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+44 1756 706500

A Taste of the Rhine

Get the perfect view of Germany’s Rhine River with a sample of its charms from Mainz to Amsterdam

Fly Cruise
4 nights from £1599pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Boppard
  • Cologne
  • Rudesheim

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A Taste of the Rhine Special Offer

Get the perfect view of Germany’s Rhine River with a sample of its charms from Mainz to Amsterdam.

Sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim—the Rhine Valley’s wonderful wine country. Hear the sounds of oom-pah-pah of a Mechanical Music Museum like no other! Soak in Boppard’s forest views after a cup of authentic German coffee. You’ll explore the historic city of Cologne and see its grand gothic cathedral with the soaring twin steeples.

You may choose to join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Enjoy a classic Kölsch lager to toast your Rhine River cruise! Next, you’ll arrive in colorful Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the city’s iconic waterways of the Golden Age.

V130 Operated by Avalon Waterways

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Mainz to Amsterdam

Day 1 - UK - Mainz (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Frankfurt and transfer to the ship in Mainz. Sail towards Rudesheim and dock overnight. (D)

Day 2 - Rüdesheim - Koblenz

Enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting, and choose between a tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, or a guided hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host and a cable car ride back down. Relax this afternoon and cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge towards Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner. Overnight cruise to Cologne. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Cologne

Perhaps start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Cologne. Take a guided city walk of Cologne; explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral or join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager - locally brewed for over 100 years. This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship. Overnight cruise to Amsterdam. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise past the stately homes of Amsterdam’s Golden Age. There is an optional excursion to Zaanse Schans - a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways and flower farms, or an optional guided biking excursion to the Dutch countryside. Dock overnight in Amsterdam. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Amsterdam - UK

Disembark ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Amsterdam to Mainz

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and embark ship. Dock overnight in Amsterdam. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Eplore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise past the stately homes of Amsterdam’s Golden Age. You may like to join a guided optional excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or an optional guided biking excursion through the Dutch countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colourful streets and canal houses, galleries and shops. Overnight cruise to Cologne. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Perhaps start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. 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. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager - locally brewed for over 100 years. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVernight cruise to Boppard. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Boppard - Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

Take advantage of free time to explore Boppard’s beautiful forest views by bike or on foot. Sip a late-morning cup of rich German coffee in a local café after breakfast. Next, enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim. Enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. This evening, enjoy a special performance on board. Overnight cruise to Mainz (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Mainz - UK

Disembark ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 4-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 11th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £1741
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1741 Blue Water Price from: £2142 Blue Water Price from: £2170 Blue Water Price from: £2227
    • May 17th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1653
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1653 Blue Water Price from: £1739 Blue Water Price from: £2140 Blue Water Price from: £2170 Blue Water Price from: £2224 Blue Water Price from: £2624
  • June
    • Jun 24th - Mainz to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £1836
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1836 Blue Water Price from: £2264 Blue Water Price from: £2320
  • July
    • Jul 22nd - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £1525
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1525 Blue Water Price from: £1611 Blue Water Price from: £2011 Blue Water Price from: £2401 Blue Water Price from: £2097 Blue Water Price from: £2797
  • August
    • Aug 19th - Mainz to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £1724
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1724 Blue Water Price from: £1810 Blue Water Price from: £2238 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2870
  • September
    • Sep 30th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £1792
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1792 Blue Water Price from: £1878 Blue Water Price from: £2279 Blue Water Price from: £2740 Blue Water Price from: £2362 Blue Water Price from: £2937
  • November
    • Nov 13th - Mainz to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £1674
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1674 Blue Water Price from: £1760 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2188 Blue Water Price from: £2245 Blue Water Price from: £2870

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change
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