8 Days
Period
Germany, Holland, Luxembourg
Location
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Itinerary

Day 1 | Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation) (D)
Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite ShipSM is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3 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 and an evening cruise to Grevenmacher.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREVENMACHER

Day 2 | Grevenmacher. Excursion To Luxembourg (B/L/D)
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

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

Later this afternoon, you might take a history-focused Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier to learn more about the history of Roman civilisation in the oldest city in Germany. After your tour, enjoy some free time in Trier before joining your ship for sailing to Bernkastel.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

Day 3 | Bernkastel, Germany (B/L/D)
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timberframed houses, OR:

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins.

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.

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

Day 4 | Cochem (B/L/D)
Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley

Join a Guided Walk of Cochem to see the charming town’s half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem’s hilltopReichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.

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

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 5 | Rüdesheim –  Rhine Gorge (B/L/D)
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-akind instrumental experience.

Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

Later, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

Day 6 | Cologne (B/L/D)
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

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!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

Day 7 | Amsterdam, Holland (B/L/D)
Colourful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

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 savoury 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.

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

Day 8 | Amsterdam (Disembarkation) (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

STAY LONGER

Day 1 | Paris, France
Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine and “City of Lights,” where romance fills the air!

Day 2 | Paris (B)
Your included City Sightseeing tour shows you must-see sights, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Ei$el Tower. Enjoy free time strolling along the Champs-Élysées, or hiking to Montmartre, see its gleaming Sacré Coeur Basilica, and local artists performing in Place du Tertre.

Day 3 | Paris – Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation) – Grevenmacher (B/D)
This morning, board a high-speed train for Metz or Luxembourg City. Continue to Remich to embark on your Avalon Suite ShipSM and cruise to Grevenmacher. 

Day 4 | Like Day 2 of WRA

Always Included

• Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board
• Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
• Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
• Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
• Onboard local entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF STANDARD INCLUSIONS AND FEATURES, SEE INSIDE BACK COVER.

Your Choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations. In addition to included ACTIVE , DISCOVERY , and CLASSIC activities, we o$er Guided Optional Excursions with options to personalise your experience even more. And we are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

• CLASSIC Explore the legendary waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise
• Take a Guided Optional Excursion to the Roman ruins of Trier in the oldest city in Germany.
• Hike in the vineyards, bike along the river, or relax with a glass of wine.

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THE LATITUDE OF ELEGANCE. THE LONGITUDE OF EASE
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE AS WIDE OPEN AS THE VIEWS

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, and beds facing the incredible views.

Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it’s time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDining choices.

FLOWING PRAISE

Almost as rewarding as showing our travellers the sights along the world’s most famous rivers are the awards and accolades we receive from the most respected names in travel—such as Cruise Critic’s “Best Cabins” award for our Panorama Suites—our beloved “Beds with a View” cabin design. Join us on the legendary waters of Europe, Southeast Asia, or South America to see why the experts and our guests are raving about the Avalon difference.

REDEFINING THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
OUR VISION. YOUR VIEW

We’ve mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort, and now—blurring the line between outside and in. Not only are our Panorama Suites on our Suite Ships 30% larger than the industry standard staterooms, our wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other, creating river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony and an open invitation to discover and dream. And speaking of dreaming in our Panorama Suites,SM we’ve turned our beds to face the window, giving you a bed with a view for the sweetest visions ever. Even if you’re a seasoned traveller, you’ve never seen Europe like this.

NORTH, SOUTH & YOUR WAY
CHART YOUR COURSE AND MAKE YOUR CRUISE YOUR OWN WITH AVALON CHOICE

Avalon has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the included tours, adventures, and events that interest you most, so you can enjoy your cruise your way.

CLASSIC – Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
DISCOVERY – We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities designed to speak to your interests—from cooking classes, to painting workshops—to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
ACTIVE – Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go—from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

In addition, our selection of optional excursions allows you to personalise your experience to suit your individual interests, passions, and style. Or, enjoy plenty of free-time opportunities for independent adventures. We are there to help with suggestions, and our exclusive AvalonGO Mobile App brings it all to life.

