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Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound) 2021

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Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

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.

  1. Day 1
    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

    (D)
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    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

    (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    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

    (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    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

    (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    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

    (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    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

    (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    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

    (B,L,D)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
    Meals: Breakfast
Countries Visited

Germany , Netherlands

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Inclusions

  • 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.
Sightseeing & Activities:

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

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Port charges:
$196

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.


Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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 / $1,249
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,299
P / Royal Deck / $1,399
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,399

Frankfurt: Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
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.
Address:
Hochstrasse 4
Frankfurt , Germany
Amsterdam: Westcord Jakarta
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.
Address:
Javakade 766
Amsterdam , Netherlands

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

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Every aspect of the trip was very smooth. Director provided excellent information on what was upcoming. Local guides were great in sharing personal stories tied in to what was being seen.

Amazing trip, and tour guide. Would recommend to others

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Our tour director (Bob) and driver (Joe)) we're truly outstanding. The itinerary was great. Highly recommend.

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