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17 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Amsterdam to Nice 2024
Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 2 nights in Nice for Wine Lovers (Southbound)Starting from $5,757
River Cruise DescriptionImmerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy spectacular views and romantic splendor on this magical journey that concludes with a night in Marseilles. Your adventure 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. Next, Cologne, Germany, a 2,000-year-old city best known for its Gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, comes alive on a guided walk. 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. Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Breisach, Germany, is the gateway to Germany's Black Forest-an area of unrivaled natural beauty. A Master of Wine will accompany you on this portion of your cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.Cruise to Tournus for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Cruise to Lyon- a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture- and discover the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour of the famous wine region of Beaujolais. Continue to the city of Tournon beautifully nestled among vineyards. Here, you'll enjoy a guided walk with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. In Avignon, visit the Palace of the Popes and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. Enjoy two nights in captivating Nice along the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea-a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise through Germany and France!
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Oct 15, 2024||Avalon Expression, Avalon Poetry II||$6,777||Call Us!|
|Oct 29, 2024||Avalon Poetry II, Avalon Tranquility II||$5,757||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–CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (EMBARKATION)Disembark your ship and drive on to Beaune.
Day 9 TOURNUS
Day 10 LYON
Day 11 LYON
Day 12 TOURNON
Day 13 AVIGNON
Day 14 ARLES
Day 15 ARLES (DISEMBARKATION)–NICE
Day 16 NICEThe “Queen of the French Riviera”
Day 17 NICEYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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