Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Amsterdam to Côte d'Azur

This inspiring journey sets off along the Rhine, then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers to the French Riviera. Enjoy the charms of Amsterdam on a canal trip, and guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz and Strasbourg. Explore Germany's Black Forest and Heidelberg, the country’s oldest university town, with its imposing castle. Sail through the Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Transfer to France's Burgundy region and set sail for Tournus, Macon, Lyon, Viviers, Avignon and Arles. Your holiday ends with an overnight stay on the Côte d'Azur.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Amsterdam
    • Begin your voyage with an overnight stay in Amsterdam with canal cruise, then sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, past Lorelei Rock.
  • Strasbourg
    • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral; optional excursion to Alsace wine region; onboard woodcarving demonstration.
  • Beaune
    • Orientation walk and free time before departing for Mâcon. Optional wine-tasting excursion and onboard cheese tasting.
  • Avignon
    • Guided tour of city plus optional excursions to Pont du Gard and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then cruise up to Arles for sightseeing that includes visit to Roman amphitheatre.
  • Côte d'Azur
    • Overnight stay in Monte Carlo.

Strasbourg

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Fly to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your ship.

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding.

Your day in Amsterdam is free explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take a guided optional excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year.

Outside of tulip season, join a guided optional excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

 

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 2 Amsterdam

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Colourful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

Classic

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.

Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”

Join a guided optional culinary walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties, OR a guided optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle—Holland’s most beautiful, best-kept medieval castle.

You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 3 Cologne, Germany

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

Classic

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.

Take a guided city walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

Discovery

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.

Choose 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 local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT SAILING TO KOBLENZ

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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 three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

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.

Discovery

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.

Active

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.

Prices & cabin details

Choose departure airport and date for prices

Date

Staterooms available

Price per person

16th June 2018

Please call to book

£5,619

30th June 2018

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£5,615

28th July 2018

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£5,498

8th September 2018

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£6,008

22nd September 2018

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£5,676 - £5,916

Hotels

Fairmont Monte Carlo

An iconic hotel nestled between Monte Carlo's famous casino and the Mediterranean. With 602 rooms and suites, the hotel also boasts three restaurants and numerous facilities that are sure to make your stay in the Principality of Monaco a memorable one. Official rating: 4 star.

  • Location
    • Situated in the heart of Monte Carlo, ideally situated for sightseeing.

  • Facilities
    • Three restaurants
    • Bar
    • Shopping arcade
    • Casino
    • Fitness centre
Fairmont Monte Carlo

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Evoke the glamour of the past at this stylish hotel that was featured in Hitchcock's 1955 film 'To Catch a Thief'. The hotel’s Belle Epoque façade overlooks the Bay of Cannes, with enviable sea views and a private beach. Official rating: 5 star

  • Location
    • Located on the Boulevard de Croisette overlooking the Bay of Cannes.

  • Facilities
    • Exclusive beach restaurant
    • Bar
    • Café
    • Health Centre and Fitness Centre
    • Beauty Centre

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

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