9 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from from Amsterdam to Basel 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - from Amsterdam to Basel

Romantic Rhine with 1 Night in Amsterdam (Southbound)

Starting from $2,608
Ship(s): Avalon Expression, Avalon Impression, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon View, Avalon Vista
Avalon Waterways
9 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from from Amsterdam to Basel 2024

River Cruise Description

One of Europe's most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany-and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! Begin your Romantic Rhine vacation your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your Suite Ship®. Continue to explore this 700-year-old city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten, lined with homes dating back to the city's "Golden Age." Cologne, Germany-a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture-will be an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns.

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. 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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Apr 1, 2024Avalon ExpressionWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 5, 2024Avalon Vista$2,658Call Us!
Apr 15, 2024Avalon Expression$2,858Call Us!
Apr 19, 2024Avalon Vista$2,958Call Us!
Apr 29, 2024Avalon Expression$4,058Call Us!
May 3, 2024Avalon VistaWaitlistCall Us!
May 10, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,408Call Us!
May 13, 2024Avalon Expression$3,408Call Us!
May 17, 2024Avalon Vista$3,408Call Us!
May 24, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,258Call Us!
May 27, 2024Avalon Expression$3,258Call Us!
May 31, 2024Avalon VistaWaitlistCall Us!
Jun 7, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,258Call Us!
Jun 10, 2024Avalon Expression$3,258Call Us!
Jun 21, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,258Call Us!
Jun 24, 2024Avalon Expression$3,258Call Us!
Jun 28, 2024Avalon Vista$3,258Call Us!
Jul 5, 2024Avalon Panorama$2,908Call Us!
Jul 8, 2024Avalon Expression$2,908Call Us!
Jul 12, 2024Avalon VistaWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 22, 2024Avalon ExpressionWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 26, 2024Avalon Vista$2,908Call Us!
Aug 5, 2024Avalon ExpressionWaitlistCall Us!
Aug 9, 2024Avalon Vista$2,908Call Us!
Aug 19, 2024Avalon ExpressionWaitlistCall Us!
Aug 23, 2024Avalon Vista$3,008Call Us!
Sep 2, 2024Avalon ExpressionWaitlistCall Us!
Sep 6, 2024Avalon Vista$3,808Call Us!
Sep 13, 2024Avalon Impression$3,808Call Us!
Sep 16, 2024Avalon Expression$3,808Call Us!
Sep 20, 2024Avalon Vista$3,808Call Us!
Sep 27, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,558Call Us!
Sep 30, 2024Avalon Expression$3,458Call Us!
Oct 4, 2024Avalon Vista$3,358Call Us!
Oct 11, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,258Call Us!
Oct 14, 2024Avalon Expression$3,158Call Us!
Oct 17, 2024Avalon View$2,908Call Us!
Oct 18, 2024Avalon Vista$2,908Call Us!
Oct 25, 2024Avalon Panorama$2,708Call Us!
Oct 28, 2024Avalon Tranquility II$2,608Call Us!
Dec 7, 2024Avalon Panorama$3,358Call Us!
Avalon Choice

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:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Welcome to Holland.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

Day 2 AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)

Amsterdam Off the Beaten Path Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding
Classic
Discover the true beauty of Amsterdam with an off-the-beaten-path Guided Walking Tour through its cobblestone streets for a captivating look at this legendary city.
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
(B,D)

Day 3 AMSTERDAM

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Classic
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age."
This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE
(B,L,D)

Day 4 COLOGNE, GERMANY

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Active
Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
Discovery
Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:
Classic
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!
Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
(B,L,D)

Day 5 RÜDESHEIM

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
En route to Rüdesheim, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking 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.
Active
Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR;
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.
Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM
(B,L,D)

Day 6 MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:
Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR:
Classic
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.”
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
(B,L,D)

Day 7 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
Active
Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.
Choose 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 today.
Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
(B,L,D)

Day 8 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest
Discovery
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:
Discovery
Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking 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 half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL
(B,L,D)

Day 9 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.
(B)
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