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7-nt European Waterways Avalon Panorama

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Amsterdam, Netherlands
2Amsterdam, Netherlands
3Nijmegen, Netherlands
4Dusseldorf, Germany
5Cologne, Germany
6Rudesheim, Germany
7Mainz, Germany
8Mainz, Germany

Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

Explore the Rhine River from a unique perspective on your Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. With Avalon Choice, you'll enjoy a wide variety of included excursions to match your interests and pace. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or an art lover, you'll find the inclusions that speak to you! Your Rhine River cruise begins in Amsterdam for a day full of activities. See the colorful corners of Amsterdam your way-from a canal cruise to a leisurely culinary walk in one of Amsterdam's famous districts, or a guided jog-ging tour of the city-all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class, instead, to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. With Avalon Choice inclusions, you choose how to discover fascinating sites on your Rhine River cruise. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided tour in Dusseldorf to discover its spectacular subway, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Onboard, you'll pass through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy specialty dishes while cruising. Join us for a Rhine River cruise like no other, with more included selections for every taste, passion, and pace. Avalon Choice on Active & Discovery river cruises gives you the Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!

Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam:Choice of jogging tour, painting class, culinary walk, or canal cruise
Day 3 Arnhem-Nijmegen:Choice of hike in the National Park, Arnhem guided sightseeing, or guided tour of Arnhem's Open Air Museum; free time in Nijmegen
Day 4 Dusseldorf:Choice of Bike Tour, guided city sightseeing, or guided culinary walk
Day 5 Cologne:Choice of jogging tour, Cologne off-the-beaten-track sightseeing, a visit to the chocolate mu-seum, or a Cologne highlights walking tour
Day 6 Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim:Choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, Volcano Tour experience with a visit to the monastery at "Maria Laach," or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with cable-car ride; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Rudesheim
Day 7 Mainz:Choice of nature walk in Eltville, Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or visit to the Eberbach Monastery
Day 8 Mainz (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    AVALON CHOICE

    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

    ClassicYour local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

    DiscoveryWe've found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

    ActiveEmbark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.
  • A brand new kind of ship, the Avalon Panorama set sail in 2011, taking inspired design to a whole new level. A unique "Suite Ship," the Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry - with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconyTM. As you cruise along Europe's finest rivers - the Danube, Rhine, or Main - enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama Suite is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include an Internet corner and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, an expanded fitness center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Open-Air Bistro. There's no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.



    Ship Length: 443
    Total Staff: 47
    Guest Capacity: 166

    Highlights & Sightseeing

    Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception
    Day 2 Amsterdam:Choice of jogging tour, painting class, culinary walk, or canal cruise
    Day 3 Arnhem-Nijmegen:Choice of hike in the National Park, Arnhem guided sightseeing, or guided tour of Arnhem's Open Air Museum; free time in Nijmegen
    Day 4 Dusseldorf:Choice of Bike Tour, guided city sightseeing, or guided culinary walk
    Day 5 Cologne:Choice of jogging tour, Cologne off-the-beaten-track sightseeing, a visit to the chocolate mu-seum, or a Cologne highlights walking tour
    Day 6 Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim:Choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, Volcano Tour experience with a visit to the monastery at "Maria Laach," or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with cable-car ride; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Rudesheim
    Day 7 Mainz:Choice of nature walk in Eltville, Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or visit to the Eberbach Monastery
    Day 8 Mainz (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning