The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)


Summary: 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...

Duration
13 Days
Countries
5
Next Departure
10-Jul-2020
Starting at
USD 5,299.00
USD 4,049.00
Price per day
USD 311.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Visionary, Artistry II
Tour
The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)
Tour Code
WZH


Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 4 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 6 Koblenz: choice of guided sightseeing, or visit Sayn Manor House

Day 7 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting

Day 8 Remich: excursion to Luxembourg

Day 9 Trier: choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta Nigra

Day 10 Cochem: guided tour, visit Reichsburg Castle

Day 11 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 12 Amsterdam: canal cruise

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

Notes

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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Itinerary

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 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. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

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 Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Visit a medieval castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River. Your river cruise vacation ends 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.” Don’t miss your chance to discover the treasures you’ll cherish along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!

1.
Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
2.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
3.
Strasbourg, France
4.
Ludwigshafen, Germany. Excursion To Heidelberg
5.
Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge
6.
Koblenz
7.
Bernkastel
8.
Remich. Excursion To Luxembourg
9.
Trier, Germany
10.
Cochem
11.
Cologne
12.
Amsterdam, Holland
13.
Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

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

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


Ship Information
Ship Name
Visionary
Ship Type
River Cruiser
Summary

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.

 
Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Cruise Basel Rüdesheim



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 (Southbound) (13 Days)
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...

Next Departure: 12-Aug-2020
Starting at: USD 5,399.00

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