Canals, Vineyards & Castles With 2 Nights Paris – Southbound

07/20/2019 through 10/14/2019
07/20/2019 through 10/26/2019
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Your scenic river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle rivers takes you through both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany. Enjoy each moment and new discovery while we take care of all the details for your best European vacation yet!

You’ll visit 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. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne, and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City.

Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Sail into 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.

You’ll continue on to cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich and take a high-speed train from Luxembourg City to Paris.

Your river cruise vacation adds a stay in romantic Paris. The “City of Lights” dazzles with Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A city tour will show you all the must-see sights!

Included Features:

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–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; in Rüdesheim 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

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Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Amsterdam
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Day 3 Cologne, Germany
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Day 4 Rhine Gorge-rüdesheim
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Day 5 Cochem
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Day 6 Bernkastel
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Day 7 Remich, Luxembourg. Excursion To Luxembourg City
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Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation) – Paris, France
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Day 9 Paris
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Day 10 Paris
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