The Rhine & Moselle
from $7092
Duration: 11 Days
Your European river cruise holiday starts in marvellous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this colourful, historic city on a canal cruise through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the Rhine River, then visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Explore the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing! Take a guided walk through the delightful marketplace, see the renaissance-era Town Hall, and taste 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 magnificently 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 promenade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—the gateway to Germany’s legendary Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Disembark your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland. Beauty, new discoveries, and delightful surprises are plentiful on your European river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!
Day 1 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. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, don't miss a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO COCHEM (B,L,D)
Day 4 COCHEM
The Charm of the Moselle Valley This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle. ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR DISCOVERY - Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR: 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH (B,L,D)
Day 5 REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier-Germany's oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city centre, OR: CLASSIC - Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)
Day 6 BERNKASTEL
Hillside Vines and German Wines ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses. This afternoon, select a Guided Optional Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ (B,L,D)
Day 7 KOBLENZ-RHINE GORGE
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls ACTIVE - Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments, OR: CLASSIC - Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim. RUDESHEIM; Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country Enjoy free time this evening to explore this picturesque village. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN (B,L,D)
Day 8 LUDWIGSHAFEN. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG-SPEYER
Philosophers' Viewsand the World's Biggest Wine Barrel Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR: CLASSIC - Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a ,breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley. OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel," This afternoon a short sailing will bring you to Speyer, where you will have free time to explore at your own pace. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)
Day 9 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France ACTIVE - Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city's Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum or stroll across the city centre. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B,L,D)
Day 10 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B,L,D)
Day 11 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am. (B)
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