Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 2 Nights In Nice (Northbound) on Avalon Poetry II

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Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, and Rhine Rivers. Begin with two overnights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Embark on the Rhône River to Arles, France-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and the site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. Take a guided walk in Tournon, a medieval treasure beautifully nestled among vineyards. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Disembark and travel to Beaune, visit the Hôtel Dieu charity hospital before proceeding to Basel, Switzerland, to board your Rhine River cruise vessel. Your first stop is Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River.

A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to end this sensational European river cruise. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s "Golden Age."

Included Features:

Day 1 Nice: Welcome to France

Day 2 Nice: Guided tour

Day 3 Nice-Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Tournon-Vienne: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 9 Tournus–St. Jean de Losne: Cheese tasting on board

Day 10 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Basel (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 11 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 12 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 13 Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 14 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Koblenz: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz

Day 15 Cologne: Choice of "Cologne Highlights" walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Poetry II
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Mar 27, 2022 through
Apr 12, 2022
Mar 23, 2022 7:00 PM
16 Nights from
$6,707.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7002795
Apr 10, 2022 through
Apr 26, 2022
Apr 6, 2022 7:00 PM
16 Nights from
$7,307.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6720636
May 08, 2022 through
May 24, 2022
May 4, 2022 7:00 PM
16 Nights from
$8,057.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6720624
More Departure Dates
WLAQ-2022

Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Nice, France
2 Nice
3 Nice – Port St. Louis (Embarkation)
4 Arles
5 Avignon
6 Viviers
7 Tournon
8 Lyon
9 Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
10 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
11 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
12 Strasbourg, France
13 Mainz, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
14 Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge
15 Cologne
16 Amsterdam, Holland
17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.