Amsterdam & Romantic Rhine River Cruise

September 29 - October 8, 2024 | 10 Days

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River. Travel across Holland and into Germany, France, and Switzerland! Begin your vacation your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam. Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your Avalon Suite Ship®. Continue to explore this 700-year-old city on a canal cruise along the elegant grayhen lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age”. Visit Cologne, Germany, a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture.

Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge with a spectacular view of ancient castles standing 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 to Mainz for a guided walk and visit the captivating Gutenberg Museum or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, marvel at the red sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest. Find unrivaled natural beauty in the area best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

Tour Highlights

Several evenings include live entertainment onboard your ship

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

A guided walking tour in Cologne to see important Jewish heritage sites or a guided walking tour of the city

Sail through the Rhine Gorge to take in the sights that will surround you while passing by the legendary and mythical rock of the Lorelei

Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience

Venture 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”

Join a City Sightseeing Tour in Strasbourg with its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral, celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock as well as the magical La Petite France District

Explore the Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum or learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden while enjoying local wine

Fox Tour Manager!

A Tour Manager from Fox World Travel will guide the group, offering peace of mind as you travel!

We’ll also have remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board cruise director


  • One-night hotel stay in Amsterdam at the Movenpick Amsterdam City Hotel (or similar) including baggage handling and breakfast
  • Deluxe 7-night Avalon River Cruise on the beautiful Avalon Expression from Amsterdam, Holland to Basel, Switzerland
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options


  • All meals onboard the ship are included with Chef-inspired regional recipes
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily onboard your ship


  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Amsterdam, Holland and returning from Zurich, Switzerland including air taxes and fees
  • Transfers between the airport, ship and hotel when purchasing our Air Inclusive package


Part of Avalon’s award-winning fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Expression features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning to splendid passing scenery from your window-facing bed. Stretch out on your Comfort Collection bed and cruise with the world at your feet. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a 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. Express yourself while cruising your way on the Avalon Expression!

Included Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms


Air + Tour prices include airfare from Chicago O’Hare, guided tour and inclusions and transfers in destination.

Category E-D Deluxe Staterooms

Air + Cruise Pricing: $6,775.00 – $6,987.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $5,375.00 – $5,587.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 

  • 172 square feet
  • Small windows
  • One Queen-Sized Bed or Two Twins

or Call a Travel Advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations.

Category B-P Panorama Suites

Air + Cruise Pricing: $8,208.00 – $8,367.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $6,808.00 – $6,967.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 200 square feet
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony
  • One Queen-Sized Bed or Two Twins

or Call a Travel Advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations.

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by December 29, 2023 and receive $600.00 per person

Early Booking Discount not applicable on Single Supplement Waiver bookings  

Discounts are subject to change at any time

Important Information


Flights are currently pending. The air-inclusive package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply. Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Single Supplement:  Single rates available upon request and single waivers may be available. Inquire with Fox Group Vacations for more information.

Initial Deposit: $400 per person at time of booking + Fox Professional Service Fee.

Final Payment Date: No later than June 24, 2024
Requirements: A valid US passport is necessary with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return

Included:  Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Pricing includes current air taxes and fees of $300.26 (subject to change) and a nonrefundable Fox World Travel Professional Fee of $50 per reservation. The Fox World Travel fee will be charged at the time of deposit and will show as an additional payment.

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included but highly recommended. Ask your travel consultant about pricing and options

Terms: Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Optional Insurance:  In these volatile times and for peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to June 24, 2024: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person + Fox Professional Fee
  • June 25 to July 25, 2024: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 26 to August 24, 2024: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • August 25, 2024 through day of travel: No refunds

Fox World Cancellation Fee of $100.00 per reservation will apply in addition to any Fox Group Vacation or vendor cancellation penalties. Air tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

You will receive customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to uncontrollable factors.

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