Join us, Karina and Kevin Conway with KlassiC Travel, as we host this wonderful journey on the magnificent Rhine River with Avalon Waterways.
MAY 1ST - 8TH, 2021

The Rhine River, one of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland!
Destination highlights Include: Amsterdam, Cologne Germany, Rhine Gorge, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Germany’s Black Forest

Inclusions:  7night cruise on the Avalon Vista with overnight docking in Amsterdam and Rudesheim, award winning dining, immersive cultural or active excursions in each destination and nightly entertainment. 

Optional pre and post extensions available.

 

ROMANTIC RHINE MAY 1ST - 8TH, 2021 ITINERARY DETAILS

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. And nearby, in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, 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 vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty—best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) ~Welcome to Holland.
Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. OR, Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 2 AMSTERDAM ~ Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
CLASSIC ~ Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.
Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT Cruise to Cologne (B,L,D)

Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY ~ Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
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! Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ (B,L,D)

Day 4 KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE ~ Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History
Enjoy free time in Koblenz this morning before sailing through the Rhine gorge to Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. RÜDESHEIM ~ Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country DISCOVERY ~ Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
DISCOVERY ~ Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM (B,L,D)

Day 5 MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG ~ Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine
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,” OR: ACTIVE ~ Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)

Day 6 STRASBOURG, FRANCE ~ 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 choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.  Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B,L,D)

Day 7 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST ~ History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest
DISCOVERY ~ Visit to BadischeWinzerkeller, 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, OR: 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. Follow your visit to BadischeWinzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B,L,D)

Day 8 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION) ~ Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Optional pre and post extensions available

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPERIENCING THIS SPECIAL JOURNEY WITH YOU!


Cruise Price: $2845 per person (based on double occupancy, "E" Category; includes port charges and pre-paid gratuities $128 value)
-Cabin upgrades available upon request:
Cat D: $3044 (Includes $750 off per person! Special KlassiC Travel Offer!)
Cat B, A or P: $3595 (Special Free Upgrade Promotion !)

Pricing valid for reservations booked by 01/04/2021.  

      
- Deposit due at time of booking, $250 non-refundable per person
- Final payment due by Jan. 31, 2021
-Airfare and Travel Insurance not included. We highly recommended travel insurance to protect your vacation investment, contact us for pricing/details
-Please inquire about options pre and post extensions

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