10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam 2019

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Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights Paris - Northbound River Cruise (WRAE)

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Avalon Waterways

River Cruise Description

Kick off your 2019 10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam vacation with a stay in the enchanting city of Paris. This “City of Light” boasts monumental must-visit places such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum with its beaming glass pyramid, and the world-famous Eiffel Tower. Join a city tour that will take you to see all of these must-see monuments!

Following your stay in the romantic Paris, travel to Luxembourg City by way of high speed train to board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich along the gorgeous Moselle River. Taste some of the region’s most popular wines after taking a guided walk through the elegant wine village of Bernkastel. Sail across the waters of the Moselle River as you continue on to the unforgettable town of Cochem—known for cultivating the grape used in delicious Riesling.

Charge through the waters of the Rhine River to the classic Rhine valley village of Rüdesheim. Here, you can visit the inspirational Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and take in your classic surroundings on a cobblestone walk through the Drosselgasse—lined with shops, energetic taverns, and restaurants. Following, sail through the vivid Rhine Gorge—the most picturesque span of the Rhine River where ancient castles tower 400 feet above the water on cliffs framing the waters. Get a look at Cologne’s famous twin-spired cathedral on a guided walk, and adventure through the Old City’s cobblestone roads.

Before your incredible European river cruise comes to a close, you will tour Holland’s boasted modern capital of Amsterdam. Explore the unique offerings of this 700-year-old city from an alternative perspective—by way of canal cruise along the scenic Grachten. Your 2019 10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam voyage along the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers takes you on a journey through some of the most historic, scenic, and famous destinations of France and Germany. Soak in each moment of adventure and discovery while we handle the details in between to make this your all-time favorite European vacation!

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River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Paris, France

Bienvenue en France! Welcome to the famous French capital of Paris—which sits on the River Seine and owns the nickname of the “City of Lights”—known for its romantic atmosphere and luxurious sites.

Day 2 Paris

Today, your City Sightseeing tour includes a few must see sights including the Louvre Museum with its shining glass pyramid structure, the monumental Arc de Triomphe, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, and the world-famous Eiffel Tower. Use your free time at your leisure to hike to the beaming Sacré Coeur Basilica of the Montmartre and see brilliant local artists in performance at Place du Tertre, or go for a walk along the Champs-Elysées.

(Breakfast)

Day 3 Paris – Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)-Grevenmacher

This morning, transfer by way of high-speed train to Mets or Luxembourg City. There, Continue to Remich by way of motor coach to prepare to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and sail to Grevenmacher. There will be an onboard welcome reception for all river cruise guests to get you ready for the rest of this exciting 10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam adventure.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREVENMACHER

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Luxembourg City

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

CLASSIC Participate in a tour of Luxembourg City—accompanied by an expert guide—to give you a look at the city’s vivid views, historic ruins, and modern architecture developments and buildings that line the expansive gorge terrain.

During your afternoon, you might enjoy taking part in a Guided Option Excursion to Roman Trier, which focuses on the history of this region, to further educate yourself in the rich history and background of the Roman Civilization in the oldest and most historic city in Germany.

Later this evening, unwind with live entertainment provided on board your Avalon Waterways river cruise ship.

EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Bernkastel

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Today you will have your choice of either guided walking tour or hike with your Avalon Adventure host to some nearby castle ruins, and end your afternoon with a wine tasting.

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Walking Tour through the elegant wine town of Bernkastel—boasting its gabled timber-framed homes and 17th-century renaissance style marketplace, OR:

ACTIVE Accompany your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to explore the site of some local castle ruins.
Use some of your afternoon free time as you wish—unwind with a glass of local German wine, take a bike ride through the villages beaming with Renaissance-style atmospheres, or go on a hike to get a breathtaking look at the expansive vineyard landscapes.

DISCOVERY Participate in a Wine Tasting to get an authentic look at the traditional craft of German wine making.

During your evening, relax with live entertainment on board your cruise ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Cochem

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

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Walk through Cochem to get a look at the enchanting town’s half-timbered houses and twisting streets. Get a striking birds-eye look of the stunning Moselle Valley and its charming river bend as you visit Reichsburg Castle which sits atop a hill in Cochem.

Unwind from your day as you cruise through the Moselle Valley—famous for its expanding villages and leafy vineyards—whilst taking in the incredible landscape views on the Sky Deck of your Avalon Waterways ship.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Today, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge.

DISCOVERY Join in a Guided Tour of the brilliant Mechanical Music Museum for an unforgettable and informative instrumental education.

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

Following your afternoon, cruise through the marvelous Rhine Gorge while relaxing on the Sky Deck of your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

Begin your day with a Morning Stretch led by your Avalon Adventure Host. You will have a choice of a Cologne highlights guided walking tour or Jewish Heritage guided walking tour.

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided City Walking tour of Cologne and beam at its towering and majestic twin-steeled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Go for a Guided Walking Tour through history as you experience a few of Cologne’s significant Jewish Heritage sites.

Take advantage of the opportunity to relax during your free time with a glass of Kölsch pale lager—brewed locally in Germany for over a century!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Amsterdam, Holland

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

CLASSIC Adventure through the famous waterways of Amsterdam as you enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise and sail past the noteworthy homes which date back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Participate in a Guided Optional Culinary Walk throughout the magnificent Amsterdam to get a taste of the sweet and savory Dutch delicacies this city has to offer. You might opt for the thrill of an Option Bike Tour to explore through the lush Dutch countryside.

Rather, you might prefer going on a Guided Optional Excursion to Holland’s most stunning and well-kept castle—Muiderslot Castle—which abundantly adorns itself with medieval architecture and history.

You might opt to use your free time during the afternoon to tour one or more of the many compelling museums or art galleries that Amsterdam has to offer. During your evening, enjoy the thrilling nightlife of the lively Amsterdam on your own time.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 10 Amsterdam (disembarkation)

Your European river cruise vacation concludes with one final breakfast this morning. Thank you for allowing us to give you an unforgettable experience with this 10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam.

(Breakfast)

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