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Romantic Rhine

8 DAY - AMSTERDAM TO BASEL

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As it winds through castle-dotted hillsides, dramatic rocky gorges and picturesque Old World villages, the Rhine River is the essence of romance. Born as an untamed river in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine takes the scenic route to the North Sea, illuminating some of Europe’s most fascinating sights and customs. Historically and culturally, the Rhine has been a crucial source of sustenance, pride and inspiration. 
 
Fortresses and castles along the Rhine’s embankments highlight the value ancient empires placed on these waters. While ancient times saw the Rhine as a dividing force, today the cities along its shores are an intriguing blend of cultures. Vineyards along the Rhine produce world-renowned vintages and riverside cafés and restaurants celebrate the region by pairing local wines with delectably fresh fare. With scenic splendor and enriching surprises around every bend, the waters of the Rhine set the stage for the very finest moments to be had in Europe.

Inclusions:

  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep. (See deck plans for additional stateroom amenities.)
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions
  • An Avalon Adventure HostSM available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
  • Avalon Choice® – Enjoy included sightseeing with Certified Local Guides, Guided Optional Excursions and Tours, and ample free time to explore on your own. Explore CLASSIC sights, embark on ACTIVE excursions, and make a new DISCOVERY through hands-on cultural and artistic experiences shared by local residents and experts
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Sky Deck shade system & premium lounge chairs
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Panorama Lounge with cozy seating, panoramic windows, and dance floor
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Panorama dining room with large panoramic windows
  • Observation Lounge
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits; fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • The Adventure Center is your source for active gear, including bicycles, maps and more for active pursuits on ship and on shore
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Club Lounge library with books, cards and board games
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
  • AvalonGO mobile app keeps you informed and on course before and during your cruise. Schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, GPS, and dining and entertainment options for free time in each destination are at your fingertips. Post photos and comments to share with social media friends via real time posts!
  • CLASSIC – (Included)  A local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must see” sites.
  • DISCOVERY – (Included) Inspiring and interactive hands-on activities designed to speak to your interests – you spend your day immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture.
  • ACTIVE – (Included) Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • In addition, our selection of optional excursions allows you to personalize your experience to suit your individual interests, passions, and style. Or, enjoy plenty of free-time opportunities for independent adventures. Your Avalon Adventure Host is there to help with suggestions, and our exclusive AvalonGO mobile app brings it all to life.

A cruise on the Rhine River suits romantics, epicures, nature enthusiasts and wine lovers. While couples affectionately return to these waters time and again, there are plenty of multigenerational attractions that make a Rhineland excursion fun for the whole family. Its appeal to food and wine connoisseurs is clear, but anyone who appreciates scenic beauty combined with oom-pah bands and distinctive local fare will enjoy soaking in the sights along the Rhine.

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Amsterdam (Embarkation)
DAY 2
Amsterdam
Canal Cruise
DAY 3
Cologne
Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
DAY 4
Koblenz -Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim
Free time in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; 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
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