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15 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Amsterdam to Port-Saint-Louis 2022
Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Southbound)Starting from $6,598
River Cruise DescriptionImmerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. It all begins in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Explore Cologne, Germany-a 2,000-year-old city best known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, on a guided walk. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River dotted every mile with ancient castles. Visit beautiful Strasbourg, France, on the French-German border, for a perfect blending of the cultures of both countries. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest-an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Cruise to Lyon-a stunning showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways. Continue to the city of Tournon-beautifully nestled among vineyards. Take a guided walk through this medieval treasure with Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. In Avignon, visit the Palace of the Popes and take pictures of the bridge in the famous song "Sur le pont d'Avignon." This remarkable river cruise takes you to Arles, the capital of the Provence region and famous for its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. Your European river cruise on three beautiful rivers-the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers-will carry on in your favorite travel memories for a long time to come.
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|Jul 5, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Aug 2, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,846||Call Us!|
|Aug 16, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,598||Call Us!|
|Sep 13, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$7,796||Call Us!|
|Sep 27, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$7,696||Call Us!|
|Oct 11, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$7,046||Call Us!|
|Oct 25, 2022||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$8,496||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. 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.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.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Day 4 RÜDESHEIM
Day 5 MAINZ. HEIDELBERG EXCURSION
Day 6 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Day 7 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
Day 8 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION) BEAUNE–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (EMBARKATION)Disembark your ship and drive on to Beaune.
Day 9 MÂCON
Day 10 LYONLa Vie En Rose in Lyon Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.
Day 11 LYON
Day 12 TOURNON
Day 13 AVIGNON
Day 14 ARLES
Day 15 PORT ST. LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am.
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