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2021 Rhine & Rhone Revealed with 1 Night in Marseille for Wine Lovers

2021 Rhine & Rhone Revealed with 1 Night in Marseille for Wine Lovers

Starting from $9202 $7952 / per person

With 1 Night in Marseille for Wine Lovers

15 Nights / 18 Days • Travel to Marseille, France & Return from Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Featuring 200 sq. ft. Panorama Suites
  • Enjoy a 7-Night River Cruise from Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne and a 7-Night Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam with 1 Night Pre-Cruise Hotel in Marseille
  • Escorted from Honolulu

Date and Tour Manager:

October 23 – November 09, 2021
Tour Manager: Mildred Kimura

COUNTRIES: France, Germany & the Netherlands
RIVERS: Rhône River & Rhine River

Cruise Overview:

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. With a Master of Wine accompanying you on the French portion of your cruise, you’ll hear interesting presentations on winemaking and be hosted for delicious wine tastings and pairings. Begin your vacation in Marseilles with an overnight stay in the south of France. Enjoy guided sightseeing and transfer to your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port Saint Louis and cruise to Avignon for a guided tour of Châteauneuf du Pape. Visit charming Arles and Viviers, and enjoy a wine-and-chocolate tasting at the Cité du Chocolat at Valrhona or hike in the vineyards in medieval Tournon. Take a guided tour of Beaujolais, and join a culinary tour in the gastronomic capital of Lyon. In Mâcon, go on an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.

Transfer from St. Jean Losne to embark on your Rhine River cruise from Basel, Switzerland. Cruise to Breisach, Germany — gateway to the Black Forest, and visit Strasbourg, France. Sail to Mainz, with your choice of a guided walk with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, or an excursion to nearby Heidelberg Castle. Visit the vineyard town of Rüdesheim, and sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River dotted every mile with ancient castles. Arrive in Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city best known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

Conclude your cruise in Netherlands’ popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. A lovely way to celebrate your wine-lover’s cruise on the Rhine and Rhône Rivers.

HIGHLIGHTS & SIGHTSEEING:

  • Marseille: Guided tour
  • Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre; onboard lecture about wine
  • Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Viviers: Guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral; onboard food and wine pairing dinner
  • Tournon – Vienne: Guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in Vienne
  • Lyon: Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; guided tour to Beaujolais
  • Jean de Losne: Chardonnay excursion; onboard cheese and wine tasting
  • Beaune: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune
  • Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
  • Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Mainz: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge – Koblenz: Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
  • Cologne: Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Amsterdam: Canal cruise

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • 1 Night Hotel in Marseille — including Daily Breakfast
  • 7-Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodations in an Outside Stateroom — Most with Balconies on the Avalon Poetry II
  • 7-Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodations in an Outside Stateroom — Most with Balconies on the Avalon Expression
  • Included Shore Excursions with Local Guide Daily with Personal Headset Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
  • Premium L’Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Large Bathrooms — Showers with Glass Doors
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit & cookies available throughout the day
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro’s tasting menu for a less formal “sit-down” atmosphere
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
  • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Choice of Classic, Active or Discovery excursions so that you can experience your cruise your way
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings & outdoor deck game area
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • AvalonGo App for your mobile device keeps you informed and on course before and during your cruise

A NON-STOP TRAVEL
EXCLUSIVE OFFER!

SAVE $1,250
PER PERSON FROM
BROCHURE FARE

MUST RESERVE BY
JULY 31, 2020

COMPLETE PACKAGES
from $9202*
$7952*

INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE FROM HONOLULU, 7-NIGHT RIVER CRUISES ON THE AVALON POETRY II AND AVALON EXPRESSION, HOTELS, MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING AS INDICATED ON ITINERARY, ALL TRANSFERS, PORT CHARGES, TAXES & FEES

EXCLUSIVE BONUS!

Pre-Paid Gratuities &
2 Free Drink Vouchers

*For complete tour details, please view the PDF below.

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