Avalon Waterways
Avalon Imagery II

Start this magnificent river cruise vacation in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Then, begin your scenic cruise along the Rhine River and come to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic archi-tecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient cas-tles stand on cliffs 400 fet above the water.

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Canals, Vineyards & Castles (Southbound) 2020
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Mosel/Moselle River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Luxembourg
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; in Rüdesheim choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument

Day 5 Cochem: guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle

Day 6 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting

Day 7 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: guided tour in Luxembourg

Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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