Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Zurich 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.
EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest
Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.
DISCOVERY - 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:
CLASSIC - 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 its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)
Gothic Giants, Military Marvels & Varietal Vintages
CLASSIC - Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city'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, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city centre.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN (B,L,D)
Philosophers' Views, a Hilltop Castle, and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine
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:
ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
Enjoy sailing to Rudesheim this afternoon.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RUDESHEIM (B,L,D)
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
DISCOVERY - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.
Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Lahnstein. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LAHNSTEIN (B,L,D)
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet
CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments, OR:
CLASSIC - Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour.
Spend free time on a cable-car ride, or a hike to see the mountaintop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Enjoy a leisurely walk across the town to shop or sample potato pancakes and regional wine.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
This morning enjoy a leisurely sailing.
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.
DISCOVERY - Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH (B,L,D)
The Lofty Landscapes of Luxembourg
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TRIER (B,L,D)
Ancient Worlds, and Old World Charm
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier-Germany's oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city centre, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM (B,L,D)
Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley
Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem to see the charming town's half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem's hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City
CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR;
DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.
Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT SAILING TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."
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. Alternatively, choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside.
You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)