Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018

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Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018 - Avalon Waterways
Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018 - Avalon Waterways
29 reviews
+9 Destinations


  • Relax on the deck as you drift through the Rhine Gorge,
  • Visit towering Heidelberg Castle the fairytale Black Forest
  • Be charmed by the timbered houses of La Petite France
  • See a wine barrel so large it has a dance floor on top!
  • Explore bohemian Amsterdam on a canal boat ride
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Stateroom / Suite
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Travel style
River Cruise, In-depth Cultural
Start in Zurich and end in Amsterdam ! With the river cruise tour Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Zurich to Amsterdam and through Zurich, Switzerland and 10 other destinations in Europe. Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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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 2018 reviewer 2
    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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  • YH
    Written on June 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This cruise was amazing and far exceeded my expectations.

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  • AR
    Written on June 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Outstanding service in every respect

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  • GJ
    Written on April 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fine dining filled by fine dancing

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland. Transfer to Basel (Embarkation)
  2. Day 2: Breisach, Germany. Excursion to the Black Forest
  3. Day 3: Strasbourg, France
  4. Day 4: Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany–Mainz
  5. Day 5: Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz
  6. Day 6: Cologne
  7. Day 7: Amsterdam, Holland
  8. Day 8: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

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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

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services


  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Seine River Cruise Vacations
Western Europe Travel Guide

Questions & Answers

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  • Are the shore excursions included in the tour price?

    Everything in the itinerary in CAPITAL letters is included in the tour price. In the trip notes and under the 'Whats Included' tab you can find a list of the optional excursions. Please be aware that these are subject to change, however, if an excursion does become unavailable an alternative will be offered.

  • Would this tour be suitable for children and teens?

    Avalon doesn't cater for children however they do have board games and areas where kids can hang out. During the summer there are many families who cruise so they would likely meet other children and teens during the holiday.

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Zurich is the starting point and Amsterdam is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 April 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 775 km.
  • Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 74 km
  • Basel (Switzerland)
  • 53 km
  • Breisach am Rhein (Germany)
  • 55 km
  • Black Forest (Germany)
  • 43 km
  • Strasbourg (Germany)
  • 113 km
  • Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 73 km
  • Mainz (Germany)
  • 23 km
  • Rudesheim (Germany)
  • 49 km
  • Koblenz (Germany)
  • 78 km
  • Cologne (Germany)
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