Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound)


Summary: Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in...

Duration
19 Days
Countries
5
Next Departure
14-Jul-2020
Starting at
USD 7,484.00
USD 7,109.00
Price per day
USD 374.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Expression
Tour
Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound)
Tour Code
WAL1


Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Koblenz—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: free time in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: choice of guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, or guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way

Day 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 7 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller

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

Day 9 Mâcon: leisurely cruising; cheese tasting on board

Day 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing in Lyon, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; lecture on board

Day 11 Lyon: culinary tour

Day 12 Tournon—Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 13 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 14 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop

Day 15 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)—Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

Day 16 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisure

Day 17 Aix-en-Provence—Nice: travel to Nice by high-speed TGV train (first class); guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 18 Nice: day at leisure

Day 19 Nice: your vacation 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.

Related Tour Code2

WAL-T1|A Culinary Experience
WAL-T2|For Wine Lovers
WAL1-T1|A Culinary Experience with 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice
WAL1-T2|With 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice for Wine Lovers
WAL2-T1|A Culinary Experience with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona
WAL2-T2|With 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers
WALE-T1|A Culinary Experience with 1 Night in Marseille
WALE-T2|With 1 Night in Marseille for Wine Lovers

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Rhine river cruise. Discover Europe on this vacation including Aix-en-Provence and Nice. View itinerary and request a quote today!

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Aix-en-Provence, Rhine River Cruise - Avalon Waterways®

Itinerary

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles.

After disembarking your ship in Port-Saint-Louis, transfer to Aix-en-Provence for the start of your Monograms extension. Enjoy a guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. This was Cézanne’s hometown, and in your free time, you may want to take a tour following in his footsteps.

Finally, we’ll whisk you via high-speed train to Nice for your final two nights in France. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco, St. Tropez, or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to you throughout your stay in Aix-en-Provence and Nice.

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Aix-En-Provence
17.
Aix-En-Provence–Nice
10.
Lyon

Visited Countries: France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland

Visited cities: Aix-En-Provence, Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lyon, Mainz, Monaco-Ville, Nice, Strasbourg


Ship Information
Ship Name
Expression
Ship Type
River Cruiser
Summary

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Expression came onto the European river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. Awake in your Comfort Collection window-facing bed each morning with seamless river views that become part of your living space. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, delivering incomparable views of Europe¿s most stunning landscapes. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

 
Travel Package
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Cruise Amsterdam Koblenz



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.

Tour Variations

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