Romantic Rhine (Southbound)


Summary: 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! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amste...

Duration
8 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
14-Dec-2019
Starting at
USD 2,699.00
Price per day
USD 337.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama, Expression, Impression, Vista, Visionary
Tour
Romantic Rhine (Southbound)
Tour Code
WAZ

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Koblenz—Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: free time in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: choice of guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, or guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way

Day 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 7 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller

Day 8 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Notes

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Due to “Sail Amsterdam” departures August 8 & August 11 will start in Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam with modifications to the itinerary.

Related Tour Code2

WAZ-T1|Festive Season
WAZ1-T1|Festive Season with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights on Lake Como
WAZ2-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Lucerne
WAZ3-T1|Festive Season with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne, 3 Nights on Lake Como & 2 Nights in Milan

Itinerary

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! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. 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.” 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. And nearby, in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, 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—an area of unrivaled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

1.
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
2.
AMSTERDAM
3.
COLOGNE, GERMANY
4.
KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE
5.
MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
6.
STRASBOURG, FRANCE
7.
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
8.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (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 Amsterdam Basel


Tour Variations

Romantic Rhine – Southbound (8 Days)
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! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amst...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 2,699.00
Romantic Rhine with 1 Night Lucerne, Mount Pilatus & 3 Nights Lake Como – Southbound (12 Days)
One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you with a mesmerizing river cruise along the Rhine River. Enjoy a canal cruise in Holland’s splendid city of Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne and Koblenz, Germany, with a visit to the French...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 4,444.00
Romantic Rhine – Northbound (8 Days)
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 t...

Next Departure: 07-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 2,699.00
Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights Paris & 3 Nights London – Northbound (14 Days)
Your stunning river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Goud...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 4,762.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London – Northbound (14 Days)
You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Monograms® Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a...

Next Departure: 12-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 5,378.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne – Southbound (10 Days)
Your 10-day European river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland—embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a guided canal cruise through the Netherlands’ colorful capital city of Amst...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 3,720.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne – Northbound (10 Days)
You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to gorgeous Lucerne, Switzerland. With services provided by Monograms®, you’ll have a Local Host® to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2...

Next Departure: 12-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 3,720.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London – Northbound (12 Days)
Your stunning river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Goud...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 4,399.00
Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights in Lake Como (Southbound) (12 Days)
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! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amst...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 4,444.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound) (10 Days)
Your 10-day river cruise vacation includes stays in Holland, Germany, France, and Switzerland—all beginning with your Avalon scenic river cruise embarking from Amsterdam. Before sailing down the Rhine River, you’ll enjoy a guided canal cruise through the ...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 3,720.00
Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne, 3 Nights in Lake Como & 2 Nights in Milan (Southbound) (14 Days)
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! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amst...

Next Departure: 24-Mar-2020
Starting at: USD 5,061.00
Romantic Rhine (Northbound) (8 Days)
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 th...

Next Departure: 07-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 2,699.00
Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound) (14 Days)
Your stunning river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest. Then venture on t...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 4,762.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Northbound) (14 Days)
You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to Lucerne, Switzerland. Your Monograms® Local Host® is on hand to assist you with sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2-night stay in Lucerne. Enjoy a...

Next Departure: 12-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 5,378.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Northbound) (10 Days)
You’ll start your European vacation tour with a visit to gorgeous Lucerne, Switzerland. With services provided by Monograms®, you’ll have a Local Host® to arrange your sightseeing, free-time recommendations, and any other assistance you need during your 2...

Next Departure: 12-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 3,720.00
Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Northbound) (12 Days)
Your stunning river cruise on the Rhine will commence in Basel, for an amazing vacation which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for an excursion to Black Forest. Then venture on t...

Next Departure: 14-Dec-2019
Starting at: USD 4,399.00

This is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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