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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 1 Night in Amsterdam 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This magnificent European river cruise vacation starts in Holland’s colorful, modern capital of Amsterdam. Begin your vacation your way with a one-night stay in this beautiful city! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your Suite Ship®. Next day, continue to explore this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Then, sail along the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Along the Moselle River, stop at 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. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Go on an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.

Countries Visited

Germany , Luxembourg , Netherlands

  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.

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    AMSTERDAM
    Canals of Colorful 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 the city’s “Golden Age."

    This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

    AFTERNNOON/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 Join 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!

    Enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship this evening.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM–KOBLENZ
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    En route to Rüdesheim, sail through the Rhine Gorge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Take in the breathtaking views of ancient castles perched on cliffs 400 feet above the water, and pass the legendary Rock of the Lorelei—where the mythological siren’s songs lured ill-fated sailors.

    ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; enjoy a tasting of the authentic Rüdesheimer coffee, OR;

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; enjoy a tasting of the authentic Rüdesheimer coffee.

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Koblenz this evening while having dinner onboard.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ

    (B,L,D)




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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    COCHEM
    The Charm of the Moselle Valley

    Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.

    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 through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

    (B,L,D)

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

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

    This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Traben-Trarbach for an underground visit or a panoramic drive through the Moselle region.

    ACTIVE Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval market place and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.

    DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

    Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER

    (B,L,D)


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    GREVENMACHER, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG CITY
    Old-World Charm, and World-Class Wine

    This morning, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany.

    ACTIVE Bike along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR:

    DISCOVERY Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREVENMACHER

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    GREVENMACHER (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Flights should not leave Luxembourg City 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 Luxembourg City.

Port charges:
$210

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

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. 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
Luxembourg: Le Royal
A centrally located 170-room property offering fresh dining options in the brasserie style restaurant where traditional dishes can be enjoyed on the flowery outdoor terrace during the summer months, innovative French cuisine is served in the gourmet restaurant and there is also a contemporary piano bar with cigar lounge. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, sauna and an indoor swimming pool and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout.
Address:
12 Boulevard Royal
Luxembourg , Luxembourg

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

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

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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We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

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Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

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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