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Romantic Rhine – Northbound

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Romantic Rhine – Northbound - Avalon Waterways
Romantic Rhine – Northbound - 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
35 reviews
Starts
Basel
+10 Destinations
Rhine
Ends
Amsterdam
Map

Highlights

  • Visit the picturesque Colmar or the magical Black Forest
  • Go sightseeing in Cologne and view the famous cathedral
  • Explore Heidelberg Castle or hike up Philosophers’ Way
  • 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
Operator
Avalon Waterways
Start in Basel and end in Amsterdam ! With the river cruise tour Romantic Rhine – Northbound, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Basel to Amsterdam and through Basel, Switzerland and 11 other destinations in Europe. Romantic Rhine – Northbound includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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

Travel guide

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

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

Avalon Waterways Ships

  • 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

35 Reviews

Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
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  • Written on September 2, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great service on Board The Avalon Vista with a very caring and friendly crew. We felt very welcomed at all times and were not pressured into taking any of the excursions although we nevertheless did take the opportunity if found interesting. We will... Read more

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  • E
    Written on August 11, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was our first river cruise and we loved it! The food and service was amazing. We definitely recommend this type of travel!

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  • Written on July 15, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    First river cruise wont be our last! So relaxing with exquisite dining and accommodations on board. Definitely an older crowd, but you get to know almost everyone on board by the end of the tour and most are very pleasant and having as much fun as we did!... Read more

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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 – Northbound reviewer 8
    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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About the countries

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Vaccinations

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

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Location
Basel is the starting point and Amsterdam is the endpoint.
Hold my space
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 26 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 26 December 2019, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Avalon Waterways. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 95 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 719 km.
  • Basel (Switzerland)
  • 53 km
  • Breisach am Rhein (Germany)
  • 55 km
  • Black Forest (Germany)
  • 43 km
  • Strasbourg (France)
  • 112 km
  • Ludwigshafen (Germany)
  • 19 km
  • Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 73 km
  • Mainz (Germany)
  • 23 km
  • Rudesheim (Germany)
  • 26 km
  • Rhine Gorge (Germany)
  • 23 km
  • Koblenz (Germany)
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