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The Rhine & Moselle with 1 Night in Amsterdam (Southbound) 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Begin your vacation on the Rhine and Moselle your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before starting your European river cruise vacation with 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, and 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-style 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!

  1. Day 1
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Welcome to Holland. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

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  2. Day 2
    AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)
    Amsterdam Off the Beaten Path. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    CLASSIC Discover the true beauty of Amsterdam with an off-the-beaten-path Guided Walking Tour through its cobblestone streets for a captivating look at this legendary city.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    AMSTERDAM
    Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

    Visit the Adventure Center 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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    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 Kölsch 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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER
    Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Wander and Discover Trier. Follow your Adventure Host for a Walk in and around this city, 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 center, 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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    BERNKASTEL
    Hillside Vines and German Wines

    ACTIVE Join your Adventure Host for a hike in this beautiful area, 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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    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 Rüdesheim.

    RÜDESHEIM

    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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    LUDWIGSHAFEN. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG–SPEYER
    Philosophers’ Views and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an inspiring walk in Heidelberg, the Philosophers' way, OR:

    CLASSIC Discover Schwetzingen Palace—the heart of a stunning site consisting of the palace, palace gardens, and historic palace square, 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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    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 center.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    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 a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:

    CLASSIC Join A Guided Tour to explore Freiburg’s medieval city center, sheltered by the Black Forest amid vineyards and gardens of the Upper Rhine Valley.

    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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    Flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • 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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Accommodations

Gateway city for departures is Zürich.

Port charges:
$300

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.

Amsterdam: Westcord Jakarta
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.
Address:
Javakade 766
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Amsterdam: Movenpick Amsterdam City
A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.
Address:
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Amsterdam: Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station
An ultra modern 553-room hotel set in the heart of the city's historic district. The centerpiece of this property is the 11th-floor SkyLounge rooftop bar with outdoor seating offering some of the best views of Amsterdam and its river. There's also a cafe restaurant, a Starbucks coffee stand, and a 24-hour fitness center and lobby bar with library. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Address:
Oosterdoksstraat 4
Amsterdam , Netherlands
Zurich: Renaissance Zurich Tower
This 300 room luxury hotel is housed in a modern tower building located in the vibrant Zurich West quarter. The exclusive Grill restaurant serves urban cuisine and the lounge bar offers drinks, snacks and cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness area on the 15th floor with city views, sauna and steam bath.
Address:
Turbinenstrasse 20
Zurich , Switzerland

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

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The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

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