Romantic Rhine – Northbound


Summary: One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, ...

Duration
8 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
07-Dec-2019
Starting at
USD 2,699.00
Price per day
USD 337.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama, Vista, Expression, Impression, Visionary, Imagery II
Tour
Romantic Rhine – Northbound
Tour Code
WZA

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 4 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk 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 vacation ends this morning

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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Itinerary

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

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, and 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 stretch 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.

As an exclamation point to this wonderful Rhine river cruise, you’ll spend time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. There is much to do with the world-famous museums and abundance of restaurants amongst the classic architecture and charming canals. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

1.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
2.
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO THE BLACK FOREST
3.
STRASBOURG, FRANCE
4.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
5.
RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
6.
COLOGNE
7.
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
8.
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Visited Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Visited cities: Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Mainz, Strasbourg


Ship Information
Ship Name
Panorama
Ship Type
River Cruiser
Summary

A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony<sup>SM</sup>. As you cruise along Europe's finest rivers, enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama Suite<sup>SM</sup> is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Sky Bistro. There's no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.

 
Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Cruise Basel Mainz


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Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
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Starting at: USD 3,720.00
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