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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards and Castles

Journey over the course of eight days through Holland, Germany and Luxembourg to explore the most coveted attractions down the Rhine and Main rivers.

Pick and choose from a variety of classic, active and discovery excursions. Sail through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, explore castles, cathedrals and much more on a crafted itinerary designed with you in mind.

Recline in style aboard one of the members of our Avalon Fleet, complete with our signature panorama windows, and suites up to 30% larger than the industry standard.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Tranquility II / Avalon Imagery II
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Jun - Oct
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The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards and Castles Cruise Itinerary

Dive into a stacked itinerary, made available by your knowledgeable Adventure Host. Embark on a variety of guided tours, walks, hikes and even cable car rides over the course of your 7 night stay.

Day 1

Remich (EMBARK)

Arrive and board your vessel by 5pm. Otherwise, the day is yours to explore independently.

Day 2

Remich – excursion to Luxembourg

Bike along the Mosel with your adventure host, enjoy a Wine Walk through Luxembourg’s Moselle region or join a guided tour of Luxembourg City. Alternatively, opt for an optional excursion to the Roman Trier, oldest city in Germany.

Day 3


Hike up to Landshut Castle, embark on a walking tour of Bernkastel – featuring its medieval marketplace and 17th century houses – or join a wine tasting to take a dip into Germany’s legendary traditions.

Day 4


Hike with your Adventure Host to claim an excellent viewpoint, take part in a guided visit to one of the oldest mustard mills for a demonstration or join a guided walk of Cochem’s streets – featuring a visit to Reichsburg Castle.

Day 5

Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge

Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument or a guided tour of the Mechanical Music Museum.
En route to Engers, we’ll sail through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, where you’ll enjoy magnificent views.
Upon arrival, enjoy a classical music concert at a baroque venue at Engers Castle.

Day 6


Bike ride like the locals with your Adventure Host, join a guided walking tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites or embark on a guided city walk, complete with Gothic Cathedral.

Day 7


Explore the waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise and spend your free time visiting the many fascinating museums or galleries.

During tulip season, enjoy an Optional Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. Outside of tulip season, there’s another excursion to Zaanse Schas or a biking tour.

Day 8

Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)

Your cruise ends after breakfast this morning.

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Enjoy a taste of culture down the Moselle & Rhine

7 Nights
Jun Oct

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards and Castles

  • Remich (EMBARK)
  • Remich – excursion to Luxembourg
  • Bernkastel
  • Cochem
  • Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)
£2,203pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Tranquility II / Avalon Imagery II  

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards and Castles Cruise Review

“A truly great experience. Lots of exciting opportunities, tours and demonstrations to get stuck into and a first class on-board experience. My adventure host was really helpful in helping me book the tours I wanted – a big thank you to John.”

Ellie Johnson, Manchester

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards and Castles FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Will I have access to Wi-Fi whilst on board?

Yes. Our Avalon Fleets all feature complimentary Wi-FI access throughout the ship.

How long will be spent cruising through the Rhine Gorge?

On day 5, we’ll travel from Rüdesheim to Engers through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge. This scenic cruising is designated to the centre portion of the day, and there are featured excursions available for both the morning and evening.

Is there an organised tour to Trier?

On day 2 of your journey, we’ll moor in Remich. From which you can embark on an optional guided tour to the Roman Trier.

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