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5 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Mainz 2020

A Taste of the Rhine (Southbound) River Cruise (WAF)

Starting from $1,724
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Imagery II

River Cruise Description

Welcome to beautiful Amsterdam where you’ll rediscover the cherished ways of the past and the present on your 5 Day Avalon River Cruise From Amsterdam to Mainz 2020. From charming Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the tranquility of the sensational Rhine Valley, your fabulous 5-day European river cruise from Amsterdam to bustling Mainz will provide you with the perfect flavor of all the breathtaking spots in historic Germany, a whole new perspective of the magnificent Rhine River, and iconic Holland. During the European river cruise, you’ll marvel as your luxurious Avalon cruise ship sails peacefully through the sensational Rhine Gorge and you’ll enjoy sampling some of the most delicious specialties along with world-renowned regional wines, beer, and coffees in friendly local festive cafés. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the exemplary city of Amsterdam on a fantastic expertly guided canal cruise tour. On your 5 Day Avalon River Cruise From Amsterdam to Mainz 2020, you’ll also enjoy the quaint city of Cologne with its magnificent soaring elegant gothic steeples, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of Boppard and historic Rüdesheim along the picturesque Rhine shores before you disembark at your final stop in the astonishing medieval city of Mainz.

River Cruise Promos

Single Supplement Waived

$750 Off per Stateroom

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Departure DateShipPriced From
(per person)
May 11, 2020 Single Supplement WaivedAvalon Artistry II$2,656Call Us!
May 17, 2020 $750 Off per StateroomAvalon Imagery II$2,099$1,724Call Us!
Jul 22, 2020Avalon Artistry II$1,999Call Us!
Sep 30, 2020Avalon Artistry II$2,213Call Us!
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:

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.
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.
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

Sunny Amsterdam


Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Welcome to beautiful Amsterdam, Holland’s bustling and sophisticated capital city that carries a rich 700-year history and exudes a definite atmosphere about it, where there is always a profusion of things you must see and do. You’ll have time to explore the busy streets on your own (but be aware and look out for the bicycles!). Or, perhaps you’ll choose to stay busy by joining one of our fascinating optional excursions. NOTE: Flights must arrive by 3:30pm. Guests must be onboard the ship by 5 p.m.


Day 2 Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or perhaps you’d prefer a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside. Use your free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Be sure to enjoy a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years. Later, you’ll be treated to live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Boppard – Rhine Gorge

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

Explore Boppard’s beautiful forest views on your own—by bike or by foot. Sip a late-morning cup of rich German coffee in a local café after breakfast. You’ll fall in love with the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Mainz (Disembarkation)

Your 5-day cruise comes to an end with breakfast. We hope you’ve enjoyed your Avalon 2020 A Taste of the Rhine river cruise.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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