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Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Cruise Only Northbound

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Sailing Date: Jun 30, 2018
Through: Jul 14, 2018
Book By: Jun 26 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 14
Ship: Avalon Poetry II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4949445
from $6,648.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Arles (Embarkation)     
2 Arles     
3 Avignon     
4 Cruising - Viviers     
5 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Vienne     
6 Lyon     
7 Cruising - St. Jean De Losne     
8 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) - Beaune - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)     
9 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To The Black Forest     
10 Strasbourg, France     
11 Excursion To Heidelberg, Germany - Mainz     
12 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz     
13 Cologne     
14 Amsterdam, Holland     
15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)     
Number of Nights: 14
Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Your river cruise vacation begins in Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards and you'll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France's gastronomic capital, is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways.

You'll stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg's castle, towering magnificently over the city, and stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River dotted every mile with ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, where a guided walk shows you the highlights of this 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

A stay in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to conclude this sensational European river cruise. And the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's “Golden Age."

Included Features:

Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Arles (Embarkation): welcome to France! onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Day 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Cruising-Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lecture

Day 7 Cruising-St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tasting

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a woodcarver's workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

Day 10 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 11 Excursion to Heidelberg-Mainz: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 12 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and enjoy a special treat in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

Day 13 Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018

14

$5,898.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 05, 2018 - May 19, 2018

14

$6,698.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 19, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018

14

$6,798.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018

14

$6,798.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

14

$6,798.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018

14

$6,648.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018

14

$6,448.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 28, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018

14

$6,448.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

14

$6,498.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 25, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018

14

$6,948.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

14

$7,098.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018

14

$6,998.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 06, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

14

$6,348.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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