Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, don't miss a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam
Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.
CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."
This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.
Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT SAILING TO COCHEM (B,L,D)
The Charm of the Moselle Valley
This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle.
ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR
DISCOVERY - Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR:
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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH (B,L,D)
Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm
Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
ACTIVE - Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR:
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.
This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)
Hillside Vines and German Wines
ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.
This afternoon, select a Guided Optional Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ (B,L,D)
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls
ACTIVE - Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
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.
Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim.
RUDESHEIM; Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Enjoy free time this evening to explore this picturesque village.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN (B,L,D)
Philosophers' Viewsand the World's Biggest Wine Barrel
Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:
CLASSIC - Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a ,breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley. OR:
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,"
This afternoon a short sailing will bring you to Speyer, where you will have free time to explore at your own pace.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France
ACTIVE - Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
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.
This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum or stroll across the city centre.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B,L,D)
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest
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:
DISCOVERY - Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking 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 BASEL (B,L,D)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am. (B)