The Rhine & Moselle – Northbound 2016

13 Day River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam

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This exciting river cruise vacation has it all! Arrive in Zürich and transfer to your ship, which is docked in Basel. Then, head north on the Rhine and enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Cologne, and Koblenz. See the Roman ruins at Trier, Reichsburg Castle above charming Cochem, and the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary Lorelei rock and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, visit pretty Bernkastel, and a windmill in Kinderdijk, and enjoy excursions to majestic Heidelberg and to Germany’s legendary Black Forest.


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Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 12-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Zürich–Transfer to Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: excursion to the Black Forest or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 4 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 6 Excursion to Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra in Trier

Day 7 Luxembourg City: guided sightseeing

Day 8 Bernkastel: guided walk

Day 9 Koblenz: choice of guided sightseeing or visit Sayn Manor House

Day 10 Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 11 Kinderdijk: visit a windmill

Day 12 Hoorn–Amsterdam: choice of guided walk in Hoorn or excursion to Edam and the Beemster Polder; canal cruise in Amsterdam

Day 13 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Attend a Cuckoo Clock Carving Demonstration, and enjoy an onboard Accordion Music Presentation.

Meals

  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Night Fare
  • Farewell dinner
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel

NOTES:

  • 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.
  • Arrival flights into Zürich must arrive before 3 pm.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

Transfer to Basel (Embarkation). Welcome to Switzerland. (Dinner)

NOTE:
Flights into Zürich must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2Breisach, 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 Vogtbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3Strasbourg, France

This morning, wake up in Strasbourg. Situated on the border of France and Germany, this city 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. In fact, on your WALKING TOUR you will discover Europe at its most quintessential. 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-timbered 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 to the Alsace wine region is available today. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany–Mainz

This morning an excursion takes you to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany, which was founded in 1386. 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! Rejoin your vessel in time for lunch, and sail to Mainz. Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers, Mainz is Germany’s largest and most important wine market and is also the birth place of Gutenberg, father of modern printing. There is time to explore on your own: stroll 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge

Pretty Rüdesheim is a typical Rhine Valley wine town. Here, visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, where you’ll 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, then there’s free time to pick up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobblestoned Drosselgasse, where colorful flowers, open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere. Downstream from Rüdesheim is the dramatic RHINE GORGE, 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. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing on board. The confluence of the Moselle and Rhine is at Koblenz and here you enter the Moselle River, some 312-miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Trier

Disembark after breakfast for an excursion to the venerable episcopal city of Trier. At the head of the Moselle Valley, Trier is Germany’s oldest city. Some say Trier is even older than Rome and that it was populated over a thousand years before the Romans arrived. Many Roman remains have survived, including a 20,000-seat amphitheater; the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement, which still gives access to the town’s center; imperial baths; and the Roman bridge, Germany’s oldest bridge with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD—all evidence of this once grand Roman city. Trier also offers pleasant market squares, Germany’s oldest Christian church, and a cornucopia of architectural styles—Roman, baroque, neo-classicism, renaissance, and gothic. A choice of GUIDED CITY SIGHTSEEING or the more history-focused “ROMAN TRIER” guided tour, followed by some free time, gives you the opportunity to discover this magnificent town. Trier’s most famous son was socialist revolutionary Karl Marx. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7Luxembourg

Because of its location and natural geography, Luxembourg City has, throughout history, been a place of strategic military significance, the first fortifications having been built as early as the 10th century. The city center occupies a picturesque site, perched high on precipitous cliffs that drop into the narrow valleys of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. A LOCAL GUIDE will acquaint you with this city whose layout is complex as it is set on two levels, straddling hills and dropping into the two river valleys. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Bernkastel

The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery, and in the middle of this region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved half-timbered houses that have stood since the Middle Ages. Enjoy a GUIDED WALK that includes the beautiful marketplace with its renaissance-style Town Hall and the “pointed house,” built in 1416. Wine growers in this area look after Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. Perhaps visit the local Wine Museum to learn more about the history of the region’s wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Koblenz–Königswinter

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 your Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the city, which reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. Later, enjoy some free time in the city; alternatively, opt to visit nearby SAYN MANOR HOUSE, belonging to counts of the same name. Later, your ship sails to Königswinter, located at the foot of Drachenfels mountain, where you remain docked this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Cologne

Early this morning, arrive in 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. Choose between a GUIDED CITY WALK or a JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. Later, during free time be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years! Before lunch set sail for Holland and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of cruising. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11Kinderdijk, Holland

