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8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel 2022
Romantic Rhine (Southbound)Starting from $2,848
River Cruise DescriptionOne of Europe's most legendary rivers takes you across Germany and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent Rhine River cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. Cruise on its famous canals along the elegant grachten--the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city dating back to the "Golden Age." Visit Cologne, Germany-a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture-and see its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Cruise to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and visit the unique Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum, or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, marvel at the red-sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest. Here, find unrivaled natural beauty in the area best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Oct 1, 2022||Avalon Vista||$3,349||Call Us!|
|Oct 2, 2022||Avalon Visionary||$3,349||Call Us!|
|Oct 8, 2022||Avalon Panorama||$2,949||Call Us!|
|Oct 11, 2022||Avalon Expression||$3,199||Call Us!|
|Oct 15, 2022||Avalon Vista||$3,099||Call Us!|
|Oct 16, 2022||Avalon Visionary||$2,999||Call Us!|
|Oct 22, 2022||Avalon Panorama||$2,999||Call Us!|
|Oct 25, 2022||Avalon Expression||$2,848||Call Us!|
|Dec 3, 2022||Avalon Panorama||Waitlist||Call Us!|
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:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.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.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Day 4 RÜDESHEIM
Day 5 MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Day 6 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Day 7 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
Day 8 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.
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