2024 Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine
2024 Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine
with 1 Night Amsterdam
- 8 Nights / 11 Days
- * Avalon Panorama Travel to Amsterdam, Holland & Return from Zurich, Switzerland
- * Escorted From Honolulu
Countries: Holland, Germany, France & Switzerland
Rivers: Rhine River
Tour Date & Manager:
December 5 – 15, 2024 * Tour Manager: Josie Akana
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 – HONOLULU – Departure flights to Amsterdam.
Day 2 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 – IN TRANSIT
Day 3 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Welcome to Amsterdam. Your day is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 4 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 – AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION): The Avalon Panorama is ready for boarding. CLASSIC Discover the true beauty of Amsterdam with an off-the-beatenpath Guided Walking Tour through its cobblestone streets for a captivating look at this legendary city. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B, D)
Day 5 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 – AMSTERDAM: CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B, L, D)
Day 6 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 – COLOGNE, GERMANY: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Cologne’s Christmas markets. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B, L, D)
Day 7 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 – RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM: Sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim and past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.Don’t miss the treats, and seasonal handiwork of sparkling winter wonderlands in the city. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM (B, L, D)
Day 8 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 – MAINZ. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle at Christmastime 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 City Walk, with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum -see the captivating history of printing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B, L, D)
Day 9 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 – 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 French winter markets of Strasbourg. Take in the lights, music, and the pleasures of the season. OR Optional Excursion to visit Alsace’s wine country today. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B,L,D)
Day 10 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 – BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST: DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden and 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 local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood; After Badischer Winzerkeller, – Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B, L, D)
Day 11 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 – BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION) – ZURICH – HONOLULU: Your Cruise ends this morning; Return flights to Honolulu.
A NON-STOP TRAVEL
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Package includes: Round Trip Airfare from Honolulu, 1 Night Hotel Accommodations, 7 Nights River Cruise, Meals & Sightseeing as Indicated on Itinerary, transfers, taxes & fees.