Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise holiday along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. Begin your Rhine & Rhône Revealed holiday your way with an overnight stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg. Also, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu.
A Master of Wine will accompany you on this portion of your cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Board your second Suite Ship®in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Visit France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour of the famous wine region of Beaujolais. Continue to the medieval city of Tournon. Here, 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. After disembarking your ship in Port-Saint-Louis, transfer to Aix-en-Provence for the start of your Monograms holiday. Enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its mix of architectural styles. Walk in the footsteps of Cézanne with free time or on a tour of the artist’s hometown.
Travel to Nice for two nights in France. Walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to assist you throughout your stay in Aix-en-Provence and Nice.