-- Avalon Waterways--

Romantic Rhine Cruise

River Cruise Northbound from Zürich to Amsterdam

10 Days: Friday, October 12–Sunday, October 21, 2018

Save $500 per person when you reserve by April 16, 2018

One of Europe's most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey; beginning in Switzerland with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! You'll visit 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. In Strasbourg, France, you'll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral, fascinating astronomical clock and lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg's castle 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. 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. Lastly, spend time in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. 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."

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

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

    • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodations night in Zurich

    • Seven night cruise, Avalon Affinity

    • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions

    • Daily afternoon tea, daily night fare

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

    • Daily full buffet breakfast

    • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations

    • Daily four-course dinner

  • Itinerary
    • 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 Heidelberg-Mainz

    • DAY 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz

    • DAY 8 Cologne

    • DAY 9 Amsterdam, Holland

    • DAY 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation); return flight to Boston

  • Weather

    Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Breisach, Germany

    Average min and max temperatures in Breisach am Rhein, Germany

    (clicking on image will send you to the weather data website)

  • Highlights
    • Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds℠

    • Breisach: Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a woodcarver's workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

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

    • Excursion to Heidelberg–Mainz: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

    • Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: isit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim and enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

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

    • Amsterdam: canal cruise

    • Wall-to-wall Panoramic windows

    • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

    • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides

    • Local Favorites℠—onboard experiences to bring the customs, cultures and tastes of your destinations to life, including local entertainers, artisans & experts

    • Elevator

  • Avalon Affinity

    Accommodating a maximum of 138 passengers for an intimate cruise experience, the Avalon Affinity set sail in 2009 and reflects the uniqueness of the rivers it cruises. After a day of exploring some of Europe's most exciting cities, relax in the ship's two lounges, soak in the whirlpool, or unwind in a deck chair atop the Sky Deck. This elegant, contemporary ship features popular amenities such as complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access throughout the ship, a Fitness Center, hair salon, and elevator. For accommodations, the Avalon Affinity boasts spacious and well-appointed deluxe staterooms and suites. With most staterooms featuring a large floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with a French Balcony, passengers experience Europe's beauty and history even when on board.

  • Pricing and Deposit

    Price reflects $750 promotional discount

    Pricing is per person double occupancyfor Deluxe Stateroom, Category E. Cabin upgrades available: Additional $649–$1,499 pp/do. Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and Avalon 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.

Last updated 10/5/2018 1:34:42 PM

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