CRUISETOUR

Romantic Rhine With 2 Nights Paris and 2 Nights London – Northbound (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Basel, Switzerland to London, United Kingdom
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DAY 1
Basel, Switzerland

Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night onboard. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Breisach, Germany
Black Forest, Germany
Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Explore on your own this afternoon taking a bike from the ship or hiking up to St. Stephan's Cathedral. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Strasbourg, France

Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Mainz, Germany

Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine. Enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Rhine Gorge, Germany
Koblenz, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paris, France

Travel by high-speed train to Paris, where you begin your Monograms package. (Breakfast)

DAY 9
Paris, France

Join a guided sightseeing including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and inside visits of Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre (Louvre is replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays) where your VIP access means you'll skip the long lines. (Breakfast)

DAY 10
Paris, France
Chunnel
London, United Kingdom

Travel to London by high-speed train. (Breakfast)

DAY 11
London, United Kingdom

Morning guided sightseeing includes London's landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horse guards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline. (Breakfast)

DAY 12
London, United Kingdom

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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