We Love —
- From the canals of Amsterdam to the dramatic German towns that surround the famous Rhine river this cruise is sure to be enchanting.
- Our members will recieve a free IPAd mini 2 for every booking and free home pick up within 100miles of your UK airport.
- This offer includes multiple guided excursions
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
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Your Destinations —
Start your stay in magical Amsterdam. Since the 1st of August 2010, the Amsterdam Canal District is officially listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The historic urban ensemble of the canal district of Amsterdam was a project for a new ‘port city’ built at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries. It comprises a network of canals to the west and south of the historic old town and the medieval port that encircled the old town and was accompanied by the repositioning inland of the city’s fortified boundaries, the Singelgracht.
Then head up the gorgeous Rhine and watch the land of German fairy tales role past your window with it's picturesque steep-roofed houses and cobblestone streets, rushing streams and stormy mountains.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Amsterdam (included today: flights and dinner)
Fly to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights and meet your crew at a welcome reception
There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time in the city this afternoon—you might like to join an optional biking tour (weather permitting). Later, bid tot ziens (farewell) to Holland and set sail for Germany.
Cologne is one of Germany's largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. This afternoon, choose between an included Guided City Walk or a 'Jewish Cologne' tour. The Old Town offers up a great choice of cafés, shops and taverns so be sure to try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original 'eau de cologne'.
Overlooking the Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. After a walking tour with a local guide, cruise the dramatic Rhine Gorge, an incredibly beautiful stretch of river where quaint, fairytale castles stand sentry on the steep, terraced banks. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Reaching Rüdesheim, enjoy a visit to the fascinating Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse.
Situated on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the mouth of the Main River, Mainz is Germany's largest and most important wine town. Join your Local Guide for a Guided Walk through the Old Town to see the Carnival Fountain on the Schillerplatz and visit the Gutenberg Museum, a tribute to Gutenberg, father of modern printing, who was born here. After lunch, head to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. With a Local Guide, visit the imposing castle ruins, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, and see the Great Vat - the world's largest wine barrel.
Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available. After dinner tonight, enjoy an onboard woodcarving demonstration.
Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany's Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The region is best known for its cuckoo clocks, Black Forest ham and Black Forest Gateaux. Perhaps visit the workshop of a local wood carver and clock maker, or visit the open-air Museum of Vogtbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago.
Day 8: Basel - Zürich (included today: flights + breakfast)
Disembark and transfer to Zürich airport for your flight to the UK.
Please note that on certain dates your itinerary will be in reverse (Zurich - Amsterdam)
Your Ship —
- Spacious Sky Deck with a shaded area and a whirlpool
- Lounge with piano music in the evening
- Fitness Centre
- Complimentary WiFi
- Well-stocked library
- Hairdressing Salon
- Onboard lectures
- Events organised by the cruise director
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Full Board
One of the youngest river cruise fleets in Europe, Avalon Waterways river cruise ships are equipped with a good selection of contemporary facilities, as well as being incredibly spacious and modern.
Your meals will be taken in an elegant open-seating dining room while there is also a lounge serving pemium beverages onboard as well. You will also be treated to complimentary coffe and tea throughout the day.
Your Stateroom —
You may choose from an Category A or Category E Stateroom
Both offer stylish features and modern conveniences to make you feel right at home whilst you're on holiday.
Category E Stateroom
Category A Stateroom
Your Journey —
Flights: Are included in this offer. Please click here for a detailed itinerary of the flights on offer.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.