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There’s nothing like traveling with other singles over the holidays! Join Singles Travel International on a Christmas Markets River Cruise on one of Europe’s most legendary rivers: the Rhine! This winter-wonderland journey, on Avalon’s Tranquility II, begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and the Netherlands! Each town is festively lit and decorated, and the sounds of Christmas carols fill the air. Be sure to pack your camera so you capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey with solo travelers.

“We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the US State DepartmentCDC and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks in order to make an informed decision about their travel safety.  See our FAQ section for more.”

INCLUSIVE FEATURES OF OUR TOUR:

  • VACCINATED PASSENGERS ONLY
  • No need for Covid-19 testing to board the ship!
  • FREE return Covid-19 test on board the ship for our return to USA!
  • 7-Night Cruise – (7) Nights in either a Deluxe Riverview or Panorama Suite aboard the Tranquility II
  • Deluxe Staterooms aboard the Tranquility II are on the Indigo Deck; Panorama Suites on the Tranquility II are on the Sapphire and Royal decks
  • Superb dining with ALL meals on board Tranquility II daily featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D)
  • Complimentary 1 Glass of Wine or Beer with Every Dinner on the Cruise
  • Complimentary Soft Drinks with Lunch and Dinner on the Cruise
  • Complimentary Internet access on the cruise
  • Breisach: Full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood, or Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting.
  • Strasbourg: City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.
  • Mainz:  Guided Tour 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,” or Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.
  • Rudesheim: Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.
  • Cologne: Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.
  • Amsterdam: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

UNIQUE SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS:

  • FREE* 1 Night Pre Tour Stay at the deluxe Radisson Blu Airport **in Zurich (Dec. 13-14) (Value Up to $579!)
  • Singles Travel International Signature Experience: To Be Announced closer to Tour Departure! 
  • Premium Membership Discounts! Save Up to $1570 on Your Own Space™!! Join Today
  • Singles Travel International Professional Concierge*** commitment to an exceptional member experience assures that you get the most from your experience
  • Customized Activities Calendar exclusive to our group!
  • Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy Life!
  • Roommate Matching Saving You Lots of Money!
  • Breakfast Club each morning
  • Virtual Pre-Trip Get-Together to plan excursions and more!
  • Live, virtual events @ SingleLife.Today, our 365 online community for singles ages 50+ to stay connected when they are not on vacation.
  • Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation.
  • Singles Travel International will provide a complimentary KN95 mask to each member on our tour
  • COVID-19 safe travel protocols – Reference our Travel with Confidence Promise
  • Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment signed by all members assures a mutually respectful environment surrounding COVID-19 safety

*FREE PRE CRUISE ROOM ACCOMMODATION MUST MATCH CRUISE ACCOMMODATION: If you reserve a Share & Save on the cruise, your Included Pre-Cruise Package must also be a Share & Save. If you book a Single accommodation on the cruise, your Included Pre-Cruise Package will also be Your Own Room.

**Hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Singles Travel International and we reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time.

***Minimum of 10 guests required to send a Concierge. If no Concierge, a guest will be designated as a Singles Travel International “Ambassador” to coordinate the first day’s activities.

Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of Singles Travel International. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages or ratios.

 

Itinerary

Mon, Dec 12:  Zurich, Switzerland – Optional 2-Day Pre Cruise Package Arrivals
Tues, Dec 13 :  Zurich, Switzerland – INCLUDED 1-Day Pre Cruise Package Arrivals
Wed, Dec 14:  Zurich, Switzerland – Embarkation: Onboard welcome reception  
Thur, Dec 15:  Briesach, Germany: Choice of Black Forest excursion or visit to a local winery in Breisach.  
Fri, Dec 16:  Strasbourg, France: Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market  
Sat, Dec 17:  Mainz, Germany: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or guided walk in Mainz with visit of the Gutenberg Museum; Christmas market
Sun, Dec 18:  Rüdsheim, Germany / Rhine Gorge: Choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; Christmas market; scenic sailing through the Rhine Gorge; Christmas market  
Mon, Dec 19:  Cologne, Germany: Guided walk; Christmas market
Tues, Dec 20:  Amsterdam, Holland: Canal cruise
Wed, Dec 21:  Amsterdam, Holland: Disembarkation – Your cruise ends this morning after breakfast.  1 Day Post Cruise Package begins
Thu, Dec 22:  Amsterdam, Holland: 1 Day Post Cruise Package ends
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Day 1 – Tuesday, December 13

1-Day Included Pre Tour in Zurich. Singles Travel International singles-only Meet & Greet! Overnight Zurich.

