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-- Avalon Waterways--
Romantic Rhine
River Cruise Northbound from Zürich to Amsterdam
10 Days: Thursday, May 3–Saturday, May 12, 2018

FROM $3,935
per person double occupancy

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One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach --the gateway to Germany's Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue to Strasbourg, France and 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 pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge --the most beautiful stretch of the river where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is 2,000-year-old Cologne before landing in Amsterdam with its 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.”

from $3,935

pricing is per person double occupancy for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E. Cabin upgrades available upon request. Additional $199-$1,299 pp/do.

Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. When you reserve your Avalon Waterways Cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon promotion will be applicable to your reservation.

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

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  • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston

  • DAY 2 Arrive Zurich, Transfer to hotel, overnight

  • DAY 3 Transfer to Basel, board ship

  • DAY 4 Breisach, Germany

  • DAY 5 Strasbourg, France

  • DAY 6 Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany–Mainz

  • DAY 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz

  • DAY 8 Cologne

  • DAY 9 Amsterdam, Holland

  • DAY 10 Disembark, return flight to Boston


  • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways

  • One pre-cruise night in Zurich, seven night cruise, Avalon Imagery II

  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions

  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Daily full buffet breakfast

  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations

  • Daily four-course à la carte dinner

  • Daily Afternoon Tea

  • Daily Night Fare


One of two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.


  • Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive

  • Comfort Collection Beds

  • One pre-cruise night in Zurich

  • Breisach: Black Forest

  • Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district

  • Excursion to Heidelberg–Mainz: guided visit of the castle

  • Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz

  • Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

  • Amsterdam: canal cruise

  • Panoramic windows throughout ship

  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment

  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions

  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door

  • Elevator

  • Complimentary bottled water daily

  • Friendly, English-speaking crew

Last updated 5/25/2017 4:22:34 PM

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