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Your Cruising Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam (embark)
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: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Cruise Through The Rhine Gorge; Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum In Rüdesheim
This morning sail through the Rhine Gorge, the most dramatic and beautiful stretch of the river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 5: Cochem - Guided Walk, Visit Reichsburg Castle
Cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle Valley, famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery, and an important winegrowing area. Arrive in Cochem, a charming, picturesque town with half-timbered houses and winding streets full of history brought to life during your guided walk. Visit Reichsburg Castle, built in 1000 AD. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 6: Zell - Bernkastel - Guided Walk In Zell; Wine Tasting In Bernkastel
Enjoy a guided walk through the pretty little town of Zell. In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its fascinating narrow streets and half timbered houses that have stood since the Middle Ages. Enjoy a guided walk that includes the beautiful marketplace with its renaissance-style Town Hall. Wine growers in this area look after Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 7: Grevenmacher - Remich - Guided Sightseeing Of Luxembourg City
Enjoy a tranquil morning of cruising, or join an optional excursion to the Roman city of Trier. Drive to Luxembourg City, perched in a picturesque setting high on precipitous cliffs that overlook the narrow valleys of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers. A local guide will acquaint you with the city, a place of strategic military significance throughout history and where the first fortifications were built as early as the 10th century. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Remich (Disembark) - Paris - High-Speed TGV Train Journey; Guided Sightseeing
Today, drive to Luxembourg City or Metz to board a high speed train to Paris. Your included sightseeing shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: Paris
Today in your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre, Palace of Versailles or Montmartre, home to the gleaming white Sacre Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. (B)
DAY 10: Paris
Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)
This itinereary is also available from Paris to Amsterdam
SUITE SHIPS - VISIONARY, ARTISTRY II
A completely new class of ship, Avalon Visionary was designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Launched in 2012, this innovative 'Suite Ship' offers two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Offering luxurious comfort and upgrades and enhancements throughout, Avalon Visionary provides impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary decor. Every spacious suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.
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.
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Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - The Rhine, Moselle and Paris
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
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Suite Ships: Visionary, Artistry II - Departures
Paris - Amsterdam - April 2; August 2; October 29
Amsterdam - Paris April 11; July 28
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 available 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
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The Rhine, Moselle and Paris
7% discount - 10 days
Your discount prices start from only £2479
This wonderful Avalon Waterways cruise begins with and overnight stay on board your ship in Amsterdam before you set sail for Cologne where you can join a guided tour of this historic city. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in the pretty Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim before cruising through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and past the legendary rock of the Lorelei. Disembark in Remich and drive to Luxembourg City to join a high-speed train to Paris for a two-night stay packed with guided sightseeing and time at lesiure.
This beautiful 10 day Rhine, Moselle and Paris cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A.
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.
Included Avalon advantages
- Personal airport chauffeur service (within 100 miles*) - see below
- Flights from London (regional flights available)
- 7 nights in deluxe stateroom accommodation
- 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast
- 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
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
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
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