2021 Season

The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)


cruise: WZH 13 Day River Cruise Basel to Amsterdam
Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Visit a medieval castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River. Your river cruise vacation ends in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss your chance to discover the treasures you’ll cherish along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!
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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach

Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 4 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way with your Adventure Host.

Day 5 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 6 Koblenz: Choice of guided sightseeing, or visit Sayn Manor House

Day 7 Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting

Day 8 Remich: Excursion to Luxembourg

Day 9 Trier: Choice of guided tour, or 'Roman Trier' tour, see the Porta Nigra

Day 10 Cochem: Guided tour, visit Reichsburg Castle

Day 11 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 12 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 13 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

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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