- Avalon Waterways
9 Night Canals, Vineyards & Castles with Paris
CruisePlus River Package
Amsterdam to Paris
July 25, 2019
Avalon Waterways Imagery II
Your scenic river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle rivers takes you through both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany.
What we are Including
- FREE airfare from most major Canadian gateways*
- 7-night river cruise
- 2 nights in Paris
- Guided sightseeing conducted by local guides
- Welcome & farewell dinners
- Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch & dinner
- Up to $350 US per person onboard credit
*Ask us about your gateway!
Amsterdam to Paris
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Amsterdam. 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. Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
Day 2 AMSTERDAM Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden AgeCLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.” Join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or you may enjoy an Optional Bike Tour to discover the Dutch countryside. Alternatively take a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle—the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital CityCLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B,L,D)
Day 4 RHINE GORGE—RÜDESHEIM Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryThis morning, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR: ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards. DISCOVERY Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS (B,L,D)
Day 5 COCHEM Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle ValleyRelax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards. 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 BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)
Day 6 BERNKASTEL Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle ValleyCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, OR: Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, bike through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of German wine. 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 REMICH (B,L,D)
Day 7 REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG CITY Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class WineCLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (B,L,D)
Day 8 REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)–PARIS, FRANCEToday, travel by motorcoach to Luxembourg City or Metz to board a high-speed train to Paris, and enjoy guided sightseeing upon arrival. Known as one of the world’s most romantic and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Your included city sightseeing shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. (B)
Day 9 PARISToday in your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées with its lavish cafés, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre, the Palace of Versailles or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacre Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. All of this awaits your discovery! (B)
Day 10 PARISYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Unhindered and Uninhibited River CruisingAvalon Waterways knows their clientele and they know how their guests enjoy the different perspectives river cruising offers. The unique opportunity that river cruising presents to those that love exploring the world on their own terms is why Avalon has always said “see the world your way” and is why Avalon Waterways has remained one of the world’s premier river cruise lines. River cruising is one of the best ways to visit and explore the waterways that have consistently been some of the most important trade routes of any country and have been instrumental in the success and development of the incredible cities that you’ll be visiting during your journey.
Take the time to discover more about Avalon Waterways and what makes them one of the premier river cruise operators in the world. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
What can you expect with your Avalon Waterways adventure?
Here’s just a small sampling of what an Avalon river cruise might provide on your journey:
- Open-Air Balconies in suites that offer unprecedented views with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the world
- Suites that are 30% larger than the average stateroom
- Undefinable yet ever present luxury
- Exquisite dining that features local ingredients prepared by world class master chefs
- A variety of dining options that includes special events tailored to your itinerary, a la carte meals and multiple venues aboard the ship
- Incredible itineraries to exciting and exotic locales that will leave you virtually speechless yearning to return for more