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13-night Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris and 3 Nights in London -Northbound Cruise/Land Package
December 12, 2020
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Cruise Inclusions

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • USB Ports
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

Dining

  • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal sit-down atmosphere while mingling over several satisfying selections
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Basel

Basel 12/12/2020

Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. (Dinner),
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Breisach

Breisach 12/13/2020

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Follow your visit to Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/13/2020 12/13/2020
Black Forest

Black Forest 12/13/2020

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Follow your visit to Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/13/2020 12/13/2020
Strasbourg

Strasbourg 12/14/2020

Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
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Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen 12/15/2020

Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine. Alternatively, enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour. Mainz: Turning the Pages of History. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
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Heidelberg

Heidelberg 12/15/2020

Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine. Alternatively, enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour. Mainz: Turning the Pages of History. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
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Mainz

Mainz 12/15/2020

Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine. Alternatively, enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour. Mainz: Turning the Pages of History. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/15/2020 12/15/2020
Rudesheim

Rudesheim 12/16/2020

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. Koblenz: Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History. Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
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Koblenz

Koblenz 12/16/2020

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. Koblenz: Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History. Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/16/2020 12/16/2020
Cologne

Cologne 12/17/2020

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/17/2020 12/17/2020
Amsterdam

Amsterdam 12/18/2020

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Discover Amsterdam’s highlights in the historic city center by private car and by private boat.
Highlights:

  • See the city center by private car; land mark buildings, merchant houses, the famous skinny bridge at the Amstel river and the floating flower market.
  • Experience the canal ring of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a private salon boat.
  • Visit the famous Van Gogh Museum, with the most extensive collection of this well known Dutch painter. Optional visit possible to the renowned Rijksmuseum. See the Dutch Master paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals.
  • Countryside tour and visit to the windmill village “Zaanse Schans”: Dutch wooden houses, canals, cheese farm and wooden shoe maker.
     

Tour Duration:
8 hours, full day tours should take place between 08h00 and 19h00 for maximum 8 consecutive hours.

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port, guided tour by professional guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Visit the largest flower auction in the world.

(Flower Auction only on week days, best visiting hours 07.30 -09.00 hrs) 

Highlights:

  • Visit to world largest flower auction (wholesaler market) and bulb fields.
  • Enjoy the city of The Hague, the governmental capitol of The Netherlands and home of Dutch the Royal family Orange-Nassau.
  • See the “Girl with a pearl earring” at the Mauritshuis / Royal Painting Cabinet
  • Experience Porceleyne Fles / Royal Delft, the Delftware factory.

Tour Duration:
8 hours

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during the tour, additional English speaking local guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.


 

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Discover the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland and its largest National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". You will visit the renowned Kröller Müller museum; which offers an collection of fine art mainly from the 19thand 20th centuries. Such as an extensive range of paintings by the world famous Vincent van Gogh. The museum is surrounded by an open air exhibition of modern sculptures; showing some exceptional pieces of for example Rodin, Henry Moore and Serra. 
Enjoy the "Loo Palace" (1650) for a visit. Het Loo Palace, in the woodland setting of Apeldoorn. Since 1984 the palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration 
of the buildings and the gardens, returning them to their original seventeenth 
century.  


Highlights:

  • A visit to Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo and The “Loo Palace” in Apeldoorn; both situated in the beautiful Dutch countryside..

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the Pier and private car at disposal, English speaking guide available, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Enjoy Amsterdam beautiful historic city center, canal ring and its famous museums.

Highlights:

  • Explore Amsterdam’s city center and 400 year old canal ring (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • See the merchant houses along the canals, floating flower market and the antique street
  • Visit the world renowned Rijksmuseum, with Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Nightwatch”
  • Enjoy a wonderful boat tour of 1,5 hours in a private salon boat and see Amsterdam from the waterside.  

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Museums Yes, private boat No.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: English speaking guide fora walking tour, entrance fees.

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam- In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours) 
Discover the Jewish history of Amsterdam; Portuguese synagoge and the former Jewish quarter and the Resistance Museum.

