The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles

01/01/2022 through 10/12/2022
01/01/2022 through 10/22/2022
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

This magnificent European river cruise vacation begins in Holland’s colorful, 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. Then, embark on your picturesque cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany-a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. 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. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns.

Along the Moselle River, stop at 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. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Join an included excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels-high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.

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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim-Koblenz: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; in Rüdesheim choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument, free time in Koblenz in the evening

Day 5 Cochem: Sail through the Moselle Valley; choice of guided walk with, visit of Reichsburg Castle or cable-car ride and hike with your Adventure Host or visit to the Historische Senfmühle (mustard mill)

Day 6 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk in Bernkastel or hike with your Adventure Host to the Castle; wine tasting

Day 7 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Choice of guided tour in Luxembourg or wine walk or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Amsterdam
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Day 3 Cologne, Germany
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Day 4 Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim – Koblenz
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Day 5 Cochem
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Day 6 Bernkastel
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Day 7 Remich, Luxembourg. Excursion To Luxembourg City
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Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation)
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