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2022 Season

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 1 Night in Amsterdam for Wine Lovers


cruise: WARQ-T1
9 days from Amsterdam to Remich
This magnificent European river cruise vacation starts in Holland’s colorful, modern capital of Amsterdam. Begin your vacation your way with a one-night stay in this beautiful city! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your Suite Ship®. A Master of Wine will travel with you on your cruise to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food-and-wine-pairing. First, continue to explore this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Then, sail along the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic 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, you’ll stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Experience the wonder and beauty of the Moselle Vineyards and visit one of their local wineries for some sparkling wine tasting. 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. Go on an 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 or enjoy a wine walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region.

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Day 1 Amsterdam: Welcome to Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 4 Cologne: Onboard wine lecture; choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim-Koblenz: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; in Rüdesheim choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum with wine tasting, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument and hike in the vineyards with tasting; free time in Koblenz in the evening

Day 6 Cochem: Sail through the Moselle Valley; choice of guided walk with visit of Reichsburg Castle or cable-car ride and hike with your Adventure Host or visit to the Historische Senfmühle (mustard mill) or Moselle Wine Experience; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 7 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk in Bernkastel or hike with your Adventure Host to the Castle; Vinoteque - wine tasting; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 8 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Choice of guided tour in Luxembourg or wine walk or biking tour with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Remich (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

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.

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  • 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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