This morning, stop in Kinderdijk, a quintessential Dutch scene with its 19 splendid windmills standing on reclaimed polder land between the Rivers Lek and Noord. Windmills have become a symbol of Holland, and a visit to one of these WINDMILLS will explain their function as pumps when the water was drained from the polders around 1740. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12Hoorn–Amsterdam

North of Amsterdam and situated on the Ijsselmeer is Hoorn, a charming town that gave its name to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America. Choose from a GUIDED WALK of this town or an excursion to Edam, whose cheese of the same name has become famous worldwide. A GUIDED WALK shows you the Old Town center, which still has lovely characteristic Waterland houses. You’ll also see the Beemster Polder, the first in the Netherlands that was reclaimed from a lake and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rejoin your ship and sail to Amsterdam. Set out to discover the treasures of this city by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Ship Details

Visionary

Visionary

2012 ushered in another exciting Suite Ship® cruising along Europe's glorious rivers. The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro. See ship details below and view all Avalon Visionary Europe river cruises.

Included Amenities

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with shade awnings
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Avalon Choice cruising experience
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Expanded Fitness Center
  • Elevator
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Onboard movie nights
  • Bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns for free
  • Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options
  • Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
  • Well-stocked library
  • Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life

Staterooms & Suites

Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.
Features
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
  • Double sinks
DECK PLANS

Hotels

Glattbrugg
Amsterdam

Glattbrugg

Moevenpick Zurich Airport

Moevenpick Zurich Airport Mittelholzerstrasse 8, Glattbrugg,   Switzerland Mittelholzerstrasse 8
Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class

Hotel with contemporary design features throughout, 2 kms from Zurich Airport and 10 kms from Zurich city center.

Hotel Amenities

Bar/Lounge
Dry Cleaning
Fitness Room
Restaurant On-Site
Luggage Storage
Elevator
Parking/Valet
Ice Machine
Currency Exchange
Concierge desk
Business Center
Room Amenities

Alarm Clock
In-Room Safe
Hair Dryer
Non-smoking Rooms
Mini-bar
Air Conditioning
Smoking Rooms
Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cable/Satellite
Room Service
Television
Phone
Coffee Maker
Desk
Internet Access

Amsterdam

Moevenpick Amsterdam City

Moevenpick Amsterdam City Piet Heinkade 11, Amsterdam,  Netherlands Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free WifiFree Wifi

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class

A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.

Hotel Amenities

Restaurant On-Site
Luggage Storage
Fitness Room
Currency Exchange
Free WiFi
Bar/Lounge
Business Center
ATM
Parking/Valet
Gift Shop
Concierge desk
Dry Cleaning
Spa Services
Elevator
Room Amenities

Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
In-Room Safe
Disabled Access / Rooms
Non-smoking Rooms
Smoking Rooms
Wake-Up Calls
Television
Room Service
Climate Control
Pay Movies
Internet Access
Coffee Maker
Desk
Hair Dryer
Mini-bar
Window Opens
Air Conditioning
Phone
Voicemail
Iron/Ironing Board
Cable/Satellite
Complimentary Toiletries

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

We know that many times travelers celebrate special occasions on vacation and you can now pre-purchase celebration packages before your cruise departure. We offer special birthday, anniversary and wedding vow packages. These packages include all the elements you need to celebrate with family & friends.

Availability of optional excursions is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Avalon Waterways provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions and packages, register for your cruise and provide emergency contact information online.

Basel
Breisach
Strasbourg
Trier
Luxembourg
Amsterdam
Celebration

Basel

Excursion to Mount Pilatus

Excursion to Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus (2132m / 7000 ft) presents its visitors with a thrilling ascent by cable car, spectacular summit views of the 10.000 ft. Bernese Alps (Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau) to the south and Lake Lucerne to the north, followed by the steepest cog-wheel descent in the world. In 1868 Queen Victoria made the excursion riding on the back of a mule. Before driving to Basel for embarkation we shall visit the beautiful lakeside city of Lucerne. Located on the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of four wooded cantons, also known as Lake Lucerne), Lucerne was praised by Mark Twain as well as millions of visitors who cannot imagine Switzerland without Thorvaldsen's impressive Lion Monument, the wooden "Chapel Bridge" or the finest stores.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Zurich Sightseeing

Zurich Sightseeing

Enjoy our expertly guided Zurich City Tour today. Switzerland`s largest city is beautifully located on the banks of two rivers and a lake. While window shopping at the elegant boutiques along Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most beautiful shopping areas in Europe, you will notice that the streets may not be paved with gold, but you can be certain that a couple of meters below the street, unimaginable treasures lie in underground vaults, as Zurich is the world's banking capital. During the guided tour in one of its churches you will see the world-famous masterpiece by Marc Chagall, a five-part stained-glass window series, which still thrills visitors from around the world.