(Jewish Historical Museum daily opened from 11.00-17.00 hr except on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Portuguese Synagoge opened from Sunday till Thursday 10.00-17.00 hr, Friday 10.00 -16.00 hr, Saturday closed for sabbat).

Highlights:

  • A visit to the Jewish Historical Museum; the museum has been housed in a complex of four former Ashkenazic synagogues, built between 1671 and 1752. The museum owns a magnificent collection of special objects.
  • A visit to “The Esnoga” or the Portuguese synagogue, built in 1675, which is situated at the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein just opposite the Jewish Historical Museum. In this complex you will explore the “Treasuries”; very special ceremonial objects and a part of the famous library Ets Haïm-Livraria Montezinos which can only be visited by appointment.
  • A visit to the Resistance Museum.

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 
Tour can operate: half day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during touradditional English speaking guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)
Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and 
Broek In Waterland (4 hours) 


In the surroundings of Amsterdam there are many beautiful and typical Dutch villages, which are definitely worth a visit. During this tour you will visit Marken with its traditional green painted houses, taste smoked eel at fisherman’s village Monnickendam and enjoy the wonderful Dutch scenery at Broek In Waterland.

Highlights:
  • Monnickendam, this small town is situated on a former island and is located near the IJssellake. It is a lovely place to visit and has many special featureslike its houses on pillars, the traditional greenpainted houses and folkloristic customs and clothing's. 
  • Explore Monnickendam; This town is a former fisherman's village and has an interesting history. During the city walk you will for instance see the beautiful City Hall and 'De Waag' a place where they used to weigh the ship loadings coming in from overseas.
  • Enjoy Broek-in-Waterland; situated in the beautiful “Waterland” area. During the 17e and 18e century this village was one of the most prosperous villages in this area. Many ship owners, captains and merchants used to settle here. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, the emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon visited this small village.
Tour Duration:  4 hours, half day tours should take place between 08.00 – 13.00 hr or 13.00 – 19.00 hr

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transfer to/from the port, guided tour, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral
water


Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 
Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)
Discover Vincent van Gogh’s roots; see his birthplace of Zundert in the South of Holland. Visit the village of Nuenen and the Vincentre, hometown of Van Gogh’s world famous “The Potato Eaters”. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Vincent’s birthplace Zundert in the south of Holland (1h15 min drive). Here your will be met by a Van Gogh Expert to pass by the Van Gogh house, the church of Zundert and the graveyard.
  • Discover the village of Nuenen, known most of all for Vincent's first large painting, “The Potato Eaters”, the original can be found in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh by visiting some of the 21 locations in the village of Nuenen with links to his life. See the highlights of the two years he spent in Nuenen. This was the last place where Vincent lived and painted before departing for Belgium and France.
  • Visit to the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, where 11 Van Gogh paintings are displayed in the exposition “the story of Brabant”.
Note:
The Vincentre is open throughout the year on the following days:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Het Noordbrabants Museum Opening hours:
  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday            11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday       11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tour Duration: 10 hours 8am – 6.30pm

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Sunday  

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: transfer to/from the port, including private driver, professional guide, entrance tickets to the different museums.

Not Included: lunch
 
Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam 12/19/2020

Transfer from your Avalon ship to the train station, where you begin your Monograms package. Travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class). (Breakfast),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Discover Amsterdam’s highlights in the historic city center by private car and by private boat.
Highlights:

  • See the city center by private car; land mark buildings, merchant houses, the famous skinny bridge at the Amstel river and the floating flower market.
  • Experience the canal ring of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a private salon boat.
  • Visit the famous Van Gogh Museum, with the most extensive collection of this well known Dutch painter. Optional visit possible to the renowned Rijksmuseum. See the Dutch Master paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals.
  • Countryside tour and visit to the windmill village “Zaanse Schans”: Dutch wooden houses, canals, cheese farm and wooden shoe maker.
     

