Begin your Avalon YourWay river cruise holiday with two nights in romantic Paris before your cruise. See the leg-endary landmarks of the “City of Light,” including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Take a city tour will to see all the must-see sights! Take a high-speed train from Paris to Luxembourg City and board your Avalon Suite Ship in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Explore the waterways, wine regions, and historic hills from Luxembourg to Holland in company of a Master of Wine who will host lectures, tastings, and tips on food-and-wine-pairing. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best loved wines. Cruise the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Sail onto the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the marvellous Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. 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.
Visit Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, and see this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Your European river cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers takes you to both the spectacular and the charming destinations of France and Germany.
About Masters of Wine
Seldom do travellers get the chance to learn about wines from a master! Avalon invites you to sail in the company of a Master of Wine (MW) who shares elite experience, unsurpassed knowledge, and personal passion for wines on board your ship. With only 450 Masters of Wine in the world, Avalon Waterways is honoured to welcome a Master of Wine on board our Wine-Lovers cruises to share their rigorous training and prestigious expertise recognised globally across the wine industry. A truly exclusive experience for wine lovers!