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Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018

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Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018 - Avalon Waterways
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Ann "We just got back from the Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. It was fabulous. The crew worked hard to ensure we all had a great experience. The tour guides at each port were very informative and always willing to answer your questions. The food was divine at every meal, we had a German buffet one day for lunch which was fantastic. We saw so much, the week went by too fast. I highly recommend ..."
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23 reviews
Starts
Zurich
+9 Destinations
Rhine
Ends
Amsterdam
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Highlights

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.
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
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Max Group Size
160
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Travel style
River Cruise

23 Reviews

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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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  • LB
    Written on May 7, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The boat and staff were lovely but the cruise itself was disappointing. You are led to believe that it is beautiful cruising the Rhine with all the scenary however that was only 1 day of the 7 we were on there. The rest of the time was passing industrial areas very boring sights. The excursions on land though were generally great. Would not bother with Cologne though - not worth it.
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  • AC
    Written on August 17, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Avalon Waterways Cruise is simply stunning. Compared to other cruise ships that sail along with us, Avalon seems to be shining out than the rest. From the moment you embark the ship, you feel like entering into a five star hotel. The Captain, the Cruise Director and the crew are all very professional and service oriented. Even to the activities of the day, the bus comes on time and the day tour went on very smoothly. Upon disembarkation, I kept telling to myself that someday, I will be on that ship again for another voyage to enjoy!
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  • SB
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We loved our Romantic Rhine cruise! The small ship experience is so much more relaxing than a cruise ship. The crew took such great care of everything, excellent food and service! The tours included were educational and fun, something special at each destination. We love Avalon!
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  • ML
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Avalon was our best first river cruise in 2014 on the Romantic Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam during the Christmas markets. We loved our room, the wonderfully prepared meals and all the staff. We plan on going again this year on the Heart of Germany tour.
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  • AL
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We just got back from the Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. It was fabulous. The crew worked hard to ensure we all had a great experience. The tour guides at each port were very informative and always willing to answer your questions. The food was divine at every meal, we had a German buffet one day for lunch which was fantastic. We saw so much, the week went by too fast. I highly recommend this cruise.
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  • LY
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We just got back from our first of, hopefully many, Avalon vacations! We went from Zurich to Amsterdam on the Romantic Rhine Northbound. Everything about this trip was top of the line--rooms, food, service, tours! We went with my parents and brother. It was my parents' 5th Avalon trip!
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Itinerary

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  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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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • 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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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
Zurich is the starting point and Amsterdam 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 $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 18 November 2018 the full payment of $2,199 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 $2199 for Romantic Rhine – Northbound 2018, but the deposit of $250 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 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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