2021 Season

Active & Discovery on the Rhine with Canadian Entertainer Jann Arden (Southbound)

cruise: WAW-T1 8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Your Rhine River cruise is full of included Active & Discovery activities and excursions for every taste and pace. With Avalon Choice® inclusions, you decide how to explore each destination on your Rhine River cruise. From classic sightseeing, to active pursuits, to discovery activities and excursions, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of included Avalon Choice® excursions to match your interests and pace.

A special treat is in store for this special interest departure! Cruise in the company of one of Canada’s favorite singer/songwriters, Jann Arden. Enjoy a wonderful musical performance by Jann and her band on board your Suite Ship®, and attend a social occasion with photo opportunities and CD signings. Avalon Waterways is pleased to welcome Jann on board with us again, and we happy you’ll have the chance to meet the multi-award-winning recording artist, author, and actor.

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 biking tour, or a guided jogging tour of the city—all at an easy pace! You might choose an included painting class to recreate the masterpieces of Dutch artists. Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a guided “bites and highlights” tour in Düsseldorf, and taste regional wines in Eltville. In Koblenz, take a cable-car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for magnificent views of the surrounding area. Sail 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 preference, passion, and pace. Active & Discovery river cruises include hand-selected Active, Discovery, and Classic inclusions to see each destination your way!



Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Choice of painting class, or biking tour or canal cruise

Day 3 Nijmegen. Excursion to Arnhem: Choice of biking tour or guided sightseeing of Arnhem or guided tour of Arnhem's Kröller-Müller Museum; autograph session with Jann Arden; free time

Day 4 Düsseldorf: Choice of guided city sightseeing or biking tour or culinary tour; Jann Arden exclusive concert

Day 5 Cologne: Choice of jogging tour or Cologne sightseeing 'off the beaten track' or visit the chocolate museum or Cologne highlights walking tour

Day 6 Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Choice of visit to Marksburg Castle or Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with cable car ride or Volcano Tour experience; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Rüdesheim; private reception in a private location

Day 7 Mainz: Choice of visit to the Eberbach Monastery or Eltville guided tour with wine tasting or nature walk in Eltville

Day 8 Frankfurt (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

cities and locations

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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