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  • Embrace your independent spirit with the freedom to discover the world without getting lost. Enjoy independent travel confidently with guided sightseeing, loads of free time, and a knowledgeable Monograms Local Host in each destination.

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2022 Season

Active & Discovery on the Rhine with Sister Hazel (Northbound)


cruise: WWA-T2
8 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Amsterdam
This exclusive “All For You” Storyteller Series river cruise from Mainz to Amsterdam will gift 150 Hazelnuts, like you, a sail through time and tales as you wind, bend and meander your way through storybook scenery, hillside castles, terraced vineyards and medieval towns along the Rhine River with your favorite band! Raise your sights – and your glasses – higher and enjoy a “Champagne High” while swaying to the rhythm and rhymes of Sister Hazel onboard your intimate Suite Ship! You will experience two, exclusive on-ship performances on this river cruise vacation, plus you will have the opportunity to share the entire vacation experience with Sister Hazel. Time to get “Happy” in a place where happiness flows and book a fantastic, fairytale-come-true vacation today.

Explore the Rhine River your way on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. Choose included classic sightseeing, Active excursions, or Discovery activities in culture and cuisine. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the Avalon Choice® inclusions that speak to you! Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided culinary walk in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Aboard your Avalon Suite Ship®, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Your Rhine River cruise ends in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful streets and row house doors of Amsterdam your way—from a relaxing canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour—all at your pace! Choose a painting class to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more freedom to cruise your way.
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A Suite Ship Sailing with Sister Hazel

This exclusive “All For You” Storyteller Series river cruise from Mainz to Amsterdam will gift 150 Hazelnuts, like you, a sail through time and tales as you wind, bend and meander your way through storybook scenery, hillside castles, terraced vineyards and medieval towns along the Rhine River with your favorite band! Raise your sights – and your glasses – higher and enjoy a “Champagne High” while swaying to the rhythm and rhymes of Sister Hazel onboard your intimate Suite Ship! Time to get “Happy” in a place where happiness flows and book a fantastic, fairytale-come-true vacation today. 


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Day 1 Frankfurt (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Mainz–Rüdesheim–Bingen: Choice of visit to the Eberbach Monastery, Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or nature walk in Eltville; bike with your Adventure Host; free time in Rüdesheim

Day 3 Rhine Gorge–Boppard–Koblenz–Engers: Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, or Koblenz walking tour and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with a cable car ride, or Volcano Tour experience

Day 4 Bonn–Cologne: Free time in Bonn; choice of jogging tour, off the beaten track' sightseeing, a visit to the chocolate museum, or Cologne highlights walking tour

Day 5 Düsseldorf: Choice of guided city sightseeing, biking tour, or culinary tour

Day 6 Arnhem–Nijmegen: Choice of biking tour, guided sightseeing in Arnhem, or guided tour of Arnhem's Kröller-Müller Museum; free time in Nijmegen

Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of painting class, or biking tour, or canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.