Avalon Waterways
Avalon Visionary

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 ruins of Hidelberg’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) 2020
Countries: France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Luxembourg, 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 visit to Badische Winzerkeller

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: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; 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 Remich: excursion to Luxembourg

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

Day 10 Cochem: guided tour, visit Reichsburg 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 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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