Approximate value: €34 EUR per person

Breisach

Biking through the Kaiserstuhl Region

Biking through the Kaiserstuhl Region

There is no better way to experience the Rhenish countryside, than by taking a bicycle. Our guided cycling experience will take you on a scenic route, passing vineyards, orchards and pretty villages. Regular bicycles are at your disposal. With many photo opportunities the tour promises to be a wonderful outing in the countryside. A guide will assist you with gear and the best route to take.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

E-Biking through the Kaiserstuhl Region

E-Biking through the Kaiserstuhl Region

There is no better way to experience the Rhenish countryside, than by taking a bicycle. Our guided cycling experience will take you on a scenic route, passing vineyards, orchards and pretty villages. Electric-aid driven bicycles are at your disposal. With many photo opportunities the tour promises to be a wonderful outing in the countryside. A guide will assist you with gear and the best route to take.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Excursion to Colmar

Excursion to Colmar

Known as the birthplace of the father of The Statue of Liberty, Colmar is indeed, one of the most beautiful, small towns in France. A maze of cobblestoned streets are lined with centuries old half timbered houses, many of them decorated with flowers. Around every corner you will find another photo spot, providing the visitor with a view on 1000 years of European History. Yet, Colmar retains a 'country town' atmosphere which contributes so much to its charm. A short, leisurely bus ride brings you to this charming town for a full city walk that will grant you an extraordinary insight into the region.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Strasbourg

Excursion to the Alsace Countryside

Excursion to the Alsace Countryside

The famous Alsace Wine Route, or "Route des Vins", is a winding ribbon of flower decorated villages in the north of Alsace. This guided excursion takes you on the back roads through the heart of the winemaking country. Stop at the picturesque area of Obernai for a short sightseeing of this lovely, small, typical Alsace town, so much influenced by both the French and the Germans, yet safeguarding its own particular character. Alsace is known for some of the world`s finest wines, to be found in the picturesque villages that dot the route with their half-timbered houses, taverns and stork nests. As there can be no visit to Alsace without a wine- tasting on the spot, we will visit one of its cellars and taste the excellent local wine.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Excursion to the Maginot Line

Excursion to the Maginot Line

The Maginot Line - named after the War Minister Andre Maginot - was completed by the end of 1930s along the Franco-German border, stretching from Switzerland to the vicinity of the Belgian frontier. The Line was composed of huge fortresses with smaller defense posts or simple blockhouses. You are invited to discover with the help of our local expert one of the forts with a maze of underground galleries, where you will see the fascinating equipment and the original and unique fittings of the kitchen, storage areas, power plant, ventilation system and the barracks with their sleeping quarters and first aid facilities. A true must for all history lovers.

Approximate value: €46 EUR per person

Trier

Wine Tasting in the Region Moselle Luxembourgeoise

Wine Tasting in the Region Moselle Luxembourgeoise

Only some 20 km from the lively and polyglot capital of Luxembourg you will find the Luxembourgish wine garden that curls like a green ribbon along the Moselle. It is a gem nestled between the great wine producing countries Germany and France. Inspired by their neighbors, the Luxembourgish winegrowers cultivate and creatively shape their own, elegant style of wine. Come and discover the Grand Duchy's history of viticulture in a Wine Museum, which is an ancient wine house from the 18th century. An old forge, an office for weights and measures, a distillery and a cooperage complete your journey in the time of ancient handicraft. To enter the world of wine also means to appreciate, observe and of course to taste it! Every visit ends by tasting the wine of the Luxembourgish Moselle. Enjoy a sparkling Cr233mant, an elegant Riesling, a flowery Weissburgunder (Pinot blanc) and Grauburgunder (Pinot gris), and regional specialty such as Auxerrois. It is quite unique to find such an abundance of flavors in such a small area.

Approximate value: €41 EUR per person

Luxembourg

Luxemburg coutryside tour

Luxemburg coutryside tour

Luxemburg is impossibly beautiful. The countryside gives the visitor a feeling of being in a fantasy world. Nowhere is this feeling more prevalent than in the `Mullerthal` Region, a place they call "Little Switzerland," and a spot that is just magic. It is known for its fascinating rock formations, caves, dense forests, innumerable streams and rivers with cascading falls, lush valleys, lovely villages, romantic castles and a pleasant network of trails that connect it all. Join us for a panoramic drive through this countryside. Delightful photo stops will give you the opportunity to capture the beauty of Luxemburg. Visit the impressive ruins of the 12th century castle of Beaufort and explore the castle grounds on your own. After the castle ground visit try the famous Casero, a delicious blackcurrant liqueur which is still produced in the basement of the castle. A must do excursion for country fans.

