10 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam 2024
The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights in Paris for Wine Lovers
Starting from $3,698
Ship(s): Avalon Imagery II
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 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. Explore the waterways, wine regions, and historic hills from Luxembourg to Holland in company of a Master of Wine who will host lectures, tastings, and tips on food-and-wine-pairing. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region's best loved 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 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:
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.
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.
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 Lights", where romance fills the air! You have plenty of time to visit the city on your own pace.
Day 2 PARIS
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!
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
Day 4 REMICH. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG
This morning, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany.
Bike in two countries along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR:
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:
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
Day 5 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.ACTIVE Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle,
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.
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
Day 6 COCHEM
See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR:
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:
Enjoy a wine excursion and tasting at one of Moselle’s wineries, OR:
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.
Onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
Day 7 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; enjoy a local special treat, OR:
Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; 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.
Enjoy a remarkable classical music concert in a lovely baroque venue at Engers Castle, home to the Villa Musica Rhineland-Palatinate National Foundation, one of Germany’s largest music institutions.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS
Day 8 COLOGNE
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:
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!
While sailing towards Amsterdam, join a cheese and wine tasting hosted by your Master of Wine.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
Day 9 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
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.
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
Day 10 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.