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Avalon Waterways Arrow Europe 2019 Arrow 2019 : Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights Paris - Northbound (WRAE) - Imagery II
2019 : Canals, Vineyards & Castles with 2 Nights Paris - Northbound (WRAE) - Imagery II
10 Day River Cruise Paris to Amsterdam

Your river cruise vacation gets underway in romantic Paris. The "City of Light" has 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!

After your stay in Paris, take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City to board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region's best wines. Cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated.

Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rudesheim. 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. Then 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. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne, and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City.

Before this fabulous European river cruise concludes, 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. 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!

Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France!
Day 2 Paris: Guided tour
Day 3 Remich (Embarkation)-Grevenmacher: Onboard welcome reception; cruise to Grevenmacher
Day 4 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Luxembourg City: Guided tour in Luxembourg City
Day 5 Bernkastel: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Avalon Adventure Host; wine tasting
Day 6 Cochem: Guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle
Day 7 Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 8 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 9 Amsterdam: Canal cruise
Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

    Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM


  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes
  • 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


    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: Classic 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. Discovery 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. Active 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 our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

    Day-By-Day Itinerary

    (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

    Day 1


    Welcome to Paris, France's capital on the River Seine and "City of Lights," where romance fills the air!

    Day 2



    Your included City Sightseeing tour shows you must-see sights, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy free time strolling along the Champs-Elysees, or hiking to Montmartre, see its gleaming Sacre Coeur Basilica, and local artists performing in Place du Tertre.

    Day 3

    (B, D)


    This morning, board a high-speed train for Metz or Luxembourg City. Continue to Remich to embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® and cruise to Grevenmacher.


    Day 4

    (B, L, D)


    Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
    Classic Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
    Later this afternoon, 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 before joining your ship for sailing to Bernkastel.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.


    Day 5

    (B, L, D)


    Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
    Classic Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, OR:
    Active Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins.
    Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon-hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, bike through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of German wine.

    Discovery Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
    Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.


    Day 6

    (B, L, D)


    Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley
    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 bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend.
    Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards.


    Day 7

    (B, L, D)


    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
    Discovery Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.
    Discovery Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
    Later, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.


    Day 8

    (B, L, D)


    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City

    Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Classic Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
    Discovery Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.
    Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!


    Day 9

    (B, L, D)


    Colorful Amsterdam-with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age
    Classic Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city's "Golden Age."
    Join a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or you may enjoy an Optional Bike Tour to discover the Dutch countryside.

    Alternatively take a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle-the most beautiful and best-kept medieval castle in Holland.

    You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon by visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries. Tonight, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam on your own.


    Day 10



    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


  • 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.
  • Call (516) 625-0300 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13849671
    Cruise LineAvalon Waterways
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2018
    10 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Imagery II
    Click for more information on this ship.
    Day 1Paris  
    Day 2Paris  
    Day 3Grevenmacher  
    Day 4Grevenmacher  
    Day 5Bernkastel  
    Day 6Cochem  
    Day 7Rhine Gorge  
    Day 8Cologne  
    Day 9Amsterdam  
    Day 10Amsterdam  
    Click Quote or call us to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    April 23, 2019Cat D,E$3,648.00 (USD)Quote
    April 23, 2019Cat A, B, P$4,797.00 (USD)Quote
    April 23, 2019Royal Suite$5,847.00 (USD)Quote
    June 04, 2019Cat D,E$3,898.00 (USD)Quote
    June 04, 2019Cat A, B, P$5,047.00 (USD)Quote
    June 04, 2019Royal Suite$6,097.00 (USD)Quote
    July 16, 2019Cat D,E$3,648.00 (USD)Quote
    July 16, 2019Cat A, B, P$4,797.00 (USD)Quote
    July 16, 2019Royal Suite$5,847.00 (USD)Quote
    August 27, 2019Cat D,E$3,848.00 (USD)Quote
    August 27, 2019Cat A, B, P$4,997.00 (USD)Quote
    August 27, 2019Royal Suite$6,047.00 (USD)Quote
    October 08, 2019Cat D,E$3,448.00 (USD)Quote
    October 08, 2019Cat A, B, P$4,597.00 (USD)Quote
    October 08, 2019Royal Suite$5,647.00 (USD)Quote

    Port charges:

    Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

    Extra nights per person in Paris:
    in single room from $418 to $739, in twin room from $238 to $398

    Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
    in single room from $204 to $387, in twin room from $132 to $227

    All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Category / Decks / Price

    D / Indigo Deck / $199
    B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
    A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
    P / Royal Deck / $1299
    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

    Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.

    Travel Terms & Conditions
    The purchase of any travel services offered by Avalon Waterways, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Avalon Waterways, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.

    Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.10 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Additional airline-imposed fees for seat assignments may apply and are not included in your total package cost. Please refer to carrier websites for seat assignment policies and applicable pricing.

    Booking your Vacation with Air
    Our volume buying power saves you money. We may be able to provide you with flight arrangements from your gateway city. Avalon Waterways offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Early Airfare Price Guarantee locks in a price that is guaranteed not to increase. Air pricing and schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date in the itinerary. At that time the best air price will be utilized and a new invoice with the air cost and confirmed schedule will be sent. The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier's codeshare partner, will be assigned and disclosed at this time. If the guaranteed price is the lowest, the schedule with the lowest fare per contracted classes of service will be booked. Any voluntary change to the confirmed flights negates the guaranteed price and is subject to air pricing at the time of the change.

    Guaranteed air-inclusive prices - air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional non-refundable air deposit of $300 per person is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Avalon in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable per person service fee of $30 (North/Central America), $50 (Europe/Middle East) or $80 (all other international destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Avalon has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

    Air-Inclusive Vacations - Applicable Taxes & Fees
    Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.