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Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound)

Discover the Rhine on this 8-day getaway from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit UNESCO sites, traverse the Black Forest, sail through Rhine Gorge and much more when you embark on this adventure.

Enjoy a hand crafted itinerary, designed to float you through the highlights. You’ll have the option to get stuck in kayaking and touring via E-bike, or take things slower on a range of walking tours, sailings and tastings.

Climb aboard one of fantastic floating hotels. Complete with panoramic views and modern amenities, the team here at Avalon have cultivated a range of comfortable suites with the guest experience in mind.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Panorama + 2 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Jun - Oct
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Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound) Cruise Itinerary

Travel down the Rhine on this spectacular 8-day getaway. View UNESCO-designated sites, forests, vineyards, cathedral, fortresses and more on this masterfully crafted itinerary, designed to guide you through the highlights.

Day 1

Basel (EMBARK)

Arrive to Zurich by 3pm and board your luxury Suite Ship.

Day 2

Breisach: Excursion to Black Forest

Take a guided E-bike tour for a unique experience of the Black Forest, join a full-day guided tour or visit a local winery and its vineyards.

Day 3


Enjoy a walking tour along the river, a culinary walk to discover the Alsatian cuisine or a city sightseeing tour – including Strasbourg’s Gothic cathedral.

Day 4

Mainz: Excursion to Heidelberg Castle

Today, embark on a guided hike along the Philosopher’s way, tour four brewers in and out of Old Heidelberg or pay a visit to the Heidelberg Castle. End your day at an exclusive private reception at the Reinstein Castle.

Day 5

Rhine Gorge / Koblenz

On route to Koblenz, we sail through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge. Upon arrival, take a guided E-bike tour of the vineyards, an excursion to the ‘Lava City’ of Mendig or enjoy a guided walk of ancient Koblenz – including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Day 6


Join a biking city tour, experience the Old Town or join a guided tour of the city. This afternoon, opt into the Optional Excursion to a variety of microbreweries.

Day 7


Today, enjoy a guided kayak tour, attend a panting class inspired by masters’ techniques and enjoy a guided canal cruise. For the afternoon, consider an optional culinary walk.

Day 8

Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)

Your cruise ends after breakfast this morning. Disembark and begin your journey home.

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7 Nights
Jun Oct

Active & Discovery on the Rhine

  • Basel (EMBARK)
  • Breisach: Excursion to Black Forest
  • Strasbourg
  • Mainz: Excursion to Heidelberg Castle
  • Rhine Gorge / Koblenz
  • Düsseldorf
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)
£2,103pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Panorama + 2more

Active & Discovery on the Rhine Cruise Review

““Fabulous. Really enjoyed the multiple genres of guided excursions. Kayaking was a nice break from standard tours. Service by the on-board staff was amazing and my room was perfectly comfortable; everything I’d expected.”

Lisa Hawoth, Bury

Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound) FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What kind of view will I have from my room?

Each of your 3 potential floating hotels feature open-air balconies and panoramic views.

Will there be a day dedicated to scenic cruising?

Not exactly; the morning of Day 5 will be a scenic sailing through Rhine Gorge on route to Koblenz.

What’s an E-bike?

We offer the Tulip Time Cruise with 1 Night in Amsterdam deal, where you can extend your holiday to 9 days with a night spent at one of our featured hotels.

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