Board on Avalon Artistry II and start this exciting adventure in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam where you can see the gems of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. Enjoy the view at the Rhine River and come to Cologne, Germany where you can witness its amazing gothic architecture. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, you can have an enjoyable walking tour where you can have a chance to taste some of the region’s best-loved wines.
Day 1 : Amsterdam, Holland | Embark Day 2 : Amsterdam Day 3 : Cologne, Germany Day 4 : Rhine Gorge | Rüdesheim Day 5 : Cochem Day 6 : Bernkastel Day 7 : Remich, Luxembourg Day 8 : Remich | Disembark
Enjoy the Jewish Heritage walking tour with its soaring gothic cathedral
Visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim
Go to Cochem’s hilltop Reichsburg Castle and see the Moselle Valley
Take the guided tour of Luxembourg City and see its modern architecture
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
During tulip season, you may take a guided optional excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a guided optional excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.
Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.
Classic: 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 birds-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.
This morning, you might take a history-focused guided optional excursion to Roman Trier to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in the oldest city in Germany. After your tour, enjoy some free time in Trier.
Classic: Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes, and vegetarian options.
Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Avalon has designedincluded activitieswith a choice of experiences.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.