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The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

Embark on a voyage along the revered Rhine and Moselle rivers aboard a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey complete with an unrivalled itinerary.

Sail aboard one of two elegant cruise ships and luxuriate in their many amenities, from comfortable suites to onboard Fitness Centres.

Book your Rhine & Moselle (Northbound) cruise today and take your first step into the extraordinary.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Imagery II & Tranquility II
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: Aug - Oct & May - Nov
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The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound) Cruise Itinerary

Day 1


Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm and guests must be on board the ship by 5 pm. Consider the Wonders of Basel excursion.

Day 2

Breisach / Black Forest

Join a bike ride along the Rhine, a full-day guided tour to the Black Forest, a visit to a local winery in Breisach, or a guided tour to Freiburg’s mediaeval city centre. Consider visiting the village of Colmar.

Day 3


Explore Strasbourg by bike or join a city sightseeing tour. Consider the Into the Alsace Countryside with Wine Tasting excursion or the Defending France: The Maginot Line of WWII excursion.

Day 4

Ludwigshafen / Heidelberg

Go on a walk in Heidelberg, a guided tour to the iconic Frankenstein castle, or a guided tour to Heidelberg Castle.

Day 5

Rüdesheim / Koblenz

Discover Koblenz’s Mosel side by bike, join a guided city walk or tour the Sayn Manor House. Enjoy live entertainment aboard the ship.

Day 6


Join a hike or a guided walking tour of Bernkastel. Consider an excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting.

Day 7

Remich / Trier

Explore Trier, join a guided sightseeing tour of Trier, or enjoy a Roman Trier guided tour.

Day 8


Bike along the Mosel river, visit the former bunker of Germany’s Central Bank, or enjoy a guided walk of Cochem. Consider an excursion to Eltz Castle or the Nijmegen Brewery Tour.

Day 9


Enjoy a bike ride in Cologne, a guided walking tour of Cologne’s Jewish heritage sites, or a guided city walk of Cologne.

Day 10


Try an early morning walk in Amsterdam or a guided canal cruise. During tulip season, visit Keukenhof gardens. Outside of tulip season, visit Zaanse Schans or try a biking tour.

Day 11


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The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

  • Basel
  • Breisach / Black Forest
  • Strasbourg
  • Ludwigshafen / Heidelberg
  • Rüdesheim / Koblenz
  • Bernkastel
  • Remich / Trier
  • Cochem
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam
£3,295pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Imagery II & Avalon Tranquility II

The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound) Cruise Review

“Great cruise, amenities and facilities were top tier and the staff were lovely. Excursions were incredible and so were the Adventure Hosts. We made lots of new friends and had a blast on our holiday.”

Joseph and Alicia Hilstone, Plymouth, Devon

The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound) FAQ

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

Does the crew onboard speak English?

Yes, our onboard crew members do speak English.

Do optional excursions cost extra?

Yes, they do. The price of an optional excursion can vary between £50 and under to over £150 each.

Which countries will we be visiting in order of arrival?

You’ll be visiting Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

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