Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound) 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Amsterdam
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Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound) 2021

8 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Starting at $2,849


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Explore the Rhine River your way on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. Choose included classic sightseeing, Active excursions, or Discovery activities in culture and cuisine. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the Avalon Choice® inclusions that speak to you! Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided culinary walk in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Aboard your Avalon Suite Ship®, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful streets and row house doors of Amsterdam your way—from a relaxing canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour—all at your pace! Choose a painting class to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more freedom to cruise your way.

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Map for Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound) 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Amsterdam


Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Frankfurt (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Mainz-Rüdesheim-Bingen: Choice of visit to the Eberbach Monastery, Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or nature walk in Eltville; free time in Rüdesheim
Day 3 Rhine Gorge-Boppard-Engers: Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with a cable car ride, or Volcano Tour experience
Day 4 Cologne: Choice of jogging tour, 'off the beaten track' sightseeing, or a visit the chocolate museum, or Cologne highlights walking tour
Day 5 Düsseldorf: Choice of guided city sightseeing, biking tour, or culinary tour
Day 6 Arnhem-Nijmegen: Choice of biking tour, guided sightseeing in Arnhem, or guided tour of Arnhem's Kröller-Müller Museum; free time in Nijmegen
Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of painting class, or biking tour, or canal cruise
Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forest and vineyards, OR:

Day 2
ACTIVE Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside to Brauback Old town, OR:

Day 3
ACTIVE For a unique view of Cologne’s history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, OR:

Day 4
ACTIVE Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, OR:

Day 5
ACTIVE Biking Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to sand dune, OR:

Day 6
CLASSIC Visit the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the filming location of almost all the interior scenes of Umberto Eco’s dark medieval murder mystery “The Name of the Rose"

Day 7
CLASSIC Take a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view

Day 8
CLASSIC Take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sight, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral

Day 9
CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf. Visit the Old Town, but also discover its spectacular subway line, where each station has an individual magic character

Day 10
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection

Day 11
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam

Day 12
DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with a Wine Tasting included, OR:

Day 13
DISCOVERY For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Vulcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR:

Day 14
DISCOVERY Discover the people and true spirit of Cologne on this fascinating guided walking tour through the Belgian Quarter, OR:DISCOVERY Visit Cologne’s Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, OR:

Day 15
DISCOVERY Experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:

Day 16
DISCOVERY Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem-a key WWII operations site and home to impressive historical monuments and memorials-then visit a medieval castle for a regional herb and vegetable product tasting, OR:

Day 17
DISCOVERY Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR:

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Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning

Day 26
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Day 27
MAINZ. EXCURSIONS TO ELTVILLE

Day 28
RHINE GORGE–BOPPARD

Day 29
COLOGNE

Day 30
DÜSSELDORF

Day 31
NIJMEGEN

Day 32
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Day 33
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 34
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

Day 35
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN

Day 36
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

Day 37
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF

Day 38
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM

Day 39
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

Day 40
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 41
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Day 49 FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Frankfurt must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ
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Day 50 MAINZ. EXCURSIONS TO ELTVILLE
Fantastical Forests and Famous Vineyards Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forest and vineyards, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with a Wine Tasting included, OR: CLASSIC Visit the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the filming location of almost all the interior scenes of Umberto Eco’s dark medieval murder mystery “The Name of the Rose". Sail to Rüdesheim this afternoon, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village. Enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN
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Day 51 RHINE GORGE–BOPPARD
Spectacular Riverscapes and a Jewel on the Rhine Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard. ACTIVE Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside to Brauback Old town, OR: DISCOVERY For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Vulcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR: CLASSIC Take a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view. At day’s end, you’ll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS
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Day 52 BONN
Biergartens in Beethoven’s Birthplace Take advantage of some free time in Bonn this morning. COLOGNE Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland ACTIVE For a unique view of Cologne’s history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, OR: DISCOVERY Discover the people and true spirit of Cologne on this fascinating guided walking tour through the Belgian Quarter, OR: DISCOVERY Visit Cologne’s Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, OR: CLASSIC Take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sight, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF
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Day 53 DÜSSELDORF
Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. ACTIVE Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, OR: DISCOVERY Experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf. Visit the Old Town, but also discover its spectacular subway line, where each station has an individual magic character. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM
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Day 54 ARNHEM
Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh ACTIVE Biking Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to sand dune, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem-a key WWII operations site and home to impressive historical monuments and memorials-then visit a medieval castle for a regional herb and vegetable product tasting, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection. NIJMEGEN Delicious Dutch Specialties and Famous Mills Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
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Day 55 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR: CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon consider an Optional Culinary Walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
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Day 56 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
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Hochstrasse 4 Frankfurt Germany

This stylish 342-room hotel boasts an ideal location in the heart of Frankfurt city center, next to the Stock Exchange and just minutes away from the Old Opera House and historic Römer Square. Enjoy fine local and international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant or dine outdoors on the spacious terrace with beautiful park views. Unwind with an American whiskey or cocktail at the sophisticated American-style bar, or simply enjoy a Cuban coffee and delicious bites in the bar and lounge. The health club offers a half Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness equipment, a whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
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