Itinerary

Day 1

AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)


Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals.

 

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

 

Dinner

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Day 2

AMSTERDAM

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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 you might take an Optional Kayaking Excursion.

Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Day 3

ARNHEM - NIJMEGEN

 

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

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF

Breakfast, lunch, &Dinner

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Day 4

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY

Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers

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.

This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers.

Later enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Day 5

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

 

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 sights, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Engers.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

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Day 6

KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

Active

Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside to Brauback Old town, 

OR

Discovery

For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined,

OR

Classic

Enjoy a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view.

Enjoy lunch on board and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to Rüdesheim, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Day 7

MAINZ EXCURSION TO ELTVILLE


Fantastical Forests and Famous Vineyards

 

Enjoy an early morning sail to Mainz before breakfast.

Active

For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forests 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

Discover 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.”

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

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Day 8

FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

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ALWAYS INCLUDED

 

Throughout the Ship

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Panoramic windows

Elegant, contemporary design & décor

Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director

Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges

Covered Observation Lounge

Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

 

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Dining

Healthy cuisine options at every meal

Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner

Daily a la carte breakfast with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy

Fresh options and daily specials

Daily a la carte lunch including regional specialties, healthy

Fresh options and classic dishes

Alternative light lunch at Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)

Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches

Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.

Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections

Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine and canapés

Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests

Cocktails available on the Sky Deck

Fresh fruit available throughout the day

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Health and Fitness

Bikes

Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions

Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes

Fitness and wellness activities

Fitbits

Walking Sticks

Binoculars

Daypacks

Yoga Maps

Fitness bands

Active shore excursions, both included and optional

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Suites & Staterooms

Comfort Collection Beds with choice of mattress firmness

Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

 

Bathrobes & slippers

 

Premium L'Occitane bath products

Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door

Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels

Individual climate control and in-room safe

USB Ports

And, much more

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 3 Types of Included Shore Excursions 

 

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options. . 

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.

Optional Activities are available 

Ask for more details

NOTES

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motor coach 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.

We are booking for 2023/2024

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