Canals, Vineyards & Castles - Remich to Amsterdam

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 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 vacation.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Paris
    • Begin with a two-night stay in the capital with guided sightseeing and free time to explore. Then take the high-speed train to Metz or Luxembourg and transfer to your ship in Remich.
  • Rhine Gorge
    • Sail through spectacular scenery past Lorelei Rock, where the eponymous siren was believed to lure sailors to their doom.
  • Amsterdam canals
    • Finish your tour with a canal cruise and overnight stay in this historic Dutch city.

Cologne

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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 and an evening cruise to Grevenmacher.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREVENMACHER

Day 2 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Luxembourg

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ancient worlds, old world charm, and world-class wine

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

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

Later this afternoon, you might take a history-focused guided optional excursion to Roman Trier to learn more about the history of Roman civilisation in the oldest city in Germany. After your tour, enjoy some free time in Trier before joining your ship for sailing to Bernkastel.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

Day 3 Bernkstel

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gracious German vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

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

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins.

Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, bike through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of German wine.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

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

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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. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Prices & cabin details

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Staterooms available

Price per person

Hotels

Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris

The Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris sits among iconic Paris landmarks, 10 minutes' walk from the Champs-Élysées. Step back to the glamour of the 1930s as you indulge in the mosaic-decorated spa or soak up the Art Deco style at the Purple Bar. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • The hotel faces Parc Monceau, 15 minutes from the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord. The Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are a few minutes' walk away.

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant and bar
    • Spa with 7 treatment rooms
    • Fitness room
    • Room service
    • Free WiFi
Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris

InterContinental Paris - Le Grand

Lavish historic charm in the heart of Paris. The hotel, which dates back to 1862, overlooks the famous Palais Garnier, home to the esteemed Paris Opera. Two acclaimed restaurants await you - Café de la Paix, with its rich history, and La Verrière, set in a beautiful winter garden. Official rating: 4 stars.

  • Location
    • A 4-minute walk from Opera metro station.

  • Facilities
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Fine dining restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel

This recently renovated hotel is a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower and within easy reach of Paris' major attractions. Enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of wine with stunning views of Paris' most iconic landmark. Official rating: 4 stars.

  • Location
    • Set in the heart of Paris, on the doorstep of the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero. 

  • Facilities
    • Fitness centre
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Room service
    • WiFi

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

Reviews

"Was a great time , the crew were very cheerful, helpful warm welcoming"

19th August 2017 - Trusted Customer

"Fantastic holiday can't wait till next years trip!"

14th August 2017 - Mrs Ann Irving

"We had a wonderful time on the cruise the crew and tour director were brilliant..."

14th April 2017 - Mr Eric Sills

We had a wonderful time on the cruise the crew and tour director were brilliant so pleasant and nothing was to much trouble for them. The cruise itself was everything and more than we expected. The stay in Paris was a bonus as we spent our honeymoon there 50 years ago on the 2nd of April 1967. Only two hiccups the first was according to the brochure the on board gratuities were included in the cruise I had to go to ATM to draw some money as we had not aloud for it in our budget. The other was the pick up from the ship the transport didn't turn up and Gerome had to call a taxi but even with the delay we made our flight. But it would not stop us from going on a another cruise with Avalon as I said everything else was perfect.

As previous said in my summary.

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