One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!
||Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship is ready for Boarding
||Flights into Zurich must Please arrive by 3pm.
|7 Nights Accommodation
|State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels
|Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
|Return Flights (Can be done by Harvey World Travel)
|All Items of a personal nature
|Meals not Mentioned
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DAY 1: BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION).
Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zurich must arrive by 3pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on
board. EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)
DAY 2: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST.
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. CLASSIC – Visit the charming village of Colmar on a
Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR: DISCOVERY – Join a
full-day Guided Excursion to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-airmuseum,
visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.
Explore on your own this afternoon taking a bike from the ship or hiking up to St. Stephan’s
Cathedral. EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)
DAY 3: STRASBOURG, FRANCE.
Gothic Giants, Military Marvels & Varietal Vintages. CLASSIC – Come along for City Sightseeing,
including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and
astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. You may choose to join a Guided
Optional Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or to the historic Maginot Line-an
impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of
France. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kleber, or pay a visit
to one of Strasbourg’s many wonderful museums. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO
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. Enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this
afternoon. 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 (B,L,D)
DAY 5: RUDESHEIM-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, OR: ACTIVE – Take a Guided
Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back
down. DISCOVERY – Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. 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. CLASSIC – Take a Guided City Walk
amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares and monuments. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ
DAY 6: COLOGNE.
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City. ACTIVE – Join a Guided Walk with your Avalon
Adventure Host this morning, OR: 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 Kolsch pale
lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 7: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
Colourful Amsterdam-with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. 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 gardenswith
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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION).
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)