A Taste of the Rhine (Northbound)
5 days with Avalon Waterways Rating:
Day 1 FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 2 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Sail to Rüdesheim while having dinner on your first night onboard.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM (D)
Day 2 RÜDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:
ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.
Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.
Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History
Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening with live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3 COLOGNE
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— explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.
Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship.
This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 4 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age."
You might consider an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 5 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Discover extraordinary destinations in Germany and Holland on this Rhine River cruise to sample local charms and traditions from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim—the Rhine Valley’s wonderful wine country. Hear the sounds of oom-pah-pah of a Mechanical Music Museum like no other! Explore the historic city of Cologne and see its grand Gothic cathedral topped by soaring twin steeples. You may otherwise choose to join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Be sure to enjoy a classic Kölsch lager to toast your Rhine River cruise! Next, you’ll arrive in colorful Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the city’s iconic waterways of the Golden Age.
Cruising: Cabin onboard Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon Visionary
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