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Romantic Rhine

Romantic Rhine - 8 Days

Validity: Till December 2024

Day 1: Basel (Embarkation) - Breisach

Welcome to Switzerland! Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm. Onboard welcome reception. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

Overnight.

Day 2 Breisach – Strasbourg

Breakfast. Choose your excursion. Select from:

  • Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host OR
  • Join a full-day Guided Tour 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
  • Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German wine making and enjoy a wine tasting. OR
  • Join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
Your ship cruises towards Strasbourg.

Overnight.

Day 3: Strasbourg - Mainz

Breakfast. Choose your guided sightseeing:

  • Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host. OR
  • Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, and the magical La Petite France District. OR
  • Join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France. OR
  • Visit Alsace’s wine country.
Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city centre on your own. Your ship cruises towards Mainz.

Overnight.

Day 4: Mainz

Breakfast. Choose from:

  • 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
  • Enjoy a Guided City Walk in Mainz, 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.

Day 5: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz

Breakfast. Choose from:

  • Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR
  • 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.
En route to Koblenz, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breath-taking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei - where the mythological siren’s songs lured ill-fated sailors. At 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.

Day 6: Cologne - Amsterdam

Breakfast. Choose from:

  • Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host.
  • OR Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne - with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!
Cruise towards Amsterdam.

Overnight on board.

Day 7: Amsterdam

Breakfast. Choose from:

  • Join your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam. OR
  • Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” OR
  • During tulip season, you take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens - with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths and more planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OR
  • Choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. OR
  • Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops on your own.
Overnight docking in Amsterdam.

Day 8: Amsterdam

Breakfast. Your cruise ends this morning. Disembark and transfer on your own to your next destination.

Cruise Price: From US$ 3348 - Buy One and Get One Offer available till cabins last.

Validity: Till December 2024

Cruise Dates: 2024

North Bound South Bound
Month Date Month Date
April 2, 9, 13, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 9, 16, 20, 23, 30
May 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
June 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29 June 1, 4, 8, 11, 18, 23, 25, 29
July 2, 20, 27 July 6, 9, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17 August 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 24, 28 September 7, 14, 17, 21, 28
October 5, 8, 19, 22 October 1, 5, 12, 15, 18, 19, 26, 29
November 2, 16 November 9, 23
December 1, 15 December 8

Price Includes:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness & Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, bathrobes & slippers, Premium L'Occitane bath products, Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door, flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels and much more.
  • Avalon FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our Panorama Dining Room. Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner. Daily a la carte breakfast with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily specials. Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, 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. Fresh fruit available throughout the day.
  • Bikes, canoe, kayak and jogging excursions, maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes, fitness and wellness activities, Fitbits® and all through, your Avalon Adventure Host.

Price Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Visa.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills, shopping etc.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoons, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Please Note:

  • Booking will be subject to availability of space / rooms at the time of booking. Alternatives will be provided if units suggested are not available. You will be advised of any supplementary costs or reductions.
  • The cruise itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.
  • Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice.
  • The above prices are subject to exchange fluctuations.
  • Supplementary charges are applicable during any festive season.
  • Please check Covid related guidelines before departure, for both, the country of entry and exit.
  • Taxes as applicable.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

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