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Active and Discovery on the Rhine

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise, with included classic sightseeing, Active excursions, or Discovery activities in culture and cuisine

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7 nights from £2278pp

River Cruise Holiday
Marksburg Castle
Cologne
Amsterdam

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Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the inclusions that speak to you. With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided culinary walk in Düsseldorf to discover its spectacular subway and taste regional wines in Eltville.

In Koblenz, take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy speciality dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of sightseeing. See the colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace. Or you might choose a painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion and pace.

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Mainz to Amsterdam Itinerary

Day 1 - Mainz (Germany)

Embark your ship in Mainz. (D)

Day 2 - Mainz - Bingen

Forests and Famous Vineyards. For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forest and vineyards, or join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with wine tastings included, or visit the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco’s dark medieval murder mystery “The Name of the Rose.” Enjoy the remaining free time in Mainz before sailing to Rüdesheim this afternoon, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village. In the evening enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Boppard - Engers

Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard. Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, OR: For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Vulcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, or take a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view. At day’s end, you’ll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Bonn - Cologne

Take advantage of some free time in Bonn this morning. For a unique view of Cologne’s history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, or discover the quaint Belgian Quarter of Cologne, or visit Cologne’s Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, or take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sight, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. Cruise overnight to Dusseldorf. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Düsseldorf

Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, or experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, or 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. You might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. Evening cruising to Arnhem. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Arnhem (Holland) - Nijmegen

Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dune, or join a Guided Sightseeing of Arnhem past impressive monuments and places of remembrance, or take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection. In Nijmegen, you may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop. Cruise overnight to Amsterdam (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amsterdam

See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city - all at an easy pace with stops for commentary, or attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. A Guided Walking Tour will complete your experience, or join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, or enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon you might take an Optional Culinary Walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Amsterdam

Disembark after breakfast.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Amsterdam to Mainz Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city - all at an easy pace with stops for commentary, or attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist, or join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, or 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. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Arnhem - Nijmegen

Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dune or join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arnhem’s courageous past with impressive monuments and places of remembrance, or a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Düsseldorf (Germany)

See the main sights in Düsseldorf’s on a biking tour. At each point, your guide will share fascinating highlights about Düsseldorf and its interesting history, or experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, or join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf with a visit to the city’s Old Town, and discover its spectacular U-Bahn subway line, where each station incorporates its own magical character of innovative art, architecture, and design. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cologne

For a unique view of Cologne’s history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, or join an off-the-beaten-path Guided Tour to discover the quaint Belgian Quarter of Cologne, or visit Cologne’s Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, or take a leisurely Guided City Walk in Cologne for a view of its must-see sights, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Engers this evening while having dinner on board. Dock overnight in Engers. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Koblenz - Rudesheim - Bingen

Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, or 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 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 the picturesque village of Rüdesheim. In the evening enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen.

Day 7 - Mainz

Join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forests and vineyards, or join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein—well known as the City of Wine—with Wine Tasting included, or discover the Romanesque beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco’s dark medieval murder mystery, “The Name of the Rose.” (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Mainz

Disembark after breakfast.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 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 taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 1st - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Panorama From: £2353
      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: £2353 Blue Water Price from: £2502 Blue Water Price from: £3302 Blue Water Price from: £3352 Blue Water Price from: £3402 Blue Water Price from: £4352
    • Jun 15th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Vista From: £2528
      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: £2528 Blue Water Price from: £2677 Blue Water Price from: £3477 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3577 Blue Water Price from: £4527
  • July
    • Jul 13th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Panorama From: £2278
      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: £2278 Blue Water Price from: £2427 Blue Water Price from: £3227 Blue Water Price from: £3277 Blue Water Price from: £3327 Blue Water Price from: £4277
    • Jul 27th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £2278
      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: £2278 Blue Water Price from: £2427 Blue Water Price from: £3227 Blue Water Price from: £3277 Blue Water Price from: £3327 Blue Water Price from: £4277
  • August
    • Aug 31st - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Vista From: £2428
      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: £2428 Blue Water Price from: £2577 Blue Water Price from: £3377 Blue Water Price from: £3427 Blue Water Price from: £3477 Blue Water Price from: £4427
  • September
    • Sep 14th - Amsterdam to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Panorama From: £2753
      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: £2753 Blue Water Price from: £2902 Blue Water Price from: £3702 Blue Water Price from: £3752 Blue Water Price from: £3802 Blue Water Price from: £4752

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