Tour Duration:
8 hours, full day tours should take place between 08h00 and 19h00 for maximum 8 consecutive hours.

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port, guided tour by professional guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Visit the largest flower auction in the world.

(Flower Auction only on week days, best visiting hours 07.30 -09.00 hrs) 

Highlights:

  • Visit to world largest flower auction (wholesaler market) and bulb fields.
  • Enjoy the city of The Hague, the governmental capitol of The Netherlands and home of Dutch the Royal family Orange-Nassau.
  • See the “Girl with a pearl earring” at the Mauritshuis / Royal Painting Cabinet
  • Experience Porceleyne Fles / Royal Delft, the Delftware factory.

Tour Duration:
8 hours

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during the tour, additional English speaking local guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.


 

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Discover the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland and its largest National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". You will visit the renowned Kröller Müller museum; which offers an collection of fine art mainly from the 19thand 20th centuries. Such as an extensive range of paintings by the world famous Vincent van Gogh. The museum is surrounded by an open air exhibition of modern sculptures; showing some exceptional pieces of for example Rodin, Henry Moore and Serra. 
Enjoy the "Loo Palace" (1650) for a visit. Het Loo Palace, in the woodland setting of Apeldoorn. Since 1984 the palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration 
of the buildings and the gardens, returning them to their original seventeenth 
century.  


Highlights:

  • A visit to Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo and The “Loo Palace” in Apeldoorn; both situated in the beautiful Dutch countryside..

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the Pier and private car at disposal, English speaking guide available, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Enjoy Amsterdam beautiful historic city center, canal ring and its famous museums.

Highlights:

  • Explore Amsterdam’s city center and 400 year old canal ring (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • See the merchant houses along the canals, floating flower market and the antique street
  • Visit the world renowned Rijksmuseum, with Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Nightwatch”
  • Enjoy a wonderful boat tour of 1,5 hours in a private salon boat and see Amsterdam from the waterside.  

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Museums Yes, private boat No.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: English speaking guide fora walking tour, entrance fees.

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam- In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours) 
Discover the Jewish history of Amsterdam; Portuguese synagoge and the former Jewish quarter and the Resistance Museum.

(Jewish Historical Museum daily opened from 11.00-17.00 hr except on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Portuguese Synagoge opened from Sunday till Thursday 10.00-17.00 hr, Friday 10.00 -16.00 hr, Saturday closed for sabbat).

Highlights:

  • A visit to the Jewish Historical Museum; the museum has been housed in a complex of four former Ashkenazic synagogues, built between 1671 and 1752. The museum owns a magnificent collection of special objects.
  • A visit to “The Esnoga” or the Portuguese synagogue, built in 1675, which is situated at the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein just opposite the Jewish Historical Museum. In this complex you will explore the “Treasuries”; very special ceremonial objects and a part of the famous library Ets Haïm-Livraria Montezinos which can only be visited by appointment.
  • A visit to the Resistance Museum.

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 
Tour can operate: half day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during touradditional English speaking guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)
Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and 
Broek In Waterland (4 hours) 


In the surroundings of Amsterdam there are many beautiful and typical Dutch villages, which are definitely worth a visit. During this tour you will visit Marken with its traditional green painted houses, taste smoked eel at fisherman’s village Monnickendam and enjoy the wonderful Dutch scenery at Broek In Waterland.

Highlights:
  • Monnickendam, this small town is situated on a former island and is located near the IJssellake. It is a lovely place to visit and has many special featureslike its houses on pillars, the traditional greenpainted houses and folkloristic customs and clothing's. 
  • Explore Monnickendam; This town is a former fisherman's village and has an interesting history. During the city walk you will for instance see the beautiful City Hall and 'De Waag' a place where they used to weigh the ship loadings coming in from overseas.
  • Enjoy Broek-in-Waterland; situated in the beautiful “Waterland” area. During the 17e and 18e century this village was one of the most prosperous villages in this area. Many ship owners, captains and merchants used to settle here. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, the emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon visited this small village.
Tour Duration:  4 hours, half day tours should take place between 08.00 – 13.00 hr or 13.00 – 19.00 hr

