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2023 Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine

2023 Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine

Starting from Starting from: $5695 $4695 * / per person


  • 7 Nights / 10 Days
  • * Avalon Panorama Travel from Zurich, Switzerland & Return from Amsterdam, Holland
  • * Escorted From Honolulu

Countries: Switzerland, France, Germany & Holland
Rivers: Rhine River

Tour Date & Manager:

November 29 – December 8, 2023 * Tour Manager: Michael Lindo


Day 1 – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 – HONOLULU – Departure flights to Switzerland


Day 3 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 – BASEL SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION): Welcome to Switzerland, The Avalon Panorama is ready for boarding; Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.; A free day to explore before your cruise, take time to enjoy the warmth and flow of Christmas Tradition. EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)

Day 4 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 – BREISACH, GERMANY, EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST: DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood, OR: DISCOVERY: Visit to a local winery in Breisach where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting. After your visit to the winery, you may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)

Day 5 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 – STRASBOURG, FRANCE: CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District ; Savor the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition by spending your free time wandering the Winter markets of Strasbourg. Take in the lights, music and the pleasures of the season. You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit Alsace’s wine country today. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ (B,L,D)

Day 6 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 – MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG, GERMANY: 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 CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the history of printing and the Guttenberg Bible.Free Time: Visit the local Christmas market; explore at your own pace to take in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Later enjoy liver entertainment on board – OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ (B,L,D)

Day 7 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 – RUDESCHEIM – RHINE GORGE: DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience + there may be a special local treat too. Sail thru the Rhine Gorge to Koblenz, past the legendary rock of The Lorelei – where “the siren of mythology sang songs” to lure ill-fated sailors. Don’t miss the tantalizing treats, and seasonal sparkling winter wonderlands in Koblenz; Enjoy live entertainment this evening on board; OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)

Day 8 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 – COLOGNE: CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne – with it’s soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral; Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Cologne’s Christmas Markets. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)

Day 9 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND: CLASSIC: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s Golden Age.” With a free day to explore before your cruise ends, take time to enjoy the warmth and flow of Christmas tradition or join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)

Day 10 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) – HONOLULU: Your Cruise ends with Breakfast this morning; Return flights to Honolulu (B)


Save $1,000 Per Person & Prepaid Cruise Gratuities
December 16, 2022


From $5,695*

Package Price includes: Roundtrip Airfare from Honolulu, 7 Nights River Cruise, Meals, and Sightseeing as indicated on itinerary, transfers, taxes and fees

*For complete tour details, please view the PDF below.

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