Paris, Moselle & the Rhine - Paris to Amsterdam

  • 10 Days

  • France

Experience France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Holland on this diverse cruise. Your adventure starts with a two-night stay and guided sightseeing in Paris. Take the high-speed train from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg City, then travel to Remich to board your river vessel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, the oldest city in Germany. Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and pass the legendary Lorelei rock. Taste vintage wines in Bernkastel, explore Reichsburg Castle in Cochem and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Explore Cologne and conclude your trip in Amsterdam, with time to explore on your own.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a cruise director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Wine & beer with lunch and dinner
Excursions
Gratuities on cruise
All airport and port taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 29th October 2017

Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

At a glance

Paris Enjoy guided sightseeing: stroll the Champs-Elysées or visit the world-famous Louvre museum.
Rhine Gorge Sail past Lorelei Rock, where the eponymous siren was believed to lure sailors to their doom.
Cologne Explore the Old Town and magnificent Gothic cathedral before departing for Amsterdam.

Day 1

Paris

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Hotel or InterContinental (or similar) for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Paris

Included today: Guided sightseeing. Paris delights the senses. Your included city sightseeing shows you magnificent must see sights, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées with its lavish cafés, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Paris - Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation) - Grevenmacher

Included today: High-speed TGV train journey. This morning, board a high-speed train for a swift and comfortable journey to Metz or Luxembourg City. Continue by coach to Remich on the Moselle, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception, before cruising to Grevenmacher.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Grevenmacher

Owing to its location and natural geography, Luxembourg City has been a place of strategic military significance throughout history; the first fortifications were built as early as the 10th century. The city centre occupies a picturesque site, perched high on precipitous cliffs that drop into the narrow valleys of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers. A local guide will acquaint you with this city whose layout is complex as it is set on two levels, straddling hills and dropping into the two river valleys. Enjoy a tranquil afternoon of cruising or join an optional excursion to the Roman city of Trier.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Bernkastel

Included today: Guided sightseeing and Wine tasting. In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its fascinating narrow streets and half-timbered houses that have stood since the Middle Ages. Enjoy an included guided walk that features the beautiful marketplace with its renaissance-style Town Hall and the ‘pointed house’, built in 1416. Wine producers in this area look after Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. During your free time, you might like to visit the Moselle Wine Museum. This afternoon, enjoy a tasting of some of these well-loved German wines.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Cochem

Included today: Guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle. Cochem is a charming and picturesque town with half-timbered houses and winding streets full of history and legends that will be brought to life during your included guided walk. Visit Reichsburg castle, built in 1000 AD and furnished with renaissance and baroque furniture. Sitting dramatically atop a conical hill covered in vines, this castle offers splendid views of the little town nestled down below and of the river valley. Cochem is at the heart of the Moselle wine trade and, most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Included today: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; cruise through the Rhine Gorge. This morning arrive in pretty Rüdesheim, the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town, and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, a real surprise. Hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Later there is free time to pick up some souvenirs on the narrow, cobble-stoned Drosselgasse, where colourful flowers, open-air wine gardens, and live music add to the festive atmosphere. Later cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river. Ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Cologne

Included today: Guided sightseeing. One of Germany's largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles the Rhine and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Choose between a guided city walk or a Jewish Heritage walk. Later, during free time, perhaps check out the Romano-Germanic Museum, home to a large collection of artefacts from the Roman settlement on which modern Cologne is built. The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years, and shop for a bottle of '4711', the original eau de cologne.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Amsterdam

Included today: Amsterdam canal cruise. This morning, arrive in Amsterdam. Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambiance. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising through the elegant grachten, lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s ‘Golden Age’. There is plenty of free time to explore on your own.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

Your ship

Avalon Visionary

The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting for 128 passengers, with two full decks of suites featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform the living space into a unique open-air balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the changing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a fitness centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Luxury
  • Class: Suite ship
  • Size: Boutique
  • Number of crew: 37
  • Number of cabins: 64
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 0
  • Number of large cabins: 0
  • Capacity: 128 passengers
  • Main language on board: en
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 4
  • Length (m): 110
  • Width (m): 11.45
  • Speed in knots: 13
  • Launch year: 2012
Available cabins on this cruise
Royal Suite

These suites feature a 6-person sitting area, bathrobes & slippers, choice of bed configuration, Comfort Collection Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, double sinks, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel, hairdryer, in-room safe, L'Occitane bath products, marble countertops in bathroom, nightly turn-down service, soft and firm pillows, vanity, well-stocked minibar, alarm clock, bedside tables with reading lamps, coffee table, complimentary bottled water, direct-dial telephone, easy under-bed luggage storage, elegant, contemporary design, extra blankets, full shower with glass door, individual climate control, large mirror in bathroom, make-up mirror, memory foam mattress toppers, a sofa, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, wall-to-wall panoramic window with Open-Air Balcony®, and a writing desk.

Details

  • 300 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Panorama Suite

These suites feature a 6-person sitting area, bathrobes & slippers, choice of bed configuration, Comfort Collection Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, easy under-bed luggage storage, elegant, a contemporary design, extra blankets, full shower with glass door, individual climate control, large mirror in bathroom, make-up mirror, memory foam mattress toppers, sofa, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, wall-to-wall panoramic window with Open-Air Balcony®, writing desk, alarm clock, bedside tables with reading lamps, coffee table, complimentary bottled water, direct-dial telephone, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel, hairdryer, in-room safe, L'Occitane bath products, marble countertops in bathroom, nightly turn-down service, soft and firm pillows, vanity and a well-stocked minibar.

Details

  • 200 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Deluxe Stateroom

These staterooms feature an alarm clock, bedside tables with reading lamps, Comfort Collection Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, easy under-bed luggage storage, an elegant, contemporary design, extra blankets, full shower with glass door, individual climate control, large mirror in bathroom, memory foam mattress toppers, soft and firm pillows, two windows, well-stocked minibar, bathrobes & slippers, choice of bed configuration, complimentary bottled water, direct-dial telephone, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel, hairdryer, in-room safe, L'Occitane bath products, nightly turn-down service, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, vanity and a writing desk.

Details

  • 172 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting for 128 passengers, with two full decks of suites featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform the living space into a unique open-air balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the changing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a fitness centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

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