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per person share twinFlights are additionalDeparts 05 May 20Other dates available
Active & Discovery on the Rhine
A Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion, and pace. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided tour in Düsseldorf to discover its spectacular subway, and taste regional wines in Eltville. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising
✔ 7 night river cruise
✔ Gourmet cuisine with regional wine & beer
✔ Your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
✔ Avalon's renowned onboard service & relaxed luxury
✔ Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
✔ Gratuities to Cruise Director, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
✔ Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
DAY 1: MAINZ, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Frankfurt must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to explore Mainz. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ (D)
DAY 2: MAINZ. EXCURSION TO ELTVILLE
Forests and Famous Vineyards ACTIVE - For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville's idyllic forest and vineyards, OR: DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with wine tastings included, OR: CLASSIC - Visit the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco's dark medieval murder mystery "The Name of the Rose." Enjoy the remaining free time in Mainz before sailing to Rudesheim this afternoon, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village. In the evening enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN (B,L,D)
DAY 3: RHINE GORGE-BOPPARD
The Majestic Rhine Gorge and a Peaceful Jewel on the Rhine Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard. ACTIVE - Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, OR: DISCOVERY - For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the "Lava City" of Mendig for a Vulcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, as well as a visit to the nearby Monastery at "Maria Laach", OR: CLASSIC - Take a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view. At day's end, you'll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS (B,L,D)
DAY 4: BONN
Beethoven's Birthplace, Beer Gardens, and History on the Rhine Take advantage of some free time in Bonn this morning. COLOGNE Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland ACTIVE - For a unique view of Cologne's history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, OR: DISCOVERY - Join an off-the-beaten-path Guided Tour to discover the quaint Belgian Quarter of Cologne, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, OR: CLASSIC - Take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sight, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DUSSELDORF (B,L,D)
DAY 5: DUSSELDORF
Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers ACTIVE - Enjoy a stroll in the beautiful gardens in the Park of Benrath Palace and admire the furniture, porcelain and paintings of the main palace, OR: ACTIVE - Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, OR: DISCOVERY - Experience Dusseldorf's Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Dusseldorf. Visit the Old Town, but also discover its spectacular subway line, where each station has an individual magic character. You might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Dusseldorf's microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM (B,L,D)
DAY 6: ARNHEM
Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh ACTIVE - Go on a hike in the Hoge Veluwe National Park with a Nature Expert and discover its abundance of wildlife, including deers, wild boars and mouflons, OR: ACTIVE - Biking Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dune, OR: DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Sightseeing of Arnhem past impressive monuments and places of remembrance, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the world's second largest Van Gogh collection. NIJMEGEN Delicious Dutch Specialties and Famous Mills You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 7: AMSTERDAM
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam ACTIVE - See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city-all at an easy pace with stops for commentary, OR: DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters' techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience OR: DISCOVERY - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon you might take an Optional Culinary Walk in one of Amsterdam's famous districts, or an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Alternatively take an Optional Guided Excursion to Holland's beautiful medieval Muiderslot Castle. Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafes of Amsterdam. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
From $3199 per person share twin
Panorama Suite (B)
From $4698 per person share twin
Panorama Suite (A)
From $4798 per person share twin
Regional add ons on request
Cruise operates May - Sep in both directions, ask us for pricing.
price based on 5 May 2020 departure
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All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 20 Sep 2019 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per cabin & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms&conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation.Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy
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