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16-Day Rhine & Moselle River Cruise Tour ~ October 10th – 25th, 2019

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RESERVE BY SEPTEMBER 30th

16-Day Rhine & Moselle River Cruise Tour ~ October 11th – 25th, 2019

 

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Description

Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland.

At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Visit a medieval castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River.

Your river cruise vacation ends in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss your chance to discover the treasures you’ll cherish along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!

SHIP NAME: Avalon Visionary

 

RIVER CRUISETOUR DATES: October 10th – 25th, 2019

LIMITED SPACE

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE OFFER

On Sale. Save $2400/Couple.

Reserve by September 30th

Includes Shipboard Gratuities

 

Prices in Canadian Dollars.  Port charges (value C$408/person) & taxes included.

 

Category D Stateroom:  Full

Category E Stateroom: Full   

Category B Panorama Suite:  Full

Category A Panorama Suite: Only 2 Remaining

$10,190pp SALE PRICE $8990 per person  Save $2400/Couple

 

Non-refundable Deposit: $800pp $700 per person

Second deposit $750 pp due by December 4th, 2018

Final payment due by June 20th, 2019

Prices based on double room occupancy. Inquire for Single room pricing.

 

 

Add Airfare & Airport Transfers:

$1395 per person

Add Airport Arrival Transfers:

$120 per person

 

 

 

 Category E

 

 Category B

16-Day Moselle & Rhine River Cruisetour Includes:

• 2N premium accommodation (pre-cruise) in Lucerne, Switzerland 4* Continental Park Hotel Lucerne

• 13 Day river cruise aboard Avalon Visionary sailing northbound from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, the Netherlands including overnight stay onboard in Amsterdam

• Half-day professionally guided tour of Lucerne, Switzerland. See Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne

• Welcome To The Alps reception including hot and cold appetizers wine, beer, and limited cocktails in Lucerne

• Group Welcome Dinner, on second evening in Switzerland (wine, appetizer, choice of entree, dessert, coffee or tea, and gratuity included)

• Buffet breakfast daily (pre-cruise)

• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily during cruise

Shore excursions at ports of call along the shores of the Moselle & Rhine Rivers included

• Baggage handling fees (one bag per person)

• Shipboard gratuities included Exclusive to Collins Tours

• All taxes & port fees included (Value C$408/person)

• Services of an experienced Collins Tours Tour Manager

 

 

Day 1: October 10th Depart Canada. Overnight flight included with optional airfare add-on only.

Day 2: October 11th Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland and meet your fellow travel companions at hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland (4* Park Continental Hotel Lucerne), airport-hotel transfer included with optional airfare add-on only. Meet for a Welcome To The Alps cocktail party in Lucerne for hot and cold appetizers wine, beer, and limited cocktails (included)
Day 3: October 12th En
joy hot buffet breakfast followed by half-day Discover Lucerne excursion included with a gondola ride to Mt Pilates.  Welcome Dinner with wine included this evening.

Day 4: October 13th Basel (Embarkation): Enjoy a leisurely mid-morning hotel check out before transfer to the Avalon VisionaryOnboard welcome reception this evening.
Day 5: October 14th Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar included in price
Day 6: October 15th Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral included in price
Day 7: October 16th Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat included in price
Day 8: October 17th Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge included in price
Day 9: October 18th Koblenz: Choice of guided sightseeing, or visit Sayn Manor House included in price
Day 10: October 19th Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting included in price
Day 11: October 20th Thionville: Choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line area included in price
Day 12: October 21st Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier: Choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta Nigra included in price
Day 13: October 22nd Beilstein–Treis-Karden: Free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle included in price
Day 14: October 23rd Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour included in price
Day 15: October 24th Amsterdam: Canal cruise excursion included
Day 16: October 25th Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Optional airport transfers included with airfare add-on

Built 2012
Length  361′
Crew Members  37
Staterooms  12
Suites  52

The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

SHIP AMENITIES

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings, & outdoor deck game area
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Non-smoking staterooms & ship interior
  • Convenient Elevator Service
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Headsets for guided shore excursions in Europe
  • English-speaking friendly crew, staff & professional Cruise Director
  • Sightseeing with Expert Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Hair salon
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Additional biking excursions available in Amsterdam, Breisach, and Bernkastel
  • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft & maps
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Light lunch & casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon Choice® cruising experience
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing pace options
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
  • Well-stocked library with books, cards, and board games
  • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, and cookies available throughout the day
  • Full-size closet mirror
+ Description

Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland.

At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Visit a medieval castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River.

