Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Romantic Rhine – Southbound 2016 / 2015

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

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From $2199

Find the vacation dates that work for you, click "Reserve Now" for a vacation quote. You'll be able to select the number of people traveling, add Travel Protection, and also get an air-inclusive vacation price. You'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free air-inclusive vacations where you receive free airport transfers and flights coordinated with vacation dates.

The price listed does not include your airfare. Once you click "Reserve Now", you will be able to receive an air quote.

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04/09/16 04/16/16 60409 Tranquility II $2,848 $3,698 Sold Out Reserve Now
04/10/16 04/17/16 60410 Felicity $2,649 $3,298 $4,048 Reserve Now
04/16/16 04/23/16 60416 Imagery II $2,899 Sold Out Sold Out Reserve Now
04/23/16 04/30/16 60423 Tranquility II Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out
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04/24/16 05/01/16 60424 Offer Felicity $2,999 $3,648 $4,398 Reserve Now
04/30/16 05/07/16 60430 Imagery II $3,149 $4,198 Sold Out Reserve Now
05/07/16 05/14/16 60507 Tranquility II $3,149 $4,198 Sold Out Reserve Now
05/08/16 05/15/16 60508 Felicity $3,199 $3,848 Sold Out Reserve Now
05/14/16 05/21/16 60514 Visionary Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out NOT AVAILABLE   
05/21/16 05/28/16 60521 Tranquility II $3,398 $4,398 Sold Out Reserve Now
05/22/16 05/29/16 60522 Felicity $3,199 $3,898 $4,598 Reserve Now
05/28/16 06/04/16 60528 Imagery II $3,199 $4,298 Sold Out Reserve Now
06/04/16 06/11/16 60604 Tranquility II $3,348 Sold Out Sold Out Reserve Now
06/05/16 06/12/16 60605 Felicity $3,149 $3,848 Sold Out Reserve Now
06/11/16 06/18/16 60611 Imagery II $3,149 $4,198 Sold Out Reserve Now
06/18/16 06/25/16 60618 Tranquility II $3,348 $4,198 Sold Out Reserve Now
06/19/16 06/26/16 60619 Felicity $3,149 $3,798 $4,548 Reserve Now
06/25/16 07/02/16 60625 Imagery II $3,099 $4,148 Sold Out Reserve Now
07/02/16 07/09/16 60702 Tranquility II $2,999 $4,098 Sold Out Reserve Now
07/03/16 07/10/16 60703 Felicity $2,999 $3,648 $4,398 Reserve Now
07/09/16 07/16/16 60709 Imagery II $2,999 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
07/16/16 07/23/16 60716 Tranquility II $2,999 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
07/17/16 07/24/16 60717 Felicity $2,999 $3,648 $4,398 Reserve Now
07/23/16 07/30/16 60723 Imagery II $2,999 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
07/30/16 08/06/16 60730 Tranquility II Sold Out $4,048 $4,898 Reserve Now
07/31/16 08/07/16 60731 Felicity $2,999 $3,648 $4,398 Reserve Now
08/04/16 08/11/16 60804 Luminary $2,999 $3,648 $4,398 Reserve Now
08/06/16 08/13/16 60806 Imagery II $2,999 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
08/13/16 08/20/16 60813 Tranquility II $2,999 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
08/14/16 08/21/16 60814 Offer Felicity $2,999 $3,648 $4,398 Reserve Now
08/20/16 08/27/16 60820 Imagery II $2,999 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
08/27/16 09/03/16 60827 Offer Tranquility II $3,248 $4,148 Sold Out Reserve Now
08/28/16 09/04/16 60828 Felicity $3,049 $3,698 $4,448 Reserve Now
09/03/16 09/10/16 60903 Imagery II $3,249 $4,298 Sold Out Reserve Now
09/10/16 09/17/16 60910 Tranquility II $3,249 Sold Out Sold Out Reserve Now
09/11/16 09/18/16 60911 Felicity $3,249 $3,898 $4,648 Reserve Now
09/17/16 09/24/16 60917 Imagery II $3,249 Sold Out Sold Out Reserve Now
09/24/16 10/01/16 60924 Tranquility II Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out NOT AVAILABLE   
09/25/16 10/02/16 60925 Felicity $3,149 $3,948 $4,548 Reserve Now
09/29/16 10/06/16 60929 Visionary $3,049 $4,248 $4,948 Reserve Now
10/01/16 10/08/16 61001 Imagery II Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out NOT AVAILABLE   
10/08/16 10/15/16 61008 Tranquility II $3,148 $4,048 Sold Out Reserve Now
10/09/16 10/16/16 61009 Offer Felicity $2,949 $3,598 $4,348 Reserve Now
10/15/16 10/22/16 61015 Imagery II Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out NOT AVAILABLE   
10/22/16 10/29/16 61022 Tranquility II $2,799 $3,898 Sold Out Reserve Now
10/23/16 10/30/16 61023 Offer Felicity $2,799 $3,448 $4,198 Reserve Now
10/29/16 11/05/16 61029 Offer Imagery II $2,699 $3,748 $4,598 Reserve Now
11/05/16 11/12/16 61105 Tranquility II $2,599 $3,648 $4,498 Reserve Now
11/26/16 12/03/16 61126 Imagery II $2,398 $3,248 $4,098 Reserve Now
12/10/16 12/17/16 61210 Imagery II $2,199 $3,248 $4,098 Reserve Now
Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
Gateway for departure is Zürich, Switzerland.

Port charges:

Gratuities 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 $250 to $330, in twin room from $152 to $185

Extra nights per person in Zürich:
in single room $205, in twin room $125

Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
B / Sapphire Deck / $649
A / Sapphire Deck / $699
P / Royal Deck / $799
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,399

Tranquility II/Imagery II/Visionary
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo / Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,049
A / Sapphire Deck / $,1099
P / Royal Deck / $1,199
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,899

  • Departures November 26 and December 10 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.

Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Avalon Waterways, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Avalon Waterways, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
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Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air
Our volume buying power saves you money. We may be able to provide you with flight arrangements from your gateway city. Avalon Waterways offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air is available for Europe vacations with return air outside of 331 days under the Early Airfare Price Guarantee. Early Airfare Price Guarantee locks in a price that is guaranteed not to increase. Flight schedules are unavailable with Early Airfare. Schedules will be confirmed when your air departure date is within 331 days to departure. At that time the best air price will be utilized and a new invoice with the air cost and confirmed schedule will be sent. The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s codeshare partner, will be assigned and disclosed at this time. If the guaranteed price is the lowest, the schedule with the lowest fare per contract classes of service will be booked. Any voluntary change to the confirmed flights negates the guaranteed price and is subject to air pricing at the time of the change.

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $50 per person for International air). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Early Airfare Price Guarantee is not available with Instant Purchase Air. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Avalon Waterways has received your full land and air deposit or full air payment as noted above, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees
Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.






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