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Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Rhine (Northbound) (WFA)

5 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Amsterdam 
Discover extraordinary destinations in Germany and Holland on this Rhine River cruise to sample local charms and traditions from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim—the Rhine Valley’s wonderful wine country. Hear the sounds of oom-pah-pah of a Mechanical Music Museum like no other! Explore the historic city of Cologne and see its grand Gothic cathedral topped by soaring twin steeples. You may otherwise choose to join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Be sure to enjoy a classic Kölsch lager to toast your Rhine River cruise! Next, you’ll arrive in colorful Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the city’s iconic waterways of the Golden Age.

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

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/14/21, 08/29/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/14/21, 08/29/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/13/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/13/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/24/20, 08/19/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Frankfurt(Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim, or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure host; free time in Koblenz

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

Day 4 Amsterdam: canal cruise

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

Itinerary (2021)

Day 1FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Sail to Rüdesheim while having dinner on your first night onboard.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

(D)
Day 2RÜDESHEIM
 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

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

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

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei–where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZ

Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening with live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

(B,L,D)
Day 3COLOGNE
 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— explore the Old City and see 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!

This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)
Day 4AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
 Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

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

You might consider an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

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

Gateway city for arrivals 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.
•Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
•Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*06/24/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
*08/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*11/13/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*07/14/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*08/29/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
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