Rhine and Moselle Avalon River Cruise – Save up to $4,000 per couple*

From

$5,760

Duration

11 Days

Deal Type

River Cruise

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This Avalon river cruise takes you along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Begin in Basel, Switzerland, and travel through remarkable cities in Germany and France, ending in Amsterdam, the capital of Holland.

👀 Exclusive Savings of up to $4,000 per couple and earn up to 14,176 Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you travel with Avalon Waterways on this Rhine and Moselle river cruise.

On this Avalon river cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, you’ll begin in Basel, Switzerland, and travel through remarkable cities in Germany and France, ending in Amsterdam, the capital of Holland.

👉🏻 At the base of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border lies Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s picturesque Black Forest.

👉🏻 Your Avalon river cruise continues to Strasbourg, France, where a local guide will show you the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral, featuring ancient murals and an intriguing astronomical clock.

👉🏻 You’ll also visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, which stands magnificently above the city, before sailing to the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

👉🏻 Navigate through the dramatic Rhine Gorge for some of the most stunning views of the Rhine River, where ancient castles stand proudly on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

👉🏻 Next, you’ll visit Koblenz, strategically located at the junction of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before arriving at the quaint wine village of Bernkastel. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided walk and sample some of the renowned Moselle wines.

👉🏻 Explore a medieval castle before sailing back onto the Rhine to discover the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the river.

👉🏻 Your river cruise concludes in the enchanting city of Amsterdam, where you can enjoy a canal cruise through the elegant Grachten, lined with stately homes from the city’s “Golden Age.”

Avalon River Cruise

Rhine River Cruise

Included Items

  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 10 Dinners
  • Transport: State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
  • Signature Suite Ships℠ with spacious deluxe accommodations including Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Bed
  • Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard, including regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner
  • Professional Cruise Director and friendly staff (English speaking) who deliver renowned onboard service and relaxed luxury
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

Tour Company

Avalon Waterways

Tour Location

Europe

Deal Type

River Cruise

Map

Rhine & Moselle

Rhine & Moselle

More Information

Cruise Itinerary +

DAY 1 – BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zurich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

Meals Included: Dinner

Black Forest

Black Forest

DAY 2 – BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest Visit the Adventure Centre for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE: Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

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 centre, 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 – 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 centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 – LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG

Philosophers’ Views and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel.

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

CLASSIC: Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley, 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.”

Enjoy sailing a leisurely afternoon sailing to Rudesheim.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 –  RUDESHEIM – RHINE GORGE

Breathtaking Views. This morning leave Rudesheim after breakfast and enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz.

KOBLENZ: 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. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rudesheim

Rudesheim

DAY 6 –  BERNKASTEL

Hillside Vines and German Wines. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. This morning enjoy a leisurely sailing.

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 –  REMICH

Enjoy a free morning to discover Remich on your own. Alternatively choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. During lunch time enjoy a short sailing to Trier.

TRIER, GERMANY: Ancient Worlds, and Old World Charm

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 centre, 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 amphitheatre, and imperial baths.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 –  COCHEM

The Charm of the Moselle Valley Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

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 the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend. Enjoy a short cruise to Alken, where you have free time to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cochem

Cochem

DAY 9 – COLOGNE, GERMANY

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City.

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 Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 –  AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Canals of Colourful Amsterdam.

ACTIVE: Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

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

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. Alternatively, choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam Canal

Ship Information +

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Operated by one of Avalon Waterways’river cruising Suite Ship’s, Avalon Tranquility II.

Your Avalon river cruise will bring new tranquility to your traveler’s soul, but you’ll also find plenty of ways to excite your adventurous spirit to cruise your way!

While on board, enjoy the intimate setting of the Avalon Tranquility II with two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony.

Spanning 200 square feet, the Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard.

It’s the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests.

On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

Relaxed luxury and new discoveries await from ship to shore on the Avalon Tranquility II.

Suites & Staterooms

  • Open–Air Balconies and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama SuitesSM
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Full-size closet and mirror
  • Additional under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • Well-stocked mini bar
  • USB Ports
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L’Occitane® bath products & hairdryer
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
Tranquility II Suite

Tranquility II Suite

Dining

  • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favourites
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
  • Daily breakfast buffet with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily a la carte specials
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, classic dishes, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and rotating chef’s features including carving & pasta stations. Alternatively, you may dine al fresco at our Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather and itinerary permitting) or enjoy a light lunch in the Panorama Lounge.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro’s tasting menu for a less formal “sit-down” atmosphere
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cosy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Included Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and beWell Essence flavoured and infused water available throughout each day
Tranquility II Dining

Tranquility II Dining

Fitness & Wellness

  • Active shore excursions, both included and optional
  • Fitness Center
  • Avalon Adventure Centre
  • Your place for active gear* and activities through your Avalon Adventure HostSM, including:
  • Bikes
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Canoe and kayak excursions
  • Fitbits®
  • Walking sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Daypacks
  • Yoga mats
  • Fitness bands
Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 19 October 2024 departure in Cat E cabin, price is per person twin share and reflects the $2,000 per person saving*. Pricing is correct as of 15 July 2024, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply. *Special Offer: Offer valid for new 2024 and 2025 bookings made and deposited by 09/09/24 or until sold out. Offer applicable to category E. Offer is strictly limited and subject to availability until sold out. Tour Code: WZH.

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