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, located at th...
- Avalon Waterways
- Expression, Vista, Impression, Visionary, Panorama, View, Imagery II, Artistry II, Illumination
- Romantic Rhine (Northbound)
- Tour Code
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
Day 4 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
Day 5 Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time 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 cruise ends this morning
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” departure August 1 will end in Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam with modifications to the itinerary.
Related Tour Code2
WZA-T3|Romantic Rhine Author Cruise
WZA1-T3|with 3 nights in Paris & 3 nights in London (Northbound)
WZA2-T3|With 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris and 2 Nights in London
WZA3-T3|With 2 Nights in Lucerne
WZA4-T3|With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WZA-T2|With Jewish Heritage (Northbound)
WZA1-T1|Festive Season with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London
WZA1-T2|With 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WZA2-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WZA2-T2|With 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WZA3-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Lucerne
WZA3-T2|With 2 Nights in Lucerne with Jewish Heritage
WZA4-T1|Festive Season with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London
WZA4-T2|With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
Experience a romantic river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam on this 8-day Avalon vacation. Visit Strasbourg, the Rhine Gorge and the Lorelei rock. Request a quote and book today!
Basel to Amsterdam Cruise - Avalon Waterways®
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, or 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 view 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.”
- Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
- Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
- Strasbourg, France
- Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
- Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge
- Amsterdam, Holland
- Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
Visited Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
Visited cities: Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Mainz, Strasbourg
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- Ship Type
- River Cruiser
Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Expression came onto the European river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. Awake in your Comfort Collection window-facing bed each morning with seamless river views that become part of your living space. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, delivering incomparable views of Europe¿s most stunning landscapes. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.
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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