2022 Season

I'll Be...Romancing the Rhine


cruise: WWA-T1 8 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Amsterdam
SWEET TUNES ON A SUITE SAILING WITH EDWIN MCCAIN!

Can you imagine anything better than sailing the romantic Rhine River with “great American romantic,” Edwin McCain? You’re invited to take a trip with this tireless troubadour who’s known for leaving his heart on the road (or, in this case, river). On this week-long getaway, let your “Hearts Fall” as McCain brings two of the biggest love songs in history to one of the most historic waterways in Europe. Enjoy Suite sailing, sweet tunes and storybook settings on this once-upon-a-river cruise. You... "...Could Not Ask For More." You will experience two, exclusive on-ship performances on this cruising vacation, plus you will have the opportunity to share the entire vacation experience with Edwin McCain and his band.

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.
Edwin McCain

Sweet Tunes on a Suite Sailing with Edwin McCain

Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour.  His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music and experiencing the success that comes with a television show on Animal Planet (Flipping Ships), McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio.


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at-a-glance


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
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cities and locations


Avalon 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. 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.
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