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Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Southbound

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Sailing Date: Oct 21, 2017
Through: Nov 05, 2017
Book By: Oct 17 2017 8:00PM
# of Nights: 15
Ship: Avalon Tranquility II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4874542
from $5,658.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)     
2 Amsterdam     
3 Cologne, Germany     
4 Koblenz - Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim     
5 Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg     
6 Strasbourg, France     
7 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To The Black Forest     
8 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) - Beaune, France - St. Jean De Losne (Embarkation) - Seurre     
9 Seurre - Macon     
10 Lyon     
11 Lyon     
12 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Viviers     
13 Avignon     
14 Arles     
15 Arles (Disembarkation) - Côte D'azur     
16 Côte D'azur     
Number of Nights: 15
This mesmerizing journey sets off along the Rhine, then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany's Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France's Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Before disembarking your ship in Arles, sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting). Your vacation ends with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur. This cruise vacation has it all-castles, historic sites, delightful towns, and more!

Included Features:

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

Day 1-2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): welcome reception; canal cruise on Day 2

Day 3 Cologne: choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 4 Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: guided sightseeing in Koblenz; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; excursion to Heidelberg, guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

Day 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; onboard woodcarving demonstration

Day 7 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a local woodcarver's workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

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

Day 9 Seurre-Macon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting; free time in Mcon

Day 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing in Lyon, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 11 Lyon: day at leisure

Day 12 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Viviers:
guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 13 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 14 Arles: sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting), guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 15 Arles (Disembarkation)-Côte d'Azur: evening in Côte d'Azur

Day 16 Côte d'Azur: 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  
Aug 26, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

15

$6,908.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

15

$7,008.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017

15

$6,808.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

15

$6,258.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

15

$5,658.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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