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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Remich 2020

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Canals, Vineyards & Castles (Southbound) River Cruise (WAR)

Starting from $3,299
Ship(s): Avalon Imagery II

River Cruise Description

Welcome to fabulous Holland’s capital city of Amsterdam. Your amazing 8 day Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Remich 2020 vacation adventure gets underway in this popular bustling modern city. You’ll marvel at the treasures of this ancient 700-year-old metropolis that will give you an entirely new perspective as you cruise peacefully on a canal along the stunning grachten. Then, you’ll actually start your European river cruise down the picturesque Rhine River.

Your first stop will be in charming Cologne, Germany – an ancient 2,000 year-old city known for its magnificent gothic architecture. You’ll enjoy the fresh air as you stroll along on a wonderful expertly guided city walk. You’ll be amazed at the world-famous cathedral with its majestic twin-spires and you’ll discover the fascinating cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll marvel as you cruise through the stunning Rhine Gorge – considered by travelers as the most gorgeous stretch of the Rhine River where age-old castles which stand like sentry’s high on the cliffs some 400 feet above the water.

As you visit the quaint wine town of beautiful Rüdesheim, you’ll enjoy a refreshing walk through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with busy shops, fabulous restaurants, and festive taverns. When you cruise along the picturesque Moselle River, you’ll stop at the charming town of Cochem where the delicious Riesling grape is grown on well-manicured vineyards. You’ll tour magnificent Reichsburg Castle, tucked away among lush green vineyards, which offer astonishing views of the quaint town and beautiful river valley below. In bustling Bernkastel, you’ll enjoy an expertly guided stroll and take time to taste some of the farming region’s most popular wines.

You may choose to join an excursion to historic Luxembourg City, offering some of the most fantastic views as it is set on two levels – high above on sprawling hills and dropping into two fabulous river valleys. The views from your Avalon river cruise ship as well as the destinations you will be stopping in will be quite amazing on this 8 day Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Remich 2020.

River Cruise Promos

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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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

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Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding 

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Amsterdam

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.”

You may choose to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle—the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland, or join a Guided Optional Biking Tour.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
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 Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!  Enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Rhine George – Rudesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Discovery
Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Discovery
Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
Active
Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Cochem

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

Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.

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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Bernkastel

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.

This afternoon, you’ll have opportunity to enjoy some free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

Discovery
Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Remich, Luxembourg. Excursion to Luxembourg City

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

This morning, 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, spend some free time exploring Trier.

Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation)

As your 8-day river cruise comes to an end here, you can look through your photos of the rest of the trip over a scrumptious breakfast fit for royalty.

(Breakfast)

 

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