Active & Discovery on The Rhine – Northbound (8 Days)

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

How Suite It Is! Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship®. Flights into Frankfurt must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to explore Mainz. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Mainz, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Bingen, Germany

Forests and Famous Vineyards. Enjoy a brief cruise on your way to the picturesque village of Rüdesheim. This evening, enjoy dinner onboard while cruising to Bingen. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Rhine Gorge, Germany
Boppard, Germany
Engers, Germany

The Majestic Rhine Gorge and a Peaceful Jewel on the Rhine. Enjoy breakfast onboard as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard. At day's end, you'll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Bonn, Germany
Cologne, Germany

Beethoven's Birthplace, Beer Gardens, and History on the Rhine. Take advantage of some free time in Bonn this morning, or choose to join an Optional Guided Excursion before sailing to Cologne while having lunch onboard. Cologne: Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland. Enjoy live entertainment onboard this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Dusseldorf, Germany

Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers. This afternoon, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf's microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Arnhem, Netherlands
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh. Nijmegen: Delicious Dutch Specialties and Famous Mills. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to a windmill, or take an Optional Cooking Workshop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
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 an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Alternatively, take an Optional Excursion to Holland's beautiful medieval Muiderslot Castle. Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam. Later, enjoy a Farewell Dinner onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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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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