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ROMANTIC RHINE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BASEL - Avalon - WAZ
Price from: $2,924.00 for 7 Days

Description

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

Itinerary
ROMANTIC RHINE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BASEL
Day 1

Welcome to Amsterdam! Holland’s capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2

There is no better way to see the city than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” Afterward, your river cruise vessel sets sail for Cologne. (B,L,D)

Day 3

Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum located next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs! Try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of “4711,” the original eau de cologne. (B,L,D)

Day 4

Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM is a real surprise! Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. (B,L,D)

Day 5

Situated on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the mouth of the Main River, Mainz is Germany’s largest and most important wine town. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and you’ll visit the GUTENBERG MUSEUM. Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town. Take pictures of the ruins of the imposing red sandstone castle towering above the city, and enjoy free time to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 6

Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights are the GOTHIC CATHEDRAL, the lovely LA PETITE FRANCE district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with the statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available today. (B,L,D)

Day 7

Excursion to the Black Forest. Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s BLACK FOREST region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. Surely the most well-known products from this region are Black Forest ham and Black Forest cherry cake. (B,L,D)

Day 8

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) NOTE: Departure flights should not leave Zürich Airport before 10:00am.

ROMANTIC RHINE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BASEL AVALON

ROMANTIC RHINE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BASEL AVALON

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Nov 24,2018 Dec 01,2018
$2,924.00 CAD
Highlights
City Highlights
Amsterdam:
Welcome reception; canal cruise

Cologne:
Guided walk

Koblenz:
Guided sightseeing

Rhine Gorge:
Cruise through the gorge

Rüdesheim:
Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat

Mainz:
Visit the Gutenberg Museum

Heidelberg:
Take pictures of the castle

Strasbourg:
Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Breisach:
Excursion to the Black Forest or visit an open-air museum
Key Differences
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Meals
B: full buffet breakfast L: lunch D: dinner
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included on board your vessel.
Notes
NOTES:
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
Price Details US
Gateway for departure is Zürich, Switzerland.

Port charges:
$126

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
Departure September 8: in single room $582, in twin room $312
Departures April 7-June 30 & September 15-October 27: in single room $330, in twin room $200
Departures July 7-September 1: in single room $275, in twin room $165

Extra nights per person in Zürich:
in single room $175, in twin room $118

Prices shown above include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Felicity/Affinity
Category Decks Price
B / Sapphire Deck / $549
A / Sapphire Deck / $599
P / Royal Deck / $749
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,299

Artistry II
Category Decks Price
D / Indigo Deck / $149
B / Sapphire Deck / $799
A / Sapphire Deck / $849
P / Royal Deck / $999
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,699
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Title
Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel
Vacation Overview
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.
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