July 13-28, 2019

Rhine Cruise & Europe



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Zurich, Switzerland Heidiland, Switzerland Liechtenstein
Basel, Switzerland Avalon Expression Black Forest, Germany
Strasbourg, France Heidelberg, Germany Mainz, Germany
Rudeshiem, Germany Rhine Gorge Koblenz, Germany
Cologne, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands Brussels, Belgium
London, UK Westminster Abbey Buckingham Palace


Zurich, Switzerland                             

Heidiland, Switzerland  (not at all laughable, infantile or cliche)



Basel, Switzerland                                     

Avalon Expression                                               

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Black Forest, Germany                           

Strasbourg, France                                   

    Strasbourg Museums                              

Heidelberg, Germany                               


Mainz, Germany         



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Rudeshiem, Germany       


Rhine Gorge                                                            

Koblenz, Germany                                                     

Cologne, Germany                                   


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Amsterdam, Netherlands                                                               

   Bike tour                                       



   Windmills, Cheese, Wooden Shoes                                 



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Brussels, Belgium                                                                                                       

London, UK                                       


Westminster Abbey

                                                    (interiors are stock photos)

Buckingham Palace                    



                    (interiors are stock photos)

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     (Photo credits, Dave Emery, Freddie Marsh, Kay Krenek, Wilfred Krenek)

     (stock photos of interiors of Gutenberg Museum, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace)

Documents/2019-07 Europe Rhine Cruise.pdf

Date Day Time Port Country Note
7/13/19 Sat 8:55AM-5:03 PM AC532 Vancouver to Boston  
    9:45PM-11AM (7/14) LX53 - Swiss Air Boston to Zurich  
7/13/19 Sat   Kay & Wilfred at Hotel Coronado    
7/14/19 Sun 11:00 AM LX53 Arrive Zurich  
7/14/19   night Hotel Coronado  Schaffhauserstrasse 137, Zürich, 8057,  +41443602626
7/15/19 Mon 11:00 AM Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day Sihlquai bus terminal, central Zurich Bus terminal is 200 m behind the main train station (Zurich HB)
7/15/19   night Radisson Blu Airport  Rondellstrasse, 8058 Zürich, Switzerland Included with cruise pricing
      +41 41 800 4040  
https://www.avalonwaterways.com/River-Cruise-Ships/Avalon-Expression/ Invoice #: 385823
7/16/19 Tues Day 1 Basel (Embarkation) Onboard welcome reception Avalon transfer  
  9:30 AM transfer pickup hotel lobby    
  1 - 4 pm Basel excursion - $60 CAD ea   Order Number: 1389060
    5 pm Avalon Expression (be on board by 5 pm) Basel - Klybeck (BAKL)
Uferstrasse 80
4057, BaselCH
Tel: 49 1726 199341
7/17/19 Wed Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar    
      Full Day Black Forest Tour   included
7/18/19 Thur Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral   none included?
      Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt   UNESCO World Heritage Site
      We do our own thing in Strasbourg   Wilfred to Maginot Line
7/19/19 Fri Day 4 Excursion to Heidelberg. Mainz: Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz


7/20/19 Sat Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz   included
7/21/19 Sun Day 6 Cologne: Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walkiDong tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour Cologne Highlights included
      Cologne Cathedral   UNESCO World Heritage Site
      Walking tour including Cathedral - included    
7/22/19 Mon Day 7 Amsterdam: Canal cruise    
      Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht   UNESCO World Heritage Site
    afternoon - bike tour w FM    
7/23/19 Tues Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):      
    ThisIsHolland all 4  
7/23/19 Tues   Rijksmuseum Wilfred and me  
7/23/19 night Hyatt regency 2 nights Sarphatistraat 104, Amsterdam, 1018 GV  +31 (0) 20 554 1234  Confirmation Number : 22066358
7/24/19 Wed        
    8:45 AM

Check in 8:15 am

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam DEPARTURE POINT:  Tours & Tickets Departure Point, De Ruijterkade 34, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands,  Located in the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side. 
7/24/19 night Hyatt regency 2 nights Canal cruise Wilfred and me  
7/25/19 Thur 9:15-11:08 AM train to Brussels Midi from Amsterdam Central  
7/25/19   Pullman Brussels Centre Midi Hotel Place Victor Horta 1, Brussels, 1060, BE   +3225289800  
  2 pm Groovy Brussels Bike Tour Starbucks shop at the Grand-Place  +32 484 89 89 36
7/26/19 Fri 10:56-11:57 am train to London
Brussels Midi to London St Pancras Intl
  1:30-3:30 pm entrance between Westminster Abbey Westminster Tube Station transaction: 301050
7/26/19 night Hyatt Andaz London 2 nights 40 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN   +44 207 961 1234  
7/27/19 night Hyatt Andaz London 2 nights      
    10:15AM ~2:30PM Buckingham Palace tour  

Transaction number: 5033923

7/27/19 7:30 pm 9 to 5 The Musical Savoy Theatre, London (Tube - Charing Cross-5 min; Embankment-7 min) 2nd Floor, Alexander House, Church Path, Woking, Surrey GU21 6EJ   
7/28/19 Sun Fly home from London on WestJet      
  1:30-3:40 PM WS22 Gatwick to Calgary  
  5:30-6 PM WS133 Calgary to Vancouver  

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