Day 2 – Wednesday, December 14 (B,D)

Included transfer from our Zurich hotel to the Tranquility II. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Before dinner, meet your cruising companions and crew at a welcome reception at approximately 6:00 p.m. Evening cruise to Breisach.

Day 3 – Thursday – December 15 (B,L,D)

Briesach, Germany

Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. The area got its name because the pine forests are so dense, local residents described them as black. The most well-known products from this region are Black Forest ham, Black Forest cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks! This afternoon there’s free time in Breisach to visit the Christmas market —or you may join an optional excursion to Colmar in France’s Alsace region.

Day 4 – Friday – December 16 (B,L,D)

Strasbourg, France

Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way. On your walking tour, you will discover Europe at its most quintessential. 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. Explore Place Kléber, a large historic square in the heart of the city, and Place Gutenberg in the heart of medieval Strasbourg, which features a statue of the inventor of the printing press. Dating back to 1570, the traditional CHRISTMAS MARKET is one of the oldest and finest in Europe. Located around Place de la Cathédrale and Place Broglie, its centerpiece is a giant Christmas tree. As you stroll through the festively decorated and illuminated streets you’ll notice the pleasing aromas of mulled wine, sweets, spice cakes, and biscuits—a truly magical atmosphere! This afternoon, an optional excursion into the Alsace wine country is available. Overnight cruise to Mainz.

Day 5 – Saturday – December 17 (B,L,D)

Heidelberg-Mainz, Germany

This morning, an excursion takes us to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, which was founded in 1386. Visit the ruins of HEIDELBERG CASTLE, towering magnificently over the city and among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. You’ll also see the famed GREAT VAT, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.” At nearly 23 feet high and 28 feet wide, it holds over 58,000 gallons of wine and has a dance floor on top of it! The Christmas market in Heidelberg is scattered over five town squares, and you’ll find a wide array of crafts and regional delicacies. In the afternoon, arrive in Mainz, which today is Germany’s largest and most important wine market. The Altstadt (Old Town) has many intriguing shops and the whimsical Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) on the Schillerplatz is a tribute to the jesters at the city’s annual Carnival celebration. Gutenberg, father of modern printing, was born here, and during a GUIDED WALK you’ll visit the captivating GUTENBERG MUSEUM. Then there’s free time to explore the local Christmas market in this beautiful city.

Day 6 – Sunday – December 18 (B,L,D)

Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge

This morning, dock in pretty Rudesheim, a typical Rhine Valley wine town. Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM to see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, and enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT. During the festive period the entire town transforms itself into one large Christmas market, offering products and specialties from a number of nations, all presented in a distinctive manner. You’ll be spoiled by the selection of shops offering a vast variety of Christmas presents and decorations. In the Market Square you’ll find Europe’s largest nativity scene, with life-size figures. Downstream from Rüdesheim is the dramatic RHINE GORGE, the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the water. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured sailors to their doom

Day 7 – Monday – December 19 (B,L,D)

Cologne

One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne, straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. This morning, join an included GUIDED CITY WALK. The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years! Wander through the fabulous and magical Christmas market before leaving Cologne and sailing to Amsterdam.

Day 9 – Tuesday – December 20 (B,L,D)

Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam! Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants has a distinct ambiance. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time this afternoon to enjoy the city or perhaps join an optional excursion.

Day 10 – Wednesday – December 21 (B,L,D)

Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Our vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Stay an extra day in Amsterdam for more!

Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Avalon Waterways without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes.

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OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT PRE CRUISE PACKAGE IN ZURICH – December 12-14, 2022

Our Pre Cruise Package Includes:

  • Get a Head Start on Meeting Your Fellow Single Cruisers
  • Two (2) Nights Double Accommodations at the deluxeRadisson Blu Airport *in Zurich
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Full Breakfast
  • Welcome to Zurich Meet & Greet with Welcome Glass of Wine
  • Transfer to the Tranquility II on December 14

OPTIONAL 1 NIGHT POST CRUISE PACKAGE IN AMSTERDAM – December 21-22, 2022

Our Post Cruise Package Includes:  

  • Transfer From the Ship to the Hotel on December 21
  • One (1) Night Double Bedded Accommodations at Movenpick Amsterdam City Center*
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Company of other Single Travelers
  • Help of your Singles Travel International Concierge

Note: Transportation between the airport and the hotel is not included in our pre or post packages.

*Hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Singles Travel International and we reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time.

**Residence fee applied on hotel accommodation is not included. This fee MUST be paid by the clients directly at the hotel reception (according to government’s instructions). The current stay over tax is 3.00 Euros per room, per day, and subject to change.

Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of Singles Travel International. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages or ratios.

FAQs

Congratulations on making a reservation with Singles Travel International for your next vacation!

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REVIEW the important information on the FAQ tab for this trip and visit our Help Center. We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the US State Department, CDC and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks in order to make an informed decision about their travel safety.

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PASSPORT MANDATORY: A passport is required for travel to Europe. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.

We recommend that you also make copies of your passport, driver’s license, photo identification card and/or birth certificate in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your passport.

Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.

FLIGHT & PASSPORT INFO Two months prior to your vacation, you’ll receive an email with a link to upload your flight and passport information. This is important for us to be able to schedule your included arrival and departure transfers. 

INSURANCE Travel Insurance is not mandatory, but, based on our experience, we highly recommend it. In addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.

When selecting a travel insurance policy, we recommend that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. We also strongly recommend that the policy cover personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days, or CLICK HERE to go directly to Travel Guard and request a policy quote. It only takes a few minutes.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

The vacation begins with one night (included) in a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, on December 13, 2022. The trip ends in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on December 21, 2022. Therefore, the trip is 9 nights/10 days.

Please arrive at the Zurich airport (ZRH) no later than 4:00 pm on December 13 in to be able to participate in the singles-only meet and greet and optional dinner! Your return flight can depart on December 21 at any time before 3:30 pm in order to be eligible for a transfer from the ship.

Add the FREE 1 Night Pre Package (December 13-14, 2022)! (See Price My Trip Tab).

Want to spend even more time in Europe, add the 2 Night Pre Package (December 12-14, 2022) in Zurich and/or the 1 Night Post Package (December 21-22, 2022) in Amsterdam! (See Price My Trip Tab).

Avalon Waterways  requires that all guests must provide proof of full COVID vaccination before embarkation. Also, because many of Singles Travel International’s destinations have vaccination requirements for indoor experiences (museums, restaurants, attractions, etc.), all Singles Travel International tour guests must be fully vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination with them to show as needed for upcoming departures.

Other requirements, such as negative COVID-19 tests before and during the cruise and tour, may be required.  Your knowledgeable team at Singles Travel International will keep you up to date with plenty of time to prepare.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. Please schedule a physical check-up, before your trip, to discuss the type of trip in which you are participating with your physician.

You and your physician may access much more, very detailed health information for travelers (including tips on staying healthy while traveling) on the CDC website. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

A deposit is due at time of reservation, and final payment is due on August 2, 2022.

We’ve made paying your balance online as easy as 1-2-3! You’ll be able to see your balance directly within your Singles Travel International profile. Under the shopping cart icon, choose “Reservations and Payments” from the drop down to view your dashboard. To see how to use this NEW reservation and payment feature, watch this quick VIDEO. You may also call us at 877-765-6874 ext. 4 and provide us with your preferred payment information.

If you make a reservation after July 26, 2022, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.

Until final payment date of July 26, 2022, your deposit of $700 is applicable to any other Singles Travel International Avalon Waterways vacation.

All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International and are subject to per person penalties as follows unless the cruise is cancelled by the cruise line.*

– Between July 27 and October 15, 2022  – 35% penalty applies.

– Between October 16 and November 14, 2022  – 50% penalty applies.

– Between November 15 and December 14, 2022 – any cancellations or “no-shows”  – 100% penalty

*When the cruise is cancelled by the cruise line, you will generally be offered a full refund or the option to move your reservation to another date without penalty, often with a perk.  All changes are subject to current terms and conditions at the time of cancellation. Your team at Singles Travel International will advocate for you in all cases.\

Note that if you elect to take a roommate and he/she cancels after our cut off date, we will do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single cabin/room is the responsibility of the guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of cruise or tour company policy as stated above. Singles Travel International is not responsible for costs related to cancellations after our cut off date.

Although Singles Travel International is committed to keep our members informed regarding the current status of our partner-vendor policies, you are ultimately responsible for your health and well-being when making travel decisions. We  strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks so they make informed decision about their travel safety.

