Itinerary

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL
DAY 1
16 Oct 2021
Amsterdam
DAY 2
17 Oct 2021
Amsterdam
DAY 3
18 Oct 2021
Cologne
+
Today, enjoy a peaceful morning of cruising before reaching Cologne in the afternoon. One of Germany's largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its soaring, twinsteepled gothic cathedral. Choose between an included GUIDED CITY WALK or JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. The Old Town abounds with cafes, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kolsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years! (B,L,D)
DAY 4
19 Oct 2021
Koblenz
+
Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. Here, join a Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the city that reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 120 metres (400 feet) above the water. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. In Rudesheim, the quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, visit SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM to see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT before returning to your ship for dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
19 Oct 2021
Rhine Gorge
+
Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. Here, join a Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the city that reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 120 metres (400 feet) above the water. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. In Rudesheim, the quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, visit SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM to see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT before returning to your ship for dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
19 Oct 2021
Rudesheim
+
Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. Here, join a Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the city that reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 120 metres (400 feet) above the water. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. In Rudesheim, the quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, visit SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM to see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT before returning to your ship for dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
20 Oct 2021
Heidelberg
+
Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers is Mainz, with "civilised" origins dating back to around 38 BC. Today, this is Germany's largest and most important wine market. Join your Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK through the Altstadt (Old Town) with its many intriguing shops and the whimsical Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) on the Schillerplatz, a tribute to the jesters at the city's annual Carnival celebration. Gutenberg, father of modern printing, was born here-and you'll visit the captivating GUTENBERG MUSEUM. After lunch, travel to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. With a LOCAL GUIDE, visit the imposing ruins of HEIDELBERG CASTLE, towering magnificently over the city and among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. You'll also see the famed GREAT VAT, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel." At nearly 7 metres (23 feet) high and 8.5 metres (28 feet) wide, the cask holds over 260,000 litres (58,000 gallons) of wine and has a dance floor built on top of it! (B,L,D)
DAY 5
20 Oct 2021
Mainz
+
Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers is Mainz, with "civilised" origins dating back to around 38 BC. Today, this is Germany's largest and most important wine market. Join your Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK through the Altstadt (Old Town) with its many intriguing shops and the whimsical Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) on the Schillerplatz, a tribute to the jesters at the city's annual Carnival celebration. Gutenberg, father of modern printing, was born here-and you'll visit the captivating GUTENBERG MUSEUM. After lunch, travel to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. With a LOCAL GUIDE, visit the imposing ruins of HEIDELBERG CASTLE, towering magnificently over the city and among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. You'll also see the famed GREAT VAT, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel." At nearly 7 metres (23 feet) high and 8.5 metres (28 feet) wide, the cask holds over 260,000 litres (58,000 gallons) of wine and has a dance floor built on top of it! (B,L,D)
DAY 6
21 Oct 2021
Strasbourg
+
Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way. As capital of the Alsace region and seat of the Council of Europe and European Parliament, it is without a doubt an important city that manages to retain its historic charm. On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the monumental red-sandstone GOTHIC CATHEDRAL with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, as well as the magical LA PETITE FRANCE district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade. Also spend time exploring Place Kleber, a large historic square in the heart of the city, and Place Gutenberg in the heart of medieval Strasbourg, which features a statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion into Alsace wine country is available today. After dinner, enjoy an onboard WOODCARVING demonstration. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
22 Oct 2021
Breisach
+
Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French- German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany's BLACK FOREST region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The area got its name because the forests are so dense that local residents described them as black. Surely the most well-known products from this region are Black Forest ham, Black Forest cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. You may opt for a visit to the workshop of a local woodcarver who produces clocks and other carvings, or to the open-air Museum of Vogtsbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
22 Oct 2021
Black Forest
+
Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French- German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany's BLACK FOREST region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The area got its name because the forests are so dense that local residents described them as black. Surely the most well-known products from this region are Black Forest ham, Black Forest cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. You may opt for a visit to the workshop of a local woodcarver who produces clocks and other carvings, or to the open-air Museum of Vogtsbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
23 Oct 2021
Basel
+
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (NOTE: Departure flights should not leave Zurich Airport before 10 am.) (B)

