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Romantic Rhine
(Northbound)

7 day River cruise + 5 days in 4 different cities

August 31st to September 12, 2021

Panorama

Visiting 4 important countries in Europe (SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, and NETHERLANDS). You will discover the joy of a river cruise and the chance to live a few nights in some of the most popular cities in the world. This 12-night trip, including excursions during the cruise, will allow you to discover the region in your own way. Most visits will be in English.

Have a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R80GgIJi8fg

This trip included:

You need a valid passport
The flight is not included in our price
You are responsible to go to the Moncton airport on your own
you are responsible for your meal before and after the cruise
Some activities before, during and after the cruise will be optional
During the cruise, beverages are not included between the meal.

Price based on double occupancy (does not include the flight, probably between $1300 - $1800 leaving from Moncton, the price will be available later this year or beginning 2021):
Cabin Cat.
E (lower cabin with a small window) $6199 each person
Cabin Cat.
D (lower cabin with a small window) $6448 each person
Cabin Cat.
B (Panorama Suite) $7498 each person
Cabin Cat.
A (Panorama Suite) $7548 each person
Cabin Cat.
P (Panorama Suite) $7698 each person

Deposit of $600 / person to confirm your reservation
2nd deposit of
$2000 before February 26, 2021 (next year)

Balance payable before May 21, 2021 (next year)

Book now and receive $900/travelers (double occupancy) from Avalon
Book now and receive an extra $200 off (if book before February 14, 2020) From Voyages Mario Tours
+ if you've sailed with Avalon before you might have a second-time passenger discount?

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Here is the suggested itinerary

 

The flight will probably leave August 30 (not included in the price below)

Day 1 - Tuesday, August 31, 2021
ZURICH, (SWITZERLAND)

Welcome to Switzerland.
ZURICH is the largest city in Switzerland
Day to relax and enjoy the area
Staying in Zurich for the next 2 nights

Zurich Zurich

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 1
ZURICH, (SWITZERLAND)

We start the day with city tours
You have the afternoon to explore on your own
Free evening

Staying in Zurich

 

Zurich Zurich

 

Day 3 - Thursday, September 2
ZURICH to LUCERNE, (SWITZERLAND)

Today, we change city, we go to Lucerne
You can do an optional tour going up on a gondola at Mt Pilatus
Enjoy this beautiful place.
Staying in Lucerne

Lucerne Mt Pilatus

 

Day 4 - Friday, September 3
LUCERNE to BASEL, (SWITZERLAND)

We spend the morning in Lucerne.
We change city, we go to Basel
We will board for our cruise from this city tomorrow
Enjoy this beautiful place.
Staying in Basel

Basel Basel



Day 5 - Saturday, September 4
BASEL to BREISACH, (FRANCE)

Today we prepare for our cruise on the Avalon Panorama ship
Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
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

Avalon Panorama


Day 6 - Sunday, September 5
BREISACH to STRASBOURG, (FRANCE)

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 halftimbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Breisach


Day 7 - Monday, September 6

STRASBOURG to LUDWIGSHAFEN, (GERMANY)

Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages
CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s 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



Day 8 - Tuesday September 7
LUDWIGSHAFEN to MAINZ, (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.

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

Heidelberg Castle gutenberg



Day 9 - Wednesday, September 8
RUDERÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE and KOBLENZ, (GERMANY)

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.

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


Day 10 - Thursday, September 9
COLOGNE, (GERMANY) to AMSTERDAM, (NETHERLANDS)

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

Cologne

Cologne


Day 11 - Friday, September 10

AMSTERDAM, (NETHERLANDS)

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”.

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 colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam



Day 12 - Saturday, September 11

AMSTERDAM, (NETHERLANDS)

AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Transfer to our hotel
Today, we go on the Hop on Hop off to visit the city
Rest of the day to do as you please



Day 13 - Sunday, September 12
AMSTERDAM, (NETHERLANDS)

Today, we are flying back home.

Change may occur.

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