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Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Rhine with 2 Nights in Frankfurt (Southbound) (WAFE)

7 days from Amsterdam to Frankfurt 
Discover the treasured traditions of the past and present with an entirely new view of the majestic Rhine River. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the serenity of the Rhine Valley, your European river cruise gives you the perfect taste of the charming spots in Germany and Holland. Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and sample the authentic culinary specialties along with regional wines, beer, and coffees in local cafes. Explore the iconic city of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise, enjoy the fascinating city of Cologne with its soaring Gothic-style steeples, and take in the peaceful charm of Rüdesheim along the Rhine shores before disembarking in the marvelous medieval town of Frankfurt. Continue your vacation your way with two nights in Frankfurt after your cruise. Join a guided sightseeing tour of the city and an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. The perfect introduction to the tempting tastes and extraordinary experiences on the Rhine River.

Ships: Impression

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Frankfurt (Disembarkation). Excursion to Heidelberg: Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat

Day 6 Frankfurt: Guided tour

Day 7 Frankfurt: Your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WAF - A Taste of the Rhine (Southbound)
With 2 Nights in Frankfurt (WAFE )
WAFQ - With 1 Night in Amsterdam
With 1 Night in Amsterdam & 2 Nights in Frankfurt (WAFY )
WFA - A Taste of the Rhine (Northbound)

Itinerary (2022)

Day 1AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

You may plan your arrival for early in the day to explore Amsterdam before your cruise. Perhaps take advantage of a Guided Optional Excursion to explore the quintessential Dutch village of Zaanse Schans with its picturesque waterways, windmills, and flower farms.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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Day 2AMSTERDAM
 Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

(B,L,D)
Day 3COLOGNE, GERMANY
 Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

(B,L,D)
Day 4RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; enjoy a local special treat, OR;

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

(B,L,D)
Day 5FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
 Charm in Frankfurt

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods.

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Day 6FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
 Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.

(B)
Day 7FRANKFURT
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$112

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Avalon 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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09/18/2022 $2,688.00
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