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2023 Season

The Rhine & Moselle for Wine Lovers: Canals, Vineyards & Castles


cruise: WRA-T1
8 Day River Cruise Remich to Amsterdam
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. You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Take an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views, as the town 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. Join a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best loved wines. Continue on the Moselle River to 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. Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. This extraordinary European river cruise concludes with a visit to Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures on your Moselle and Rhine river cruise vacation.

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Day 1 Remich (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Choice of guided tour in Luxembourg or wine walk or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Bernkastel: Choice of guided tour in Bernkastel or hike to its Castle Ruins with your Adventure Host to the castles; Vinoteque wine tasting

Day 4 Cochem: Choice of guided walk with visit of Reichsburg Castle or cable-car ride and hike with your Ad-venture 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 5 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 6 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 7 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
Your cruise 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.

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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