Avalon Waterways Active Discovery on the Rhine River Cruise 2020

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. 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.

Onboard, 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 colourful corners of Amsterdam your way—from a canal cruise to a leisurely biking tour, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Join Avalon 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!

Avalon Waterways River Cruise


Fly to Frankfurt where you will be met and transferred to your ship. The day is yours to explore Mainz.

Active Excursion: Join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville idyllic forests and vineyards.
Discovery Excursion: Join a guided walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with wine tasting included.
Classic Excursion: Discover the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monestery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco's dark medieval murder mystery "The Name of Rose".

This evening, enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen.

Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard.

Active Excursion: Take a guided tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and walk down the surrounding hillside back to your ship.
Discover Excursion: Join a unique guided volcano experience in the “Lava City” of Mendig, and walk the mining corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined.
Classic Excrusion: Take a guided walk of ancient Koblenz with a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Castle for a spectacular panoramic view.

At day’s end, you’ll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers.

Start your day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host after an early morning cruise to Born. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Cologne.

Active Excursion: Join a Running Tour and discover Cologne from a different point of view
Discovery Excursion: Join an off-the-beaten-path guided tour to discover the Belgian Quarter of Cologne.
Discovery Excursion: Visit Cologne’s Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods.
Classic Excursion: Take a guided city walk of Cologne to explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

This morning you might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Düsseldorf’s microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers. Later, cruise to Duisburg.

Active Excursion: Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, OR:
Discovery Excursion: Experience Düsseldorf’s Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:
Classic Excursion: Join a Guided Tour of Düsseldorf. Visit the Old Town, but also discover its spectacular subway line, where each station has an individual magic character.

Active Excursion: 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).
Discovery Excursion: Join a Guided sightseeing Tour of Arnhem's courageous past with impressive monuments and places of rememberance.
Classic Excursion: Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the worlds second largest Van Gogh collection.

Active Excursion: Take a guided running tour to explore Amsterdam with a local guide—with stops for commentary at an easy pace.
Discovery Excursion: Attend a painting class and be inspired by the masters’ techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist.
Classic Excursion: Enjoy a guided canal cruise to explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam. Later, take an off-the-beaten-path guided tour with your local guide.

Today transfer to the airport for your return journey to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
22 September 2020^ £3,020
29 September 2020 £2,871

What's Included

  • Complimentary Private Door-to-Door Home Pick-Up Service†
  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom
  • Return Flights from London, regional flights are available but may carry a supplement.
  • All meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal.
  • Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea with cakes, sweet treats & midnight snack
  • Choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day.
  • Included excursions & sightseeing trips with local guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
  • Captain's Welcome Reception, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dinner
  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes
  • Complimentary Wifi (signal permitting)