10 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam 2022

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Paris to Amsterdam

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 nights in Paris

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Avalon Waterways
10 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam 2022

River Cruise Description

Begin your Avalon YourWay river cruise vacation with two nights in romantic Paris before your cruise. See the legendary landmarks of the"City of Light," including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Take a city tour will to see all the must-see sights! Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City and board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region's best wines. Cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Sail onto the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the marvelous Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town's famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne, and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City.

Visit Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, and see this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective-on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Your European river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers takes you to both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany.



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Avalon 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 3 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.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine and “City of Light,” where romance fills the air! You have plenty of time to visit the city on your own pace.

Day 2 PARIS

Images, Music, and Art
Discovery
Visit Atelier des Lumières and enjoy a unique unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images and music, which will transport you in the heart of art!
(B)

Day 3 PARIS–REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)

This morning, board a high-speed train for Metz or Luxembourg City. Continue to Remich to embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® and enjoy dinner onboard this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
(B,D)

Day 4 REMICH. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG

Old-World Charm and World-Class Wine
This morning, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany, or learn more about the famous Battle of the Bulge.
Active
Bike in two countries along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR;
Discovery
Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR;
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
(B,L,D)

Day 5 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY

Castle Vines and German Wines
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
Active
Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.
Enjoy free time this afternoon, take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.
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 6 COCHEM

The Charm of the Moselle Valley
Active
See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint, OR:
Discovery
Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard “miller”, you’ll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley.
Relax on board on the Sky Deck while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful wine growing villages and vineyards.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
(B,L,D)

Day 7 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Active
Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;
Discovery
Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.
En route to Engers, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei—where the mythological siren’s songs lured ill-fated sailors.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS
(B,L,D)

Day 8 COLOGNE

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Active
Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
Discovery
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.
Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
(B,L,D)

Day 9 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Classic
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.”
During tulip season, don’t miss a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Alternatively, choose an Optional Biking Tour.
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 10 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
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