Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe holiday along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. You’re the spectacular views of your Rhine & Rhône Revealed river cruise vacation begin with an overnight stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets. Awaken the next day to explore Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam . with a canal cruise to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city along the elegant Grachten. Cruise on your Avalon Suite Ship® to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city best known for its Gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral., See the city come 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. Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivalled natural beauty.
A Master of Wine will accompany you on this portion of your cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Continue to Lyon— a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture—. to explore the maze of medieval alleyways in Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour of the famous wine region of Beaujolais. Continue to the city of Tournon beautifully nestled among vineyards to enjoy a guided walk with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. In Avignon, visit the Palace of the Popes and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. This remarkable river cruise will take you to Arles, the capital of the Provence region and famous for its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. Enjoy two in Nice on the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea—a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise on three beautiful rivers—the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers!