Romantic Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Explore scenic cities along the Rhine on a delightful cruise, visiting pretty medieval market towns brimming with traditional gifts, picturesque buildings and unique character.
  • Enjoy a choice of excursions for travellers seeking cultural adventures, to explore food, wine, art, music, and history.
  • Indulge yourself with a full board basis throughout your stay!

Your Destination

Stunningly picturesque, the Rhine is the second longest river in Central and Western Europe (after the Danube) and has historically been a vital waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland. 

Along the way, precipitous cliffs, steep vineyards, a castle perched on virtually every hilltop and pretty villages line the river banks on either side, testifying to its importance as a great symbol of Germany.

Your Cruise Itinerary

Throughout the itinerary, you can choose from Classic, Discovery or Active excursions. 

Day 1: UK - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation) Meals included: Dinner

Travel to Basel where you will be met and transferred to your ship. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.


Day 2: Breisach, Germany. Excursion to the Black Forest. Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
See history, artistry and the beautiful Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

CLASSIC: Visit the charming village of Colmar on a guided tour of its half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings.


DISCOVERY: Join a full-day guided excursion to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.

Explore on your own this afternoon taking a bike from the ship or hiking up to St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

Day 3: Strasbourg, France - Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take in Gothic giants, military marvels and varietal vintages, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade.

CLASSIC: Come along for city sightseeing, including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock and the magical La Petite France district.

You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or to the historic Maginot Line - an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France.

Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber, or pay a visit to one of Strasbourg’s many wonderful museums.

Day 4: Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion to Heidelberg - Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Slide past 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.”


ACTIVE: Join your Avalon Adventure host for a hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below. Enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon.

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.

Day 5: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Eat, drink and be merry in wine country, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

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.

DISCOVERY: Based on your departure date, enjoy either a coffee tasting or a wine tasting. 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.

Travel through 2,000 years of monumental history

CLASSIC: Take a guided city walk amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares and monuments.

Day 6: Cologne - Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s capital city, a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

ACTIVE: Join a guided walk with your Avalon Adventure host this morning, OR:

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!

Day 7: Amsterdam, Holland - Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Explore colourful Amsterdam - with canals, crooked houses and cuisine of a golden age.

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.


Day 8: Amsterdam (Disembarkation) - UK - meals included: Breakfast
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Your Ship

Our guests will enjoy a 7-night Cruise on the Avalon Panorama, in a Deluxe Stateroom in the Indigo Deck Aft on a Full Board Basis (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - drinks included). 

The Avalon Panorama is a unique cruise and the perfect voyage for your journey along the fantastic sights of the Rhine River. Admire amazing views from panoramic windows whilst you take a quiet moment to relax in the spacious seating area, or enjoy a cocktail whilst the scenery passes you by.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Deluxe Stateroom

Arise to splendid views outside in your Deluxe Stateroom. Each cabin is equipped with premium Egyptian linens, a  double bed or twins, bedside tables, a large bathroom with premium L'Occitane amenities and a spacious 3-door wardrobe for plenty of outfits.

There is also a flatscreen satellite TV should you fancy some down time in-between cities.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: Views from some staterooms may be obstructed

Your Journey

Flights: Included with British Airways, KLMM or Easyjet from London Gatwick in economy class (exact flight times will be confirmed at a later date.) 

Transfers: Return shared airport-port transfers are included. 


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Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

It is essential that all customers purchase adequate travel insurance for all countries they are travelling to or through.

In More Detail

Please Note: This offer is Adults-Only.

Please find practical information about the cruise and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
The number of cabins at this property: 17 staterooms, 66 suites
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 

On a Avalon Cruise

What's Included?

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a cruise director
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Wine & beer with lunch and dinner
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities on cruise
  • All airport and port taxes

Ship Facilities

  • 17 staterooms
  • Full-size closet mirror
  • Panorama Bistro
  • 66 suites
  • Room service for breakfast & beverages
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
  • Dining room
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

Cabin Facilities

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or double beds
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies)


  • Panorama Bistro
  • Room service for breakfast & beverages
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
  • Dining room
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Flexdining between 7-8.30pm

Leisure Facilities

  • Fitness centre
  • Hair salon
  • Bicycles available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Well-stocked library

Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for Cosmos with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company.

Important Information

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Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the ship so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel / on the ship.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all ship facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

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