Active Discovery on The Rhine – Southbound (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Wiesbaden, Germany
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DAY 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Bike Excursion through the Dutch countryside, or spend free time strolling at your leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Xanten, Germany

Roman Treasure and Priceless Archaeological Discoveries. Join your Avalon adventure host for a Morning Stretch Class onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Duisburg, Germany
Dusseldorf, Germany

A Masterpiece of Industrial Architecture and Idyllic Forests. Enjoy lunch onboard as you cruise to Düsseldorf. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Start your day with a Morning Stretch Class with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Koblenz, Germany
Rhine Gorge, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet. Enjoy lunch onboard and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to Rüdesheim. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Eltville, Germany
Wiesbaden, Germany

Sparkling Wines, Fruitful Vines, and Forests Sublime. Relax onboard for a short sail to Wiesbaden during lunch. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Wiesbaden, Germany

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Active Discovery on The Rhine – Southbound map

What's Included

Included

  •  Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  •  Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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