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Vineyard by the river

Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel

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Experience the unforgettable beauty of two of Europe’s most renowned waterways, the Rhine and Mosel on this unforgettable European river cruise. Begin in Paris, the “City of Lights,” then take a high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg where you will board your vessel. Enjoy views of steep vineyards along the Mosel River, visit ancient wine villages and vineyards, and sample delicious regional wines. On the Rhine, you will tour historic Cologne and its magnificent Cathedral. Conclude your river cruise vacation in vibrant Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary system of canals.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands / Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam
Day 3 : Cologne, Germany
Day 4 : Rudesheim
Day 5 : Mainz / Koblenz
Day 6 : Cochem
Day 7 : Bernkastel
Day 8 : Remich / Luxembourg / Paris
Day 9 : Explore Paris
Day 10 : Free Day Paris
Day 11 : Transfer to airport / Return Home

Ship

MS Amadolce

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Vineyard by the river A cathedral at sunset from the Rhine in Cologne Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips The gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral towers over the streets of Paris Fields of tulips stretch as far as the eye can see

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands / Embark

Arrive in charming Amsterdam. Your luxurious river cruise ship is moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Cocktail Reception. (D)

Day 2 Amsterdam

After breakfast, your tour begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the fabled Skinny Bridge, elegant narrow townhouses, and the famous house where Anne Frank once spent years in hiding during World War II. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic motor coach tour of Amsterdam that will take you past numerous iconic landmarks and includes a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill. You will also have free time to explore and shop for souvenirs. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Cologne, Germany

This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Rhine River to Cologne. After arriving early afternoon, you will have your choice of two tours. The first is a walking tour of Cologne, which includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the spectacular 13th-century Gothic cathedral whose twin spires are amongst the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you will have free time to linger in the cathedral, browse the many nearby shops or perhaps enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous beer. As an alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour of Cologne (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 4 Rudesheim

This morning, see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as you sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. The ship overnights here. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Mainz / Koblenz

Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and choose between two different excursions: a walking tour of beautiful Mainz that includes the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible; or an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you will see the red-walled Heidelberg Castle and its Great Vat, enjoy lunch on your own, and take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Cochem

This afternoon, arrive in picturesque Cochem, located amidst the steep vineyards and wine villages of the Mosel. Choose between a walking tour and guided visit to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, featuring spectacular views of the Mosel, or a guided bike tour of this lovely town (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 7 Bernkastel

This morning, arrive in charming Bernkastel, where you will enjoy a winery visit and walking tour. Strategically located in the heart of the Mosel, the town boasts over 500 years of documented wine history and has a medieval marketplace, steeply gabled half-timbered homes, and beautiful town squares with centuries-old fountains. Above the town stand the ruins of Castle Landshut, the former summer home of the Archbishop of Trier, which was destroyed by a fire in the 17th-century. Later in the afternoon, your ship cruises to Luxembourg. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Remich / Luxembourg / Paris

Bid farewell to your cruise ship this morning and enjoy a scenic drive to the capital of the Grand Duchy. En route you will stop at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton. Later, you will have a walking tour of Luxembourg and free time for lunch on your own before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. Arrive in mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B)

Day 9 Explore Paris

Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning's guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, pass the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B)

Day 10 Free Day Paris

Your last day in the “City of Light” is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. If you prefer, you may take an optional “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” tour in the morning or experience an optional Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show this evening. (B)

Day 11 Transfer to airport / Return Home

Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. (B)

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Please note: Rates do not include port charges.

Included features:
- 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies
- Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
- Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations
- Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
- Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
- Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
- Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Transfer from the Ship to Luxembourg, followed by high-speed TGV train to Paris
- 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris, including daily Buffet Breakfast
- Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
- Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
- Services of Professional Cruise Manager
- All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- All local Taxes
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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