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CANALS, VINEYARDS & CASTLES - CATEGORY E - 2019

Board your river cruise vessel 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.

Your European river cruise continues 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. Then 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.

Inclusions

7 breakfasts
7 lunches
7 dinners
Tour Provider Avalon Waterways
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $4,309
Start Location
Remich, Luxembourg
End Location
Amsterdam, Luxembourg
Age Range
Min :45
Group Size
20 to 44
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
25 Apr 201902 May 2019OpenAUD $4,309
06 Jun 201913 Jun 2019OpenAUD $4,309
18 Jul 201925 Jul 2019OpenAUD $4,309
29 Aug 201905 Sep 2019OpenAUD $4,547
10 Oct 201917 Oct 2019OpenAUD $4,072
Itinerary
Day 1: REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION).
Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3pm. 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. (D)
Day 2: GREVENMACHER. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG.
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine. CLASSIC - 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 civilization 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 (B,L,D)
Day 3: BERNKASTEL, GERMANY.
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, OR: ACTIVE - 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 - 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)
Day 4: COCHEM.
Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem to see the charming town's half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem's hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend. Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B,L,D)
Day 5: RUDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of 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. Later, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS (B,L,D)
Day 6: COLOGNE.
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR: DISCOVERY - Join 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! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 7: 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 the city's "Golden Age." Join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savoury and sweet Dutch specialties. Or you may enjoy an Optional Bike Tour to discover the Dutch countryside. Alternatively take a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle-the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland. 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)
Day 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION).
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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