**For those who make the personal decision to travel and in order to assure a mutually respectful environment surrounding Covid-19 safety, each member will need to sign a Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment. Please familiarize yourself with our other new protocols by CLICKING HERE.

Please arrive at the Zurich airport (ZRH) no later than 4:00 pm on December 13 in to be able to participate in the singles-only meet and greet and optional dinner!

Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information,” including transportation and how to meet up with the group, will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site 21 days prior to trip start date.

Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by Singles Travel International. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate.

Of course. We offer a FREE 1 Night Pre Package in Zurich (December 13-14, 2022) and also a 2 Night Pre Package (December 12-14, 2022). Click ‘Price my Trip’ or ‘Book now’ to make your reservation.

Stay longer in Amsterdam at the end of the cruise by choosing either our 1 or 2 Night Post Package. Click ‘Price my Trip’ or ‘Book now’ to make your reservation.

Transportation between the airports and hotels are not included in our packages; however, we do offer those transfers for sale on our site.

Although we make every effort, Singles Travel International does not guarantee roommate shares for optional pre and post cruise stays. If no roommate is found, single occupancy rates prevail and are payable 30 days prior to departure.

In order to accommodate singles from all over the world, our tours and cruises are priced as land/cruise only. Therefore, airfare is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.

In order to be ready to begin the tour in Zurich, please arrive in Zurich (ZRH) no later than 4:00 pm on December 13, 2022, in order to participate in the singles-only meet and greet and optional dinner.

Your return flight can depart on December 21 from Amsterdam (AMS) at any time; however, the last available transfer from the ship will be at 3:30 pm.

Should you elect to take the 2 Night Pre Package, you can arrive into Zurich (ZRH) at any time on December 12, 2022.

Should you decide to stay later in Amsterdam, your flight can depart at any time on either December 22 or December 23, 2022.

Airport transfers are offered as options with our cruise/tour. Select the “Book Now” or “Price My Trip” tab to purchase your transfers.

About 2 months prior to trip departure, you will receive a request from Singles Travel International to provide your flight details so we can arrange your transfers.

 

Our tour does not include your airfare, meals not included in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages (except when included in Singles Travel International events and wine/beer during dinner on the Tranquility II, incidentals such as laundry and phone calls, plus gratuities to your Singles Travel International Concierge ($15 per day) and local guides. You may also be charged a delivery fee, imposed by our vendors, for special delivery of documents including international and expedited documents.

 

 

Absolutely. Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single cabin is on us! In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by July 26, 2022.

Guarantees are based on the lowest priced category. Upgrades are charged the full single rate less the lowest share credit if no equal match is found.

Of course, single cabins are available at an additional rate assessed by Avalon. Even after the cut-off date, we get so many calls that finding a roommate is easy. So please let us know if you are interested when making your booking.

Our guarantee is based on the lowest, inside cabin share rate. If you opt for a higher category and we are unable to match in that category, you are responsible for the difference to move a member into your cabin to make a match. You may also opt to take your own cabin at that time for the single cabin rate. Assessments are made at final payment date: July 26, 2022.

Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. Singles Travel International reserves the right to make any match up until day of cruising, including roommate changes once onboard for members who select the Share & Save option.

We highly recommend that our guests contact their roommates in advance. Booked members have access to our private online chat. Meet your roommate as well as the other members on your vacation. Singles Travel International makes every effort to accommodate requests, but does not guarantee the satisfaction or success of a roommate match. It’s the responsibility of the guest to contact his/her roommate and ask the appropriate questions.

Optional pre and post cruise/tour stays are not eligible for the roommate match guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.

Read more about Roommate Matching on our Frequently Asked Questions found at the Help Center.

Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.

A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Tranquility II comprises two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. As you cruise along Europe’s finest rivers, enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama SuiteSM is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery.

Exciting onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Sky Bistro. There’s no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.

