Romantic Rhine

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel with Avalon

Read 68 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 8 Day Romantic Rhine. 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!

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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Amsterdam
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Basel
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Holland, Germany, Switzerland
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
442 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
68 Reviews
Trip Code:
WAZ

Itinerary

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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 onboard the 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 (D)
2 Amsterdam
Canals of colourful 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 colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B/L/D)
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 Kolsch 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)
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 Rudesheim. Sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei-where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. RUDESHEIM 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 RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)
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)
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 Kleber. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B/L/D)
7 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest Discovery - Visit to Badische 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, 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 Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B/L/D)
8 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am (B)

Avalon Inclusions

Avalon Suite Ships
Avalon Suite Ships
Float along Europe's most famous waterways in relaxed luxury aboard one of Avalon's award-winning Suite Ships. Read more
Our Vision. Your View
Our Vision. Your View
With the only Open-Air Balconies in river cruising, experience Europe with a view like no other in a Panorama Suite. Read more
Exclusive Meets Inclusive with Avalon
Exclusive Meets Inclusive
Avalon features all the right inclusions which compliment your luxurious rivercruise experience. Read more
You First with Avalon Waterways
You First
Avalon's attentive staff aboard each vessel will make you feel right at home. You'll be taken care of every step of the way. Read more
Avalon Choice
Avalon Choice
Personalise your cruise to make it your own with Avalon Choice. Select whichever included excursions interest you the most. Read more
From View to Table
From View to Table
Savour regional cuisine and familiar favourites using the freshest local ingredients throughout your river cruise. Read more

Reviews (68)

8 Day Romantic Rhine reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Romantic Rhine river cruise”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2019

Absolutely brilliant, the cabins were spacious with plenty of storage space to unpack. The staff were amazing, the food was excellent. There were onshore activities that you could participate in or you could just sit back and relax on board. Would recommend to anyone.

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“Lovely Romantic Rhine Cruise”
- WA, Australia Oct 2019 1 Helpful Vote

We were so lucky with the weather, being so late in the season, the water levels were kind to us. We really enjoyed the cruise, the food was amazing.

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“Such a lovely way to travel”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2019 1 Helpful Vote

Travelling the Rhine with Avalon as a single provides the best of everything. Great accommodation, ease of travel, lovely accommodation, lots of interesting included tours and above all, a great opportunity to meet like minded travellers.

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“Romantic Rhine”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2019 3 Helpful Votes

We loved this trip! Avalon met expectations. I admit personally I had set a very high standard for them to meet after travelling with Viking for a Danube cruise. The rooms, the food, the options, the service, everything was of the highest quality. I have two points of feedback that let them down slightly, but I cannot stress enough, these are my observations only and did not impact on my enjoyment of this great trip.
1. Older passengers were struggling and left...read more

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“8 Day Romantic Rhine Cruise”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2019 4 Helpful Votes

We were looking for a relaxing pre-home trip after having travelled on the Trans-Siberian train trip from Japan to St Petersburg for 4 weeks. We found this Rhine cruise to be surprisingly active and a lot of fun, in a "have a look at each town and city along the way and get out and see everything", kind of way. The food on board was excellent, rooms were well set out and regularly serviced by some really diligent and committed staff. The tour director knew exactly what she was on about and had...read more

