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Rhine River Cruise

August 27 - September 3, 2022

River Cruise

Join the Women's Travel Club on one of Europe’s most legendary rivers. This wonderul journey along the Rhine River will take you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! You will start in the ever popular, quaint and yet modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture—will be an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Nearby, in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which is home to instruments created over the last 300 years. Continue your Rhine river cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum, or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Before the end of your European river cruise vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 7 Nights Elegant River Cruise Accommodations
  • Includes excursions with Certified Local Guides.
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station.
  • Premium coffees, cappuccinos & lattes.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water daily.
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam!

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 PM. Guests must be on board ship by 5:00 PM. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for this beautiful city. Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's Gold Age.
This afternoon you may like to join in a guided optional excursion to Muiderslot Castle or a guided biking excursion to the dutch countryside. Alternatively, take some time to explore Amsterdam's colorful streets and canal houses, galleries and shops.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Cologne is like a living textbook on history and architecture: drifting about town you’ll stumble upon an ancient Roman wall, medieval churches galore, nondescript postwar buildings, avant-garde structures and a new postmodern quarter right on the Rhine.
Your included activities will give you a choice of a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral or a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.
Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Rudesheim
Rudesheim, Germany

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.
Today we take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience and then enjoy a local special treat.
Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Heidelberg
Mainz- Heidelberg

Surrounded by forest, one of Germany’s oldest and most famous towns is renowned for its baroque Altstadt, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle.
Today you can enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, 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 join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg's rich architectural heritage embraces styles from the Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic and Art Nouveau eras. The old town is a maze of narrow streets and alleys that beckon you to wander and look up at the rooflines and steeples. The reflections of half-timbered houses with sloping roofs, reminiscent of those seen in fairytales, recur in the many waterways surrounding and running through the city. Cascades of brightly colored flowers hang over balconies and bridges.
Today you may enjoy 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 also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Black Forest
Breisach, Germany - Black Forest

Measuring 160km from top to bottom, the Black Forest is a lovely expanse of hills, lakes and forest. Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration or visit to Badischer 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.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
Accommodations: Avalon Vista

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland- Depart

Time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and wonderful new friends. You will be transferred to the airport after breakfast or continue your adventure with our Croatia Tour.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Category E – Fixed Window

Double - $3767 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $3000 USD
Single - $4717 CAD per person (your own cabin) - approx. $3800 USD*

Category D – Fixed Window

Double - $4016 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $3200 USD
Single - $4966 CAD per person(your own cabin) - approx. $4000 USD*

Category B – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony

Double - $5166 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $4100 USD
Single - $6116 CAD per person(your own cabin) - approx. $4900 USD*

Category A – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony

Double - $5216 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $4200 USD
Single - $6166 CAD per person(your own cabin) - approx. $5000 USD*

 

* Limited time, limited availablity single cabin promotion. Availablity at this prices is very limited and may sell out at any time.

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $250 per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - May 20, 2022

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Please note that if travel restrictions related to Covid-19 affect our tour travel plans, do not worry. We will reschedule our trip, free of any additional costs, for as many times as needed on future dates until travel can safely take place. It is also important to note that all our tours comply with the utmost standards of safety and hygiene protocols to ensure your well being during your visit.

 

Activity Level

Low Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours. Avalon offers specialized tours for those with mobility issues.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 10 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Other than beer and wine with meals as noted)
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of pre/post night hotel
  • Airport Transfers (pricing TBA)

 

Hosted by:

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is guaranteed.
Once flight booking for this tour opens we are please to offer a flight booking service. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. A service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Amsterdam
The recommended earliest arrival time is 8:30 AM
Must be on the ship by 5:00 PM

Depart from Zurich
Flights should not leave before 10:00 AM
Last operating departure transfer is by 3:30 PM

Flight Quote

 

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Rhine River Cruise - Panorama
Avalon Panorama

The Avalon Panorama led the way as the first of its kind in the industry to feature two full decks of Panorama Suites complete with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. You'll cruise in river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony in a 200-square-foot suite that's 30% larger than the industry standard. Our Comfort Collection beds actually face the view, so you can stretch out and relax with the world at your feet. Retire each evening and wake each morning to a panorama of picture-postcard scenes! Exciting onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Sky Bistro. There's no better way to take in the view than cruising in Europe in the spacious comfort of the Avalon Panorama.

 

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.

Moevenpick Amersterdam City
A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.

Renaissance Zurich Tower
This 300 room luxury hotel is housed in a modern tower building located in the vibrant Zurich West quarter. The exclusive Grill restaurant serves urban cuisine and the lounge bar offers drinks, snacks and cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness area on the 15th floor with city views, sauna and steam bath.

Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request