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Canals, Vineyards & Castles

From £2,404pp.

Start this magnificent European river cruise vacation in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Along the Moselle River, you’ll stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Go on an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys.

What’s Included:

  • Private door to door transfers*
  • Return flights or rail from your chosen airport (supplements may apply) & ship transfers
  • Beautifully appointed accommodation with private bathroom and premium L’Occitaine toiletries
  • Fine dining with all meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service dinner
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Regional wines and beers served with lunch and dinner, sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Included tours and excursions with state-of-the-art audio headset
  • 24 hour beverage station​ serving speciality teas and coffees
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Gratuities

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin. *Included door to door transfers are limited to 100 miles, after which a mileage charge applies.

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Day 1 - Amsterdam

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your ship.

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.

Spend free time exploring the colourful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Colourful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age.
Classic – Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.”

Join a guided optional culinary walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or you may enjoy an optional bike tour to discover the Dutch countryside.

Alternatively take a guided optional excursion to Muiderslot Castle—the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

Classic – Take a guided city walk of Cologne – with its soaring twin steepled gothic cathedral.

Or

Discovery – join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 3 - Cologne

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.
Discovery – Take a guided tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR;

Active – Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

Discovery – Based on your departure date, enjoy either a coffee tasting or a wine tasting.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

Day 4 - Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Cochem

Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley

Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.

Classic – Join a guided walk of Cochem to see the charming town’s half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem’s hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.

Evening/Overnight cruise to Bernkastel

Day 5 - Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Bernkastel

Gracious German vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Classic – Take a guided walking tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, OR:

Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, bike through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of German wine.

Discovery – Join a wine tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

 

Day 6 - Bernkastel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Remich, Luxembourg

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

Classic – Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

 

Day 7 - Remich, Luxembourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Remich (Disembarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Remich, Luxembourg

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Avalon ship.

Welcome to Luxembourg!

Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding.

Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to explore Remich—the Pearl of the Moselle—with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards.

Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH.

Dinner

Day 2 - Remich, Excursion to Luxembourg

Ancient worlds, old world charm, and world-class wine

Classic – Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

Day 2 - Remich, Excursion to Luxembourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Bernkastel

Gracious German vineyards of the Moselle Valley

Classic – Take a guided walking tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, OR:

Active – Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins.

Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, bike through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of German wine.

Discovery – Join a wine tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM

Day 3 - Bernkastel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Cochem

Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley

Classic – Join a guided walk of Cochem to see the charming town’s half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem’s hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.

Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 4 - Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

Eat, drink, and be merry in wine country

DISCOVERY
Take a guided tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

DISCOVERY
Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

Later, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cologne

Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City Start your day with a morning stretch with your Avalon adventure host.

CLASSIC
Take a guided city walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY
Join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

Day 6 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Colourful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

CLASSIC
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a guided canal cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.”

Join a guided optional culinary walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialities. Or you may enjoy an optional bike tour to discover the Dutch countryside.

Alternatively take a guided optional excursion to Muiderslot Castle—the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland.

You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon by visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries. Tonight, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam on your own.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

Breakfast

The Avalon Suite Ship accommodates 128 passengers and features two full decks of Panorama Suites. With wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform into a unique open-air balcony, the suites are the ideal setting for stretching out and relaxing or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area.

On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access and complimentary computer use in public areas, a fitness centre, a hair salon, lift, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Two full decks of suite accommodation
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows opening to create an Open-Air Balcony℠ in every suite
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Open-air bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge & library
  • Fitness centre
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*
  • Complimentary bicycles

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

58 elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172-300 ft².  On the middle and upper decks, Panorama Suites are 200 ft² and feature Avalon’s trademark extra-wide 11 ft, French balconies with the bed angled towards the windows to really soak up those views.

Royal Suites on the upper deck are even larger at 300 ft² and have an extended seating area with a sofa, armchairs and a table a larger bathrooms and separate WC.

Royal Suite

300 ft² – Royal (Upper) Deck

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony
  • Separate seating area with Sofa, armchairs and table
  • Large private bathroom with glass shower enclosure, twin wash basin, premium L’Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Separate WC
  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Nightly turn-down service & Pillow menu
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plenty of wardrobe space and under-bed storage
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available
  • Bottled water
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Avalon Artistry II - Panorama Suite Balcony

Cat. P, A & B Panorama Suites

200 ft² – Royal (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony
  • Seating area with Sofa, armchair and table
  • Private marble bathroom with glass shower enclosure, wash basin, WC, premium L’Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Nightly turn-down service & Pillow menu
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plenty of wardrobe space and under-bed storage
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available
  • Bottled water

Cat. D & E Deluxe Stateroom

172 ft² – Indigo (Lower) Deck

  • Private marble bathroom with glass shower enclosure, wash basin, WC, premium L’Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Nightly turn-down service & Pillow menu
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plenty of wardrobe space and under-bed storage
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available
  • Bottled water
Avalon Waterways - Avalon Panorama - Cat D E - Deluxe

2019 Remich to Amsterdam

25 April 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £1,650 – Panorama suite: £2,449 per person

06 June 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,050 – Panorama suite: £2,849 per person

18 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £1,986 – Panorama suite: £2,506 per person

29 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,166 – Panorama suite: £2,628 per person

10 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £1,985 – Panorama suite: £2,413 per person


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2019 Amsterdam to Reimich

13 June 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £Sold Out – Panorama suite: £2,804 per person

05 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,721 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

17 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £Sold Out – Panorama suite: £2,427 per person


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