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Avalon Waterways The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles (WAR)

8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Remich 
This magnificent European river cruise vacation begins in Holland’s colorful, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Then, embark on your picturesque cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns.

Along the Moselle River, stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Join an included excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.

Ships: Artistry II - Imagery II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/24/21, 06/26/21, 08/27/21
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim-Koblenz: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; in Rüdesheim choice of visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument, or bike tour with your Adventure Host; free time in Koblenz in the evening

Day 5 Cochem: Sail through the Moselle Valley; choice of guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle or visit a wine cellar with choice of wine tasting or cable-car ride and hike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk in Bernkastel or hike to its Castle Ruins with your Adventure Host; wine tasting

Day 7 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Choice of guided tour in Luxembourg or wine walk or biking tour with your Adventure Host

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

Special Interest Departures

10/15/2022 - The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles for Wine Lovers

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Itinerary (2022)

Day 1AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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Day 2AMSTERDAM
 Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age."

This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

(B,L,D)
Day 3COLOGNE, GERMANY
 Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

Enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

(B,L,D)
Day 4RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM–KOBLENZ
 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;

ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Koblenz this evening while having dinner onboard.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

(B,L,D)


Day 5COCHEM
 The Charm of the Moselle Valley

Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.

DISCOVERY Join us for a Wine Tasting in a local winery, OR;

ACTIVE Catch a gondola chairlift to reach one of the most panoramic viewpoints over Cochem, the "Pinner Kreuz". Then walk back downhill through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, OR;

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

(B,L,D)
Day 6BERNKASTEL
 Castle Vines and German Wines

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval market place and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, OR:

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins.

Enjoy free time this afternoon, perhaps take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

(B,L,D)
Day 7REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG CITY
 Old-World Charm, and World-Class Wine

This morning, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany. After your tour, enjoy some free time in Trier.

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR;

ACTIVE Enjoy a bike tour with your Adventure Host along the Moselle river, OR;

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

(B,L,D)
Day 8REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for departures is Luxembourg City.

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Avalon Notes

  • 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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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
06/26/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,549.00
08/27/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,599.00
05/01/2022 $3,499.00
06/05/2022 $3,599.00
07/10/2022 $3,499.00
08/14/2022 $3,499.00
09/18/2022 $3,799.00
09/27/2022 $3,799.00
*10/15/2022 $3,499.00
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