7 Night Sailing Amsterdam to Basel PLUS 1 night in Amsterdam Onboard Avalon's Vista
V!VA Retirement Community Group Sailing
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!
The Avalon Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Enjoy fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panoramic Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include a Fitness Center, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool and the delightful Sky Bistro.
Depart on an over-night flight to Amsterdam
Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your hotel. This afternoon is at your leisure. You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries.
Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure or join a GUIDED OPTIONAL EXCURSION to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.
Overnight docking in Amsterdam
Colourful Amsterdam - with Canals, Croooked Houses and Cuisine of a Golden Age.
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a GUIDED CANAL CRUISE past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." Join a GUIDED OPTIONAL CULINARY WALK through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties, or a GUIDED OPTIONAL EXCURSION to Muiderslot Castle - Holland's most beautiful, best-kept medieval castle.
Afternoon/Overnight cruise to Cologne.
Prost! Celebrate in Rhineland's Capital City
Take a GUIDED CITY WALK of Cologne - with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral OR choose a GUIDED WALKING TOUR of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass if Kölsch pale lager - locally brewed for over 100 years!
Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
Overnight sailing to Koblenz
Travel Through 2,000 Years of Monumental History.
Take a GUIDED CITY WALK amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares and monuments.
Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei - where the siren fo mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.
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 Rüdesheim.
Printing Halls, Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine.
Enjoy a GUIDED CITY WALK, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.
Enjoy a GUIDED TOUR of 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
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an afternoon Hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
Evening/Overnight cruise to Strasbourg.
Gothic Giants, Millitary Marvels and Varietal Vintages
Join a CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR, including Strasbourg's gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as, the magical La Petite France District. You may also choose to join a GUIDED OPTIONAL EXCURSION to the historic Maginot Line - an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace's wine country.
Evening/Overnight to Breisach.
History, Artistry and the Beautiful Black Forest
Visit the charming village of Colmar on a GUIDED TOUR of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR
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 Bavarian butter-making demonstration.
Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine.
Evening cruise to Basel.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home arriving same day.
Rates Valid until February 16th, 2019 / Subject to availability
Rates are based on a minimum group size of 20. Rates are valid until February 16, 2019 subject to availability. Promotions are subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions per Avalon Waterways.
July 10, 2019
Air tickets are payable in full at time of issue.
Deposit is non-refundable.
Air tickets are non-refundable once inssued.
Insurance is non-refundable at time of issue.
89-60 days prior 35% of total fare is non-refundable. 59-30 days prior 50% of total fare is non-refundable. 29-1 days prior 80% of total fare is non-refundable. Day of departure 100% non-refundable. Cancellation fees also apply to pre-post hotels. Administration fee of $150 plus HST per file applicable on all cancelled files. Revision of fees $30-$550 per transaction to change or alter the reervation within 180 days of departure.
In the event of water level problems or any proiblems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program. Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered. Please check visa requirements wit your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rest with the traveller.
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