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Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 1 Night In Amsterdam & 2 Nights In Nice (Southbound) on Avalon Expression

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Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. Begin your vacation your way with an overnight stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets. Next day, continue to explore Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. Take a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten-the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city. Visit Cologne, Germany-a 2,000-year-old city best known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, which comes alive on a guided walk.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River dotted every mile with ancient castles. Explore Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, which perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest-an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Cruise to Lyon-a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways. Continue to the city of Tournon beautifully nestled among vineyards. Take a guided walk through this medieval treasure with Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. In Avignon, visit the Palace of the Popes and take pictures of the bridge in the famous song "Sur le pont d’Avignon." This remarkable river cruise takes you to Arles, the capital of the Provence region and famous for its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. Enjoy two nights in Nice on the French Riviera and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea-a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise on the beautiful Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers!

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam : Welcome to Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam: Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 4 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: Choice of guided walk in Mainz with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, or a guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or a hike up Philosophers' Way

Day 7 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 9 Basel (Disembarkation)-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): Transfer to Beaune, visit Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 10 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; on board cheese tasting

Day 11 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; on board lecture

Day 12 Lyon: Culinary tour

Day 13 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes

Day 15 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer to Nice; guided tour

Day 17 Nice: Guided tour

Day 18 Nice: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Expression
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Includes discount: $500.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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