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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 nights in Paris 2025

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Begin your Avalon YourWay river cruise vacation with two nights in romantic Paris before your cruise. See the legendary landmarks of the “City of Light,” including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Take a city tour will to see all the must-see sights! Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City and board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Sail onto the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the marvelous Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne, and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. Visit Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, and see this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Your European river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers takes you to both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany.

Countries Visited

France , Germany , Luxembourg , Netherlands

Cities Visited

Amsterdam , Cochem , Cologne , Luxembourg , Paris , Remich , Rudesheim

  1. Day 1
    PARIS, FRANCE
    Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine and “City of Lights", where romance fills the air! You have plenty of time to visit the city on your own pace.

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  2. Day 2
    PARIS
    Images, Music, and Art

    DISCOVERY Visit Atelier des Lumières and enjoy a unique unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images and music, which will transport you in the heart of art!

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    PARIS–REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
    This morning, board a high-speed train for Metz or Luxembourg City. Continue to Remich to embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® and enjoy dinner onboard this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    REMICH. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG
    Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

    ACTIVE Bike in two countries 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.

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

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL


    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
    Castle Vines and German Wines

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

    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 marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.

    Enjoy free time this afternoon, take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

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

    Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM

    (B,L,D)

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

    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.

    Relax on board on the Sky Deck while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful wine growing villages and vineyards.

    AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    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.

    En route to Engers, 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.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy a remarkable classical music concert in a lovely baroque venue at Engers Castle, home to the Villa Musica Rhineland-Palatinate National Foundation, one of Germany’s largest music institutions.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    COLOGNE
    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    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!

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.”

    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. Alternatively, choose an Optional Biking Tour.

    You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon by visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries. Tonight, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam on your own.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (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

Port charges:
$210

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.

Paris: Paris Marriott Opéra Ambassador
With an exceptional location in the heart of Paris' illustrious Opera District, this stylish 297-room hotel has impressive Haussmann-style architecture and effortlessly combines Art Deco-styling dating back from its original opening in 1927 with state-of-the-art amenities. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is also a fitness room. All-day dining including elegant French cuisine is available in the smart contemporary restaurant and the tranquil lobby bar offers an extensive selection of drinks and light meals.
Address:
16 Bld.Haussmann
Paris , France
Paris: Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris
Grand chandeliers; plenty of seating for conversations in the lobby; high tech conference rooms awash with natural light.
Address:
51-57 Rue De Courcelles
Paris , France
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

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Questions & Answers

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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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.

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This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

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

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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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