River Cruise – Active Discovery on the Rhine

  • August 11, 2018 - August 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Avalon Waterways | A River Cruise Unlike Any Other

A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!
Your river cruise adventure begins in Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital! The energetic on board might like to join a guided running tour, or for a gentler pace, see the city on a cruise, gliding through the myriad of canals lined with stately homes. Alternatively, participation in a painting class could reveal the artist in you! And every day we have more planned: Active guests can choose to bike along the Rhine, participate in a reenactment of the Roman Games, climb the many steps up to Marksburg Castle and enjoy spectacular views of the Rhine River, and hike in the beautiful landscape around Duisburg, or near Eltville. You can choose to discover fascinating sites with a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, where you’ll be introduced to the art of chocolate making, learn about German food on a guided culinary walk in Duisburg, and a chance to taste regional wines in Eltville. Participate in a Roman Clothes Workshop, walk the mining corridors of an ancient volcano from which basalt was extracted, and visit the Zollverein Coal Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guided walks acquaint you with highlights of Cologne and Koblenz, from where you’ll take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Castle for magnificent views of the surrounding area.
All these activities and more are yours for the taking—and if that’s not enough—you’ll cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, attend a concert at Castle Engers, and enjoy onboard specialty dinners of the region. An unforgettable river cruise experience that offers something for everyone!

Partial proceeds will go towards the ADHD Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital

A highly treatable and manageable neurological disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is prevalent in four percent of adults. It’s a particularly significant challenge for young people who face pivotal changes. Having the resources to cope with how ADHD impacts your education, career, finances and relationships is crucial. Located at LGH’s Hope Centre, the VCH Adult ADHD Clinic helps patients through a collaborative approach to treating the disorder. The clinical team works closely with patients to assess and address their needs, including diagnosis, education, short-term treatment, skill development and ongoing monitoring with physicians. The only adult-oriented clinic offering services in the public health system B.C., it was founded and operates thanks to the generosity of the James Family Foundation. Additional funding will allow the clinic to expand its staff and services, and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of focused treatment and management of adult ADHD.

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