YOU FIRST
THE ART OF MAKING YOU FEEL AT HOME

We don’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your room on an Avalon river cruise—we carry our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship and spill it onto shore. From the Captain and Cruise Director to your stateroom attendant and wait staff, we deliver exquisite service that’s professional, approachable, and informative. Our approach is never stuffy, but creates an atmosphere of relaxed luxury—like our casual and comfortable dress code that’s defined only by your individual preference. After all, your comfort is our top priority, both on and off the ship. Our friendly Local Guides are there to greet you at every port with engaging tales that bring you closer to your destination. Whether you’re on board or on shore, we take special care to ensure that you are perfectly taken care of every step of the way.

EXCLUSIVE MEETS INCLUSIVE
THE RIGHT INCLUSIONS ON BOARD AND ON SHORE

Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Onboard enrichment activities. Onshore excursions with Local Guides. Special onboard entertainment. Even a customised mobile app loaded with navigation and suggestions to fuel your free time. An exclusive experience features all the right inclusions, yet still leaves room for personalisation—like our FlexDining options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board. In addition to little luxuries like complimentary Wi-Fi and around-the-clock cappuccinos, Avalon gives you the greatest luxury of all—the freedom to customise your cruise with endless options and innovative tools.

SMALL DETAILS. BIG DIFFERENCE
THE AVALON TOUCH IN EVERY DETAIL

When it comes to the little touches, we think big—like your choice of firmness in our exclusive Comfort Collection beds and pillows, the plushest of towels, L’Occitane® bath products atop marble countertops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich Lavazza coffees in the Club Lounge. You deserve the best of everything when you’re on holiday, including what you need to maintain your healthy lifestyle. On our ships, you’ll enjoy a state of- the-art fitness centre, free bicycles for use in select ports, and a bubbling whirlpool on the Sky Deck awaiting your return.

FROM VIEW TO TABLE
SAVOUR THE LOCAL FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD

From morning breakfast to elegant dinners, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, our talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you’re travelling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. Our FlexDining approach to onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood—from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room. For a less formal “sitdown” atmosphere, take a more casual approach to fine dining while mingling over several satisfying selections in our Panorama Bistro. Whichever table setting you choose, you’ll savour local flavours and the familiar favourites you may crave—as well as our Avalon Fresh® menu options—throughout your holiday. On an Avalon cruise, every meal is part of the journey.

FRESH AIR. FRESH FARE
AVALON FRESH.® BRINGING AMAZING TO YOUR PLATE

Who says healthy cuisine can’t be inspiring? On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, you can take an indulgent holiday without drifting from your healthy habits. You’ll appreciate the choice to eat healthy at every meal with our Avalon Fresh® options—exclusive selections created in collaboration with Austrian chefs Leo and Karl Wrenkh, leaders in the emerging healthy dining movement. With the freshest ingredients from local farms and suppliers, we serve clean, surprising flavours with a dash of innovation. These creative yet wholesome options are available on board at every meal. Whether you’re looking for an energising juice at breakfast, an artfully crafted salad at lunch, or a high-protein plate at dinner, Avalon Fresh allows you to fuel your ventures—and nutritional values day or night.

THE ADVENTURE IS UP TO YOU
SETTING YOUR SPIRIT IN MOTION

Watching centuries of history slowly pass you by is an adventure in itself. But what if elevating your heart rate a few extra beats is more your speed? Meet your Avalon Adventure Host. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to our Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for a scenic ride through town, grab Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, your Adventure Host can make it happen.

ACTIVE DISCOVERY CRUISES

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With our Active Discovery river cruises, Avalon offers activities for travellers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a holiday to suit your interests and pace.

PACK YOUR PASSIONS
AVALON SPECIAL INTEREST RIVER CRUISES

When packing your polos and pashminas, there’s no reason to leave your passions and pursuits behind. Whether you’re a gardener or a golfer, we have your special interests in mind with opportunities to improve your green thumb and your game on the greens. Your appreciation for a well-crafted Pilsner—no need to leave it behind. Your insatiable appetite for the world’s most fascinating chapters of history—you can pack that too. Our Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes—and other like-minded enthusiasts—both on the ship and off.

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Die Burg wurde wahrscheinlich um das Jahr 1000 von Pfalzgraf Ezzo gebaut. Erwähnt wurde sicher am 17. März 1130 in einer Urkunde. -- The castle was probably built around the year 1000 by Count Palatine Ezzo. Mention was safely on March 17, 1130 by a certificate.
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