Your river cruise vacation ends in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss your chance to discover the treasures you’ll cherish along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!

SHIP NAME: Avalon Visionary

 

RIVER CRUISETOUR DATES: October 10th – 25th, 2019

+ Price/Details

LIMITED SPACE

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE OFFER

On Sale. Save $2400/Couple.

Reserve by September 30th

Includes Shipboard Gratuities

 

Prices in Canadian Dollars.  Port charges (value C$408/person) & taxes included.

 

Category D Stateroom:  Full

Category E Stateroom: Full   

Category B Panorama Suite:  Full

Category A Panorama Suite: Only 2 Remaining

$10,190pp SALE PRICE $8990 per person  Save $2400/Couple

 

Non-refundable Deposit: $800pp $700 per person

Second deposit $750 pp due by December 4th, 2018

Final payment due by June 20th, 2019

Prices based on double room occupancy. Inquire for Single room pricing.

 

 

Add Airfare & Airport Transfers:

$1395 per person

Add Airport Arrival Transfers:

$120 per person

 

 

 

 Category E

 

 Category B

+ Itinerary

16-Day Moselle & Rhine River Cruisetour Includes:

• 2N premium accommodation (pre-cruise) in Lucerne, Switzerland 4* Continental Park Hotel Lucerne

• 13 Day river cruise aboard Avalon Visionary sailing northbound from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, the Netherlands including overnight stay onboard in Amsterdam

• Half-day professionally guided tour of Lucerne, Switzerland. See Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne

• Welcome To The Alps reception including hot and cold appetizers wine, beer, and limited cocktails in Lucerne

• Group Welcome Dinner, on second evening in Switzerland (wine, appetizer, choice of entree, dessert, coffee or tea, and gratuity included)

• Buffet breakfast daily (pre-cruise)

• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily during cruise

Shore excursions at ports of call along the shores of the Moselle & Rhine Rivers included

• Baggage handling fees (one bag per person)

• Shipboard gratuities included Exclusive to Collins Tours

• All taxes & port fees included (Value C$408/person)

• Services of an experienced Collins Tours Tour Manager

 

 

Day 1: October 10th Depart Canada. Overnight flight included with optional airfare add-on only.

Day 2: October 11th Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland and meet your fellow travel companions at hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland (4* Park Continental Hotel Lucerne), airport-hotel transfer included with optional airfare add-on only. Meet for a Welcome To The Alps cocktail party in Lucerne for hot and cold appetizers wine, beer, and limited cocktails (included)
Day 3: October 12th En
joy hot buffet breakfast followed by half-day Discover Lucerne excursion included with a gondola ride to Mt Pilates.  Welcome Dinner with wine included this evening.

Day 4: October 13th Basel (Embarkation): Enjoy a leisurely mid-morning hotel check out before transfer to the Avalon VisionaryOnboard welcome reception this evening.
Day 5: October 14th Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar included in price
Day 6: October 15th Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral included in price
Day 7: October 16th Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat included in price
Day 8: October 17th Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge included in price
Day 9: October 18th Koblenz: Choice of guided sightseeing, or visit Sayn Manor House included in price
Day 10: October 19th Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting included in price
Day 11: October 20th Thionville: Choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line area included in price
Day 12: October 21st Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier: Choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta Nigra included in price
Day 13: October 22nd Beilstein–Treis-Karden: Free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle included in price
Day 14: October 23rd Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour included in price
Day 15: October 24th Amsterdam: Canal cruise excursion included
Day 16: October 25th Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Optional airport transfers included with airfare add-on

+ Ship: Avalon Visionary
Built 2012
Length  361′
Crew Members  37
Staterooms  12
Suites  52

The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

SHIP AMENITIES

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings, & outdoor deck game area
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Non-smoking staterooms & ship interior
  • Convenient Elevator Service
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Headsets for guided shore excursions in Europe
  • English-speaking friendly crew, staff & professional Cruise Director
  • Sightseeing with Expert Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Hair salon
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Additional biking excursions available in Amsterdam, Breisach, and Bernkastel
  • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft & maps
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Light lunch & casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon Choice® cruising experience
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing pace options
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
  • Well-stocked library with books, cards, and board games
  • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, and cookies available throughout the day
  • Full-size closet mirror

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Additional information

Choose Room Type. 15-Day Rhine & Moselle River Cruise Tour ~ October 11th - 25th, 2019. Online Reservation

Category A Panorama Suite WAS $10,190pp NOW $8990 per person, Reduced deposit $700pp. Second deposit $750pp due December 4th. Final payment due by June 20th 2019