Explore the Moselle in more ways than ever on this Active & Discovery European cruise. You'll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. 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 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. 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.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!
(Prices listed are per person with total savings based on double occupancy per stateroom, does not include airfare and is subject to availability.)
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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3.30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.The day is yours to explore Remich—the Pearl of the Moselle—with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
Day 2 REMICH.EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG
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 center.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRIER
Day 3 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
ACTIVE Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle,
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 4 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.ACTIVE See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint,
Take part to 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 neighborhoods, 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 8 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
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