Romantic Rhine River Cruise with Avalon – Save up to $3,500 per couple

From

$3,924

Duration

8 Days

Deal Type

River Cruise

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Save up to $3,500 per couple and earn up to 10,404 Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you travel from Amsterdam to Basel with Avalon Waterways on this Rhine river cruise.

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Romantic Rhine River, traversing Germany and touching upon Holland, France, and Switzerland. Starting in Amsterdam, cruise through its iconic canals flanked by centuries-old homes. Explore Cologne’s Gothic architecture and its renowned cathedral, then sail through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, adorned with ancient castles. Discover Rüdesheim’s wine culture and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, and explore Mainz’s Gutenberg Museum or the historic ruins of Heidelberg. In Strasbourg, marvel at the Gothic cathedral and wander through La Petite France district. Conclude your adventure in Breisach, gateway to the Black Forest, famed for its natural beauty and culinary delights like Black Forest ham and cherry cake.

Avalon Rhine River Cruise

Avalon Rhine River Cruise

Included Items

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Transport: State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
  • Signature Suite Ships℠ with spacious deluxe accommodations including Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Bed
  • Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard, including regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner
  • Professional Cruise Director and friendly staff (English speaking) who deliver renowned onboard service and relaxed luxury
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

Tour Company

Avalon Waterways

Tour Location

Europe

Deal Type

River Cruise

Map

Romantic Rhine River Cruise Map

More Information

Cruise Itinerary +

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DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with 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.

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 –  AMSTERDAM

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC – Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 – COLOGNE, GERMANY

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland ACTIVE – Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY – Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR: CLASSIC – Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 –  RUDESHEIM

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country En route to Rudesheim, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei-where the mythological siren’s songs lured ill-fated sailors. ACTIVE – Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim, OR: 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. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RUDESHEIM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 – MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel ACTIVE – Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR: CLASSIC – Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR: 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.” EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – STRASBOURG, FRANCE

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. ACTIVE – Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: 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. Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line-the pre-WWII 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 centre. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY – Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY – Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking 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 half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 – BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information +

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Operated by one of our river cruising Suite Ship’s, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Expression, Avalon Vista or Avalon Illumination.

Gracing Europe’s waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver, these Avalon ships live up to their name. Avalon guests experience this passion for new discoveries aboard this home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the ships Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It’s the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

Suites & Staterooms

  • Open–Air Balconies and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama
  • SuitesSM
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Full-size closet and mirror
  • Additional under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • Well-stocked mini bar
  • USB Ports
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L’Occitane® bath products & hairdryer
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door

Dining

  • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favourites
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
  • Daily breakfast buffet with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily a la carte specials
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, classic dishes, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and rotating chef’s features including carving & pasta stations. Alternatively, you may dine al fresco at our Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather and itinerary permitting) or enjoy a light lunch in the Panorama Lounge.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro’s tasting menu for a less formal “sit-down” atmosphere
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cosy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Included Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and beWell Essence flavoured and infused water available throughout each day

Fitness & Wellness

  • Active shore excursions, both included and optional
  • Fitness Center
  • Avalon Adventure Center
  • Your place for active gear* and activities through your Avalon Adventure HostSM, including:
  • Bikes
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Canoe and kayak excursions
  • Fitbits®
  • Walking sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Daypacks
  • Yoga mats
  • Fitness bands

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 9 November 2024 departure in Cat D cabin, price is per person twin share and reflects the $1,750 per person saving*. Pricing is correct as of 10 May 2024, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply. *Special Offer: Offer valid for new 2024 and 2025 bookings made and deposited by 01/07/24 or until sold out. Offer applicable to category E. Offer is strictly limited and subject to availability until sold out. Not combinable with other earlybird offers, except Welcome Back Credit and/or $100pp Second Tour Discount (may be applied when multiple cruises are booked at the same time for travel within the same calendar year). Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

Tour Code: WAZ.

https://www.avalonwaterways.com.au/terms-and-conditions

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