A Taste of the Rhine (Southbound)
5 days with Avalon Waterways Rating:
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
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 a Guided Optional Excursion to explore the quintessential Dutch village of Zaanse Schans with its picturesque waterways, windmills, and flower farms.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
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 Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
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.
Spend 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 (B,L,D)
Day 4 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
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; enjoy a local special treat, OR;
ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT (B,L,D)
Day 5 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Frankfurt airport before 10 am. (B)
All This Included
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.
Cruising: Cabin onboard Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon Visionary
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