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The Rhine and Moselle
10-Night Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse)

Avalon Windmills Vineyards and Paris
2022 & 2023 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Basel (WHZ) - 11 days

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Basel to Amsterdam (WZH) - 11 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Artistry II, Imagery II , Tranquililty II

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Basel - Southbound (WHZ)

Skip to Basel to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. for SAFETY DRILL.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

During tulip season, don’t miss a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million flowering bulbs. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 2: Amsterdam

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

This afternoon choose among the Guided OPTIONAL Excursions available. Alternatively spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral

Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT SAILING TO COCHEM

Day 4: Cochem

The Charm of the Moselle Valley

This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle.

ACTIVE Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR

DISCOVERY Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR:

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 REMICH

Day 5: Remich

Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city center, OR:

CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.

This afternoon choose among the Guided OPTIONAL Excursions available.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

Day 6: Bernkastel

Hillside Vines and German Wines

ACTIVE Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.

This afternoon, select a Guided Optional Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ

Day 7: Koblenz - Rhine Gorge

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls

ACTIVE Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour.

Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

RÜDESHEIM

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

Enjoy free time this evening to explore this picturesque village.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

Day 8: Ludwigshafen

Philosophers’ Views and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:

CLASSIC Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a,breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley. OR:

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel."

This afternoon a short sailing will bring you to Speyer, where you will have free time to explore at your own pace.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 9: Strasbourg, France

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum or stroll across the city center.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 10: Breisach, Germany

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

Day 11: Basel, Switzerland

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Basel to Amsterdam - Northbound (WZH)

Skip to Amsterdam to Basel itinerary

Day 1: Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Basel. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. for SAFETY DRILL.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 2: Breisach, Germany

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

CLASSIC Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 3: Strasbourg, France

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

This afternoon choose among the Guided OPTIONAL Excursions available.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

Day 4: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Philosophers’ Views and the World’s Biggest Wine Barrel

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR:

CLASSIC Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley, OR:

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.

Enjoy sailing a leisurely afternoon sailing to Rüdesheim.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

Day 5: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Breathtaking Views

This morning leave Rüdesheim after breakfast and enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz.

KOBLENZ

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls

ACTIVE Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL

Day 6: Bernkastel

Hillside Vines and German Wines

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

This morning enjoy a leisurely sailing.

ACTIVE Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.

This afternoon, select a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

Day 7: Remich, Luxembourg

Enjoy a free morning to discover Remich on your own. Alternatively choose among the Guided OPTIONAL Excursions available.

During lunch time enjoy a short sailing to Trier.

TRIER, GERMANY

Ancient Worlds, and Old World Charm

ACTIVE Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city center, OR:

CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COCHEM

Day 8: Cochem

The Charm of the Moselle Valley

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

ACTIVE Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR:

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

Enjoy a short cruise to Alken, where you have free time to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, select a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Eltz Castle.

EVENING CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 9: Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City

ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral

Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT SAILING TO AMSTERDAM

Day 10: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR:

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

During tulip season, you may take a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

Alternatively, choose an OPTIONAL Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 11: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PERSON sharing a twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Amsterdam (WHZ)
Cruise Start Date
Ship

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ window

Category D - Lower Deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Category P Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
May 6, 2022
Tranquility
$4,699
$4,984
$6,555
$6,627
$6,769
$8,269
Jun 23, 2022
Imagery II
$4,599
$4,884
$6,455
$6,527
$6,669
$8,169
Jul 28, 2022
Imagery II
$4,499
$4,784
$6,355
$6,427
$6,569
$8,069
Sep 1, 2022
Imagery II
$4,799
$5,084
$6,727
$6,727
$6,869
$8,369
Oct 6, 2022
Imagery II
$4,499
$4,784
$6,355
$6,427
$6,569
$8,069
May 14, 2023
Imagery II
$4,699
$4,984
$6,555
$6,627
$6,769
$8,269
Jun 22, 2023
Imagery II
$4,599
$4,884
$6,455
$6,527
$6,669
$8,169
Aug 25, 2023
Artistry II
$4,699
$4,984
$6,555
$6,627
$6,769
$8,269
Oct 8, 2023
Imagery II
$4,499
$4,784
$6,355
$6,427
$6,569
$8,069
From Basel (WZH)
Cruise Start Date
Ship

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ window

Category D - Lower Deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Category P Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
May 26, 2022
Imagery II
$4,699
$4,984
$6,555
$6,627
$6,769
$8,269
Jul 29, 2023
Tranquility II
$4,499
$4,784
$6,355
$6,427
$6,569
$8,069
Aug 10, 2023
Imagery II
$4,499
$4,784
$6,355
$6,427
$6,569
$8,069
Aug 15, 2023
Artistry II
$4,499
$4,784
$6,355
$6,427
$6,569
$8,069
Sep 14, 2023
Imagery II
$4,799
$5,084
$6,727
$6,727
$6,869
$8,369
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $280 USD per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at the Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Please inquire for details.

Prices Include:

Daily
• 10-night Cruise in selected cabin category
• Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D)
• Captain's welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
• Welcome Dinner
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Farewell Dinner
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner onboard
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts, designed to enrich your cruise
• Daily guided sightseeing program outlined on the itinerary conducted by Certified Local Guides
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Other personal expenses

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