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Rhine & Rhone Revealed (Northbound)

Cruise through 3 countries down the Rhine and Rhone on this extravagant Northbound adventure.

From UNESCO World Heritage sites to cathedrals and museums, there’s a range of excursions to suit everyone’s interests.

Relax in a luxuriously appointed suites aboard two members of Avalon’s fleet of ships – complete with modern amenities, ample storage space and contemporary modern design.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Poetry II / Avalon Expression
  • Duration: 11 Nights
  • Departure: Apr - Nov
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Rhine & Rhone Revealed Cruise Itinerary

Set sail on an epic itinerary, designed to conduct you through the highlights along two rivers. Enjoy a range of classic, active and discovery tours – all made available through your Avalon Adventure Host.

Day 1

Arles (EMBARK)

Arrive into France – your suite ship is ready for boarding.

Day 2


Power walk through Arles alongside your Adventure Host, attend a painting workshop on the techniques of Vincent Van Gogh or enjoy a guided walking tour of this captivating city.

Day 3


Today, you’ll take a guided sightseeing tour of this fortress city. You may also wish to embark on an optional excursion either to Pont du Gard or the wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Day 4


Walk your way up to Vivers’ hilltop cathedral with your Adventure Host or enjoy a guided walking tour of this charming village.

Day 5

Chalon-Sur-Saône / Beaune / Basel (Transfer ship)

Touch down in Beaune to visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital.
This afternoon, travel via motorcoach to Basel in order to board your Rhine River Cruise.

Day 6

Breisach (excursion to Black Forest)

Bike down the Rhine with your Adventure Host, join a full-day guided tour to the Black Forest – including a local winery for tastings, or embark on a guided tour to Freiburg’s medieval city centre. You may also choose a morning optional guided excursion to Colmar.

Day 7


Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, join a city sightseeing tour or opt into a guided excursion to Maginot Line.

Day 8

Mainz (excursion to Heidelberg)

Join your Adventure Host for a walk through Heidelberg, enjoy a guided tour to Heidelberg Castle or embark on a guided city walk – including a visit to Gutenberg Museum.

Day 9

Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz

Hike with your Adventure Host through the vineyards of Rudesheim or take a guided tour of the Mechanical Music Museum.
En route to Koblenz, enjoy scenic sailing through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge.
Upon arrival, enjoy free time to explore at your own pace.

Day 10


Bike through Cologne with your Adventure Host, embark on a guided walking tour of important Jewish heritage sites or take a guided city walk of Cologne – featuring its gothic cathedral.

Day 11


Join your Adventure Host on an early morning walk, explore the waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise.
During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens, Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans.

Day 12

Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)

Your cruise ends after breakfast this morning.

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11 Nights
Apr Nov

Rhine & Rhone Revealed (Northbound)

  • Arles (EMBARK)
  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Viviers
  • Chalon-Sur-Saône / Beaune / Basel (Transfer ship)
  • Breisach (excursion to Black Forest)
  • Strasbourg
  • Mainz (excursion to Heidelberg)
  • Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)
£4,822pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Poetry II / Avalon Expression

Rhine & Rhone Revealed Cruise Review

“Excellent staff; dedicated, knowledgeable and kind. My Adventure Host was the highlight of my holiday – he led us through a variety of activities in an engaging manner.”

Anna White, Cheadle

Rhine & Rhone Revealed FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

At what point do I transfer ship?

On Day 5 – you’ll transfer from the Rhone to the Rhine after a brief drive.

What’s an Adventure Host?

Your Avalon Adventure Host is a dedicated member of staff responsible for guiding you through a range of excursions and activities.

What kinds of activities are available?

On this adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to go on walking tours, bike rides, tastings, canal cruises and much more.

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