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Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Northbound

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Sailing Date: Apr 06, 2018
Through: Apr 21, 2018
Book By: Apr 2 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 15
Ship: Avalon Poetry II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5226778
from $6,158.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Côte D'azur, France     
2 Côte D'azur - Transfer To Arles (Embarkation)     
3 Arles     
4 Avignon     
5 Cruising - Viviers     
6 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Vienne     
7 Lyon     
8 Cruising - St. Jean De Losne     
9 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) - Beaune - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)     
10 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To The Black Forest     
11 Strasbourg, France     
12 Excursion To Heidelberg, Germany - Mainz     
13 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz     
14 Cologne     
15 Amsterdam, Holland     
16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)     
Number of Nights: 15
Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, 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.

Begin with an overnight on the captivating French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur, with plenty of free time to explore and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. On the Rhône River sits 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. Disembark and travel to Beaune, Burgundy's wine capital. Visit the Hôtel Dieu charity hospital before proceeding to Basel, Switzerland, to board your Rhine River cruise vessel.

Your first stop is 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. 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.

A stay in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to end this sensational European river cruise. 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 Côte d'Azur: welcome to France

Day 2 Côte d'Azur-Transfer to Arles (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Day 3 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 5 Cruising-Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lecture

Day 8 Cruising St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tasting

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 10 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a woodcarver's workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

Day 11 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 12 Excursion to Heidelberg-Mainz: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 13 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 14 Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 15 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018


$6,158.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 04, 2018 - May 19, 2018


$6,958.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 18, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018


$7,058.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 01, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018


$7,058.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018


$7,058.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018


$6,908.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018


$6,708.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 27, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018


$6,708.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 10, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018


$6,758.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 24, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018


$7,208.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018


$7,358.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 21, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018


$7,258.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018


$6,608.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.