • Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops
    • OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 8 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)


    Photo: Cruising the Rhine
    • Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning
    • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities
    • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s)
    • Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveller
    • Sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time
    • Meals: Breakfast
    Pre & Post Cruise Stay:
    • Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound)
    • Request pricing at time of booking

    VIEW AVALON WATERWAYS NEW ENHANCED ONBOARD PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES HERE

    Offer expires January 28, 2021. Get romantic and book with me today! 

    *For Full terms and conditions click HERE or contact your travel advisor.

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