The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)

Summary: Your river cruise vacation starts in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “G...

13 Days
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USD 5,399.00
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Price per day
USD 386.00

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Visionary, Artistry II
The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)
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City Highlights

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Koblenz: choice of guided tour, or visit Sayn Manor House

Day 5 Bernkastel: choice of guided walk; wine tasting on board

Day 6 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg: guided tour in Luxembourg

Day 7 Trier: choice of guided tourg in Trier, or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra

Day 8 Cochem: guided tour, visit Reichsburg Castle

Day 9 Boppard—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: morning jog in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim

Day 10 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way

Day 11 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 12 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller

Day 13 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning


In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Discover the history and elegance of the Rhine & Moselle rivers on this cruise with Avalon. See Cologne, Strasbourg, Basel and more! Request a quote!

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Rhine River Cruise - Avalon France


Your river cruise vacation starts in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk through the delightful marketplace and see the renaissance-era Town Hall and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, then visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering mag-nificently over the city. Continue your stunning European river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront prome-nade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Disembark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland. Beauty, new discoveries, and delightful surprises are plentiful on your European river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!

Strasbourg, France

Visited Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland

Visited cities: Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Luxemburg, Strasbourg, Trier

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River Cruiser

Take in the view like never before on the Avalon Visionary. You'll enjoy the intimate setting achieved with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows. Your suite is transformed into a unique Open-Air BalconySM, with your Comfort Collection bed facing the window for river cruising's unparalleled views of Europe's stunning landscapes. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

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Cruise Amsterdam Basel

This is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound) (13 Days)
Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland. At the foot of Kaiserstu...

Next Departure: 01-Jun-2020
Starting at: USD 5,299.00

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