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Romantic Rhine – Southbound - Avalon Waterways
Romantic Rhine – Southbound - Avalon Waterways
Edda "I would be more than happy to recommend Avalon Waterways as a cruise provider. As the Rhine was too low to navigate at one point, Avalon provided an alternative day’s bus tour and transport to our new ship. They also refunded us a day’s cruising cost as well as a cash payment for meals. A very generous offering! Tibor arranged all this seamlessly, professionally and proactively. The crew on the Fe..."
Excellent
32 reviews
Starts
Amsterdam
+9 Destinations
Rhine
Ends
Basel
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Highlights

  • Go sightseeing in Cologne and view the famous cathedral
  • Explore Amsterdam's waterways or visit Muiderslot Castle
  • Join a guided tour to the Black Forest or discover Colmar
  • Cruise along the mighty Rhine, relax & enjoy the scenery
  • Enjoy the variety of food, wines & onboard entertainment
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Berth / Cabin, Stateroom / Suite
Max Group Size
160
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
River Cruise, Discovery
Start in Amsterdam and end in Basel ! With the river cruise tour Romantic Rhine – Southbound, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Amsterdam to Basel and through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 10 other destinations in Europe. Romantic Rhine – Southbound includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

32 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • Written on June 19, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent service and staff. Wonderful meals, very clean accommodations. We enjoyed the included tours and activities. Having English speaking staff was a big advantage. We would recommend Avalon as a cruise company.

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  • J
    Written on May 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Far exceeded my expectations. To be clear, I hate traveling, I did it for 40 years and was loath to start again retired. But was I wrong, this was a great trip and vacation. I’ve been on ocean cruises but river cruising is so different. The boat is... Read more

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  • MR
    Written on April 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The excursions we chose were great. The weather in the beginning of April was a little chilly, but we had very little rain.

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  • RL
    Written on November 15, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Low water and motor coach use for part of the trip were the only issues. Avalon did a great job of working around the issues and has offered generous compensation for the inconvenience. I’ll use Avalon again.

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  • Romantic Rhine – Southbound reviewer 5
    Written on November 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I would be more than happy to recommend Avalon Waterways as a cruise provider. As the Rhine was too low to navigate at one point, Avalon provided an alternative day’s bus tour and transport to our new ship. They also refunded us a day’s cruising cost as... Read more

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  • JH
    Written on October 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was simply amazing!

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  • PK
    Written on September 27, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Over rated !!! I got food poisoning on the last day as did three others - there was no response to our needs - simply asked to leave to make way for passengers taking the river cruise back to Amsterdam. I cannot recommend this cruise.

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  • CC
    Written on September 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic experience

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  • AV
    Written on August 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic cruise on the Rhine with helpful cooperative staff and great coordination from Monica from the Hospitality Desk. Also great optional tours to enhance knowledge. May I suggest that the gratuities are either included upfront as an all-in package or... Read more

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  • JB
    Written on July 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Avalon really got everything right. Personalized but organized. Great value. Great service.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
  2. Day 2: AMSTERDAM
  3. Day 3: COLOGNE, GERMANY
  4. Day 4: KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE
  5. Day 5: MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
  6. Day 6: STRASBOURG, FRANCE
  7. Day 7: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO THE BLACK FOREST
  8. Day 8: BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

Avalon Waterways Ships

  • Avalon Artistry II
    Avalon Artistry II
    Cruise on Europe's most loved rivers with views that become part of your suite. The Avalon Artistry II delivers an intimate setting,… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Width
    12
    Suites
    52
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Expression
    Avalon Expression
    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Expression came onto the European river cruising scene with a ban… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Panorama
    Avalon Panorama
    A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Panorama features unmatched cabin views as the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks… Read more
    Built
    2011
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    66
    Staterooms
    17
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Vista
    Avalon Vista
    Experience European river views unlike any other ship can offer. The Avalon Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Pan… Read more
    Built
    2012
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    66
    Staterooms
    17
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Seine River Cruise Vacations
  • Avalon See Do
Seine River Cruise Vacations

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Netherlands , Germany and France
CHF
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Switzerland

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Vaccinations

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Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Germany and Switzerland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Amsterdam is the starting point and Basel is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Avalon Waterways to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 95 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 29 September 2019 the full payment of $2,303 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 95 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2303 for Romantic Rhine – Southbound, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Avalon Waterways tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 764 km.
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • 214 km
  • Cologne (Germany)
  • 78 km
  • Koblenz (Germany)
  • 23 km
  • Rhine Gorge (Germany)
  • 26 km
  • Rudesheim (Germany)
  • 23 km
  • Mainz (Germany)
  • 73 km
  • Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 113 km
  • Strasbourg (France)
  • 62 km
  • Breisach am Rhein (Germany)
  • 55 km
  • Black Forest (Germany)
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