Active & Discovery on the Rhine – Northbound 2019
8 days Mainz to Amsterdam
Starting at $3,249
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on Avalon Active& Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the inclusions that speak to you! With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided tour in Düsseldorf to discover its spectacular subway, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. On board, you’ll pass through the magnif-icent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! You might choose an in-cluded painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion, and pace. Avalon Choice on Active & Discovery river cruises gives you the Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Mainz (Embarkation):||onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Mainz–Rüdesheim:||choice of nature walk in Eltville, Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or visit to the Eberbach Monastery; free time in Rüdesheim|
|Day 3 Rhine Gorge–Boppard–Engers:||cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, Volcano Tour experience with a visit to the monastery at “Maria Laach,” or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with a ca-ble-car ride|
|Day 4 Bonn–Cologne:||free time in Bonn; choice of jogging tour, Cologne off-the-beaten-track sightseeing, a visit to the chocolate museum, or a Cologne highlights walking tour|
|Day 5 Düsseldorf:||choice of Bike Tour, guided city sightseeing, or guided culinary walk|
|Day 6 Arnhem–Nijmegen:||choice of hike in the National Park, Arnhem guided sightseeing, or guided tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum; free time in Nijmegen|
|Day 7 Amsterdam:||choice of jogging tour, painting class, culinary walk, or canal cruise|
|Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):||your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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