ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE MOSELLE WITH 2 NIGHTS IN PARIS – 10 Days | September 23 – October 2, 2022
- Double $5,865*
- Single $TBD
*plus applicable taxes
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*LAND ONLY Based on Cabin Category E, with upgrades available. Plus Applicable Taxes and Port Charges ($259). Air ticketing is not advised until the Tour is guaranteed to go. International flights and travel insurance available upon request. Price guarantee applies to the land price only and excludes any taxes, supplements and airfares.
DEPOSIT: $250 per person, plus optional travel insurance due at booking. The final payment is due JUNE 24, 2022.
AIR AVAILABLE upon request with $300 deposit.
RECEIVE A $1,600 AVALON EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if the deposit is made by March 25, 2022.
Also, RECEIVE A $50 FEHR-WAY TOURS EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if the deposit is made by May 26, 2022.
Tour Presentation: TBD
Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Moselle your way. Your Active & Discovery Moselle River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!
Begin your Active & Discovery river cruise vacation with two nights in romantic Paris. See the legendary landmarks of the “City of Light,” taking a city tour or enjoying a bike ride. Before embarking on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich, join a guided tour to Verdun, known to history as being the field of one of the major battle of the First World War. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Alternatively, you can choose a canoe excursion on the Moselle or a visit to Schengen with a tasting of local products. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Continue on the Moselle River to 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. Next stop is ancient Koblenz, where you can enjoy a guided walk or visit a local brewery or adventure on a kayak excursion.
Sail onto the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Your river cruise vacation ends in Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the Frankenstein castle, or take a bike tour along the riverbanks of the Main and Nidda Rivers.
Throughout the Ship:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Panoramic windows
- Elegant, contemporary design & décor
- 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
Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE
Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine and “City of Light,” where romance fills the air! You have plenty of time to visit the city at your own pace.
Day 2 PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines
Enjoy a Guided Biking Tour, which will reveal some of the highlights of Paris—such as the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde—from a different point of view; enjoy a peaceful break on the Seine riverbanks, OR:
Join a Guided Sightseeing, which will show you magnificent must-see sights.
You may want to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Atelier des Lumières and enjoy a unique, unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images and music, which will transport you in the heart of art.
Day 3 PARIS–VERDUN–REMICH (EMBARKATION)
Drive on to Verdun
Take a Full-Day Excursion to Verdun, the biggest city on the Meuse, well known for giving its name to a major battle of the First World War. Before embarking on your ship in Remich, you will stop in the battlefields where you will witness the horrors of the First World War.
Continue to Remich to embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® and enjoy dinner on board this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
Day 4 REMICH. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG, TRIER
Modern Architecture, Canoe Trip, and Local Wine
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to get a whole new perspective of the Moselle river and its fascinating shoreline scenery, OR:
Enjoy a Guided Tour of Schengen, known for the famous agreement, which represents one of the major steps towards a unified Europe and the abolishment of inner-European border controls. Later enjoy a glass of refreshing locally produced wine or grape juice, OR:
Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
In the early afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Trier.
Germany’s Oldest City
After dinner, enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Trier – Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city centre.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRIER
Day 5 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR:
Learn about wine in this special region and enjoy a rich Wine Tasting in a local winery, OR:
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 enjoy a relaxing sailing to Traben-Trabach or consider joining an optional excursion to a local brewery.
Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRABEN–TRABACH
Day 6 COCHEM
Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley
Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host.
Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing cruise to Cochem.
See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR:
Take part in a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard “miller”, you’ll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR:
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN COCHEM
Day 7 KOBLENZ
Fortress Walls and Manor Halls
In the morning, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or relax on the Sky Deck while sailing to Koblenz.
Enjoy a scenic Guided Hike from Lahn to Koblenz, OR:
Join a Guided Tour of a famous local brewery which reputation is based on their traditional way of brewing tasty beers following old recipes. Afterwards, taste some of their classical brewed beers, OR:
Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ
Day 8 RUDESHEIM–ELTVILLE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Moselle River shores.
Take an open-air Cable-Car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure, enjoy a local special treat, OR:
Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure, enjoy a local special treat, OR:
Follow your local guide through the area surrounding the Hildegard Abbey and learn about the history of this special place. Walk back to the village and taste different local wines.
A short sailing in the late afternoon will bring you from Rüdesheim to Eltville.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ELTVILLE
Day 9 FRANKFURT
Charm in Frankfurt
Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover from a different point of view the city of Frankfurt as well as the picturesque Nidda park, OR:
Join a local farmer during this special Walking Tour through the apple orchards and learn everything about the different type of apple trees and apples, OR:
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighbourhoods, OR:
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN FRANKFURT
Day 10 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
- Luxury Motorcoach
- Quality Accommodations