– **Club Lounge**
Fascinating landscapes serve as the ultimate backdrop as you relax in your ship’s Club Lounge. Coffee service is always available, so grab a cup and exchange vacation stories with fellow travelers, play a board game with newfound friends, or settle in with a good book from the ship’s library.
– **Sky Deck**
When it comes to meeting new friends, witnessing the splendid scenery, or just taking a moment to relax, the Sky Deck is the ideal place. Modern deck furniture enhances your experience as you soak up the sun or drink in the moonlight, and as you photographically capture your destination’s most scenic beauty and quintessential character.
– **Main Bar & Lounge**
With an airy, open layout and contemporary design, this attractive space features rich hardwoods, plush fabrics, and floor-to-ceiling windows lining the walls—a relaxed, comfortable area that’s perfect for viewing remarkable scenery, taking in the evening entertainment, and enjoying an after-dinner drink, glass of local wine, or coffee with newfound friends.
– **Dining Room**
On an Avalon cruise, expert chefs select the finest ingredients to create delectable dishes that are both inspired and memorable. Each day you’ll embark on an epicurean adventure in your ship’s elegant dining room. Enjoy open seating, bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets, multicourse dinners paired with complimentary regional wines, and the five-star service you’d expect from a fine resort.
– **Lobby & Reception**
On an Avalon river cruise, our number one priority is you. That’s why throughout your journey a friendly, English-speaking crew stands ready to answer your questions, meet your needs, and help you create the vacation of a lifetime. It’s also why we designed a main lobby and reception area bathed in natural light, where you’ll be warmly greeted and will feel immediately at home. You can even stay connected to the folks back home at the onboard Internet Center.
– **Fitness Center**
On an Avalon river cruise, you can benefit from both a mind and body experience. The Fitness Center is well equipped so you can stick to your fitness program while on vacation. Take advantage of state-of-the-art cardio equipment while enjoying the view of the unforgettable passing landscapes.

 

 

Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every cruise sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 28 years, we have perfected the singles cruise experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day. From the moment you arrive at our Luxembourg hotel, our Singles Travel International Concierge is waiting to meet you at our Welcome Happy Hour/Mixer.

Yes! Singles Travel International is the only singles vacation company that features a travel community where members may send messages to one another at any time. Once you make a reservation, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for finding out more about your fellow travel companions, coordinating taxi shares, setting up tours and more. Your trip chat is accessible from the trip page. Ask your Singles Travel International Reservation Guide for assistance.

Our program for 50+ singles also includes live online events and virtual tours plus a virtual Meet & Greet with your travel companions before you depart. View and get reminders for each event on our community page, www.SingleLife.Today. Be sure to sign up today so that you don’t miss out on anything!

Our “Baby Boomer” vacations cater to singles in their 50s and 60s but you will often meet singles ranging anywhere from 45-75. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages.

We recommend that you meet the members of the Singles Travel International Community online where you may view and interact with members via “Who’s Going” on every trip page. This is the best way to find out exactly who will be on your vacation.

We also invite you to join our 50+ singles community when you are not on the road, before and after your vacation @ www.SingleLife.Today. Membership and most events are free and when you upgrade to Premium, you’ll have access to our live, virtual tours to exotic locations plus save $1000s of dollars on Your Own Space ™.

The weather changes from year to year but nevertheless, it is winter so prepare for all conditions. Dress in layers…hat, gloves and warm feet. Consider a pair of warm boots or a thin pair of rubber boots in case there is snow or slush to walk through. They weigh little and take up almost no luggage space.

If it gets too cold at the Christmas markets, stop for a cup of gluhwein or pop into a nearby beerhall to soak up the warmth and perhaps a bier.

Check out www.wunderground.com for up to date predictions as well as historical data for you destination,

Although during this time of year, the days are shorter,  most Christmas markets continue the festivities well into the evening. Check  sunrise and sunset times for your cities on www.timeanddate.com.

There is no baggage limit on the cruise ship. Currently, most international airlines will allow you to check one bag, weighing 50 pounds, for free. In addition you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.

Bring along winter clothing. We recommend that you mix and match using 1-3 colors, such as black, brown and khaki or one other color. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Our cruise will stop in some of the most charming little towns, and, once we dock, we’re off for adventure. Walking is the best way to see it all. Note that dress code aboard a river cruise is very casual and some days you may have dinner in the same outfit you wore during day when the schedule is full.

Packing Tips: Take only what you need; don’t over pack. A river cruise is casual. Save room for souvenirs and purchases. Pack flat and full to avoid wrinkling. Bring wardrobe basics; mix and match around one or two colors. Don’t pack anything valuable, fragile or perishable. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase.

Essential Items for a River Cruise: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.

