May 5, 2020 Amsterdam thru May 12, 2020 Frankfurt (Mainz)
Aboard the Avalon cruise ship Expression
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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! Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. 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 “bites and highlights” tour 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. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. 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!
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam:Choice of painting class, or jogging tour, or biking tour or canal cruise
Day 3 Arnhem—Nijmegen:Choice of hike in the National Park, or biking tour, or guided sightseeing of Arnhem, or guided tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum; free time in Nijmegen
Day 4 Düsseldorf:Choice of guided city sightseeing, or biking tour, or culinary tour, or visit of Benrath Palace
Day 5 Cologne:Choice of jogging tour, or Cologne sightseeing “off the beaten track”, or visit the chocolate museum, or Cologne highlights walking tour
Day 6 Koblenz—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim:Choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with cable car ride; or Volcano Tour experience with a visit to the monastery at “Maria Laach”; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Rüdesheim
Day 7 Mainz:Choice of visit to the Eberbach Monastery, or Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or nature walk in Eltville
Day 8 Mainz (Disembarkation):Your cruise ends this morning