Tour Code WZRA 2020 2020

13 Day River Cruise Basel to Amsterdam

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Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland.

At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Visit a medieval castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River.

Your river cruise vacation ends in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss your chance to discover the treasures you’ll cherish along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!


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Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation):Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest:Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 3 Strasbourg:Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 4 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg:Guided visit of the castle, see the Great VatDay 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge:Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 6 Koblenz:Choice of guided sightseeing, or visit Sayn Manor HouseDay 7 Bernkastel:Guided walk; wine tastingDay 8 Thionville:Choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line areaDay 9 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier:Choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta NigraDay 10 Beilstein–Treis-Karden:Free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle Day 11 Cologne:Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 12 Amsterdam:Canal cruise Day 13 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):Your vacation ends this morning

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Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


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Tour Code WZRA 2020

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 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyAvalon site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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Strasbourg
Koblenz
Thionville
Remich
Amsterdam
Packages

Zurich

Basel sightseeing

Basel sightseeing

Discover the multiple sights of Basel, a city with 2000 years of history. Enjoy a coach ride through the city and stroll in the historical centre.

Price Range: $

Strasbourg

Into the Alsace Countryside with Wine Tasting

Into the Alsace Countryside with Wine Tasting

Travel along the famed Alsace Wine Route on this enchanting half-day excursion that visits a traditional medieval Alsace village and includes a cellar tasting of the local wines.

Price Range: $$

Strasbourg: Bites & Highlights

Strasbourg: Bites & Highlights

Discover the Alsatian cuisine and traditions, so influenced by the unique history of a region, whose control alternated between Germany and France for centuries.

Price Range: $$

Koblenz

Ehrenbreitstein District Cultural Walk

Ehrenbreitstein District Cultural Walk

Explore Ehrenbreitstein district on this exciting guided excursion featuring a cultural walk and a break for coffee and cake at one of the Ehrenbreitstein cafes!

Price Range: $$

Thionville

The Iron Mines of Lorraine

The Iron Mines of Lorraine

The Lorraine region once produced more than 50 million tons of iron, but the last mine in the area was shuttered in 1997. This unique miner-guided tour takes you underground and into the past to explore and discover just what life was like for the 'yellow faces' (miners).

Price Range: $

Remich

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Gibraltar of the North

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Gibraltar of the North

Explore the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe, on this mesmerizing half-day guided excursion.

Price Range: $$

Amsterdam

Biking in Amsterdam

Biking in Amsterdam

Pedal your way past polders, dykes, and quaint, centuries-old villages on this exhilarating guided bike tour through the beautiful Dutch countryside.

Price Range: $$

Zaanse Schans & the Symbols of Holland

Zaanse Schans & the Symbols of Holland

Tour a working windmill, watch wooden clogs being made, and visit a cheese farm on this exciting half-day guided excursion to Zaanse Schans!

Price Range: $

Packages

Celebration Packages

Celebration Packages

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary while you're cruising? Add an Avalon Celebration Package to your vacation. You can make your special day even more memorable with special touches ranging from flowers to a private cocktail reception.

Price Range: $$$$