A TASTE OF THE RHINE
5-DAY'S RIVER CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO MAINZ
Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the inclusions that speak to you! With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided tour in Düsseldorf to discover its spectacular subway, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. On board, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion, and pace. Avalon Choice on Active & Discovery river cruises gives you the Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!
8 DAYS - ACTIVE DISCOVERY ON THE RHINE : Starts from RM8,160
Highlights & Sightseeing
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 an 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." You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon 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 Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD (B,L,D)
Day 4 BOPPARD-RHINE GORGE
A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge Takes advantage of free time to explore Boppard's beautiful forest views-by bike or by foot. Sip a late-morning cup of rich German coffee in a local cafe after breakfast. Next, enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim. RUDESHEIM Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country DISCOVERY - Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. DISCOVERY - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. This evening, enjoy a special performance on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ (B,L,D)
Day 5 MAINZ (Disembarkation) - your vacation ends this morning.