Day 1: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION).
Welcome to Amsterdam. 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.
DISCOVERY - Visit the house where Anne Frank and her family lived for more than 2 years before being betrayed and turned to the Nazis (this tour is also available on day 2)
Alternatively, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
Day 2: AMSTERDAM.
Colourful Amsterdam-with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age.
CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age", visit the Jewish Quarter and the Portuguese Synagogue.
DISCOVERY - Visit the house where Anne Frank and her family lived for more than 2 years before being betrayed and turned to the Nazis.
You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries, or join a Guided Optional Excursion. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3: COLOGNE, GERMANY.
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City.
CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.
Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!
Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO KOBLENZ (B,L,D)
Day 4: KOBLENZ-RHINE GORGE.
Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History.
CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares and monuments.
Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim. Sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei-where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. RUDESHEIM: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.
DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.
DISCOVERY - Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RUDESHEIM (B,L,D)
Day 5: MAINZ-HEIDELBERG EXCURSION.
Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine.
CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, learn about the city Jewish Heritage.
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," OR:
ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an afternoon Hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below. OR:
DISCOVERY - Take an excursion to Worms, the city where Rashi studied and taught. Visit the Jewish Museum.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)
Day 6: STRASBOURG, FRANCE.
Gothic Giants, Military Marvels & Varietal Vintages.
DISCOVERY - 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 and the Jewish quarter with its streets which are among the oldest in France.
You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line-an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace's wine country today. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B,L,D)
Day 7: BREISACH, GERMANY. BLACK FOREST EXCURSION.
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest.
CLASSIC - Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR:
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 Bavarian butter-making demonstration.
Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. EVENING CRUISE TO BASEL (B,L,D)
Day 8: BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION).
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am. (B)