Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on an Active & Discovery Cruise. Choose from the many excursions included Avalon Choice and decide how to explore each destination on your Rhine cruise. From the classic city tour, to Active excursions, to Discovery excursions to discover local realities, you will enjoy a wide variety of Avalon Choice excursions included, to meet your rhythms and interests. Whether you are a history buff, a foodie or an art lover, you will find a wide selection of experiences dedicated to you! Your Rhine cruise begins in Amsterdam with a choice of activities selected for you. Discover the picturesque corners of Amsterdam in the way that suits you best, through a canal cruise or a leisurely bike tour! Alternatively, join a painting class to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Visit the chocolate museum in Cologne, join a guided tour with tastings of typical products in Düsseldorf and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding area. Aboard your Avalon ship, enjoy spectacular views, cross the magnificent Rhine Gorge and savor the tasty dishes prepared by our chefs during the cruise. Join us for an unforgettable cruise on the Rhine River, with lots of activities included to meet your every preference and passion and experience each destination your way!
EMBARKATION AMSTERDAM / DISEMBARK FRANKFURT
06 July 2021
August 17, 2021
Welcome to Holland. Your Avalon ship is ready to welcome you on board.
Time available to discover the ship and to relax.
Your day in Amsterdam is at your leisure to explore the city's quaint cafes, galleries, bridges and canals at your leisure. An optional guided excursion to Zaanse Schans is also available to admire the historic windmills and characteristic Dutch houses.
Dinner moored in Amsterdam.
After breakfast, you have the choice between an “Active” excursion of a bike tour through the Dutch countryside among polders, dams, and picturesque centuries-old villages.
Alternatively, it is possible to choose a "Discovery" excursion and participate in a painting course, being inspired by the techniques of the masters. Paint your canvas and discover the artist in you!
For those who are in Amsterdam for the first time, however, cannot miss the classic and unmissable cruise on the canals to explore the iconic waterways and the most important sites of Amsterdam.
Back on board for lunch and entertainment.
In the afternoon it is possible to take an optional excursion by kayak or to stroll through the galleries and cafes of Amsterdam.
Dinner on board and navigation to Arnhem.
After breakfast, with our local Italian-speaking guides, we leave for a bike tour in the Hoge Veluwe National Park to admire its diversity of landscapes, from dense forests to sand dunes.
You can also choose to join a guided tour to discover Arnhem, a key WWII operational site and home to impressive historical and memorial monuments. We continue with a visit to the medieval castle for a tasting of typical local products.
You can choose a guided tour of the Muller Museum in Arnhem which houses the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world.
Lunch on board.
Afternoon in Nijmegen.
You can join an optional guided excursion to Thorn's Windmill or join a cooking class. Alternatively, take advantage of the free afternoon to explore the city of Nijmegen.
Relax on board before dinner with the entertainment program or in the cabin.
Dinner while sailing to Dusseldorf.
After breakfast and according to the estimated time of arrival, you can choose a City Bike Tour to discover interesting anecdotes about the places and the city itself. Or you can discover the historic center of Dusseldorf through a tour that will make you appreciate not only the beauty of the places, but also its culinary variety.
Those who want to be less active today can choose a guided walking tour of Dusseldorf, in the historic center, also discover its spectacular metro line, where each station has a unique magical character not to be missed.
Lunch on board. In the afternoon you can join an optional excursion to the micro breweries of Dusseldorf to try a variety of Altbiers
Back on board, dinner and entertainment.
After breakfast and according to arrival time, the day includes the choice of various excursions and activities including:
a Jogging tour to discover the beauties of the city and for a unique view.
Or choose a guided walking tour through the Belgian quarter and discover the true spirit of Cologne among the people.
Alternatively, for those with a sweet tooth, it is possible to go to the Cologne Chocolate Museum and learn the process of making chocolate and the ancient history of this food.
You can also choose to take a leisurely guided city walk of Cologne among the must-see sights, the old town and the two-bell tower Gothic cathedral.
In the afternoon enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board while sailing to Engers.
Dinner. The ship remains moored in Engers overnight.
After breakfast, you can take a guided tour of Marksburg Castle, which dominates the city below and is the only one in the Rhine Valley to have survived all battles. At the end of the visit, a panoramic walk along the surrounding hill will take you to the historic center of Braubach.
For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the Mendig Lava Museum to discover the world of volcanology. The visit includes the exploration of the caves and corridors from where the basalt was extracted.
Alternatively, you can choose a guided walk through ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress, from where you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view.
Enjoy lunch on board and take in the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise to Rüdesheim, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village.
Dinner on board while sailing to Bingen.
Sail to Mainz before breakfast. After breakfast, for some exercise before lunch, join a guided nature walk along one of the Rheinsteig hiking trails through the idyllic forests and vineyards of Eltville. Or join a guided walk through the historic center of Eltville am Rhein, known as the City of Wine, with a wine tasting included.
Discover the Romanesque beauty of the Eberbach monastery, the filming location for almost all the interior scenes of the film based on the novel by Umberto Eco "The Name of the Rose".
Dinner on board sailing to Frankfurt.
After breakfast, disembark. End of the cruise.
(B/L/D): B = colazione; L = pranzo; D = cena
Nota bene: la presente quotazione non costituisce proposta contrattuale ed è soggetta a riconferma al momento del blocco dello spazio in base alla effettiva disponibilità dei servizi alberghieri e dei voli e delle disponibilità delle classi di prenotazione.
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