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2018 2019
FROM $ 3,779 per person

Cruise along the North-South Axis from Amsterdam to Avignon (port-to-port cruise)

11 Days - ACV_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone. From the Netherlands via  France to Germany, you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Visit Amsterdam with its charming winding little canals creating an idyllic setting, and Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Discover also Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Visit the hidden treasures in Holland, Germany and France
  • Historic sites, charming towns, the wonderful flavours of the products from the regions - so much pleasure to share during a cruise
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Secret and unique locations in Amsterdam
    • Haarlem, picturesque Dutch town
    • Mainz and the German vineyards
    • Strasbourg, European capital
    • Besançon
    • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments

Cruise

Day 1

AMSTERDAM

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 this morning 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 an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Haarlem.
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

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. Join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays).
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 on an excursion for both packages: 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*.
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

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

Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 05/08/2019
Arrival 05/18/2019
FROM $ 3,779 per person
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Departure 09/09/2019
Arrival 09/19/2019
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Departure 10/09/2019
Arrival 10/19/2019
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* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - excursions included in the package selected - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - coach transfer from Basel to Chalon-sur-Saône - lunch on Day 7 (excluding drinks.)

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Included in tour package Amsterdam by night Amsterdam and its diamond merchants Haarlem Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Cologne Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions
pp $ 416.00 Before departure $ 486.00 On board
Classic

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30

Amsterdam and diamond producer

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Haarlem

Departure by coach in the company of your guides towards Haarlem. Known as the "City of Flowers”, Haarlem has for centuries been the main production and export center for tulip bulbs. This charming town has been an inspiration for generations o...

Duration 3h00

Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 5h00

Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created...

Duration 3h30

Strasbourg: Panoramic tour of the European Institutions and guided walking tour

Departure for a guided visit of the European Capital. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the town, which will take us through many of the town's districts, particularly the "German Quarter” (around the Place de La Rép...

Duration 3h00
Included in tour package Lyon Tournon Arles Avignon and the Papal Palace  
pp $ 179.00 Before departure $ 209.00 On board
Classic

Guided tour of Lyon

This winkling city will reveal itself to you during a guided visit by coach and on foot. Our excursion will start with a stop at the Fourvière Basilica. You'll first take in the breathtaking views from the heights of the Basilica before entering it....

Duration 3h00

Tournon

Welcome to Tournon! Located in the heart of the Rhone Valley, at the gates of Provence, this city will enchant you with its heady perfumes. We'll begin our visit on foot passing all the main tourist attractions of the town, including the historic...

Duration 3h00

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle-Ages, A...

Duration 3h00
Included in tour package Amsterdam by night Amsterdam by bike(1) Haarlem The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Cologne Touring the Rhineland vineyards Strasbourg and the European Institutions (1) Attention: children are under the responsib...
Discovery

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30

Amsterdam by bike

You'll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. This guided bike tour will last about 2.5 hours, and you'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00

Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 5h00

Touring Rhineland vineyards

Leaving from Mainz, you'll travel to either Nierstein or Nackenheim to discover the largest Germany wine-growing territory in the area: the Rheinhessen. We'll settle in for an open-air wagon ride, where we'll be able to take in the magnif...

Duration 3h30

Strasbourg: Panoramic tour of the European Institutions and guided walking tour

Departure for a guided visit of the European Capital. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the town, which will take us through many of the town's districts, particularly the "German Quarter” (around the Place de La Rép...

Duration 3h00
Included in tour package Lyon by bike(1) Tournon Hike through the Alpilles Mountains and the village of Baux-de-Provence Avignon and the Papal Palace (1) Attention: children are under the responsibility of their parents and must be autonomous...
pp $ 313.00 Before departure $ 372.00 On board
Discovery

Guided bike tour of Lyon

Discover all of Lyon's touristic highlights in only 2.5 hours and with little effort! Enjoy a leisurely bike ride around the lake in the Parc de la Tête d'Or and on the banks of the Rhône River. Our guide will let you in on the mo...

Duration 3h00

Tournon

Welcome to Tournon! Located in the heart of the Rhone Valley, at the gates of Provence, this city will enchant you with its heady perfumes. We'll begin our visit on foot passing all the main tourist attractions of the town, including the historic...

Duration 3h00

Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum

You'll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. Built as a three-level aqueduct, it carried water across the Gardon River. We'll hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-mile walk through the site with numero...

Duration 4h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Please note: For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. On board the ship, the suite is only available during the Rhine section of the cruise.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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