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Active & Discovery on the Moselle 2022

From Luxembourg, Luxembourg to Frankfurt, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Jul 17, 2022

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Explore the Moselle in more ways than ever on this Active & Discovery European cruise. You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Alternatively, you can choose a canoe excursion on the Moselle or a visit to Schengen with a tasting of local products. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. Next stop is ancient Koblenz, where you can enjoy a guided walk or visit a local brewery or adventure on a kayak excursion. Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Your river cruise vacation ends in Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the Frankenstein castle, or take a bike tour along the riverbanks of the Main and Nidda Rivers.Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Moselle your way. Your Active & Discovery Moselle River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

  1. Day 1
    REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
    Sun, Jul 17, 2022
    Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3.30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.The day is yours to explore Remich—the Pearl of the Moselle—with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (D)
  2. Day 2
    REMICH.EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG
    Mon, Jul 18, 2022
    Modern Architecture, Canoe Trip, and Local WineVisit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.ACTIVE Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to get a whole new perspective of the Moselle river and its fascinating shoreline scenery, OR:DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Tour of Schengen, known for the famous agreement which represents one of the major steps towards a unified Europe and the abolishment of inner-European border controls. Later enjoy a glass of refreshing locally produced wine or grape juice, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.In the early afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Trier.TRIERGermany’s Oldest CityCLASSIC After dinner, enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Trier - Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city center.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRIER (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
    Tue, Jul 19, 2022
    Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley ACTIVE Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR:DISCOVERY Learn about wine in this special region and enjoy a rich Wine Tasting in a local winery, 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 enjoy a relaxing sailing to Traben-Trabach or consider joining an optional excursion to a local brewery.Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRABEN–TRABACH(B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    COCHEM
    Wed, Jul 20, 2022
    Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle ValleyACTIVE Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure HostAlternatively, enjoy a relaxing cruise to Cochem.ACTIVE See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR:DISCOVERY Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard “miller”, you’ll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, 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.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN COCHEM(B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    KOBLENZ
    Thu, Jul 21, 2022
    Fortress Walls and Manor Halls In the morning, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or relax on the Sky Deck while sailing to Koblenz.ACTIVE Enjoy a scenic Guided Hike from Lahn to Koblenz, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of a famous local brewery which reputation is based on their traditional way of brewing tasty beers following old recipes. Afterwards taste some of their classical brewed beers, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ(B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    RUDESHEIM–ELTVILLE
    Fri, Jul 22, 2022
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Moselle River shores.ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable-Car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:DISCOVERY Follow your local guide through the area surrounding the Hildegard Abbey and learn about the history of this special place. Walk back to the village and taste different local wines.A short sailing in the late afternoon will bring you from Rüdesheim to Eltville.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ELTVILLE(B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    FRANKFURT
    Sat, Jul 23, 2022
    Charm in FrankfurtACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover from a different point of view the city of Frankfurt as well as the picturesque Nidda park, OR:DISCOVERY Join a local farmer during this special Walking Tour through the apple orchards and learn everything about the different type of apple trees and apples, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, 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.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN FRANKFURT(B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
    Sun, Jul 24, 2022
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Countries Visited

Luxembourg, Germany

Rivers Visited

Moselle

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Inclusions

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Accommodation Information

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Health and Safety Protocols for Avalon Waterways

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 63 reviews - currently showing 13 reviews with comments only

The trip I booked was everything promised. The Paris to Normandy trip was great as was the extension trip to London. I appreciated the ability to upgrade the train trip to first class.

This was our first river cruise. We had taken a motor coach tour before. It is truly advantageous to take your room with. The crew of the ship were great. The cruise director was great. Overall the cruise was a fun trip and a great value.

Everything went as planned and schedules. Excellent tour guide, Isabel was always available and kept us well informed. Two come n on board entertainment groups were a highlight. Very versatile. .

Trip was great and everything went smooth except for getting thru the airports. This of course was not your fault. Will think twice before taking another international flight.

Avalon is a beautiful cruise line - the Imagery II is a beautiful ship, spotless, everything on it in perfect condition. Very large room, the glass wall that opens is great, and a very spacious, lovely bathroom. The service was superb. It was our first river cruise and we loved it!

The Avalon River Cruise was excellent. Had a great time and the cost of the cruise included just about everything.

Avalon Waterways went out of their way to make us have a good time. It was better than I expected.

The entire staff was friendly, courteous, competent, and professional. The meals were superb and the ship was fabulous. We would sail again with Avalon!

Our Avalon river cruise was everything we expected and more. The on-board staff was friendly and courteous, the tour director thorough and knowledgeable, and the ship and accommodations clean and comfortable. The food: superb!!

Overall, we enjoyed our vacation with Avalon Waterways and felt we received excellent customer service from all. Our Cruise Director was good, but not great, seemed a little less than fully engaged at times. This is a minor point and not meant to detract from our Captain and crew, nor the city tour guides we had, who were largely excellent.

This was our fifth river cruise, but first one with Avalon. The room was very nice with a very comfortable bed and large bathroom and shower. The staff was very helpful and friendly with very good food and wine at the meals. There was one day of only river cruising, no port stops, that seemed a little boring. For some, it may have been nice to sleep late and not do anything. We would have liked to have had some onboard options of activities (i.e. demonstrations, lectures, movies, etc.). We love river cruises due to the size of the boat, ease of getting on/off the boat at ports and ability to get to know the staff and fellow passengers due to the smaller number of passengers.

Very professional - wonderful crew and trip!

Everything was great. The motel in Prague was in a great location and the room was nice but for the stained carpet and the lack off air in halls and lobby so so. Thanks

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