Romantic Rhine

Amsterdam to Basel

with Avalon Waterways

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten, lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic architecture—will be an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns.

Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Cruise to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum, or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Before the end of your European river cruise holiday, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. Here, find unrivalled natural beauty in the area best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

Amsterdam to Basel 19 July 2025 From $5313 pp share twin

About Avalon Waterways 
Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored – your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe,  Avalon Choice℠ selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities.

When you prefer to explore on your own, Avalon Waterways provide their recommendations, information and gear you need from the new Adventure Centre and AvalonGO Mobile App.  When back on board, the flexibility doesnt end, with Flex Dining – where onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood – from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room.

Last but not least, one we love about Avalon Waterways is the cabin design – if you are booking a balcony cabin, the beds face to the water – why look at a wall with all that scenery floating by.

Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam, Holland, embarkation and overnight in port
Day 2 Amsterdam, Holland
Day 3: Cologne, Germany
Day 4: Rudesheim, Germany
Day 5: Mainz, excursion to Heidelberg
Day 6: Strasbourg, France
Day 7: Breisach, Germany, excursion to the Black Forest
Day 8: Basel, disembark

Includes
* 7 night river cruise Amsterdam to Basel with Avalon Waterways
* All meals onboard
* Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
* Complimentary WiFi throughout the Ship
* Cruise Director, Local Guides and Excursion Driver Gratuities included
* Onboard local entertainment
* Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions

Your Bonus
* Included Shore Excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
* Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore

Where will my cabin be?
Deluxe Staterooms on the lower decks of the ship, providing bay windows that give you a view right at water level. Ask us today about upgrading to Avalons stunning Panorama Suites that offer a wall to wall panoramic window, that opens to transform the living space into a large open air balcony.

Travel dates
19 July 2025

Please note other departures in 2024 and 2025 are also available, please enquire for pricing and availability.

Book by
Until sold out

Price
From $5313 pp share twin Deluxe Stateroom, Category D

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Deluxe Stateroom, Category D, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant. Please discuss full Terms and Conditions of this offer with Ocean Escapes.  Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Other conditions may apply. Tour WAZ

Pricing:

Prices correct as at 12 June 2024, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team, in particular any offers including flights and/or accommodation. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand if price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE.