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Cruise the Rhine River with the women of Olivia, starting in delightful Basel and ending in the extremely LGBTQ friendly city of Amsterdam. Experience castles on the Rhine, the Black Forest, fields of vividly-colored tulips in bloom and stroll along the canals learning about Amsterdam’s amazing history. Included walking or city tours in most ports ensure you see the best of the best as you immerse yourself in the rich local cultures.


  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Breisach, Germany (Excursion to Black Forest)
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Ludwigshafen, Mainz—Heidelberg, Germany
  • Koblenz—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim, Germany
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Amsterdam, Holland
  • Amsterdam, Holland

For more information about your ship, Avalon's ms Expression, click here.


  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on one of the finest river boat cruises in Europe
  • All meals while on board
  • Champagne at breakfast daily
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Coffee, tea, and juices during all meals
  • Olivia entertainment and programming
  • Local entertainment
  • Bottled water replenished in cabin daily
  • Included sightseeing tours in each port
  • Gratuities to ship crew & Avalon Cruise Director
  • Group transfer from Zurich airport to the ship on April 14
  • Olivia Staff assistance throughout

PLEASE NOTE: This trip does require a level of mobility, as most of the tours are walking tours for up to 3 hours, which may include walking on cobblestone streets and stairs. A “Gentle Walkers” Group is offered on most included walking tours, which accommodates those needing a little extra time and sometimes a shortened version of a tour, keeping in mind as few stairs as possible. If you are bringing a portable wheel chair or collapsible travel scooter, they must be able to collapse and be stored in your cabins. They cannot be used to get around the ship, only to use while off the ship. They may be used on tours that are accessible, but that can be difficult because of the cobblestone streets, stairwells and the need to lift them on and off curbs. If you do have limited mobility, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you to lift the scooters.

To learn more about your trip, please click here. For more information about what’s not included, and other things you should know before you go, please click here


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Olivia is happy to offer payments plans and accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover: Payment Plan


We will be offering optional pre-vacation stretchers in Zurich and optional post-vacation stretchers in Amsterdam. In Zurich, you’ll visit a Cheese Factory for lunch to try local specialties and have the opportunity to make your own delicious swiss chocolate bar at a swiss chocolate factory (tastings included)! You’ll travel to Lucerne where you will take a tram up to Mt. Titlis for a beautiful 360° view of the Alps, and overnight there to enjoy the old town or take a stroll around the beautiful lake. In Amsterdam, the adventure continues as you might enjoy a walking tour of the Red-Light District, the LGBTQ area of Amsterdam, or spend time in Keukenhof Gardens. Information on these will be available approximately 9-11 months in advance of the trip.


Call 800-631-6277 or 415-962-5700 option 1 for more information or to secure your space now!

For Reservations Call: (800) 631-6277 M-F 8:30am-5:30pm Pacific
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