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9 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from from Amsterdam to Basel 2024
Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with 1 Night in Amsterdam (Southbound)Starting from $3,358
River Cruise DescriptionOne 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 a 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 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, you'll be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic 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. Before the end of your European river cruise vacation, 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. At every stop, you'll experience the magical charm of this time of year, with the towns decked out in festive lights and décor, and the Christmas markets waiting to be explored.
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Dec 7, 2024||Avalon Panorama||$3,358||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, HOLLANDWelcome to Holland. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)
Day 3 AMSTERDAM
Day 4 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Day 5 RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM
Day 6 MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Day 7 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Day 8 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
Day 9 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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