2021 Season

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 nights in Paris for Photography Enthusiasts


cruise: WARE-T1 10 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Paris
Start this magnificent river cruise in 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. Cruise in the company of Brenda Tharp, world-class photographer, who shares on-board presentations. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a photography contest at the end of your cruise to vote for favorite shots taken on your cruise. Begin your scenic cruise along the Rhine River and come to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic views of the Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns.

Along the Moselle River, stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breath-taking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Go on an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Ride the high-speed train to Paris, the last stop on this fabulous European river cruise. Guided sightseeing shows you the famous sights of the romantic “City of Light”: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture.

Meet Your Photographer
"I love waking up early to witness and photograph the rainbow of dawn's colors as they are painted across the sky, or the mist rising off a river. A great photo takes preparation, timing, and a bit of luck, yet if feels like a gift when I'm out there and it all comes together. I love telling stories through my pictures, and I travel the world seeking the light on the land, and the life of people and wildlife."
Learn more about Brenda Tharp >
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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise; onboard photography presentation

Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; in Rüdesheim choice of visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument

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; photo awards

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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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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