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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles

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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.6 Based on 5 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 4,200 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,388 Per Person
 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Remich
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
8 Day The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: Luxembourg Germany Holland
Our Price From 4,200 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,388 Per Person
 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Remich
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
8 Day The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: Luxembourg Germany Holland
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WRA
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WRA

Overview

Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 8 Day The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles. Board your Avalon Suite Ship in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels - high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region's best wines. Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling...read more grape is cultivated. 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. 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. 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.

Before this fabulous European river cruise concludes, you'll visit Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective - on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures along your Moselle and Rhine river cruise holiday.
Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 8 Day The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles. Board your Avalon Suite Ship in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels - high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region's best wines. Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling...read more grape is cultivated. 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. 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. 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.

Before this fabulous European river cruise concludes, you'll visit Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective - on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures along your Moselle and Rhine river cruise holiday.

Itinerary

Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to explore Remich-the Pearl of the Moselle-with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (D)

Old-World Charm and World-Class Wine.

This morning, you might take a guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany, or learn more about the famous Battle of the Bulge.

Active: Bike in two countries along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR;

Discovery: Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg's Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR;

Classic: Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B/L/D)

Castle Vines and German Wines.

Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

Active: Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a guided walking tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.

Enjoy free time this afternoon, take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

Discovery: Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM (B/L/D)

The Charm of the Moselle Valley.

Active: See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint, OR:

Discovery: Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard "miller", you'll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley.

Relax on board on the Sky Deck while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful wine growing villages and vineyards.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.

Active: Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;

Discovery: Take a guided tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

En route to Engers, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei-where the mythological siren's songs lured ill-fated sailors.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS (B/L/D)

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland.

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Active: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

Discovery: Join a guided walking tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

Classic: Take a guided city walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.

Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Canals of colourful Amsterdam.

Classic: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city's "Golden Age."

During tulip season, don't miss a guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Alternatively, choose an Optional Biking Tour.

You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon by visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries. Tonight, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam on your own.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to explore Remich-the Pearl of the Moselle-with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (D)

Old-World Charm and World-Class Wine.

This morning, you might take a guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany, or learn more about the famous Battle of the Bulge.

Active: Bike in two countries along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR;

Discovery: Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg's Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR;

Classic: Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B/L/D)

Castle Vines and German Wines.

Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

Active: Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a guided walking tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.

Enjoy free time this afternoon, take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

Discovery: Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM (B/L/D)

The Charm of the Moselle Valley.

Active: See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint, OR:

Discovery: Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard "miller", you'll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley.

Relax on board on the Sky Deck while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful wine growing villages and vineyards.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.

Active: Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;

Discovery: Take a guided tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

En route to Engers, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei-where the mythological siren's songs lured ill-fated sailors.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS (B/L/D)

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland.

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Active: Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

Discovery: Join a guided walking tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

Classic: Take a guided city walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.

Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Canals of colourful Amsterdam.

Classic: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city's "Golden Age."

During tulip season, don't miss a guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Alternatively, choose an Optional Biking Tour.

You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon by visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries. Tonight, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam on your own.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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AVG. RATING 4.60 / 5
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Moselle & Rhine Cruise 1 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2019
Exceptional cruise, well looked after, room, excursions, meals and staff excellent. Probably would go in a warmer time of year next trip. Met many new friends, atmosphere provided by staff and entertainer was very pleasant, looking forward to our next trip.
Enjoyable holiday 0 , WA, Australia, Jul 2016
We were really surprised how wonderful the scenery was on the Moselle river. The beautiful little German towns, with excellently restored medieval houses were a surprise to us. The boat was spacious and the staff most helpful. The trips were mainly well organised, though some elderly people found the walking a little difficult. If I had to be critical ...read more the only thing that was annoying was that we did not leave Paris until nearly 4pm to go to Luxembourg. That meant that by the time we got there it was a rush for dinner.
Beyond all expectations 1 , Australia, Aug 2014
Beyond all expectations, a wonderful ship, fantastic crew and Hendrik our tour director was the best. Poetry 2 was exquisite with great decor and was kept spotless. The only minor letdown was the hotel in Paris where there was a lack of service and long delays in getting room allocation. (After 5 pm before room was ready) What a wonderful experience, ...read more pity we could not bring the bed and pillows home. Well done Avalon and thank you for giving us such a great trip. Also a special thanks to Hannah for being so efficient and prompt in answering any enquiry we made during booking our trips.
Enjoyed this cruise immensely 0 , Australia, Jun 2014
Windmills, Vineyards and Paris. Enjoyed this cruise immensely. We are already looking forward to what we can do next. Can't really fault anything and we would recommend Avalon cruises to anyone. Value for money and you know what you are getting with no hidden costs.
We had a fantastic time on the cruise 1 , Australia, Aug 2012
A really friendly crew and cruise director helped make it a very enjoyable experience. The ship was modern and in immaculate condition. The meals were very varied and of a very high standard. We had a plentiful choice for onshore excursions each day. We enjoyed all of these, especially the bike ride along the river bank and the wine tasting in town. ...read more We will definitely travel with Global Journeys in the future!
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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Stateroom
 
Category D
Stateroom
Indigo Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
 
Category P
Panorama Suite
 
Category S
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)
Sky Deck

Cabins

  • 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

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • 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

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • 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

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Stateroom
 
Category D
Stateroom
Indigo Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
 
Category P
Panorama Suite
 
Category S
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)
Sky Deck

Cabins

  • 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

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • 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

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • 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

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