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Sun., Jul. 19, 2015

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Sun., Jul. 26, 2015

SIU SDM 40TH Anniversary CELEBRATION on an AVALON RHINE RIVER CRUISE

  • The Rhine River Cruise

(For a detailed itinerary, click here.)

(For details about the Avalon Felicity, click here.)

    • Day 1 Transfer to Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

    • Day 2 Strasbourg: Visit the monumental red-sandstone GOTHIC CATHEDRAL with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, as well as the magical LA PETITE FRANCE district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, inviting bistros, and a waterfront promenade.

    • Day 3 Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg: Visit the imposing ruins of HEIDELBERG CASTLE, towering magnificently over the city and see the famed GREAT VAT, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.”

    • Day 4 Mainz; Rüdesheim: Visit the captivating GUTENBERG MUSEUM. During lunch, depart Mainz and cruise on to pretty Rüdesheim, a typical Rhine Valley wine town. Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM - see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes.

    • Day 5 Rhine Gorge; Koblenz: Enjoy the views of the dramatic RHINE GORGE, the most beautiful stretch of river. Experience the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz, which reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments, or visit nearby SAYN MANOR HOUSE.

    • Day 6 Cologne: Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Choose between an included GUIDED CITY WALK or JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years!

    • Day 7 Amsterdam: There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT!

    • Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Pricing is as follows and includes all port charges, taxes and gratuities:

  • Oceanview  -  $2,999ppOceanview Single  -  $4,000pp
  • CAT B Balcony  -  $3,599pp (lower level balcony)
  • CAT A Balcony  -  $3,649pp (upper level balcony)

Pricing includes:

  • Free Wifi
  • Shore Excursions included
  • Beer and Wine at lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Premium bath amenities from L’Occitane

Exciting Pre-Cruise and Post-Cruise Travel Opportunities are also available for an additional cost.  Please note the following links for more information about a pre-cruise travel opportunity to Switzerland and a post-cruise travel opportunity to Paris:

    Switzerland     -     Paris.


More information related to the Continuing Education program that will be offered on the cruise will be shared as soon as the details are finalized.


To finalize your reservation and/or for further details, please contact Jodi Murphy, Managing Member of Cruise and Travel Partners.  A $1,500 per stateroom refundable deposit is required.  Space is limited and we have already received a positive response toward this offering, so we are encouraging all of our alumni, faculty and friends to reserve a cabin as soon as possible.

Jodi Murphy, Managing Member
Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC
912 Adams Way
West Chester, PA 19382
Tel: 610/399-4501
Cell: 610/420-9364
Fax: 610/399- 4417
www.cruiseandtravelpartners.com




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