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The Rhine and Moselle

Avalon Waterways

The Rhine and Moselle

7% discount - 13 days

Your discount prices start from only £2855

Your cruise ship is moored in Amsterdam for the first night so you can venture ashore to enjoy the city’s eclectic history and culture. Cruise to Cologne and to 2,000-year-old Koblenz. Guided tours of both cities offer a great insight into their history and heritage before visiting the lovely wine village of Bernkastel. Enjoy a tour of Metz or explore an area of the Maginot Line before visiting the Roman ruins at Trier. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, passing the legendary Lorelei rock en route, and join a walking tour of pretty Bernkastel, an excursion to majestic Heidelberg and visit Germany’s legendary Black Forest.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A to book this delightful 13 day The Rhine and Moselle cruise. All departure dates come with a 7% discount saving when you book direct. 

The Rhine and Moselle
Your Cruising Itinerary

Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship. Meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Cruise Day 2: Amsterdam - canal cruise

There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s ‘Golden Age’. There’s free time in the city this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 3: Cologne - Choice Of Guided City Walk Or Jewish Heritage Walk

One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine, and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 4: Koblenz - Choice Of Guided City Walk, See The Deutsches Eck; Or Visit Sayn Manor House

At the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. Join a local guide for a walking tour of the city, which reveals an eventful past; or visit nearby Sayn Manor House. Cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle Valley, famed for its beautiful, tranquil scenery and wine-growing. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 5: Bernkastel - Guided Walk; On Board Wine Tasting

A guided walk of Bernkastel includes the beautiful marketplace with its renaissance-style Town Hall, built in 1608, and the ‘pointed house’, built in 1416. Wine growers in this area look after Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 6: Thionville - Choice Of Excursion To Metz Or To An Area Of The Maginot Line

The choice is yours. Join an excursion to Metz, a city with a rich history, or an excursion to a nearby area of the Maginot Line, which stretched from Switzerland to the Belgian border. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 7: Remich - Guided Sightseeing Of Luxembourg City; Choice Of Guided Sightseeing In Trier Or ‘Roman Trier'

Luxembourg City was a place of strategic military significance throughout history; the first fortifications were built as early as the 10th century. The city centre occupies a picturesque site, perched high on precipitous cliffs that drop into narrow valleys. A local guide will acquaint you with the city. At the head of the Moselle Valley is Trier, Germany’s oldest city. Many Roman remnants have survived, including a 20,000-seat amphitheatre, the Porta Nigra - the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement, and the Roman Bridge - Germany’s oldest bridge with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 8: Beilstein - Excursion To Eltz Castle

Free time to explore the quaint town of Beilstein. Visit medieval Eltz Castle, still owned today by a branch of the family who lived there in the 12th century. (B,L,D)

Cruise DAY 9: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim. Cruise Through The Rhine Gorge; Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

Cruise the dramatic Rhine Gorge, one of Europe’s most beautiful stretches of river, and cruise past the legendary Lorelei rock. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to early 20th centuries. (B,L,D)

Cruise DAY 10: Excursion To Heidelberg - Guided Visit To Heidelberg Castle, See The Great Vat

An excursion takes you to Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in Germany. Visit the imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. You’ll also see the famed Great Vat, the ‘World’s Largest Wine Barrel’. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 11: Strasbourg - Guided Sightseeing, Visit La Petite France District And Gothic Cathedral. On Board Wood Carving Demonstration

On the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region. Sights include the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. An optional excursion to the Alsace wine region is available. (B,L,D)

Cruise DAY 12: Breisach. Excursion To The Black Forest. Visit A Local Woodcarver’s Workshop Or Visit A Black Forest Open-Air Musuem

Located at the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Basel (Disembark) - Zürich

Disembark and transfer to Zürich airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

This itinerary is also available from Zürich to Amsterdam

Your ships

Your ships

 

SUITE SHIP - ARTISTRY II

Launched in April 2013, Avalon Artistry II is designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon 'Suite Ship', offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. A contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Artistry II offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and chic, minimalist decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, comfort, views and design, an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window, and measures a spacious 200 square feet. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up ecah morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

AFFINITY CLASS - LUMINARY

Launched in 2010, the Avalon Luminary is designed to be smaller than traditional river cruise ships, for ease of navigation on intricate waterways. Embodying Avalon's distinguished reputation for modern technology, stylish interiors and chic, spacious public areas, MS Avalon Luminary accommodates just 138 passengers in 69 comfortable, well-equipped staterooms and suites. As with all of the river cruise ships in the Avalon fleet, Avalon Luminary's staterooms are amongst the largest available on any European river cruise ships. Well-equipped and decorated to hotel room standards, almost every stateroom has floor to ceiling sliding glass windows and a French balcony, so you never have to miss the beautiful, ever-changing views. The Sky Deck, with its sun beds and whirlpool bath, is the perfect place socialise and meet friends while the rear lounge provides a tranquil oasis in which to unwind and relax. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

