10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Paris 2019


Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights Paris - Southbound River Cruise (WARE)

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River Cruise Description

Begin this phenomenal river cruise excursion in Holland’s famous and lively capital of Amsterdam. Experience the treasures that behold this 700-year old city from an alternative perspective—by way of canal cruise along the enchanting grachten. There will be much to do and see along this 2019 10 day Avalon river cruise form Amsterdam to Paris.

Following, embark on your cruise along the Rhine River and journey to the 2,000-year-old city of Cologne, Germany—also known for its medieval architecture. You will sail through the glittering waters of the vast Rhine Gorge—the most scenic and enchanting stretch of the Rhine River with views of ancient castles that rest on the 400 feet cliffs that border the water.

Enjoy a walk through the magical wine town of Rüdesheim and wander through the Drosselgasse, adorned with its many restaurants, shops, and busy taverns. Stop at the memorable town of Cochem—which sits along the Moselle river—where the grape used for the delicious wine of Riesling is cultivated. Stop to your Reichsburg Castle, which sits cozied among lush vineyards and boasting picturesque views of the river valley town below. Enjoy a guided walk in Bernkastel where you can get a taste of some of the area’s most popular wines. Join an excursion to the historic city of Luxembourg, offering fantastic scenic views as it sits on two levels-reaching high above on parallel hills and falling down into two river valleys.

Travel to your last stop of Paris by way of high-speed train to conclude your incredible European river cruise experience. See the world-famous landmarks and must-see sights of the enchanting “City of Light” on a guided sightseeing tour. The Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum with its beaming glass pyramid are all included in this tour. This 2019 10 day Avalon river cruise form Amsterdam to Paris has excitement from beginning to end.

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River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to the beautiful city of Amsterdam! Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.
Today you may adventure through the vibrant city of Amsterdam—with its lively streets, canals, and bridges—you will love exploring its abundance of glittering art galleries and cafés. Flights arriving into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm in the afternoon and all cruise guests must be aboard the Suite Ship® by 5pm in the afternoon. There will be an onboard welcome reception for all Avalon Waterways river cruise guests. Get ready to start the festivities of this amazing 10 day Avalon river cruise form Amsterdam to Paris.



Day 2 Amsterdam

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

CLASSIC Sail through the glorious canal veins of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise—glide parallel to exquisite homes of this city’s “Golden Age.”

Take part in a Guided Option Culinary Walk to taste some of the decadent and luscious Dutch delicacies that Amsterdam has to offer. Or you might choose to adventure through the wonders of the Dutch country side on an Option Bike Tour.

You might opt for a Guided Optional Excursion to the most stunning and well up-kept gothic castle in Holland dating back to the medieval ages—Muiderslot Castle.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

You will have your pick of either a walking tour of Cologne’s most boasted sights, or a walking tour through the Jewish Heritage seeping in this magnificent town.

CLASSIC Join in on a Guided City Walk of Cologne to see some of its most frivolous sights such as its towering twin-steeled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Participate in a Guided Walking Tour to experience a few of Cologne’s significant Jewish heritage sites.

Use some of your free time to delight in a glass of Kölsch pale lager—brewed locally in Cologne for over a century! Unwind from your busy day with fun live entertainment this evening on board your luxurious Avalon cruise ship.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Rhine George – Rudesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Today, sail through the waters of the infamous Rhine Gorge; in Rüdesheim, your pick of either a tour of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or transfer by way of cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument; beverage tasting.

Begin your morning with serene views as you watch the waves crash by you from the Sky Deck of your ship as you sail through the Rhine Gorge.

DISCOVERY Opt for a unique musical and educational experience on a Guided Tour of the outstanding Mechanical Music Museum, OR:

ACTIVE Travel to the Niederwald Monument while enjoying an open-aired cable car ride. Make your way back down through the vineyards either on foot or riding in the cable car.

DISCOVERY Depending on your departure date, revel in either a Wine Tasting or Coffee Tasting.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Cochem

Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley

Enjoy the peace and calm from the Sky Deck of your cruise ship as you cruise through the famous Moselle Valley, recognized for the charming expanding villages and their vibrant vineyards.

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Walk throughout Cochem to get a look at this enchanting town’s half-logged houses and twisting streets. Get a birds-eye view of the Moselle Valley and its river bend from Reichsburg Castle of Cochem which sits atop a gill with envious landscape views.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Bernkastel

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Use your free time as you wish during your afternoon—take a hike to get a look at the expansive scenic vineyards, go on a bike ride through the Medieval-style village, or unwind and bask in your surroundings with a glass of German wine.

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Walking Tour of the renaissance-esque marketplace of Bernkastel and its 17th-century gabled timber-framed homes, and the other wonders this elegant wine village has to offer, OR:

DISCOVERY Take part in a Wine Tasting to get an authentic taste of legendary German wine and experience the decadence of this craft.

During your evening, unwind with live entertainment on board your Avalon cruise ship and you continue traveling Europe.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

CLASSIC Participate in a tour—accompanied by an expert guide—of Luxembourg City—which boasts its mesmerizing views, historic ruins, and gorgeous modern architectural developments along the expansive gorge region.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Remich, Luxembourg (Disembarkation) – Paris, France

Transfer from Remich to Luxembourg City or Metz; travel by high-speed train to Paris; guided sightseeing

Today, transfer to Luxembourg City or Metz by way of motor coach to board a high-speed train to travel to the famous city of Paris, where you will begin a thrilling guided sightseeing tour as soon as you arrive. Fawning itself as one of the world’s most energetic and romantic cities, Paris is sure to animate all of your senses. You will be shown some must see sights such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the monumental Arc de Triomphe, the world-renown Eiffel Tower, and the beaming glass pyramid of the Louvre Museum and everything within—all included in your city sightseeing tour.


Day 9 Paris

Day at leisure

Use your free time today to take a walk through the Champs-Elysées, adorned with its luscious cafés, or choose to further explore the famous Louvre, wander to the royal Palace of Versailles or gasp at the sight of the grandiose Montmartre with its glittering white Sacre Coeur Basilica and abundance of artists on Place du Tertre. This historic and exuberant city awaits to be trailed by your inner explorer!


Day 10 Paris

Your vacation getaway concludes with one final breakfast this morning. Thank you for allowing us to make the most of your 10 day Avalon river cruise form Amsterdam to Paris adventure.


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