Avalon Waterways
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Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland.

At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Visit the rins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim.

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The Rhine & Moselle – Northbound 2019
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Mosel/Moselle River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Switzerland
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 4 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat

Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 6 Koblenz: choice of guided sightseeing or visit Sayn Manor House

Day 7 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting

Day 8 Thionville: choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line area

Day 9 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier: choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta Nigra

Day 10 Beilstein–Treis-Karden: free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle

Day 11 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 12 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 13 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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