The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

This diverse river cruise showcases the best that the Rhine has to offer. Arrive in Basel and transfer to your ship. Then, sail north and enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Cologne and Koblenz. Visit either Metz in France or Saarbruecken in Germany, and enjoy accompanied tours of Luxembourg City. See the Roman ruins at Trier, Eltz Castle in the hills above the Moselle, and the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary Lorelei rock and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoying excursions to Heidelberg and the Black Forest.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Breisach
    • Visit the workshop of a local woodcarver and clock maker in Germany's iconic Black Forest.
  • Strasbourg
    • Guided sightseeing of the city, including its characterful La Petite France district and impressive Gothic cathedral.
  • Cologne
    • Choose between a guided city walk or a tour of the city’s Jewish heritage. Free time later – be sure to try a pale Kölsch lager.
  • Amsterdam
    • Canal cruise and free time in the vibrant Dutch city.

Moselle Valley

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

On arrival you will be met and transferred to the ship. Meet your crew at an evening welcome reception.

Day 2 Breisach

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Excursion to the Black Forest. Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany's Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty with its forests of thick pine trees. The region is bet known for its cuckoo clocks, Black Forest ham and Black Forest Gateaux. Perhaps visit the workshop of a local wood carver and clock maker, or visit the open-air Museum of Vogtbauernhof to see how life was lived in this area centuries ago.

Day 3 Strasbourg

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Guided sightseeing. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Noteworthy sights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available.

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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.

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