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)

Day 2: Amsterdam 

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)

Day 3: Cologne 

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. Choose between a guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Koblenz 

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 production. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Bernkastel 

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 makers in this area look after Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards. This afternoon enjoy wine tasting on board. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Thionville 

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)

Day 7: Remich - excurions to Luxembourg City - Grevenmacher and 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)

Day 8: Beilstein - Treis-Karden

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

DAY 9: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

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)

DAY 10: Excursion To Heidelberg 

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)

Day 11: Strasbourg 

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)

DAY 12: Breisach. Excursion To The Black Forest

Located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border, Breisach is the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty. Choose between a visit to a local woodcarver’s workshop or a visit to the Black Forest open-air musuem. (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

SUITE SHIPS - Aristry II, Visionary

Intimate and innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon Suite Ship which accommodates 128 passengers. With 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 each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting for 128 passengers, with two full decks of suites featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform the living space into a unique open-air balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the changing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a fitness centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

DELUXE SHIP - Felicity

Avalon Felicity combines the intimate feeling of a small ship while providing the space passengers have come to expect from the fleet. Avalon Felicity accommodates 138 passengers and has four suites and 65 staterooms, all of which are spacious and well appointed, and many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows providing superb views throughout your river cruise. Her staterooms are among the largest available on European river cruise ships and are equipped to provide the highest levels of comfort. On the sun deck, as well as plenty of space to watch the world go by, there is also a Jacuzzi to take a refreshing dip in while you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to reach the staterooms.

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Departure dates and prices 2018 - The Rhine and Moselle : 7% discount on all dates

Avalon brochure price from £2299
Travel 55 discount price from £2139
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A

Avalon access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 10 April 2018. Please call Avalon to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point. Prices are per person, £2299 is based on a Category E Stateroom. Call Avalon for stateroom upgrade prices.

Suite ship departures: Artistry II, Visionary

Amsterdam – Zürich: April 21; June 23; August 25; September 17.
Zürich – Amsterdam : June 11; July 25; August 13; October 15.

Deluxe ship departures: Felicity

Amsterdam – Zürich: April 10.

All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions

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Avalon Waterways
The Rhine and Moselle

13 days

Your discount prices start from only £2139 - 7% discount

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.

Book with Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55A to receive your discount. 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 code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

The Avalon difference

Travel made easy from the moment you leave home
The Avalon included private home pick-up service will take you to your chosen local airport or Eurostar terminal, within 100 miles of your home.
Waking up to the ultimate view from your bed
In a luxuriously comfortable stateroom, the majority of which have wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Attention to detail on board and ashore
Whether it’s the luxury toiletries in your bathroom or the view you wake up to in the morning, Avalon believe the finer points of your holiday are important.
An intimate and cultured experience
Avalon ships have more space and fewer people than other operators, with entertainment, expert talks and attentive, unobtrusive service at all times.
Deluxe dining
A relaxed, full-board experience of mouth-watering regional dishes, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and the freedom to choose where and what you eat.
Accessible adventures, whenever you want them
Fascinating excursions are included in every port of call and, with Avalon Choice, you decide when and how to join them. Active Discovery cruises offer a mix of more hands-on activities, from learning the Viennese waltz to exploring an ice cave. Alternatively, should you wish to explore on your own, each ship is equipped with bicycles and Nordic walking poles.
Authentic experiences
Get closer to your destination with the Avalon Cruise Director and expert guides. Their Local Favourites give you the chance to get a rewarding glimpse of local tradition by exploring unique and out-of-the-way places.
No extra costs
Gratuities, transfers and port charges are all included in the price of your holiday.
Journeys Club
Avalon complimentary membership scheme which includes repeat traveller discounts and a range of exclusive promotions and special offers.

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service - Avalon aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with their included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost. 

Fly from your local airport - Avalon are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Call Avalon for details.

No-fly holidays - Avalon know that flying isn’t for everyone. That’s why they have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfleet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over two hours.

Tailor your travel - On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish:

Pre and post holiday hotel stays - why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? Avalon work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.

Too many hotel nights? - some of their holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, they can just book the cruise portion for you.

Make your own way - the brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take their package. Avalon give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.

Under your own arrangements - if you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with Avalon, they’ll happily extend your flights for you.
Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.


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