Exclusive: Romantic Rhine 2021: 8-Day River Cruise

    Avalon Waterways

    Since we launched our very first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways has invited our travellers to be our inspiration. Thanks to our guests, we let imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space, be our guide. The result? An incomparable cruise experience, including one-of-a-kind


    Basel to Amsterdam | 8-Day River Cruise | Offer Expires January 28, 2021

    Exclusive: Romantic Rhine 2021: 8-Day River Cruise


    Photo: Historic Mainz, Germany

    All in Price: $3,470.00 CAD

    • Per person
    • Based on double occupancy                   
    • Based on cabin category E - Upgrades Available at additional charge.
    • Savings: $2400.00 CAD (Per Couple)

    Photo: Outstanding scenery of the Black Forest

    Features & Benefits

    Throughout the Ship:

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
    • Panoramic windows.
    • Elegant, contemporary design & decor.
    • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director.
    • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges.
    • Covered Observation Lounge.
    • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day.

    Suites & Staterooms:

    • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness.
    • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens.
    • Bathrobes & slippers.
    • Premium L'Occitane bath products.
    • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door.
    • Flat screen satellite TV with free movie channels.
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe.
    • USB Ports.
    • Complimentary bottled water daily.

    Dining:

    • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our Panorama Dining Room.
    • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal.
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner.
    • Early and Late Riser breakfast options.
    • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items.
    • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations.
    • Alternative light lunch at Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting).
    • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches.
    • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
    • Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections.
    • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes.
    • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests.
    • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck.
    • Fresh fruit available throughout the day.

    Health & Fitness:

    • Bikes.
    • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions.
    • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes.
    • Fitness and wellness activities.
    • Fitbits®.
    • All through your Avalon Adventure Host.

    Itinerary:

    Vacation Start: July 27, 2021 Zurich
    Vacation End: August 3, 2021 Amsterdam

    DAY 1 - BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH.

    Meals: Dinner

    Photo: Embarking from Basel, Switzerland

    DAY 2 - BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

    History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY: Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

    DAY 3 - STRASBOURG, FRANCE

    Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages. CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


    Photo: Beautiful Strasbourg, France at night

    DAY 4 - LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

    Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine. CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel”, OR: ACTIVE: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below. Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour. MAINZ: Turning the Pages of History. CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 5 - RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE

    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR: ACTIVE: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. KOBLENZ:  Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 6 - COLOGNE

    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral, OR: DISCOVERY: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 7 - AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

    Canals of Colourful Amsterdam. CLASSIC: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    DAY 8 - AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motor-coach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time. Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveller. 

    Meals: Breakfast

    Photo: Romantic Rhine 2021 itinerary map

    Add-ons:

    Pre & Post Cruise Stay (Request pricing at time of booking). Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound)

    Feel the Romance and book with me today! Offer expires January 28, 2021

    Terms & Conditions: My deposit certifies that I have read, understand, and agree to the terms specified in the Globus family of brands River Cruise Group Sales Policy, the Globus family of brands Group Air Terms (for air inclusive bookings), and the terms and conditions page in the current year tour brochure that describes this tour. The purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways constitutes a contractual arrangement between the client and Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways and represents acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. WZA10727-721993

    Terms And Conditions

    My deposit certifies that I have read, understand, and agree to the terms specified in the Globus family of brands River Cruise Group Sales Policy, the Globus family of brands Group Air Terms (for air inclusive bookings), and the terms and conditions page in the current year tour brochure that describes this tour. The purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways constitutes a contractual arrangement between the client and Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways and represents acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

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