Active & Discovery On The Rhine - Southbound 2019

Active & Discovery On The Rhine - Southbound 2019

Operator: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Panorama
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sat, Sep 28, 2019
Ends: Wiesbaden, Germany on Sat, Oct 05, 2019

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Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 24 - August 27, 2019. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $500pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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Book a select 2019 Europe river cruise in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee on the cruise portion of your booking. There is a limited number of staterooms available for this promotion per departure. Applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Also, receive our AffordableTours.com additional everyday savings.
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Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee on the cruise portion of your booking. There is a limit of 5 staterooms available for this promotion per departure. Applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7, 2018 and August 27, 2019 for travel in 2019. Applies to new 2019 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with other offers except the Welcome Back Credit. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Germany, Netherlands

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on your Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you’ll find the inclusions that speak to you! Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, or a guided jog-ging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided tour in Düsseldorf to discover its spectacular subway, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you’ll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion, and pace. Avalon Choice on Active & Discovery river cruises gives you the Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!

Day 1 (Sat, Sep 28, 2019): AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Amsterdam. Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship®.

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 colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

(D)

Day 2 (Sun, Sep 29, 2019): AMSTERDAM

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

ACTIVE See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city—all at an easy pace with stops for commentary, OR:

DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a leisurely Culinary Walk in one of Amsterdam’s famous districts, where you’ll sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties, OR:

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam.

This afternoon, you might take a Guided Optional Bike Excursion through the Dutch countryside, or an Optional Kayaking Excursion. Alternatively, take an Optional Excursion to Holland’s beautiful medieval Muiderslot Castle.

Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafés of Amsterdam.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM

(B,L,D)

Day 3 (Mon, Sep 30, 2019): ARNHEM

Wildlife, WWII Valor ,and the Ways of Dutch Days

ACTIVE Go on a hike in the Hoge Veluwe National Park with a Nature Expert and discover its abundance of wildlife, including deer, wild boar and mouflon (wild sheep), OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arnhem’s courageous past with impressive monuments and places of remembrance, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Open Air Museum to get a rare peek into the everyday lives of ancient Dutch farmers, fishermen, and craftsmen.

NIJMEGEN

Delicious Dutch Specialties and Famous Mills

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn, or take an Optional Cooking Workshop.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜSSELDORF

(B,L,D)

Day 4 (Tue, Oct 01, 2019): DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY

Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers

ACTIVE See the main sights in Düsseldorf’s on a biking tour. At each point, your guide will share fascinating highlights about Düsseldorf and its interesting history, OR:

DISCOVERY Experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf with a visit to the city’s Old Town, and discover its spectacular U-Bahn subway line, where each station incorporates its own magical character of innovative art, architecture, and design.

This afternoon you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

(B,L,D)

Day 5 (Wed, Oct 02, 2019): COLOGNE

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

ACTIVE For a unique view of Cologne’s history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, OR:

DISCOVERY Join an off-the-beaten-path Guided Tour to discover the quaint Belgian Quarter of Cologne, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit Cologne’s Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, OR:

CLASSIC Take a leisurely Guided City Walk in Cologne for a view of its must-see sights, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Engers this evening while having dinner on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

(B,L,D)

Day 6 (Thu, Oct 03, 2019): KOBLENZ—RHINE GORGE—RÜDESHEIM

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet

ACTIVE Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship, OR:

DISCOVERY For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the “Lava City” of Mendig for a Volcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, as well as a visit to the nearby Monastery at “Maria Laach,” OR:

CLASSIC Enjoy a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable-car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view.

Enjoy lunch on board and the breathtaking beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise on your way to the picturesque village of Rüdesheim.

In the evening enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN

(B,L,D)

Day 7 (Fri, Oct 04, 2019): MAINZ

Forests and Famous Vineyards

Enjoy an early morning sail to Mainz before breakfast.

ACTIVE Join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville’s idyllic forests and vineyards, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein—well known as the City of Wine—with Wine Tasting included, OR:

CLASSIC Discover the Romanesque beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco’s dark medieval murder mystery, “The Name of the Rose.”

Don’t miss the chance to explore Mainz on a Guided Optional Sightseeing Tour with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to learn the captivating history of printing.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ

(B,L,D)

Day 8 (Sat, Oct 05, 2019): MAINZ (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

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Inclusions

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Sightseeing & Activities:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: choice of jogging tour, painting class, culinary walk, or canal cruise

Day 3 Arnhem–Nijmegen: choice of hike in the National Park, Arnhem guided sightseeing, or guided tour of Arnhem’s Open Air Museum; free time in Nijmegen

Day 4 Düsseldorf: choice of Bike Tour, guided city sightseeing, or guided culinary walk

Day 5 Cologne: choice of jogging tour, Cologne off-the-beaten-track sightseeing, a visit to the chocolate mu-seum, or a Cologne highlights walking tour

Day 6 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, Volcano Tour experience with a visit to the monastery at “Maria Laach,” or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with cable-car ride; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Rüdesheim

Day 7 Mainz: choice of nature walk in Eltville, Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or visit to the Eberbach Monastery

Day 8 Mainz (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



Accommodation Information

Gateway for departure is Frankfurt, Germany.

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

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

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $204 to $387, in twin room from $132 to $227

Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
in single room from $178 to $309, in twin room from $107 to $181

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

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Ship Information

Panorama


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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