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from Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland

Avalon Waterways  |  7-nights

2024 May 13 - 20

Bruges Belgium Pre-Stay 3-nights   

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Adventure Meter:    

Adventurous; moderate level of fitness is required; extended walking and stairs involved; active itinerary

Best Time to Go:

Spring or Fall to avoid the crowds and for optimal weather

We this cruise!!  Why?

♥ Because Avalon's Active & Discovery cruises are exactly what you are looking for: a way to find more adventure on your river cruise while delving deeper into local cultures. Your choice of a different included excursion everyday - Classic, Discovery or Active.  And there are always bicycles on board for your personal [unguided] use.  You can even request a Picnic Lunch to take along (no charge).

Because the ship only holds 126 passengers.  Make new worldwide friends - yet very intimate.

♥ Because the Rhine River winds through some of the world's most beautiful regions, castles, rolling fields of grape vines and charming historic towns. Enjoy fine local cuisine and wines of the region as you roll along the river. 

♥ Because it end in Switzerland.  Need more of Switzerland???  How about a post-stay in Basel, or Zurich, or on Lake Lucerne.  It does not gat any more picturesque than that. 

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Weather:  Should be perfect late Springweather!  Plan on warmish days (80's) - and cool nights. 

Water Level of the Rhine:  The reason we are going in May is to assure that the Rhine (often times with very low water) will have a strong level to avoid any issues with our cruise.


Currency: Euros


Electric: Ship: 110V US Standard

Hotels: 220 V in France in general - pre-or post stays. Plug Adapter required. A Converter may be required, depending on what you are plugging in (some items have a built in converter).  Carefully review your device.


VISA - There is no VISA required 

Immunization/ShotsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, there are no additional obligatory vaccines you need before traveling to this location (unless visiting on your own to remote areas).

Check your records to see if it's time to update your routine shots. The DPT vaccines, which protect against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, should be updated every 10 years.

At this time, neither the airlines nor Avalon Waterways  require a negative COVID test, nor vaccine immunization.



Into Amsterdam– Out of Basel, Switzerland

Optional Pre-Stay: Into Brussels Belgium; out of Basel, Switz

Arrival: May 13th arrive into Amsterdam, Netherlands before 3:30pm. Ship transfer from airport to ship port are available $

Board before 5pm. 

For Bruges Pre-Stay: arrive May 10th into Brussels, Belgium anytime.  A 1 hour train ride from Brussels airport to Bruges.

>>>Must arrive to board the ship May 13th no later than 2 hours before sail time.

Return:  Fly May 20th from Basel, Switzerland anytime after 11:30am.

Ship transfer to airport available $$ - book onboard.

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  • All SSSC Club rules and polices apply

  • All A Wild Adventure Terms & Conditions apply

  • Policy subject to change per cruise line or tour operator’s conditions.

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