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Cruise along the North-South Axis from Amsterdam to Avignon 2019

11 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 AMSTERDAM
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour Amsterdam on board a canal boat. 
 
DAY 2 AMSTERDAM
Join us this morning for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and the diamond district.
 
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in the city.
 
This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Haarlem.
 
We'll return on board in Amsterdam. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 3 AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Enjoy some brief time on your own before we return on board in Düsseldorf. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 4 DUSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne (coach transfer towards Königswinter). The afternoon will be spent cruising to Cologne, reaching it early this evening. After dinner, we'll go for a stroll towards the "Deutsches Eck".
 
DAY 5 KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS
This morning will be spent cruising towards Mainz. Join us on the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays - return-trip by coach to Worms).
 
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards leaving from Mainz.
 
Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.
 
DAY 6 STRASBOURG - BASEL
This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Strasbourg to discover the most beautiful sites of the European capital. The afternoon will be spent sailing to Basel. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 7 BASEL - COACH TRANSFER TO BESANÇON - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE
We'll disembark in Basel and travel by coach to Besançon, a charming city renowned for its architecture and history. After lunch, we will go for a walking tour to discover its many historical landmarks. We'll then continue on to Chalon-Sur-Saône and board our ship at 5:30 p.m. We'll start cruising towards Lyon. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 8 LYON - TOURNON
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city.
 
DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon followed by a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town.
 
The afternoon will be spent cruising. After dinner, join us for an evening of dancing.
 
DAY 9 TOURNON - ARLES
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Tournon. We'll visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône and conclude our visit with a tasting of regional products and wines*.
 
This afternoon will be spent cruising to Arles. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 10 ARLES - AVIGNON
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed: 
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural city rich with vestiges of the Roman Empire.
 
DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence.
 
We'll cruise towards Avignon. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
 
DISCOVERY: Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum.
 
Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 11 AVIGNON
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services. 
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Visit the hidden treasures in Holland, Germany and France
  • Historic sites, charming towns, the wonderful flavours of the products from the regions - so much pleasure to share during a cruise
  • Secret and unique locations in Amsterdam
  • Haarlem, picturesque Dutch town
  • Mainz and the German vineyards
  • Strasbourg, European capital
  • Besançon
  • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
  • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments
All This Included
Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along two mythical rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone. From the Netherlands via France to Germany, you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Visit Amsterdam with its charming winding little canals creating an idyllic setting, and Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Discover also Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
To be determined.
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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