Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine with Innsbruck & Oberammergau 2022 River Cruise

This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, 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 stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Cruise to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. 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, you’ll 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. Here, find unrivaled natural beauty in the area best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

Avalon Waterways River Cruise
Munich

Itinerary

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

Classic Excursion: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”

This afternoon chosse among the Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

Classic Excursion: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

Discovery Excursion: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

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. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

Classic Excursion: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

Classic Excursion: Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR:

Classic Excursion: 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 Excursion: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Classic Excursion: Join 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.

Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—of the pre-WWII 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 center.

Discovery Excursion: 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 Bavarian butter-making demonstration, OR: Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about Germany winemaking in the vineyards of Baden 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.

This morning bid farewell to your crew after breakfast and drive to Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian region of Tyrol. This afternoon, join your local guide for a guided sightseeing of Innsbruck, visit St. James Cathedral and the Hofkirche. This evening a Folklore Show will be on offer.

Today enjoy a full day excursion which will bring you in Italy to discover South Tyrol. Join your local guide for a guided sightseeing of the Alpine towns of Merano and Bolzano.

This morning take a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to King Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to picturesque Oberammergau.

The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. Dinner will be served during intermission.

This morning, depart for Germany’s lively city–Munich. With its historical museums, splendid English Garden, traditional cafés, and delightful shops, Munich offers plenty to see and do. A local guide will show you the highlights of this fascinating city. An evening optional dinner is on offer.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Price Guide

Date Fares from (pp) Flights
7 May 2022 £5,199 Please Call
14 May 2022 £5,199 Please Call
19 May 2022 £5,129 Please Call
28 May 2022 £5,129 Please Call
4 June 2022 £5,279 Please Call
11 June 2022 £5,129 Please Call
25 June 2022 £5,279 Please Call
2 July 2022 £5,129 Please Call
9 July 2022 £5,279 Please Call
23 July 2022 £6,029 Please Call
30 July 2022 £5,129 Please Call
6 August 2022 £5,129 Please Call
13 August 2022 £5,129 Please Call

What's Included

  • Oberammergau "Passion Play" Tickets
  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom
  • Hotel stays in Innsbruck, Oberammergau & Munich
  • All meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal
  • Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats
  • Choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day
  • Excursions and sightseeing trips with local guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
  • Special on board and on shore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise. On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
  • Captain's welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner
  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes
  • Complimentary Wifi (signal permitting)