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. You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. Take an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys or enjoy a wine walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle region. Join a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best loved wines. Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Experience the wonder and beauty of the Moselle Vineyards and visit one of their local wineries for some sparkling wine tasting. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. 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. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. On a guided walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. This extraordinary European river cruise concludes with a visit to Holland’s vibrant capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures on your Moselle and Rhine river cruise holiday.
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!