8 Days
Period
Germany, Holland
Location
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Itinerary-WWA

Day 1 | Wiesbaden, Germany (Embarkation) (D)
How Suite It Is! Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite ShipSM.

Flights into Frankfurt must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to explore Wiesbaden.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WIESBADEN

 

Day 2 | Wiesbaden (B/L/D)
Forests and Famous Vineyards

For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Hike along one of the Hike Rheinsteig trails through Eltville’s Idyllic Forest & Vineyards, OR: Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with a Wine Tasting included, OR: Visit the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monastery. This evening, enjoy an authentic German Dinner on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

 

Day 3 | Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge (B/L/D)
The Scenic and Majestic Rhine Gorge

Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard.

BOPPARD
A Peaceful Jewel on the Rhine

Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, OR: Join a unique Guided Volcano Experience in the “Lava City” of Mendig, and walk the mining corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR: Take a Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz with a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Castle for a spectacular panoramic view. At day’s end, you’ll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

 

Day 4 | Bonn (B/L/D)
Beethoven’s Birthplace, Beer Gardens, and History on the Rhine

Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host after an early morning cruise to Bonn. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Cologne.

COLOGNE
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

Join a Running Tour and discover Cologne from a different point of view, OR: Join an off-the-beaten-path Guided Tour to discover the 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 Guided City Walk of Cologne to explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF

 

Day 5 | Dusseldorf (B/L/D)
Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers

This morning you might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. Later, cruise to Duisburg.

DUISBURG
A Masterpiece of Industrial Architecture and Idyllic Forests

Join a Guided Hike through the idyllic landscapes and forests around Duisburg, OR: Take a Guided Culinary Walk through the multicultural Metropolis of the Ruhr Region and experience authentic German specialties, OR: Visit the Zollverein Coal Mine in a Guided Tour of the historic complex of buildings and equipment for coal extraction and treatment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN DUISBURG

 

Day 6 | Xanten (B/L/D)
Roman Treasure and Priceless Archaeological Discoveries

Enjoy a Guided Bike Tour in the countryside, OR: Take part in a Roman Clothes Workshop to dress up in authentic Roman costumes, OR: Participate in the Roman Games at the Archaeological Park and get first-hand experience of life during Roman Empire, OR: Enjoy a visit to the Archaeological Park. Enjoy a dinner featuring dishes reminiscent of Roman cuisine.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

 

Day 7 | Amsterdam, Holland (B/L/D)
Colourful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

Take a Guided Running Tour to explore Amsterdam with a Local Guide—with stops for commentary at an easy pace, OR: Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist, OR: Join a Culinary Walk and sample savoury and sweet Dutch specialties, OR: Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam. Later, take an o$-the-beaten-path Guided Tour with your local guide. This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Bike Excursion through the Dutch countryside, or spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam. Later, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

 

Day 8 | Amsterdam (Disembarkation) (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Always Included

• Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board
• Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
• Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
• Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
• Onboard local entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF STANDARD INCLUSIONS AND FEATURES, SEE INSIDE BACK COVER.

Your Choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations. In addition to included ACTIVE , DISCOVERY , and CLASSIC activities, we o$er Guided Optional Excursions with options to personalise your experience even more. And we are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

• CLASSIC Take a guided tour of legendary canals and float along the waterways of Amsterdam.
• Discover a variety of Altbiers on a Guided Optional Excursion to a microbrewery.
• Spend active free time by biking along the river.

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation) (D)
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite ShipSM is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure the colourful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 2 | Amsterdam (B/L/D)
Colourful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

Take a Guided Running Tour to explore Amsterdam with a Local Guide—with stops for commentary at an easy pace, OR: Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist, OR: Join a Culinary Walk and sample savoury and sweet Dutch specialties, OR: Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam. Later, take an O$-The-Beaten-Track Tour with your local guide. This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Bike Excursion through the Dutch countryside, or spend free time strolling at your leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO XANTEN

Day 3 | Xanten, Germany (B/L/D)
Roman Treasure and Priceless Archaeological Discoveries

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Stretch Class on board. Join a Guided Bike Tour in the countryside, OR: Take part in a Roman Clothes Workshop to dress up in authentic Roman costumes, OR: Join in the Roman Games at the Archaeological Park and get first-hand experience of life during Roman Empire, OR: Enjoy a visit to the Archaeological Park. Enjoy a dinner this evening, featuring dishes reminiscent of Roman cuisine.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DUISBURG

Day 4 | Duisburg (B/L/D)
A Masterpiece of Industrial Architecture and Idyllic Forests

Join a Guided Hike through the idyllic landscapes and forests around Duisburg, OR: Take a Guided Culinary Walk through this multicultural Metropolis of the Ruhr Region and experience authentic German specialties, OR: Visit the Zollverein Coal Mine in a Guided Tour of the historic complex of buildings and equipment for coal extraction and treatment. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Düsseldorf.

DÜSSELDORF
Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to visit Düsseldorf’s microbreweries, and try a variety of Altbiers. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 5 | Cologne (B/L/D)
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

Start your day with a Morning Stretch Class with your Avalon Adventure Host. Join a Running Tour and discover Cologne from a different point of view, OR: Join an off-the-beaten path Guided Tour to discover the 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 Guided City Walk of Cologne explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Enjoy a short sail to Bonn for a little free time before sailing to Engers this afternoon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

Day 6 | Koblenz-Rhine Gorge (B/L/D)
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet

Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, OR: Join a unique Guided Volcano Experience in the “Lava City” of Mendig, and walk the mining corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR: Enjoy a Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz with a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Castle for a spectacular panoramic view. Enjoy lunch on board and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to Rüdesheim.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

Day 7 | Eltville (B/L/D)
Sparkling Wines, Fruitful Vines, and Forests Sublime

Join a Guided Hike along one of the Rheinsteig hiking 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 a Wine Tasting included, OR: Discover the romanesque beauty of Eberbach Monastery. Relax on board for a short sail to Wiesbaden during lunch.

Day 7 cont. | Wiesbaden
Healing Waters and Architectural Wonders

The afternoon is free to explore Wiesbaden—meaning “meadow bath” for its vast parklands and more than a dozen hot springs in one of Europe’s oldest spa destinations. Stroll the city to admire its internationally famous architecture. This evening, enjoy an authentic German Dinner on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WIESBADEN

Day 8 | Wiesbaden (Disembarkation) (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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