A TASTE OF THE RHINE (SOUTHBOUND)

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The Rhine 25th Aug 2021
Amsterdam 4 nights
Avalon £1,205.00

A TASTE OF THE RHINE (SOUTHBOUND)

Discover the treasured traditions ways of the past and present with an entirely new view of the majestic Rhine River. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the serenity of the Rhine Valley, your European river cruise gives you the perfect taste of the charming spots in Germany and Holland. You’ll cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and sample the scrumptious specialties along with regional wines, beer, and coffees in local cafes. Explore the iconic city of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise, enjoy the fascinating city of Cologne with its soaring Gothic steeples, and take in the peaceful charm of Rüdesheim along the Rhine shores before disembarking in the marvelous medieval town of Frankfurt.

 

 

 

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

CLASSIC

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

ACTIVE

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

DISCOVERY

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests – from cooking classes, to painting workshops – to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

 

DAY 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
You may plan your arrival for early in the day to explore Amsterdam before your cruise. Perhaps take advantage of an Optional Excursion to explore the quintessential Dutch village of Zaanse Schans with its picturesque waterways, windmills, and flower farms.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC

Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”.

This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

DAY 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC

Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY

Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

DAY 4 RÜDESHEIM

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

DISCOVERY

Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a special treat, OR;

ACTIVE

Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

DAY 5 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Frankfurt airport before 10 am.

 

 

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