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Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ2018)

Code: WAZ-2018

A 8-Day Avalon Waterways tour starting from $2,499.00

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09/29/2018 10/06/2018 3,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
09/30/2018 10/07/2018 3,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/06/2018 10/13/2018 3,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/07/2018 10/14/2018 3,199.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/13/2018 10/20/2018 3,049.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/14/2018 10/21/2018 3,049.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/20/2018 10/27/2018 2,999.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/21/2018 10/28/2018 2,999.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/27/2018 11/03/2018 2,749.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/28/2018 11/04/2018 2,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
11/24/2018 12/01/2018 2,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
12/08/2018 12/15/2018 2,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
04/02/2019 04/09/2019 2,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
04/16/2019 04/23/2019 2,999.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
04/27/2019 05/04/2019 3,199.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
04/30/2019 05/07/2019 3,199.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
05/04/2019 05/11/2019 3,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
05/14/2019 05/21/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
05/18/2019 05/25/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
05/25/2019 06/01/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
05/28/2019 06/04/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
06/01/2019 06/08/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
06/11/2019 06/18/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
06/15/2019 06/22/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
06/22/2019 06/29/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
06/25/2019 07/02/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
06/29/2019 07/06/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
07/09/2019 07/16/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
07/13/2019 07/20/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
07/20/2019 07/27/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
07/23/2019 07/30/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
07/27/2019 08/03/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
08/06/2019 08/13/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
08/10/2019 08/17/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
08/17/2019 08/24/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
08/20/2019 08/27/2019 3,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
08/24/2019 08/31/2019 3,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
09/03/2019 09/10/2019 3,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
09/07/2019 09/14/2019 3,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
09/14/2019 09/21/2019 3,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
09/17/2019 09/24/2019 3,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
09/21/2019 09/28/2019 3,699.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/01/2019 10/08/2019 3,599.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/05/2019 10/12/2019 3,599.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/12/2019 10/19/2019 3,349.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/15/2019 10/22/2019 3,349.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/19/2019 10/26/2019 3,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/23/2019 10/30/2019 3,199.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/26/2019 11/02/2019 3,149.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
10/29/2019 11/05/2019 3,099.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
11/30/2019 12/07/2019 2,899.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
12/07/2019 12/14/2019 2,899.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
12/14/2019 12/21/2019 2,899.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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Price Details US
Gateway for departure is Zürich, Switzerland.Port charges:$168Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.Extra nights per person in Amsterdam in single room from $185 to $355, in twin room from $115 to $245Extra nights per person in Zürich in single room $230, in twin room $140Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Affinity/Felicity
Category / Decks / PriceB / Sapphire Deck / $649A / Sapphire Deck / $699P / Royal Deck / $799Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,499

Tranquility II/Imagery II
Category / Decks / PriceD / Indigo / Deck / $199B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199P / Royal Deck / $1,299Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,999NOTE:Departures November 24 and December 8 are offered as exclusive Festive Time Cruises, including special features and visits to Christmas markets at no additional cost. Experience the holiday season the European way! Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local customs and traditions.

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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights


Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):
welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam:
canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne:
choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 4 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim:
guided sightseeing in Koblenz; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg:
guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; excursion to Heidelberg; guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

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

Day 7 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest:
visit a local woodcarver’s workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

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

Notes
Departures November 24 and December 8 are offered as exclusive Festive Time Cruises, including special features and visits to Christmas markets at no additional cost. Experience the holiday season the European way! Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local customs and traditions.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.

Overview

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Title
Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Vacation Overview
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. There is much to do with the renowned museums and abundance of restaurants amongst the elegant squares 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.” 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. While you’re there, why not try a locally-brewed Kölsch beer? 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. And nearby, in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see the impressive collection of historical self-playing instruments. Continue your Rhine river cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. An excursion takes you to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle towering magnificently over the city. 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.


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Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ2018) Day 1:
Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation). Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants has a distinct ambiance. The streets, squares, canals, and bike paths throughout the city make for a vibrant atmosphere, and with over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. Perhaps you would like to take an optional excursion to Zaanse Schans with its traditional houses and Dutch craft workshops. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. (D)

NOTE:
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.


Day 2:
Amsterdam. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time in the city this afternoon to explore on your own. Later, bid tot ziens (farewell) to Holland and set sail for Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 3:
Cologne, Germany. Today, enjoy a peaceful morning of cruising before reaching Cologne in the afternoon. One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Choose between an included GUIDED CITY WALK or JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years! (B,L,D)

Day 4:
Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. Here, join a Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the city that reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, the quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM to see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT before returning to your ship for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5:
Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg. Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers is Mainz, with “civilized” origins dating back to around 38 BC. Today, this is Germany’s largest and most important wine market. Join your Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK through the Altstadt (Old Town) with its many intriguing shops and the whimsical Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) on the Schillerplatz, a tribute to the jesters at the city’s annual Carnival celebration. Gutenberg, father of modern printing, was born here—and you’ll visit the captivating GUTENBERG MUSEUM. After lunch, travel to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. With a LOCAL GUIDE, visit the imposing ruins of HEIDELBERG CASTLE, towering magnificently over the city and among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. You’ll also see the famed GREAT VAT, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.” At nearly 23 feet high and 28 feet wide, the cask holds over 58,000 gallons of wine and has a dance floor built on top of it! (B,L,D)

Day 6:
Strasbourg, France. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way. As capital of the Alsace region and seat of the Council of Europe and European Parliament, it is without a doubt an important city that manages to retain its historic charm. On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the monumental red-sandstone GOTHIC CATHEDRAL with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, as well as the magical LA PETITE FRANCE district, home to half-timber houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade. Also spend time exploring Place Kléber, a large historic square in the heart of the city, and Place Gutenberg in the heart of medieval Strasbourg, which features a statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion into Alsace wine country is available today. After dinner, enjoy an onboard WOODCARVING demonstration. (B,L,D)

Day 7:
Breisach, Germany. Excursion to the Black Forest. Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s BLACK FOREST region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The area got its name because the forests are so dense that local residents described them as black. Surely the most well-known products from this region are Black Forest ham, Black Forest cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. You may opt for a visit to the workshop of a local woodcarver who produces clocks and other carvings, or to the open-air Museum of Vogtsbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago. (B,L,D)

Day 8:
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation). Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE:
Departure flights should not leave Zürich Airport before 10:00am.

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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