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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner              

Wine, beer, and soft drinks included with Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 1 (D) Basel Switzerland (Embarkation):

Onboard welcome reception

Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

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Day 2 (B, L, D) Breisach, Germany:

EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY - Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:

DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration.

Follow your visit to Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach.

EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

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Day 3 (B, L, D) Strasbourg, France:

Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC - Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

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Day 4 (B, L, D) Ludwigshafen, Germany:

Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:

ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour.

MAINZ

Turning the Pages of History


CLASSIC -
Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

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Day 5 (B, L, D) Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY - Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:

ACTIVE - Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZ

Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

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Day 6 (B, L, D) Cologne:

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

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Day 7 (B, L, D) Amsterdam:

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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Day 8 (B) Amsterdam (Disembarkation):

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Pricing (cruise only)

Category E - $4411.00 per person double occupancy

Category D - add 249.00 per person

Category B - add 1299.00 per person

Category A - add 1349.00 per person

Category P - add 1499.00 per person

Suite - Contact me for pricing

FREE prepaid gratuities and two free drink vouchers *Exclusive to this sailing booked with Kim

Taxes 238.00 per person / Transfers 90.00 per person

All prices are in Canadian dollars - $250.00 non-refundable deposit per person
Final payment due on 28-Feb-2020

Single supplement space is limited, contact me for details.

STATEROOMS & SUITES:

Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. E, D) - 172 sq. ft.

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Features

  • Comfort Collection Beds

  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

  • Soft & firm pillows

  • Choice of bed configuration

  • Bedside tables with reading lamps

  • L'Occitane bath products

  • Easy under-bed luggage storage

  • Alarm clock

  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Complimentary bottled water

  • Individual climate control

  • Large mirror in bathroom

  • USB Ports

  • Full shower with glass door

  • Vanity and lighted makeup mirror

  • Luxurious mattress toppers

  • European-style duvets

  • Extra blankets

  • Nightly turn-down service

  • Hairdryer

  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage

  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options

  • Direct-dial telephone

  • Well-stocked minibar

  • In-room safe

  • Elegant, contemporary design

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Two windows

  • Writing desk and chair

Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft. VIRTUAL TOUR

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Features

  • Comfort Collection Beds

  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

  • Soft & firm pillows

  • Choice of bed configuration

  • Bedside tables with reading lamps

  • L'Occitane bath products

  • Easy under-bed luggage storage

  • Alarm clock

  • Direct-dial telephone

  • Well-stocked minibar

  • In-room safe

  • Elegant, contemporary design

  • Marble countertops in bathroom

  • USB Ports

  • 6-person sitting area

  • Writing desk and chair

  • Sofa

  • Luxurious mattress toppers

  • European-style duvets

  • Extra blankets

  • Nightly turn-down service

  • Hairdryer

  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage

  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options

  • Make-up mirror

  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Complimentary bottled water

  • Individual climate control

  • Large mirror in bathroom

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air BalconySM

  • Full shower with glass door

  • Vanity and lighted makeup mirror

  • Coffee table

Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.

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Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM

  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

  • Soft & firm pillows

  • Choice of bed configuration

  • Bedside tables with reading lamps

  • L'Occitane bath products

  • Easy under-bed luggage storage

  • Alarm clock

  • Direct-dial telephone

  • Well-stocked minibar

  • In-room safe

  • Elegant, contemporary design

  • Marble countertops in bathroom

  • USB Ports

  • 6-person sitting area

  • Writing desk and chair

  • Sofa

  • Double sinks

  • Luxurious mattress toppers

  • European-style duvets

  • Extra blankets

  • Nightly turn-down service

  • Hairdryer

  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage

  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options

  • Make-up mirror

  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Complimentary bottled water

  • Individual climate control

  • Large mirror in bathroom

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air BalconySM

  • Full shower with glass door

  • Vanity and lighted makeup mirror

  • Coffee table

Avalon View - SHIP VIRTUAL TOUR

The Avalon View is the newest addition to the 2020 Avalon Suite Ship fleet. With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways, Avalon Waterways continues our outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the View. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's incomparable window-facing "Beds with a View". Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery.

Contact me for more information,

Kim Cuthbertson

Kim@PureMagicVacations.ca

519-223-6658

Travel insurance is not included and strongly recommended.
Flights and pre-night stays not included in above price. 
A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE VALID 6 MONTHS AFTER DATE OF RETURN. 
A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 CAD is due upon booking. Please email Kim at kim@puremagicvacations.ca or call 519-223-6658
Final payment will be due February 28, 2020. Air payment/deposit may be due before that time. Prices and availability can change until time of booking. 
Avalon Waterways terms and conditions can be found here.