Your Cruise Itinerary - Romantic Rhine

Day 1: Zürich - Basel

Fly to Zürich where you will be met and transferred to Basel and your ship. (D)

Day 2: Breisach

Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French- German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest region. Surely the most well-known products from this region are Black Forest ham, Black Forest Gateaux, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Strasbourg

On the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way. It is the capital of the Alsace region and seat of the Council of Europe and European Parliament. On your guided tour, visit the 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 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. An optional excursion into the Alsace wine country is available today. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Excursion To Heidelberg–Mainz

Travel to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. With a local guide, visit the imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle. This afternoon, explore Mainz, on the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers, which dates back to around 38 BC and is Germany’s largest and most important wine market. Join your local guide for a walk through the Altstadt (Old Town) with its many intriguing shops and the whimsical Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) on the Schillerplatz. Gutenberg, father of modern printing, was born here, and you’ll visit the captivating Gutenberg Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz

In Rüdesheim 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. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of river, where ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei. At the confl uence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. Join a walking tour of the city that reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Cologne

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. 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 7: Amsterdam

There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s ‘Golden Age’. There’s free time in the city this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Amsterdam

Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)

This itinerary is also available from Amsterdam to Zürich

Departure Dates and Prices 2018 - 7% Discount on all Departure Dates

  • Avalon Cruises brochure prices from £1749pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1627
  • Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A

Avalon Waterways access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown here are a guide based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 8 July 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point.

Amsterdam – Basel: Eight days - Seven nights on board from £1627 - Deluxe Ship: Affinity, Felicity

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

April 8, 22, 29

July 1, 15, 22, 29

October 7, 14

May 6, 13, 20

August 12, 19, 26

October 21, 28
June 3, 10, 17, 24 September 2, 9, 23, 30
Basel – Amsterdam: Eight days - Seven nights onboard from £1627 -  Suite Ships: Imagery II, Tranquility II, Visionary
April 7, 14, 21 July 7, 14, 21, 28 September 22, 29;
May 5, 12, 19, 26 August 4, 11, 18, 25 October 6, 13, 20, 27
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 1, 8, 15 December 1, 15
Prices are per person, based on two sharing an E category Stateroom.
Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Category

Deck

Deluxe Ship

Suite Ship

D

Indigo

- £129

B

Sapphire

£469 £799
A Sapphire £499 £829
P Royal £569 £899
Suite Royal £1539 £1879
Prices are per person, based on two sharing an E category Stateroom.

Your ships

Suite Ships. Imagery II, Tranquility II, Visionary

Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium memoryfoam mattress toppers with special construction for increased air flow and ventilation
• Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, blankets & Europeanstyle duvets
• Choice of soft or firm pillows
• Choice of bed configuration – two twins or one queen or (Royal Suites only) one king
• Nightly turn-down service
• Bathrobes and slippers
• Bedside tables with reading lamps
• Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath products
• Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
• Easy under-bed luggage storage
• Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels & built-in alarm clock
• Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
• Direct-dial telephone
• Well-stocked minibar
• Complimentary bottled water
• In-room safe
• Individual climate control
• Continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies)

Panorama & Royal Suite Amenities
In addition to the standard amenities described above, Panorama Suites and Royal Suites also feature:
• Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft – 50% wider than the industry standard
• Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window opens to create a large Open-Air Balcony®

Deluxe Ship - Affinity, Felicity

Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium memoryfoam mattress toppers with special construction for increased air flow and ventilation
• Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, blankets & Europeanstyle duvets
• Choice of soft or firm pillows
• Choice of bed confi guration – two twins or one queen or (Royal Suites only) one king
• Nightly turn-down service
• Bathrobes and slippers
• Bedside tables with reading lamps
• Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath products
• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with French Balcony (staterooms on Royal and Sapphire decks)
• Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
• Easy under-bed luggage storage
• Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
• Alarm clock
• Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
• Direct-dial telephone
• Well-stocked minibar
• Complimentary bottled water
• In-room safe
• Individual climate control
• Continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies)

All holidays subject to Avalon Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1627

Embark from Basel on this Romantic Rhine cruise and on to Breisach, on the French/German border, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest region. There is a guided sightseeing tour of Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region, you will visit the gothic cathedral as well as the magical La Petite France disctrict, home to half-timber houses, quaint shops and waterfront promenade. Then to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany, with a local guide, visit the imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle. The dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of river, where ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei. 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. The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns.

This 8 day Romantic Rhine cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote our discount code TR55A.

Book now any Avalon Waterways luxury river cruise holiday and recieve a 7% discount. Call them direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A.

A feast of flavours

Essential to your Avalon cruise is our dedication to your dining experience. We understand the importance of enjoying meals just the way you like them. With Avalon, you decide what and where to eat on board.

Try an al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro or a light dinner in the Panorama Bistro. With à la carte waiter service in an elegant dining room with panoramic windows, you’re always assured of stunning views and superb service, with complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner.

With eggs cooked the way you like hem and daily fresh bread, breakfast is a tempting international selection of hot dishes and continental options. Tuck into hearty soups, hot dishes, salads, cold cuts and desserts at a lunch buffet. Look out for the Avalon Fresh dishes appearing throughout our menus, created exclusively for us by rising star chefs the Wrenkh brothers.

From your gourmet five-course welcome dinner to the healthy snacks available between meals and late-night treats, we make mealtimes an important part of your cruise.

We also cater for a range of dietary requirements. And if you’d like to explore a port destination by yourself, there’s no need to miss out on our quality cuisine, as we’ll prepare you a delicious packed lunch.

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service

We aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with our included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure
point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost.

Fly from your local airport

We are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Go online to see individual flight details at www.avaloncruises.co.uk.

No-fly holidays

We know that fl ying isn’t for everyone. That’s why we have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfl eet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over
two hours.

Tailor your travel

On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish.
• Pre- and post-holiday hotel stays
Why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? We work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.
• Too many hotel nights?
Some of our holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, we can just book the cruise portion for you.
• Make your own way
Our brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take our package. We give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.
• Under your own arrangements
If you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with us, we’ll happily extend your flights for you.

Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.

Extend your stay

2 nights in Lucerne

At the beginning of your holiday, transfer from Zürich airport to Lucerne for two nights. On the included guided walk, visit the Lion Monument, see ornate Patrician houses in the walled Old Town and cross the famed Covered Bridge. Also venture to the top of nearby Mount Pilatus for spectacular views over Lucerne, its lake and Alpine scenery. Transfer to Basel on Day 3 to board your ship and begin your Avalon cruise.

Festive cruises

1, 15 December departures (Zürich to Amsterdam);

24 November and 8 December departures (Amsterdam to Zürich)

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