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Rhine and Rhone Revealed
14-Night Cruise Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis (or reverse)

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Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis - Southbound (WAL) - 15 days

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Port Saint Louis to Amsterdam - Northbound (WLA) - 15 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis - Southbound (WAL)

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Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, 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.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

During tulip season, you may take a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided OPTIONALl Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 2: Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

ACTIVE: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

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

Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 4: Rüdesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim and past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

ACTIVE: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

Day 5: Mainz

Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

ACTIVE: Join your Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing, OR:

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 6: Strasbourg, France

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

ACTIVE: Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

Choose a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 7: Breisach, Germany

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

DISCOVERY: Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

Day 8: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) – Beaune, France – St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)

Disembark your ship and drive on to Beaune.

CLASSIC: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgement.

This afternoon, travel to St. Jean de Losne to board your Suite Ship®.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON

Day 9: Mâcon

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

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

Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or to the Castle of Cormatin.

DISCOVERY: Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRÉVOUX

Day 10: Lyon

La Vie En Rose in Lyon Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.

ACTIVE: Discover Lyon's architectural district by bike with your Adventure Host, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet, OR:

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

DISCOVERY: Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance Lecture on board your ship.

Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 11: Lyon

Adventures in Food and Wine

CLASSIC: Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why it is known as the gastronomic capital of France.

The rest of your day is free to explore, relax, or shop in France’s third largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city’s more than 100 murals.

EVENING CRUISE TO TOURNON

Day 12: Tournon - Viviers

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

CLASSIC: Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch.

VIVIERS

World History in a Charming French Country Village

CLASSIC: Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

Day 13: Avignon

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

Guided OPTIONAL Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

Day 14: Arles

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

ACTIVE: Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY: Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city.

Consider a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take free time to stop in Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine.

EVENING CRUISE TO PORT ST. LOUIS

Day 15: Port Saint Louis (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Port St. Louis to Amsterdam - Northbound (WLA)

Day 1: Port Saint Louis, France (Embarkation)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

Day 2: Arles

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

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

ACTIVE: Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY: Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city

Consider a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take free time to stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, before sailing to Avignon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

Day 3: Avignon

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

Guided OPTIONAL Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

Day 4: Viviers

World History in a Charming French Country Village

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

ACTIVE: Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC: Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

Day 5: Tournon

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE: Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC: Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

In the late morning cruise to Vienne

VIENNE

Roman and Middle Age History

ACTIVE: See Vienne from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 6: Lyon

La Vie En Rose in Lyon

CLASSICl Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

Day 7: Tournus - St. Jean de Losne

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

Consider a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne.

DISCOVERY: Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

Day 8: Saint Jean de Losne (Disembarkation) - Beaune - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)

Drive to Beaune and transfer to Basel

CLASSIC: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights.

This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel to board your Rhine river cruise.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 9: Breisach, Germany

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

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

ACTIVE: Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

DISCOVERY: Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 10: Strasbourg, France

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

ACTIVE: Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

Choose a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ

Day 11: Mainz

Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

ACTIVE: Join your Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:

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,” OR:

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

Day 12: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

ACTIVE: Enjoy a hike with your Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZ

Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

Day 13: Colgone

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. OR:

CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

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

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

Day 14: Amsterdam, Holland

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

ACTIVE: Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

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

During tulip season, you may take a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an OPTIONAL Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 15: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Amsterdam (WAL)
Cruise Embarkation Date

Lower Deck fwd - Category E w/ fixed window

Lower Deck - Category D w/ fixed window
Middle Deck aft - Category B w/ french balcony
Middle Deck - Category A w/ french balcony
Upper Deck - Category P w/ french balcony
Mar 29, 2022
$6,398
$6,796
$8,996
$9,096
$9,296
Apr 12, 2022
$6,698

$7,096

$9,296
$9,396
$9,596
Jun 7, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Jun 21, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Aug 2, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Aug 16, 2022
$7,598

$7,996

$10,196
$10,296
$10,496
Sep 13, 2022
$7,898

$8,296

$10,496
$10,596
$10,796
Sep 27, 2022
$7,798

$8,196

$10,396
$10,496
$10,696
Oct 11, 2022
$7,398

$7,796

$9,996
$10,096
$10,296
Oct 25, 2022
$6,798

$7,196

$9,396
$9,496
$9,696

 

 

From Port Saint Louis (WLA)
Cruise Embarkation Date

Lower Deck fwd - Category E w/ fixed window

Lower Deck - Category D w/ fixed window
Middle Deck aft - Category B w/ french balcony
Middle Deck - Category A w/ french balcony
Upper Deck - Category P w/ french balcony
Mar 29, 2022
$6,298
$6,896
$9,096
$9,196
$9,396
Apr 12, 2022

$6,898

$7,296

$9,496
$9,596
$9,796
May 10, 2022
$7,398

$7,796

$9,996
$10,096
$10,296
Jun 7, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Jun 21, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Jul 5, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Aug 2, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Aug 16, 2022
$7,448

$7,846

$10,046
$10,146
$10,346
Sep 13, 2022
$7,898

$8,296

$10,496
$10,596
$10,796
Sep 27, 2022
$7,798

$8,196

$10,396
$10,496
$10,696
Oct 11, 2022
$7,298

$7,696

$9,896
$9,996
$10,196
Oct 25, 2022
$6,598

$6,996

$9,196
$9,296
$9,496

 

 

IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $392 USD per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at Start of Program and End of Program are available for purchase. Please inquire for details.
Prices Include:
• 14-night Cruise from Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis (or reverse direction) in selected cabin category
• Transfer between ships from Basel to Saint Jean de Losne (or reverse)
• Full board meals, including Captain's welcome and farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by Certified Local Guides
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
• Complimentary coffee and tea available throughout the day
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
• Individual arrival and departure (airfare, transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Other personal expenses

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