Canals, Vineyards, and Castles – Southbound (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Remich, Luxembourg
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries. (Dinner)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Rhine Gorge, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Cochem, Germany

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Bernkastel-kues, Germany

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Remich, Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Remich, Luxembourg

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Remich, Luxembourg

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am. (Breakfast)

Canals, Vineyards, and Castles – Southbound map

What's Included


  •  Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  •  Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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