Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Rhine River Cruise 2021

Get the perfect view of Germany’s Rhine River with a sample of its charms from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim—the Rhine Valley’s wonderful wine country. Hear the sounds of oom-pah-pah of a Mechanical Music Museum like no other! Soak in Boppard’s forest views after a cup of authentic German coffee. You’ll explore the historic city of Cologne and see its grand gothic cathedral with the soaring twin steeples. You may choose to join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Enjoy a classic Kölsch lager to toast your Rhine River cruise! Next, you’ll arrive in colorful Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the city’s iconic waterways of the Golden Age.

Avalon Waterways River Cruise


Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding. Sail to Rüdesheim while having dinner on your first night onboard.

Discovery Excursion: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:

Active Excursion: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

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.

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Cologne. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship.

Classic Excursion: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne— explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

Discovery Excursion: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

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

You might consider an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Price Guide

Date Deluxe Stateroom (pp) Panorama Suite (pp) Flights
10 July 2021^ £1,345 £1,859 Please Call
14 July 2021 £1,345 £1,859 Please Call

What's Included

  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom
  • Onboard meals including à la carte dinners
  • Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner.
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • 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)