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Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - The Rhine and Moselle

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - The Rhine and Moselle

Avalon Cuises brochure prices in Black
Travel 55 discount prices in Red
Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 ref: TR55A

Departure dates

Cat E prices from

Departure dates

Cat E prices from

May 

£3190
£2967

August

£3190
£2967

June

£3213
£2990

September

£3722
£3462

July 

£3497
£3253

 October

 £3069
 £2855

Suite Ships: Artistry II- Departures:

Amsterdam - Zurich - May 7; August 11; October 12

Zurich - Amsterdam - July 2; September 16; October 24

Affinity Class: Luminary - Departures: Amsterdam - Zurich -  June  4

Prices above are a ‘guide from’ price from London Heathrow, based on two adults sharing a room and are subject to change and availability. Flights are also availabl from a range of UK regional airports. If you prefer not to fly, we can arrange travel by train. Prices are based on live flight pricing, when available, in order to give you the best price and flight options. If you would like to ‘Cruise Only’ and just join the cruise part of the itinerary, please call for details.The latest prices will be confirmed to you before you book. For holiday information call reservations. Offers are subject to availability and may be subject to change. Prices and dates shown are taken from the Avalon Waterways brochure. Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways terms and conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website 
Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Category

Deck

Luminary

Artistry II

D

Indigo

-

£230

B

Sapphire

£695

£1295

A

Sapphire

£765

£1360

P

Royal

£880

£1520

Suite

Royal

£1495

£2295

Avalon Waterways

The Rhine and Moselle

7% discount - 13 days

Your discount prices start from only £2855

Your cruise ship is moored in Amsterdam for the first night so you can venture ashore to enjoy the city’s eclectic history and culture. Cruise to Cologne and to 2,000-year-old Koblenz. Guided tours of both cities offer a great insight into their history and heritage before visiting the lovely wine village of Bernkastel. Enjoy a tour of Metz or explore an area of the Maginot Line before visiting the Roman ruins at Trier. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, passing the legendary Lorelei rock en route, and join a walking tour of pretty Bernkastel, an excursion to majestic Heidelberg and visit Germany’s legendary Black Forest.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A to book this delightful 13 day The Rhine and Moselle cruise. All departure dates come with a 7% discount saving when you book direct. 

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0800 668 1843  and quote Ref: TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

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Included Avalon advantages

Included Avalon advantages

  • Personal airport chauffeur service (within 100 miles*) - see below
  • Flights from London (regional flights available)
  • 12 nights in deluxe stateroom accommodation
  • All meals on board (B,L,D)
  • Tea & coffee all day
  • Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Included excursions and guided sightseeing
  • Experienced Cruise Director
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
  • Captain’s reception, Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
  • All transfers, port charges and airport taxes
Every meal is part of the journey

Every meal is part of the journey

With Avalon Choice®, mealtimes will be a highlight of your journey. Beginning with fresh, quality ingredients and incredible recipes, their  expert chefs will ensure you look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port.

With open seating throughout, sit down to delicious dishes inspired by the regions you travel through, or opt for favourites you’re more familiar with at home.

With mouth-watering buffet breakfasts and lunches, à la carte waiter service at dinner and gala meals, al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro and light dinners in the Panorama Bistro, the choice of dining options is yours.

Think healthy food should also taste good? Avalon do, too. And while Avalon cruises have always provided a selection of nutritious, delicious recipes, this year, theye’re really raising the bar with Avalon Fresh. They’ve teamed up with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars, the Wrenkh brothers, to design an exciting collection of wholesome menu items so mouth- watering, you won’t believe they’re healthy. Avalon focus on fresh, local ingredients from small farms and producers comes together with a splash of innovation that will leave you feeling great. They also cater for a range of dietary requirements and offer gluten-free options.

Private chauffeur service

Private chauffeur service

A private, chauffeur-driven executive car will take you to and from your international departure point. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver. This service is included at no extra cost if you live within 100 miles of your chosen international departure point (*if you live more than 100 miles away, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.70 per car, per mile).

Flexible travel options

Flexible travel options

Fly from your local airport

Avalon offers more regional airports than any other river cruise operator. So no matter where you are in the UK, your personal Avalon chauffeur will whisk you off to the airport and collect you again at the end of your trip.

Relaxing rail connections

Book with Avalon and you’ll have the option to arrive at your river cruise departure point by train. Many of our itineraries offer rail connections to Paris, Amsterdam, Zürich, Vienna and beyond. What better way to start a relaxing holiday? Bypass the airport and admire the passing scenery, with plenty of space to move around.

Your holiday, your way

• Take the train to your cruise departure point and fly home at the end

• Spend a night or two in London before joining the Eurostar service at St Pancras International

• How about a few nights in Paris, or another European city, en-route to your cruise?

• Upgrade your rail or flight tickets to make your holiday that little bit more special