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7 Night Romantic Rhine Southbound Cruise from Amsterdam

Ship: Avalon Affinity
Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Departs: Amsterdam, Netherlands   Returns: Basel (Saxon), Switzerland
Sails: Friday, Jun 20, 2014  Ends: Friday, Jun 27, 2014
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7 Night Romantic Rhine   Southbound Cruise from Amsterdam
Day 1 - Friday - Jun 20, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Welcome to Amsterdam! The sophisticated and modern capital of the Netherlands has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafes, and restaurants offers a distinct ambiance. The streets, squares, and canals-not to mention the bicycle paths throughout the city-make for a vibrant atmosphere. With over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. (Dinner); Note: Guests must be onboard the ship by 5 pm.
Day 2 - Saturday - Jun 21, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands    
There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's "Golden Age". Afterward, bid farewell to Holland and set sail for Germany. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 - Sunday - Jun 22, 2014
Cologne, Germany
Cologne, Germany    
Today, enjoy a peaceful morning of cruising before reaching Cologne in the early 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, twin-steepled 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! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 - Monday - Jun 23, 2014
Koblenz, Germany
Koblenz, Germany    
Rhine Gorge, Germany    
Rudesheim, Germany    
Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center 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 400 feet above the waters. 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 Music Museum, where you'll 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, then there's free time to pick up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobblestone Drosselgasse, where colorful flowers, open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 - Tuesday - Jun 24, 2014
Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany    
Heidelberg, Germany    
Mainz, Germany    
Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers is Mainz, with "civilized" 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 fountain on the Schillerplatz. 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 23 feet high and 28 feet wide, the cask holds over 58,000 gallons of wine and has a dance floor built on top of it! Alternatively, you might prefer to spend all day in Heidelberg, foregoing the morning visit of Mainz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 - Wednesday - Jun 25, 2014
Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg, France    
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-timber 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 the Alsace wine country is available today. After dinner tonight, enjoy an onboard woodcarving demonstration. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 - Thursday - Jun 26, 2014
Breisach, Germany
Breisach, Germany    
Black Forest, Germany    
Breisach, Germany    
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 Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 - Friday - Jun 27, 2014
Basel (Saxon), Switzerland
Basel (Saxon), Switzerland    
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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