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15 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Arles to Amsterdam 2024
Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound)Starting from $5,698
River Cruise DescriptionImmerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your river cruise vacation begins in Arles-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you'll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. You'll stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg's castle, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, where a guided walk shows you the highlights of this 2,000-year-old city. A stay in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to conclude this sensational European river cruise. And the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's "Golden Age."
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|Apr 2, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$5,698||Call Us!|
|Apr 16, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,248||Call Us!|
|Apr 30, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,548||Call Us!|
|May 28, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$7,098||Call Us!|
|Jun 11, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$7,098||Call Us!|
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|Sep 3, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Sep 17, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$7,498||Call Us!|
|Oct 1, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,948||Call Us!|
|Oct 15, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,298||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 ARLES, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Day 2 ARLES
Day 3 AVIGNON
Day 4 VIVIERS
Day 5 TOURNON
Day 6 LYON
Day 7 TOURNUS–CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE
Day 8 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (DISEMBARKATION)–BEAUNE–BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
Day 9 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
Day 10 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Day 11 MAINZ, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Day 12 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
Day 13 COLOGNE
Day 14 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Day 15 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
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