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A Taste of Rhine (Northbound)

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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-style 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! Arrive in colorful Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the city’s iconic waterways of the Golden Age. 
 
Western Church with water canal view in AmsterdamEvening in FrankfurtKoblenz at nightVineyard underneath the Niederwald Monument, Rudesheim, GermanyEnjoy a tranquil stroll in Amsterdam
Highlights
  • Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise
  • Take a Guided Walk of Cologne visiting twin-steepled gothic cathedral
  • Cruise through the magnificent Rhine George and enjoy the locals delicacies
  • Visit the Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Frankfurt, Germany | Embark

Welcome to Germany. Your suite ship is ready for boarding. Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 2 p.m. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Set sail while enjoying dinner on your first night onboard.

Day 2: Rüdesheim–Koblenz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 then 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 in Koblenz and enjoy free time before a relaxing evening on board with dinner.

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Cologne. 

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.

Day 4: Amsterdam, Holland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 5: Amsterdam, Holland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
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Cat. B
Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets
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Royal Suite
Royal Suite: 300 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, Marble countertops in the bathroom, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Full shower with glass door, Luxurious mattress toppers, European-style duvets.
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personal headset for excursions. 
  • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft and maps. 
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or on board your vessel
  • Port Fees
  • Porterage
  • Passport or Visa fees

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