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Discount for Young Travelers!
Discount for Young Travelers!
10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Big Savings For Small Groups
Big Savings For Small Groups
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
Reduction varies by vacation and may not available on all packages. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
- Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.
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, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
How Suite It Is! Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship®.
Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
Day 2: AMSTERDAM
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam
ACTIVE See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city—all at an easy pace with stops for commentary, OR:
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:
ACTIVE 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 you might take an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Alternatively take an Optional Guided Excursion to Holland’s beautiful medieval Muiderslot Castle.
Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM
Day 3: ARNHEM
Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh
ACTIVE Go on a hike in the Hoge Veluwe National Park with a Nature Expert and discover its abundance of wildlife, including deers, wild boars and mouflons, OR:
ACTIVE Biking Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dune, OR:
DISCOVERY Join a Guided Sightseeing of Arnhem past impressive monuments and places of remembrance, OR:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection.
Delicious Dutch Specialties and Famous Mills You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF
Day 4: DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY
Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers
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.
This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers.
Later enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE
Day 5: 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 Join an off-the-beaten-path Guided Tour to discover the quaint Belgian Quarter of Cologne, 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 sights, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Engers.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS
Day 6: KOBLENZ–RHINE GORGE
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet
ACTIVE Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, OR:
DISCOVERY For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, as well as a visit to the nearby Monastery at “Maria Laach”, OR:
CLASSIC Enjoy a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view.
Enjoy lunch on board and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to Rüdesheim, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village.
In the evening enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN
Day 7: MAINZ
Forests and Famous Vineyards
Enjoy an early morning sail to Mainz before breakfast.
ACTIVE For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forests 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 Discover the Romanesque beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco’s dark medieval murder mystery “The Name of the Rose.”
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT
Day 8: FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
- 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.
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
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 Frankfurt (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Gateway city for departure is Frankfurt.
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.
Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $249 to $367, in twin room from $160 to $242
Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
in single room from $311 to $429,in twin room from $197 to $256
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 / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Frankfurt , Germany
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