8 Night Romantic Rhine

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you!

Departure Date
October 17, 2022
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
Avalon Waterways
Destination
Europe
Ship
Expression

Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located 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, where you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see the impressive collection of historical self-playing instruments. You’ll 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 architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Europe - Switzerland - Basel - Spalentor

This regal, 15th-century gateway is one of 3 remaining from the city's ancient walls.

Europe - Germany - Cologne - Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic UNESCO Heritage Site in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture.

Europe - Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Canals

Take a stroll or a boat cruise down one of the iconic symbols of Amsterdam past windmills and 17th century mansions to parts of the downtown core.

Pricing & Inclusions

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What's Included?

Your Cruise

  • Save $1,250 per couple on select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises (included in price)
  • 1-night hotel pre-cruise
  • 8-day river cruise
  • Onboard credit - ask for details!
  • Prepaid Gratuities
  • Excursions and sightseeing - your choice of Classic, Active, or Discovery
  • Flexible dining options from an elegant four-course dinner to a more casual culinary setting
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch & dinner
  • Guided sightseeing by local, English-speaking guides
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Taxes & more!
Pricing
Cruise & Hotel
Panorama Suite 3419
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Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.

Itinerary

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to a local winery in Breisach

Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 4 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 5 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 6 Cologne: Choice of 'Cologne Highlights' walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 7 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary information may change anytime without notice and may not be reflected on this page.

Travel Insurance & Manulife

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Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

Hotel inventory is capacity controlled, and this offer may be pulled at any time without notice; Future Cruise Credits may not be combinable or be only partially combinable with advertised promotion; cruise line insurance may not be available to purchase on advertised offer.

Please note, this website may not reflect changes to offers in real time. Therefore, it is important you contact us in order to receive to a quote.

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Offer Last Updated: Jul 04, 2022