One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and visits France, Germany, and Holland! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border.
Here you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, and marvel at the red-sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock.
Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, towering magnificently over the city, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum.
Sail to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, then pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water.
Last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.
At the conclusion of your Rhine River cruise, you’ll spend time in colorful Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on an included canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Spend free time discovering world-famous museums, and an abundance of restaurants in the vibrant, modern capital of Holland
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 3 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 4 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
Day 6 Cologne: Choice of 'Cologne Highlights' walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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CAT E - $4767 CAD pp
CAT D - $5016 CAD pp
CAT B - $6166 CAD pp
CAT A - $6216 CAD pp
CAT P - $6366 CAD pp
CAT S - $7666 CAD pp
Port Charges are an additional $259 CAD pp
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INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE? JOIN US FOR AN EVENING WEBINAR WITH AVALON
Nov 24, 2021 at 7:00PM - 8:00PM EST
Join us on Nov 24th for an exciting look at a beautiful Romantic Rhine itinerary with Avalon Waterways. River cruising offers you the ease, the breeze and the do-as-you-please experience you’re looking for. Avalon cabins feature the widest-views in river cruising and their ships offer wide-open spaces, fresh air and fresher perspectives – plus more excursions with fewer passengers – we’ve got the cure for your Cabin Fever.
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