Active & Discovery on the Moselle

    Receive $699CAD Airfare PLUS save $1,700 per couple on select 2023 Avalon Waterways River Cruises | Offer Expires November 30, 2022

    Cruising Elevated - Explore the waterways, wine regions, and historic hills from Luxembourg to Holland with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $3,867CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated, and includes taxes and fees and the Avalon $500 per person discount.)

    Offer: Receive $699CAD airfare plus save $1,700CAD per couple on 2023 Avalon Waterways river cruises
    Departure Date: April 23, 2023
    Return Date: April 30, 2023


    Photo: Remich

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

    Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

    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 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.

    Inclusions

    • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner


    Photo: Map of the Luxembourg to Holland itinerary


    Day 1: Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)

    Overnight Docking in Remich

    Day 2: Remich excursion to Luxembourg

    Modern Architecture, Canoe Trip, and Local Wine. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
    Active: Your local guide leads you through the ancient fishing city and stunning views of the vineyards with a wine tasting to enjoy the Moselle Valley at its best.
    Discovery: Enjoy a Guided Tour of Schengen, known for the famous agreement which represents one of the major steps towards a unified Europe and the abolishment of inner-European border controls. Later enjoy a glass of refreshing locally produced wine or grape juice.
    Classic: Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
    In the early afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Trier.
    TRIER: Germany’s Oldest City
    Classic: After dinner, enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Trier - Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city center.
    Overnight Docking in Trier
    Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3.30 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 this evening.

    Day 3: Bernkastel, Germany.

    Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
    Active: Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle.
    Discovery: Learn about wine in this special region and enjoy a rich Wine Tasting in a local winery.
    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 enjoy a relaxing sailing to Traben-Trabach or consider joining an optional excursion to a local brewery.
    Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
    Overnight Docking in Traben-Trabach


    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 4: Cochem

    Active: Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host.
    Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing cruise to Cochem.
    Active: See Cochem from atop, followed by a scenic hike.
    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.
    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. Overnight Docking in Cochem 
    Active: Enjoy a scenic Guided Hike from Lahn to Koblenz.
    Discovery: Join a Guided Tour of a famous local brewery which reputation is based on their traditional way of brewing tasty beers following old recipes. Afterwards taste some of their classical brewed beers.
    Classic: Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments.
    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. 
    Overnight Docking in Koblenz

    Day 5: Rudesheim-Eltivlle

    Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley

    Day 6: Koblenz

    Fortress Walls and Manor Halls In the morning, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or relax on the Sky Deck while sailing to Koblenz.
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
    This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Moselle River shores.
    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.
    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.
    Discovery: Follow your local guide through the area surrounding the Hildegard Abbey and learn about the history of this special place. Walk back to the village and taste different local wines. A short sailing in the late afternoon will bring you from Rüdesheim to Eltville.
    Overnight Docking in Eltville


    Photo: Reichsburg Castle, Cochem

    Day 7: Frankfurt 

    Charm in Frankfurt
    Active: Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover from a different point of view the city of Frankfurt as well as the picturesque Nidda park.
    Discovery: Join a local farmer during this special Walking Tour through the apple orchards and learn everything about the different type of apple trees and apples.
    Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods.
    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.
    Overnight Docking in Frankfurt

    Day 8:
    Frankfurt (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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    *Book a select 2023 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $699 round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $199 or $299/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $699 air will be based on the lowest available priced itinerary at the time of air booking. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Does not apply to intra-vacation air. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit, Peace of Mind Credit and select $850pp land promo. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between August 1 and November 30, 2022 for travel on select cruise departures in 2023. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available on all flight segments. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air or Custom Tours. Groups of 8 or more do not qualify for this offer. Please call for Group options. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline baggage fees may apply. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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