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Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound) 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your river cruise vacation begins in Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. You’ll stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, where a guided walk shows you the highlights of this 2,000-year-old city. A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to conclude this sensational European river cruise. And the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age."

  1. Day 1
    ARLES, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    ARLES
    Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Get your daily dose of exercise through a Power Walk in Arles with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city.

    Take free time to stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, before sailing to Avignon.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    AVIGNON
    The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

    Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

    Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.

    Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    VIVIERS
    World History in a Charming French Country Village

    Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

    ACTIVE Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TAIN L’HERMITAGE

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    TAIN L'HERMITAGE
    A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Explore Tournon by foot as you follow your Adventure Host for a morning hike in this beautiful town along the Rhone, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

    In the early afternoon cruise to Lyon.

    Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    LYON
    La Vie En Rose in Lyon

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

    Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    TOURNUS–CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE
    Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

    DISCOVERY Travel into the rolling landscapes of the Mâconnais region to learn about its world-famous Chardonnay vineyards, the wines produced here, and to attend a wine-tasting in the cellars of a real medieval castle!

    DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (DISEMBARKATION)–BEAUNE–BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
    Drive to Beaune and transfer to Basel

    CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights.

    This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel to board your Rhine river cruise.

    EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
    German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

    DISCOVERY Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:

    CLASSIC Join A Guided Tour to explore Freiburg’s medieval city center, sheltered by the Black Forest amid vineyards and gardens of the Upper Rhine Valley.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

    EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

    ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

    Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    MAINZ, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
    Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an inspiring walk in Heidelberg, the Philosophers' way, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; enjoy a tasting of the authentic Rüdesheimer coffee.

    En route to Koblenz, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei—where the mythological siren’s songs lured ill-fated sailors.

    KOBLENZ

    Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History

    Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    COLOGNE
    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

    Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

    ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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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.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for arrivals is Marseille.

Port charges:
$420

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.

Amsterdam: Movenpick Amsterdam City
A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.
Address:
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam , Netherlands

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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.

Customer Reviews

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My husband and I were pleased with the way the trip came out to be. The Avalon group that handled everything from the time we arrived in and departed out of Cairo did a very good job.

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