Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound)

 
Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound) (Avalon Waterways)

Summary: 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 journe...

Duration
15 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
25-Aug-2020
Starting at
USD 6,048.00
USD 4,798.00
Price per day
USD 320.00
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Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound)

Summary

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 Port St. Louis, France, from where you’ll set sail to 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 stretch of the Rhine River. 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."


Itinerary

1.
Port St. Louis, France (Embarkation)
2.
Arles
3.
Avignon
4.
Viviers
5.
Tournon
6.
Lyon
7.
Tournus—St. Jean De Losne
8.
St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) Beaune– Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
9.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
10.
Strasbourg, France
11.
Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
12.
Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge
13.
Cologne
14.
Amsterdam, Holland
15.
Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Visited Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Visited cities: Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Basel, Breisach, Cologne, Heidelberg, Lyon, Mainz, Strasbourg

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon—Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)—Beaune—Basel (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller

Day 10 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 11 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 12 Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 13 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Notes

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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WLA-T2|With Jewish Heritage
WLA-T1|For Wine Lovers
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WLA1-T1|With 1 Night in Marseille, 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London for Wine Lovers
WLA2-T2|With 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WLA2-T1|With 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London for Wine Lovers
WLA3-T2|With 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WLA3-T1|With 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London for Wine Lovers
WLA4-T2|With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage
WLA4-T1|With 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London for Wine Lovers
WLAQ-T2|With 1 Night in Marseille with Jewish Heritage
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Cruise Arles Mainz


This is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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