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Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Rhine (Southbound) (WAF)

5 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Frankfurt 
Discover the treasured traditions ways of the past and present with an entirely new view of the majestic Rhine River. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the serenity of the Rhine Valley, your European river cruise gives you the perfect taste of the charming spots in Germany and Holland. You’ll cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and sample the scrumptious specialties along with regional wines, beer, and coffees in local cafes. Explore the iconic city of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise, enjoy the fascinating city of Cologne with its soaring Gothic steeples, and take in the peaceful charm of Rüdesheim along the Rhine shores before disembarking in the marvelous medieval town of Frankfurt.

Ships: Artistry II - Imagery II - Tranquility II - Visionary
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $750 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/17/20
  • Save $1000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/10/21, 08/25/21
  • Save $750 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/02/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/02/21, 07/10/21, 08/25/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/11/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/22/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/11/20, 09/30/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Frankfurt (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary (2021)

Day 1AMSTERDAM, 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 2AMSTERDAM
 Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age".

This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

(B,L,D)
Day 3COLOGNE, GERMANY
 Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your 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 Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

(B,L,D)
Day 4RÜDESHEIM
 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a special treat, OR;

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

(B,L,D)
Day 5FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Frankfurt airport before 10 am.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Book now to guarantee Early Preview Pricing, available only until April 6, 2020.

Gateway city for departures is Frankfurt.

Port charges:

$104

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $114
B / Sapphire Deck / $657
A / Sapphire Deck / $686
P / Royal Deck / $743
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,257

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*05/11/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*05/17/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
*07/22/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*09/30/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
*05/02/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*07/10/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
*08/25/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
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