- 4 night river cruise between Basel & Mainz
- Cruise from Basel to Breisach, Strasbourg, Speyer and Heidelberg, ending in Mainz
- Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard, including regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner
- Choice of included daily excursions including Classic, Active & Discovery options
- Options to customise your cruise experience to suit your style
- Avalon's renowned onboard service and relaxed luxury
- Complimentary bicycles for use on shore
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access, port charges & onboard gratuities
Valid: 19 Aug 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Book a Christmastime in Alsace & Germany river cruise & save up to $1600 per couple!*
4 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Mainz aboard Avalon Imagery II.
The Avalon Imagery II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities and services include free Wi-Fi access, Internet corner, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.
This Christmas river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, considered the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. An area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. There is no better setting than at this time of year when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Strasbourg, France, located on the border with Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. The city is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe—dating back to the 16th century. Take in the aromas of mulled wine, spice cakes, and biscuits. Bask in the holiday atmosphere as you visit Strasbourg Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece made of red sandstone, and containing ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. You’ll go on an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the fascinating ruins of Heidelberg Castle, towering magnificently over the city. This time of year, an ice rink can be found at the foot of the castle and the Christmas market is spread over five town squares. Delight in the holiday cheer with Glühwein (hot mulled wine), bratwursts, and other regional delicacies. There’s plenty of time to find just the right Christmas present amongst the array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts before this magical European river cruise ends in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Terms & Conditions
*Terms and conditions: All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing (28/06/19), is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Prices are per person, twin share and include applicable savings. Book a 2020 Europe river cruise and save - save value is dependent on the cruise and departure date booked and will range from $500 – $3450 per person (any deck/cabin category). Applicable cruise savings can be viewed online on cruise itinerary pages. Select dates are not eligible for promotion. Availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Offer valid for new 2020 Europe bookings made from 17/08/19 – 31/10/19, or until sold out. Offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. To secure reservation and offer a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500per person/per cruise is required within 7 days of booking (or by 31/10/19; whichever comes first). Offer valid for Singles (single supplement applies). Offer not combinable with any other promotion. Offer can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Full Avalon 2020 terms & conditions apply, visit avalonwaterways.co.nz.