The Rhine & Moselle

13 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel with Avalon

Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 13 Day The Rhine & Moselle. Your river cruise vacation starts 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...read more

     
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Amsterdam
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Basel
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
424 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
8 Reviews
Trip Code:
WARZ

Itinerary

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1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embark)
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard the ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free explore at your leisure. 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 (D)
2 Amsterdam
Colourful Amsterdam-with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. Classic - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." Join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savoury and sweet Dutch specialties. You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B/L/D)
3 Cologne, Germany
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Active - Join a Guided Walk with your Avalon Adventure Host this afternoon, OR: Classic - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR: Discovery - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO KOBLENZ (B/L/D)
4 Koblenz
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls Where the Rhine and Moselle Meet. Classic - Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments, OR: Classic - Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion this afternoon to visit Koblenz's geopark, and learn about the region's volcanic geological history. Spend free time on a cable-car ride, or a hike to see the mountain-top Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Enjoy a leisurely walk across the town to shop or sample potato pancakes and regional wine. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B/L/D)
5 Bernkastel
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley. Classic - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, OR: Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins, OR: Discovery - Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO THIONVILLE (B/L/D)
6 Thionville, France
Ornate Palaces, Opera Houses, and Old Battle Lines. Classic - Visit the historic Maginot Line-pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, OR: Classic - Join a Guided Excursion to Metz-a city with 3,000 years of history-to see its gothic cathedral, Imperial Palace, and France's oldest opera house. You can choose to follow your excursion to Metz with a Guided Optional Excursion to the regal city of Nancy- with its gilded grand square and 18th-century Place Stanislas. Alternatively, consider an afternoon bike ride on your own to leisurely explore Thionville. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER (B/L/D)
7 Grevenmacher Excursion To Trier
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine. Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Run in Grevenmacher on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country. This morning you may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. Classic - Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier- Germany's oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city centre, OR: Classic - Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilisation in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheatre, and imperial baths. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BEILSTEIN (B/L/D)
8 Beilstein, Germany
The Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle. Enjoy free time in Beilstein-known as the "Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle" for its castle-dotted hills, vineyards, and inviting village of the Moselle River Valley. Go for a morning bike ride through the unspoiled 15th-century buildings and chiming church bells before sailing to Treis-Karden. TREIS-KARDEN: Stiftskirche Steeples and Soaring Castles. Classic - Choose from two Guided Tours to explore medieval castles towering on the slopes above the Moselle River. Take some free time to stroll through the romantic village before enjoying live entertainment on board tonight. EVENING CRUISE TO BOPPARD (B/L/D)
9 Boppard - Rhine Gorge
A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge. Active - Go for a Run this morning through the village of Boppard with your Avalon Adventure Host. Alternatively, choose to explore Boppard's beautiful views and forested surroundings on a bike ride or hike at your own pace. Spend free time this morning visiting a local cafe for a cup of German coffee. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim. RUDESHEIM: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Discovery - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR: Active - Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards, OR: Active - Combine a cable-car ride and a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host to explore the picturesque hills and vineyards of Rudesheim. Discovery - Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN (B/L/D)
10 Ludwigshafen Excursion To Heidelberg
Philosophical Views, a Hilltop Castle, and the World's Biggest Barrel of Wine. Classic - Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel," OR: Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below. You'll have free time to stroll or shop in Heidelberg this afternoon. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B/L/D)
11 Strasbourg, France
Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages. Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk, OR: Classic - Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city's gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Alsace for an afternoon in a French wine country village. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city centre. Sample local culinary specialties, such as Tarte flambee. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B/L/D)
12 Breisach, Germany Excursion To The Black Forest
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Classic - Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR: Discovery - Join a full-day Guided Visit to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration. Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B/L/D)
13 Basel, Switzerland (Disembark)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am. (B)

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Reviews (8)

13 Day The Rhine & Moselle reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Avalon Waterways Amsterdam to Basel Cruise”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2017 4 Helpful Votes

Our first river cruise was with APT in 2016, so we can only use that very good experience as a comparison to the Avalon cruise. The upgrade to deck 2 was a real bonus. Another bonus was the optional excursions offered by Avalon. As with APT, most of the included excursions are half day, leaving a fair bit of time on the cruise spent on the ship or on 'own time' in the town where the ship is moored.
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“Beautiful scenery”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2017 4 Helpful Votes

Very lucky with the weather for the time of year - lots of sunny days. Our 2nd trip with Avalon and overall very happy. There appeared to be less staff in bar and restaurant than previous trip - maybe cost cutting? Some staff didn't appear to be very happy (maybe the end of season is near?). Captain, Cruise Director, room staff & food were very good. Included and optional excursions were great. The availability of bikes on board now is an added plus.
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“Avalon Cruise on the Rhine & Moselle”
- WA, Australia Jun 2017 1 Helpful Vote

Many thanks to Georgie at Global Journeys for your help with organising our European River Cruise. We enjoyed the experience a great deal and much of this was due to you. I do have some comments about Avalon specifically which I will itemise :
1. The cruise itinerary was great especially to places where we had not cruise before ie the Moselle River. I would recommend this to anyone 2. The content was varied and generally the operation went smoothly. We were supplied...read more

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“We had an amazing trip along the Rhine & Moselle rivers.”
- Australia Apr 2016

The hole experience was amazing. The staff were very friendly and the other passengers on board were all friendly as well, which really added to the enjoyment of the cruise. All of the included excursions were extremely good as well, with the guides all being very knowledgeable and friendly. We travelled in May and the weather was a bit hit and miss. Some days were cold and wet and others were quite pleasant. I don't think we would choose to travel at that time of year again. Avalon Waterways...read more

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“We had an amazing time”
- Australia Jul 2013

We had an amazing time, thank you for all your help, the trip was excellent so glad we went through the Moselle River it was absolutely gorgeous. Avalon Affinity was excellent, the food was fantastic and the service impeccable. We enjoyed our cabin it was again excellent. We can't speak highly enough of Avalon and Global Journeys. Thank you for all your help and look forward to returning to Europe in the next couple of years.

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Deck Plans

Category P
Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom Layout  

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water

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Friday 02 Aug 2019 Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 6,941 per person 1,209 per person 5,732 per person Enquire
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Friday 25 Oct 2019 Wednesday 06 Nov 2019 6,228 per person 2,429 per person 3,799 per person Enquire
Friday 02 Aug 2019 Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 10,371 per person 1,347 solo traveller 9,024 solo traveller Enquire
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Friday 25 Oct 2019 Wednesday 06 Nov 2019 9,266 per person 2,550 solo traveller 6,716 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Deluxe Stateroom E $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 427
Panorama Suite B $ 2,398
Panorama Suite A $ 2,501
Panorama Suite P $ 2,707
Royal Suite S $ 4,558

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