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transfer to/from the port, guided tour, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral
water


Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 
Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)
Discover Vincent van Gogh’s roots; see his birthplace of Zundert in the South of Holland. Visit the village of Nuenen and the Vincentre, hometown of Van Gogh’s world famous “The Potato Eaters”. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Vincent’s birthplace Zundert in the south of Holland (1h15 min drive). Here your will be met by a Van Gogh Expert to pass by the Van Gogh house, the church of Zundert and the graveyard.
  • Discover the village of Nuenen, known most of all for Vincent's first large painting, “The Potato Eaters”, the original can be found in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh by visiting some of the 21 locations in the village of Nuenen with links to his life. See the highlights of the two years he spent in Nuenen. This was the last place where Vincent lived and painted before departing for Belgium and France.
  • Visit to the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, where 11 Van Gogh paintings are displayed in the exposition “the story of Brabant”.
Note:
The Vincentre is open throughout the year on the following days:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Het Noordbrabants Museum Opening hours:
  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday            11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday       11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tour Duration: 10 hours 8am – 6.30pm

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Sunday  

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: transfer to/from the port, including private driver, professional guide, entrance tickets to the different museums.

Not Included: lunch
 
Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 12/19/2020

Transfer from your Avalon ship to the train station, where you begin your Monograms package. Travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class). (Breakfast),
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Paris

Paris 12/19/2020

Transfer from your Avalon ship to the train station, where you begin your Monograms package. Travel to Paris by high-speed train (first class). (Breakfast),
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Paris

Paris 12/20/2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also, admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a Seine river cruise. Embark your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the Conciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more. (Breakfast),
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Paris

Paris 12/21/2020

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the "City of Lights". Your local host® will help you get the most out of your stay in Paris. (Breakfast),
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Paris

Paris 12/22/2020

Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class). (Breakfast),
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Channel Tunnel

Channel Tunnel 12/22/2020

Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class). (Breakfast),
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London

London 12/22/2020

Travel to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class). (Breakfast),
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London

London 12/23/2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey—where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married, Whitehall's mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline. (Breakfast),
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London

London 12/24/2020

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore London at your own pace. Your local host® will help you get the most out of it. (Breakfast),
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London

London 12/25/2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast),
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Avalon Waterways: Avalon Vista℠

The Avalon Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony?. Enjoy fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites? are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include a Fitness Center,complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, 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
  • 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
  • Light lunch & casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon Choice® cruising experience
  • Behind-the-scenes galley tour
  • 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
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
  • Sky Deck game area
  • 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
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2012
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
5000
Guests (Lowers)
166
Total Guests
166
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
47
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
83
Suites
66
Balconies
Ocean/River View
17
Interior
Accessible

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of June 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

River View

Deluxe Stateroom (E) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom
  • Category: E
  • Indigo Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
Deluxe Stateroom (D) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom
  • Category: D
  • Indigo Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity

Suite

Panorama Suite (B) Call for Price
Panorama Suite
  • Category: B
  • Sapphire Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Panorama Suite (A) Call for Price
Panorama Suite
  • Category: A
  • Sapphire Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Panorama Suite (P) Call for Price
Panorama Suite
  • Category: P
  • Royal Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Royal Suite (RS) Call for Price
Royal Suite
  • Category: RS
  • Royal Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
  • Double sinks

All prices are cruise or cruise/land only (where applicable), per person, in US dollars, based on double occupancy, and do not include port charges. Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space.

The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.10 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature. Additional airline-imposed fees for seat assignments may apply and are not included in your total package cost. Please refer to carrier websites for seat assignment policies and applicable pricing.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sky Deck
Royal Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Panorama Suite (P)
  • Royal Suite (RS)
Sapphire Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Panorama Suite (A)
  • Panorama Suite (B)
Indigo Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom (D)
  • Deluxe Stateroom (E)