8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 2022

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Active & Discovery on the Rhine (Northbound)

Starting from $2,849
Ship(s): Avalon Expression
Avalon Waterways
8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Frankfurt to Amsterdam 2022

River Cruise Description

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.



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Jul 26, 2022Avalon Expression$2,849Call Us!
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Avalon Choice

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:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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.
EVENING CRUISE TO MAINZ
(D)

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.
Active
Enjoy an easy bike ride around Rüdesheim with your Adventure Host.
Enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN
(B,L,D)

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, 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)

Day 4 BONN

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)

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)

Day 6 ARNHEM

Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh
Active
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)

Day 7 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam
Active
Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR:
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:
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)

Day 8 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
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