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2023 Season

The Rhine & Moselle for Wine Lovers: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights in Paris


cruise: WRAQ-T1
10 Day River Cruise Paris to Amsterdam
Begin your Avalon YourWay river cruise vacation with two nights in romantic Paris before your cruise. See the legendary landmarks of the“City of Light,” including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Take a city tour to see all the must-see sights! Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City and board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Explore the waterways, wine regions, and historic hills from Luxembourg to Holland in company of a Master of Wine who will host lectures, tastings, and tips on food-and-wine-pairing. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best loved wines. Cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Sail onto the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the marvelous Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne, and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City.

Visit Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, and see this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Your European river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers takes you to both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany.

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Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France!

Day 2 Paris: Visit to Ateliers de Lumières

Day 3 Remich (Embarkation): Travel from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City by high-speed train, and onward to Remich by motorcoach; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Choice of guided tour in Luxembourg or wine walk or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Bernkastel: Choice of guided tour in Bernkastel or hike to its Castle Ruins with your Adventure Host to the castles; Vinoteque wine tasting

Day 6 Cochem: 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; sail through the Moselle Valley; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: 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; cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breathtaking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei

Day 8 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 9 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 10 Amsterdam (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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