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Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Cruise Only Northbound

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Overview Ship Info Deck Plans Supplier
Day Location
1 Arles (Embarkation)     
2 Arles     
3 Avignon     
4 Cruising - Viviers     
5 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Vienne     
6 Lyon     
7 Cruising - St. Jean De Losne     
8 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) - Beaune - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)     
9 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To The Black Forest     
10 Strasbourg, France     
11 Excursion To Heidelberg, Germany - Mainz     
12 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz     
13 Cologne     
14 Amsterdam, Holland     
15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)     
Number of Nights: 14
Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins in Arles in the Provence region where you board your ship and (daylight permitting) sail into the peaceful Camargue area during dinner, before returning to Arles. Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as St. Jean de Losne and fascinating Beaune await you in France. Travel by motorcoach to Basel and embark on a mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.


Included Features:

Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Arles (Embarkation): welcome to France! onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Day 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Cruising-Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Vienne:
guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon:
guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lecture

Day 7 Cruising-St. Jean de Losne:
day at leisure; cheese tasting

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation):
visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a woodcarver's workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

Day 10 Strasbourg:
guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 11 Excursion to Heidelberg-Mainz: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 12 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim and enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

Day 13 Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Visit the Gutenberg Museum, and attend a lively Edith Piaf-style show on board.
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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017

14

$6,048.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017

14

$5,548.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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