Romantic Rhine

8 Day River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam with Avalon

Read 45 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 begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Board your vessel in Basel,...read more

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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Basel
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Amsterdam
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Switzerland, Germany, Holland
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
444 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
45 Reviews
Trip Code:
WZA

Itinerary

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1 Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zurich must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be onboard the ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)
2 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 Vogtsbauernhof 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 CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B/L/D)
3 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 LUDWIGSHAFEN (B/L/D)
4 Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
Castle Walls, and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine 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. Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour. MAINZ Turning the Pages of History Classic - Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ (B/L/D)
5 Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge
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, OR: Active - Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei-where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. KOBLENZ Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ (B/L/D)
6 Cologne
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! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)
7 Amsterdam, Holland
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam Classic - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." 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. You may also choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)
8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (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 (45)

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

“Gorgeous little towns along the Rhine”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019 View Photo

Pretty towns with decorated stores everywhere. A great variety of quality keepsakes instead of the usual stuff. Had plenty of time to explore the town or stop for coffee and cake. Townfolk warm and welcoming and good sense of humour. Wear good walking shoes as most streets have the original cobble stones. Avalon staff were thoughtful and professional. Food on the ship was fantastic and changed each day.

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“An excellent experience”
- TAS, Australia May 2019

The whole experience was excellent. The help and communication I received from Yvonne Brooks of Global Journeys was first class.

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“Just terrific, exceeded our expectations ”
- WA, Australia Sep 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Our expectations were reasonably high but this trip exceeded them all. Jemma at Global Journeys made the booking process a breeze and Avalon delivered on all occasions. The staff were exceptional, Nico, the Tour Manager, couldn't have been more accommodating or well organised. I have no problem in recommending this cruise.

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“Relax Romantic Rhine river cruise”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

What a way to finish a trip of a life time! We had spent the previous 4 weeks on coach and train tours so this river cruise was the perfect way to end our holiday! The Avalon team on the ship were so good - the ship and cabins were kept spotless, the food was delicious, city tours were informative, the sights amazing not to mention the pure pleasure of being able to lay in bed and watch the beautiful countryside glide by! A big thank you to Yvonne who found and suggested this cruise that fitted...read more

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“Romantic Rhine”
- NSW, Australia May 2018 2 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful time travelling the Rhine. Our ship was a joy to stay on. The cabin was small but we were only in it to shower and sleep after busy exciting days ashore. Avalon were a great company to travel with, supportive and helpful. The crew were always willing to ensure we experienced a happy holiday.

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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

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Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 Tuesday 07 Apr 2020 3,893 per person 1,819 per person 2,074 per person Enquire
Tuesday 14 Apr 2020 Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 4,407 per person 687 per person 3,720 per person Sold Out
Saturday 25 Apr 2020 Saturday 02 May 2020 4,663 per person 1,849 per person 2,814 per person Enquire
Tuesday 28 Apr 2020 Tuesday 05 May 2020 4,663 per person 1,561 per person 3,102 per person Enquire
Tuesday 05 May 2020 Tuesday 12 May 2020 4,920 per person 1,860 per person 3,060 per person Enquire
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Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday 23 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
Tuesday 19 May 2020 Tuesday 26 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
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Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday 02 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
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Saturday 30 May 2020 Saturday 06 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
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Saturday 04 Jul 2020 Saturday 11 Jul 2020 5,048 per person 2,153 per person 2,895 per person Enquire
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Saturday 25 Jul 2020 Saturday 01 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 2,153 per person 2,895 per person Enquire
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Saturday 15 Aug 2020 Saturday 22 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 Tuesday 25 Aug 2020 5,048 per person 1,865 per person 3,183 per person Enquire
Saturday 29 Aug 2020 Saturday 05 Sep 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Tuesday 01 Sep 2020 Tuesday 08 Sep 2020 5,305 per person 1,875 per person 3,430 per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Sep 2020 Saturday 12 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,590 per person 3,779 per person Enquire
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Tuesday 15 Sep 2020 Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,590 per person 3,779 per person Enquire
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Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 5,369 per person 1,878 per person 3,491 per person Enquire
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Saturday 26 Sep 2020 Saturday 03 Oct 2020 5,369 per person 1,878 per person 3,491 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 1,872 per person 3,369 per person Enquire
Saturday 10 Oct 2020 Saturday 17 Oct 2020 5,113 per person 1,867 per person 3,246 per person Enquire
Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 4,920 per person 1,860 per person 3,060 per person Enquire
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Saturday 24 Oct 2020 Saturday 31 Oct 2020 4,728 per person 2,140 per person 2,588 per person Enquire
Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 Tuesday 03 Nov 2020 4,663 per person 2,137 per person 2,526 per person Enquire
Saturday 07 Nov 2020 Saturday 14 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 31 Mar 2020 Tuesday 07 Apr 2020 5,799 per person 1,895 solo traveller 3,904 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 14 Apr 2020 Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 6,595 per person 775 solo traveller 5,820 solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 25 Apr 2020 Saturday 02 May 2020 6,992 per person 1,943 solo traveller 5,049 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 28 Apr 2020 Tuesday 05 May 2020 6,992 per person 1,655 solo traveller 5,337 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 05 May 2020 Tuesday 12 May 2020 7,391 per person 1,958 solo traveller 5,433 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 09 May 2020 Saturday 16 May 2020 7,391 per person 1,958 solo traveller 5,433 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday 23 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 19 May 2020 Tuesday 26 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday 02 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 28 May 2020 Thursday 04 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,966 solo traveller 5,623 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 30 May 2020 Saturday 06 Jun 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 01 Sep 2020 Tuesday 08 Sep 2020 7,987 per person 1,982 solo traveller 6,005 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 06 Oct 2020 Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 7,888 per person 1,978 solo traveller 5,910 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 7,391 per person 1,958 solo traveller 5,433 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 Tuesday 03 Nov 2020 6,992 per person 2,231 solo traveller 4,761 solo traveller Enquire
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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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