Romantic Rhine Cruise One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Board your vessel, the beautifulAvalon Panorama, in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you’ll find 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. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see the impressive collection of historical self-playing instruments. You’ll pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. As an exclamation point to this wonderful Rhine river cruise, you’ll spend time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. There is much to do with the world-famous museums and abundance of restaurants amongst the classic architecture and charming canals. 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.” Celebration on the Romantic Rhine July 27 toAugust 3,2021Price per person: from $3599.00 cruise only. All Prices include port taxes. Round-trip air is available upon request. Travel insurance is recommended to protect your vacation investment $407.00 per person. Deposit amount and due date: $609.00 for deposit plus insurance due August 15, 2020. Final payment due date: April, 2021.Planning a post-cruise stay in Amsterdam — details to follow! CALL FOR DETAILS! Lynda Phillippi Renaissance Travel 503-560-7425 email@example.com DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception Day 2 Breisach:Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral Day 4 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz Day 6 Cologne: “Cologne Highlights” walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour Day 7 Amsterdam: Canal cruis Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Panorama came onto the European river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. Awake in your Comfort Collection window-facing bed each morning with seamless river views that become part of your living space. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, delivering incomparable views of Europe's most stunning landscapes. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.