2019 : Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights Paris - Southbound (WARE) - Imagery II

10 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Paris

Start this magnificent 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.

Then, begin your scenic cruise along the Rhine River and come to Cologne, Germany-a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture. You'll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rudesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. 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.

Ride the high-speed train to Paris, the last stop on this fabulous European river cruise. Guided sightseeing shows you the famous sights of the romantic "City of Light": Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture.

Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise
Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim: Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; in Rudesheim choice of visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument; special treat
Day 5 Cochem: Guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle
Day 6 Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting
Day 7 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Guided tour in Luxembourg
Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation)-Paris: Travel by motorcoach from Remich to Luxembourg City or Metz; continue by high-speed train to Paris; guided sightseeing
Day 9 Paris: Day at leisure
Day 10 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

    Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

    Dining

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    AVALON CHOICE

    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise: Classic Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites. Discovery We've found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore. Active Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

    Day-By-Day Itinerary

    (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

    Day 1

    (D)

    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome to Amsterdam. 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.

    Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam-with its many cafes and art galleries.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    Day 2

    (B, L, D)

    AMSTERDAM

    Colorful 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 3

    (B, L, D)

    COLOGNE, GERMANY

    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 Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

    Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM

    Day 4

    (B, L, D)

    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 5

    (B, L, D)

    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 6

    (B, L, D)

    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 7

    (B, L, D)

    REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG CITY

    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.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH

    Day 8

    (B)

    REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)-PARIS, FRANCE

    Today, travel by motorcoach to Luxembourg City or Metz to board a high-speed train to Paris, and enjoy guided sightseeing upon arrival. Known as one of the world's most romantic and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Your included city sightseeing shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower.

    Day 9

    (B)

    PARIS

    Today in your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysees with its lavish cafes, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre, the Palace of Versailles or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacre Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. All of this awaits your discovery!

    Day 10

    (B)

    PARIS

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Notes

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Call (800) 733-5524 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13849676

    Cruise Line
    Avalon Waterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2018
    Duration
    10 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Imagery II

    Click for more information on this ship.

    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Amsterdam  
    Day 2Amsterdam  
    Day 3Cologne  
    Day 4Rudesheim  
    Day 5Cochem  
    Day 6Bernkastel  
    Day 7Remich  
    Day 8Paris  
    Day 9Paris  
    Day 10Paris  
    Dates/Pricing

    Click Quote or call (800) 733-5524 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
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    Disclaimer

    Port charges:
    $182

    Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.


    Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
    in single room from $204 to $387, in twin room from $132 to $227

    Extra nights per person in Paris:
    in single room from $418 to $739, in twin room from $238 to $398

    All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Category / Decks / Price
    D / Indigo Deck / $199
    B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
    A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
    P / Royal Deck / $1299
    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

    Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.

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    Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
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  • The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.10 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Additional airline-imposed fees for seat assignments may apply and are not included in your total package cost. Please refer to carrier websites for seat assignment policies and applicable pricing.

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    Guaranteed air-inclusive prices - air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional non-refundable air deposit of $300 per person is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Avalon in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable per person service fee of $30 (North/Central America), $50 (Europe/Middle East) or $80 (all other international destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Avalon has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

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