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person

Amsterdam

Can Buy Me Love - Amsterdam by Night

Can Buy Me Love - Amsterdam by Night

Experience Europe's most famous Red Light District at its best during the evening. Amsterdam has always cherished the ideas of tolerance and worldliness. The city takes on an entirely new and fascinating character at night: many of its bridges, along with numerous historic buildings and monuments are almost extravagantly illuminated. A night-time boat tour of the city is highly recommendable. Take an expertly guided private cruise and walking tour through the famous Red Light District, learn about the customs and traditions of this provocative and alluring aspect of life in Amsterdam. Enjoy the city's night life and collect memories and stories to take home (Excursion not suitable for children).

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Celebration

Anniversary Celebration Cake

Anniversary Celebration Cake

Want to celebrate your anniversary during your cruise? Avalon can help. Our crew can surprise your loved one with a special anniversary cake presented during dinner. Make this a cruise like no other.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per group

Anniversary Celebration Package - Basic

Anniversary Celebration Package - Basic

Want to celebrate your anniversary during your cruise? Avalon can help. Our crew can surprise your loved one with a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your anniversary day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, small floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and anniversary card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and an anniversary cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you.

Approximate value: €161.50 EUR per group

Anniversary Celebration Package - Deluxe

Anniversary Celebration Package - Deluxe

Want to celebrate your anniversary during your cruise? Avalon can help. Our crew can surprise your loved one with a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your anniversary day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, a floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and anniversary card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later on, enjoy a 30 minute cocktail party with wine, beer and soft drinks on the Sky Deck/Club Lounge or in the lounge to celebrate the special day. Our crew will be on hand to take pictures with your camera, which later will be downloaded onto a special memory stick for you to keep. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and an anniversary cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Sparkling wine will top off the evening. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you.

Approximate value: €362.50 EUR per group

Birthday Celebration Package - Basic

Birthday Celebration Package - Basic

Let Avalon help you celebrate a birthday on your cruise. Our special birthday package includes the following presented in your stateroom on your birthday: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, small floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and birthday card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 5 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for 6 (you and 5 other guests of your choice), and a birthday cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner.

Approximate value: €142 EUR per group

Birthday Celebration Package - Deluxe

Birthday Celebration Package - Deluxe

Let Avalon help you celebrate a birthday on your cruise. Our special birthday package includes the following presented in your stateroom on your birthday: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, a floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and birthday card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 5 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later on, enjoy a 30 minute cocktail party with wine, beer and soft drinks on the Sky Deck/Club Lounge or in the lounge to celebrate the special day. Our crew will be on hand to take pictures with your camera, which later will be downloaded onto a special memory stick for you to keep. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for 6 (you and 5 other guests of your choice), and a birthday cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Sparkling wine will top off the evening.

Approximate value: €344 EUR per group

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Cake

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Cake

Avalon wants to help you celebrate your wedding vow renewals. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you. Our crew will prepare a special cake and present it to you during dinner. Make this a cruise that you will never forget.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per group

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Basic

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Basic

Avalon wants to help you celebrate your wedding vow renewals. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you. Our crew will prepare a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your wedding day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, small floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and wedding card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and a wedding cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Make this a cruise you will never forget.

Approximate value: €207 EUR per group

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Deluxe

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration Package - Deluxe

Avalon wants to help you celebrate your wedding vow renewals. Let your spouse know how much they still mean to you. Our crew will prepare a special anniversary package that includes the following in your stateroom on your wedding day: decoration of stateroom, bottle of sparkling wine, a floral bouquet, chocolates, fruit plate and wedding card. Personalized invitations will also be delivered to the staterooms of 4 other guests with whom you wish to celebrate. Later on, enjoy a 30 minute cocktail party with house wine, beer and soft drinks on the Sky Deck/Club Lounge or in the lounge to celebrate the special day. Our crew will be on hand to take pictures with your camera, which later will be downloaded onto a special memory stick for you to keep. Later that evening in the ship dining room you will find a specially decorated table reserved for you, your spouse and 4 other guests of your choice, and an wedding cake presented by the ship's crew during dinner. Make this a cruise you will never forget.

Approximate value: €362.50 EUR per group

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