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Romantic Rhine

JOIN ME ON THE AVALON VIEW

Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 6-13, 2025

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the legendary Rhine River! Starting in Switzerland, your adventure aboard the Avalon View takes you through France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Explore the Black Forest in Breisach, marvel at Strasbourg's cathedral, and wander through quaint streets in La Petite France. Discover Heidelberg Castle's ruins and explore Mainz's captivating Gutenberg Museum. Experience Rüdesheim's wine culture and the dramatic Rhine Gorge with its ancient castles. In Cologne, admire the Gothic-style cathedral before concluding your cruise in vibrant Amsterdam. Enjoy a canal cruise and immerse yourself in the city's rich history and culture.

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THE ITINERARY

April 6 - Basel, Switzerland
Welcome to the beautiful Avalon View, setting sail for Germany.
April 7 - Breisach, Germany
Enjoy a bike ride along the Rhine, tour the Black Forest, or visit medieval Freiburg.
April 8 - Strasbourg, France
Discover Strasbourg by bike, join a guided tour of the city, or explore on your own.
April 9 - Mainz, Germany
Explore Heidelberg Castle, take a walking tour of Heidelberg, or visit Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum.
April 10 - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz, Germany
Hike the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim or take a guided tour of the Mechanical Music Museum.
April 11 - Cologne, Germany
Enjoy a bike ride or walking tour of Cologne, or explore Cologne's Jewish heritage.
April 12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enjoy a walking tour or a canal cruise through the city or visit the Keukenhof and admire the acres of tulips.
April 13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Disembarkation day - return to Canada or extend your trip to see more of the region.

PRICING

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Deluxe Stateroom
172 sq ft
From $3237 CAD per person
(based on double occupancy)

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Panorama Suite
200 sq ft
From $4986 CAD per person
(based on double occupancy)

Limited solo cabins may be available (contact me for pricing). 
Pricing in place until Oct 1, 2024, pending availability.

 

Payment schedule:
Due at booking $250 CAD per person
Payment can be made any time until final payment
Final payment: Dec 20, 2024
 

Images taken by me on my visits to these locations.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Onshore excursions with expert local guides*

  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner

  • Complimentary continental breakfast served in your room

  • Onboard cultural presentations and local entertainment

  • A choice of Avalon FlexDining® menus and venues on board to dine when and where you like

  • Round-the-clock cappuccinos

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Adventure Center with gear and guidance to explore your way

  • Avalon Adventure Host to direct or accompany you on active pursuits

  • Gratuities


* Excursions may vary, but you can view common selections on this itinerary here

What's not included, but can be arranged:

  • International flights

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • Pre or post cruise hotel stays

  • Travel insurance

ABOUT THE SHIP

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Welcome aboard the Avalon View, featuring two whole decks of panoramic Panorama Suites. Each suite comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, turning your room into an Open-Air Balcony. These spacious suites are over 30% larger than standard cabins. With beautiful lounges and extensive outdoor space, you'll have plenty of options for enjoying the view.
 

BOOKING PROCESS

For more information or to book, please contact me.  I'm happy to assist with flights, pre- and post-cruise accommodations and activities, travel insurance, and more.
 

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