Multiple itineraries are available:
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation)
Travel to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights and meet your crew at a welcome reception.
Day 2 Amsterdam
Included today: Canal cruise. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's 'Golden Age'. There's free time in the city this afternoon to explore on your own. Later, bid 'tot ziens' (farewell) to Holland and set sail for Germany.
Day 3 Cologne
Included today: Guided Cologne city walk. Today, enjoy a peaceful morning of cruising before reaching Cologne in the afternoon. Cologne, capital of the Rhineland, straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. This afternoon, join your included guided city walk. The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years. Stroll through the fabulous and magical Christmas markets before leaving Cologne and sailing to Rüdesheim.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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