– A smile and an open-minded attitude
– Binoculars for best sightseeing while cruising
– Winter/Weatherproof Jacket (wind-and rainproof outer shell)
– A good, comfortable pair of broken-in walking shoes
– A pair of shoes for restaurants, evenings on the town (ship is casual)
– Collapsible umbrella and/or lightweight raingear.
– Sunglasses
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials.
– Prescription medications: sufficient supply for the entire trip plus legible written prescription in case of loss. Keep medications in their original, labeled container. Always pack your medications in your carry-on bag!
– Eyeglasses, contacts, contact lens solution. You may want to bring along a written prescription for your eyewear in case of loss.
– Over the counter medications: cold remedy, aspirin/pain reliever, antacid/stomach upset remedy, Band-Aids, money or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face, especially for guests in an inside cabin.
– Travel journal/notepad and reading material.
– Small, basic sewing kit with a few extra buttons. Remember to pack scissors in your checked bag!
– Photography Equipment

A passport is required for cruise travel to Europe. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.

Non US citizens are responsible for contacting all countries on our itinerary to secure appropriate documentation in advance.

Avalon Waterways requires that all guests must provide proof of full COVID vaccination before embarkation. Also, because many of Singles Travel International’s destinations have vaccination requirements for indoor experiences (museums, restaurants, attractions, etc.), all Singles Travel International tour guests must be fully vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination with them to show as needed for upcoming departures.

No other inoculations are required for travel to Europe. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. In addition, we suggest that you have a physical check-up before your trip, and discuss the type of trip in which you are participating with your physician.

You and your physician may access much more, very detailed health information for travelers (including tips on staying healthy while traveling) on the CDC website. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

The currency used throughout the cruise is the Euro (in port) and US Dollar (onboard). Exchange rates fluctuate often. You may find the current exchange rates in the financial sections of newspapers and on the Internet. You may also find a number of websites by typing “foreign exchange rates” in your search engine. Two specific websites are: xe.com and Money.com.

Currency Exchange: Many locations will accept major credit cards, but for incidentals and small vendors you will need some local currency. ATM machines will dispense local currency for internationally accepted ATM cards and/or credit cards. They are usually conveniently located in large cities, but are limited in smaller towns and rural areas. You may exchange cash and traveler’s checks for local currencies at hotels, banks and exchange bureaus. Banks no longer make change in many European countries.

Credit Cards: Your credit card will be accepted to settle your incidentals bill at all hotels and in major shops, restaurants and aboard the Tranquility II.

Although traveler’s insurance isn’t mandatory, we highly recommend protecting your trip.

Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard, and, in addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.

If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, at 877-SOLO-TRIP, EXT #2, if you have not received your quote within 3 days. CLICK HERE FOR A QUOTE

Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site, 21 days prior to trip start date.

The Tranquility II has free unlimited Wi-Fi. You may also telephone, telex, radiogram or fax to anywhere in the world and be billed at applicable ship-to-shore rates. Guests may also be contacted onboard our ship via satellite in an emergency, but we recommend that you arrange to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages and read emails on your own cell phones and mobile devices. Check with your phone carrier for rates.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please contact Tammy Weiler at 815-715-6998.

All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.

On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.

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After 25 years in Corporate America, I decided to take my exceptional customer service skills on the road. My first season managing Tours was in Alaska and it was a blast! It was then and there that I realized I had found my calling. Boy did I wish I had done this sooner in my life. As the newest Singles Travel International Concierge, I have devoted my life to encouraging and empowering people to take risks, go out and have fun through travel. So, Let’s go have some fun!!!

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Just returned home after a WONDERFUL Rockin', Romantic Rhine Cruise with STI. It was a very different experience from a large cruise ship, as it had about 140 passengers. I got to meet many people from STI and others from outside the group. Terrific experience! Each day, we had excursions, included in the tour. We really got to see the cities where we stopped. The local color was amazing. It was quite an experience to see castles, windows, Gutenberg Bibles up close and personal. Plenty of time to shop or just walk around.  The food was wonderful. With breakfast, we could have sparkling wine or mimosas. With dinner, the wine and beer were flowing freely. My favorite two optional excursions were a German Dinner (not to miss) and a trip to a functioning windmill, where we went right inside to see how it works. While cruising, we experienced going thru canal locks. In the mid portion of the Rhine, we saw castle after castle and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards. I highly recommend this trip. Heaven for photography. It is an experience of a lifetime!

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The Rockin Rhine River Cruise was one of the best vacations I have ever had. Our group kept things lively and there was always someone that was around to do things like shopping or tours....or just to sit around in a Biergarten and relax with a glass of local wine or beer.

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