The Rhine & Moselle

13 Day River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam with Avalon

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 13 Day The Rhine & Moselle. 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 more

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Countries Explored:
Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Holland
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1 Basel, Switzerland (Embark)
Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zurich must arrive by 3pm. Guests must be onboard the ship by 5pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)
2 Breisach, Germany Excursion To 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 Vogtsbauernohf 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 STRASBOURG (B/L/D)
3 Strasbourg, France
Gothic Giants, Military Marvels & Varietal Vintages. 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 LUDWIGSHAFEN (B/L/D)
4 Ludwigshafen Heidelberg Excursion
Philosophers' 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," You'll have free time to stroll or shop in Heidelberg this afternoon. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B/L/D)
5 Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Discovery - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. Discovery - Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ (B/L/D)
6 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)
7 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. Discovery - Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO THIONVILLE (B/L/D)
8 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)
9 Grevenmacher Excursion To Trier
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine. 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 144-152AD. 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 civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BEILSTEIN (B/L/D)
10 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 - Join a Guided Tour to explore a medieval castle 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/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B/L/D)
11 Cologne
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. 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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT SAILING TO AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)
12 Amsterdam, Holland
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 Bike Excursion in the Dutch countryside. You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B/L/D)
13 Amsterdam (Disembark)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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

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“Avalon will still be my first choice for any river cruising”
- Australia Oct 2014 2 Helpful Votes

I felt the overall standard of this cruise was a little bit lower than the Avalon river cruise I did in 2012. Although my points of disappointment are very minor I was not the only passenger to have similar views. 1. Previous cruise. Cake/pastry selection for afternoon tea had several choices. This cruise. Only one choice. 2. Previous ship looked immaculate. This ship had rust showing through in a number of places. 3. I thought housekeeping standards, although very good, had dropped a more

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“The best holiday we have ever had”
- Australia Oct 2013 1 Helpful Vote

This European river cruise was the best holiday we have ever had. Every detail had been expertly planned by Global Journeys. Avalon Waterways cruise ship 'Affinity' was staffed by exceptional friendly, helpful and professional crew. The food and drinks provided were abundant, varied and delicious. Included sightseeing was thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this cruise to anyone considering a river cruise holiday and have plans to book another one in the future.

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Deck Plans

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Panorama Suite
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Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
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  • 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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Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Deluxe Stateroom E  (Prices Shown) $ 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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