What's Included

vip home pickup service VIP private home pick-up service VIP private home pick-up service
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
complimentry tea and coffee Afternoon tea with cakes Afternoon tea with cakes
food Welcome and Farewell dinner Welcome and Farewell dinner
complimentry tea and coffee Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day
wine beer soft drinks Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board
welcome reception champagne Sparkling wine with breakfast Sparkling wine with breakfast
man Captain's Welcome Receptions with champagne and canapes Captain's Welcome Receptions with champagne and canapes
map Choice of shore excursions in every port of call wih audio guides Choice of shore excursions in every port of call wih audio guides
itineraries Optional premium shore excursion in selected ports of call Optional premium shore excursion in selected ports of call
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board Gratuities on-board
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

Cruiseline Gallery

Dates & prices

16 Oct 2021
7 Nights

FROM
£1299pp
Freephone to book 9am to 7pm
RieverVoyages Abta protection
guarantee
Our guarantee
Best for price & service

All dates & prices

DATE SHIP PRICES FROM PP
05 Sep 2020 Avalon Vista £599
08 Sep 2020 Avalon Expression £2679
12 Sep 2020 Avalon Panorama £2679
15 Sep 2020 Avalon Impression £3019
19 Sep 2020 Avalon Vista £2729
26 Sep 2020 Avalon Panorama £2829
29 Sep 2020 Avalon Impression £2079
03 Oct 2020 Avalon Vista £2439
06 Oct 2020 Avalon Expression £2599
17 Oct 2020 Avalon Expression £2999
20 Oct 2020 Avalon Expression £1929
31 Oct 2020 Avalon Vista £1899
04 Nov 2020 Avalon Tranquility £2439
21 Nov 2020 Avalon Vista £1379
28 Nov 2020 Avalon Panorama £2199
05 Dec 2020 Avalon Vista £1799
12 Dec 2020 Avalon Panorama £1799
30 Mar 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
03 Apr 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
13 Apr 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
16 Apr 2021 Avalon Impression CALL
17 Apr 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
24 Apr 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
27 Apr 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
01 May 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
05 May 2021 Avalon Tranquility II CALL
08 May 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
11 May 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
15 May 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
22 May 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
29 May 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
05 Jun 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
07 Jun 2021 Avalon Artistry II CALL
08 Jun 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
12 Jun 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
19 Jun 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
22 Jun 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
26 Jun 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
03 Jul 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
10 Jul 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
16 Jul 2021 Avalon Illumination CALL
17 Jul 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
20 Jul 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
24 Jul 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
31 Jul 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
03 Aug 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
07 Aug 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
14 Aug 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
21 Aug 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
28 Aug 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
31 Aug 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
04 Sep 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
11 Sep 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
14 Sep 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
18 Sep 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
25 Sep 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
02 Oct 2021 Avalon Vista CALL
09 Oct 2021 Avalon Panorama CALL
12 Oct 2021 Avalon Expression CALL
23 Oct 2021 Avalon Panorama £2199
26 Oct 2021 Avalon Expression £1799
30 Oct 2021 Avalon Vista £1799
Rudesheim
Freephone to book 9am to 7pm

You may be interested in

Luxembourg

The Neckar, Romantic Rhine, Moselle And Saar Valle

17 Oct 2021 - 6 Nights

From Remich , to Strasbourg on board MS Leonard De Vinci

Includes HUGE savings of up to 10%! Call our expert river concierge for a quote including flights and overseas transfers

CroisiEurope logo FROM £919pp
Paris

Honfleur to Paris

21 Oct 2021 - 6 Nights

From Honfleur, France to Paris on board MS Botticelli

CroisiEurope logo FROM £949pp
Berlin

The Elbe, From Berlin To Hamburg

10 Oct 2021 - 6 Nights

From Berlin, to Hamburg on board MS Victor Hugo

CroisiEurope logo FROM £989pp

Sign UpSign up for fantastic offers

We don’t want you to risk missing out on our cruise lines' latest sailings or flash sales, so sign up today and stay up to date with our most recent offers in your inbox.

By providing your email address and clicking the Submit button, you consent to us sending you cruise holiday deals by email. For further details, please see our Privacy Policy here .

Call back Request

Our expert concierge team are on hand to answer any questions and advise on our best deals. Call us now and you’ll be through to our team in seconds. Prices are subject to change and availability so don’t delay, call us now to secure the best deal. Alternatively, if you can’t speak now, send us your details and we’ll call you back at a time to suit you.

Title
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Adult
Children
Infant
Date of travel
Call back time
Special
requirements
Airport
preference

By providing your email address and clicking the Submit button, you consent to us sending you cruise holiday deals by email. For further details, please see our Privacy Policy here .