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Across Europe: The best of the Rhine and the Rhone

9-Night Cruise from Amsterdam to Avignon

CE ACA cruise

Amsterdam to Avignon (ACV) - 10 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Douce France (the ship on the Rhine river), Van Gogh (ship on the Rhone river)

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 : AMSTERDAM (Embarkation Day)

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 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 the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Haarlem.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the flower route.
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.

In the afternoon 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 for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: 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*.
DISCOVERY: We'll leave on foot for the Cité du Chocolat in Tain-l'Hermitage. Come and explore, smell and taste chocolate in all of its forms at the Valrhona discovery center.

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 (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services. 

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package OR the Dynamic Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2018 and 2019 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Amsterdam
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window- 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler
Aug 23, 2018
$3,649
$4,121
$4,893
$5,365
May 8, 2019
$3,779
$4,250
$5,029
5,500
Sep 9, 2019
$3,779
$4,250
$5,029
5,500
Oct 9, 2019
$3,779
$4,250
$5,029
5,500
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices, one coffee) • Drinks from the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • the excursions included in the package selected • Coach transfer from Strasbourg to Chalon sur Saône • Lunch on Day 7 (excluding drinks) • Port taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Drinks from the wine list and champage at the bar • Drinks served during transfers or excursions • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses


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