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
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.
- 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.