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Deck Plans

Category P
Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom Layout  

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water

Prices & Dates

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Tuesday 24 Mar 2020 Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 3,893 per person 1,819 per person 2,074 per person Enquire
Tuesday 07 Apr 2020 Tuesday 14 Apr 2020 4,086 per person 1,250 per person 2,836 per person Enquire
Saturday 18 Apr 2020 Saturday 25 Apr 2020 4,407 per person 1,263 per person 3,144 per person Enquire
Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 Tuesday 28 Apr 2020 4,407 per person 975 per person 3,432 per person Enquire
Tuesday 28 Apr 2020 Tuesday 05 May 2020 4,663 per person 1,273 per person 3,390 per person Enquire
Saturday 02 May 2020 Saturday 09 May 2020 4,920 per person 1,572 per person 3,348 per person Enquire
Saturday 09 May 2020 Saturday 16 May 2020 4,920 per person 1,572 per person 3,348 per person Enquire
Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday 19 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday 23 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Tuesday 19 May 2020 Tuesday 26 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Thursday 21 May 2020 Thursday 28 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday 30 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Saturday 30 May 2020 Saturday 06 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Tuesday 02 Jun 2020 Tuesday 09 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Saturday 06 Jun 2020 Saturday 13 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
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Saturday 20 Jun 2020 Saturday 27 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Saturday 27 Jun 2020 Saturday 04 Jul 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 Tuesday 07 Jul 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
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Tuesday 14 Jul 2020 Tuesday 21 Jul 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
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Saturday 25 Jul 2020 Saturday 01 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
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Tuesday 11 Aug 2020 Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
Saturday 22 Aug 2020 Saturday 29 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
Sunday 23 Aug 2020 Sunday 30 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Tuesday 25 Aug 2020 Tuesday 01 Sep 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Saturday 29 Aug 2020 Saturday 05 Sep 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Sep 2020 Saturday 12 Sep 2020 5,305 per person 1,299 per person 4,006 per person Enquire
Tuesday 08 Sep 2020 Tuesday 15 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,302 per person 4,067 per person Enquire
Saturday 12 Sep 2020 Saturday 19 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,302 per person 4,067 per person Enquire
Tuesday 15 Sep 2020 Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,302 per person 4,067 per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Sep 2020 Saturday 26 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,302 per person 4,067 per person Enquire
Saturday 26 Sep 2020 Saturday 03 Oct 2020 5,369 per person 1,590 per person 3,779 per person Enquire
Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 Tuesday 06 Oct 2020 5,369 per person 1,590 per person 3,779 per person Enquire
Saturday 03 Oct 2020 Saturday 10 Oct 2020 5,305 per person 1,587 per person 3,718 per person Enquire
Tuesday 06 Oct 2020 Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 5,241 per person 1,584 per person 3,657 per person Enquire
Saturday 10 Oct 2020 Saturday 17 Oct 2020 5,113 per person 1,579 per person 3,534 per person Enquire
Saturday 17 Oct 2020 Saturday 24 Oct 2020 4,920 per person 1,860 per person 3,060 per person Enquire
Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 4,856 per person 1,857 per person 2,999 per person Enquire
Saturday 24 Oct 2020 Saturday 31 Oct 2020 4,728 per person 2,140 per person 2,588 per person Enquire
Saturday 31 Oct 2020 Saturday 07 Nov 2020 4,535 per person 2,132 per person 2,403 per person Enquire
Wednesday 04 Nov 2020 Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 4,407 per person 2,127 per person 2,280 per person Enquire
Saturday 21 Nov 2020 Saturday 28 Nov 2020 4,150 per person 2,405 per person 1,745 per person Enquire
Tuesday 24 Mar 2020 Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 5,799 per person 1,895 solo traveller 3,904 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 07 Apr 2020 Tuesday 14 Apr 2020 6,098 per person 1,331 solo traveller 4,767 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 18 Apr 2020 Saturday 25 Apr 2020 6,595 per person 1,351 solo traveller 5,244 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 Tuesday 28 Apr 2020 6,595 per person 1,063 solo traveller 5,532 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 28 Apr 2020 Tuesday 05 May 2020 6,992 per person 1,367 solo traveller 5,625 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 02 May 2020 Saturday 09 May 2020 7,391 per person 1,670 solo traveller 5,721 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 09 May 2020 Saturday 16 May 2020 7,391 per person 1,670 solo traveller 5,721 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday 19 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday 23 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 19 May 2020 Tuesday 26 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 21 May 2020 Thursday 28 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday 30 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 30 May 2020 Saturday 06 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 02 Jun 2020 Tuesday 09 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 06 Jun 2020 Saturday 13 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
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Saturday 20 Jun 2020 Saturday 27 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 Tuesday 07 Jul 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 04 Jul 2020 Saturday 11 Jul 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 11 Jul 2020 Saturday 18 Jul 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 14 Jul 2020 Tuesday 21 Jul 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 18 Jul 2020 Saturday 25 Jul 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 11 Aug 2020 Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 22 Aug 2020 Saturday 29 Aug 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 23 Aug 2020 Sunday 30 Aug 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 25 Aug 2020 Tuesday 01 Sep 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 29 Aug 2020 Saturday 05 Sep 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 05 Sep 2020 Saturday 12 Sep 2020 7,987 per person 1,406 solo traveller 6,581 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 08 Sep 2020 Tuesday 15 Sep 2020 8,086 per person 1,410 solo traveller 6,676 solo traveller Enquire
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Saturday 03 Oct 2020 Saturday 10 Oct 2020 7,987 per person 1,694 solo traveller 6,293 solo traveller Enquire
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Saturday 31 Oct 2020 Saturday 07 Nov 2020 6,794 per person 2,223 solo traveller 4,571 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 04 Nov 2020 Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 6,595 per person 2,215 solo traveller 4,380 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 21 Nov 2020 Saturday 28 Nov 2020 6,197 per person 2,487 solo traveller 3,710 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Deluxe Stateroom E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 249
Panorama Suite B $ 1,449
Panorama Suite A $ 1,499
Panorama Suite P $ 1,599
Royal Suite S $ 2,899

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Trip Notes
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