France, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland – a luxury cruise, the Avalon way
Along the Journey – Ports of Call
Day by day, the Canals, Vineyards, & Paris itinerary takes in both the icons of Europe and some of its more off-the-beaten-path treasures. Start off with city sightseeing in Paris, before boarding a high-speed train to Luxembourg. Board your river cruise vessel on the tranquil Moselle, where Trier – Germany’s oldest city – is waiting to be explored. The charming wine village of Bernkastel is next, with sights dating back to the middle ages and delicious wines that are ready to be tasted.
The Reichsburg Castle is a highlight of Cochem, while the scenic Rhine Gorge offers an unparalleled sail past ancient castles, lofty cliffs, and the legendary rock of the Lorelei. Next, it’s on to Cologne, the capital of the Rhineland, where spired Gothic cathedrals and locally brewed beer are among the offerings. Concluding your cruise is a stop in Amsterdam, with plenty of free time to explore classic attractions or discover new treasures.
As You Sail – Onboard Amenities
Setting sail on this itinerary calls for one more decision – which cruise ship will be the chosen vessel of your journey. The Avalon Visionary and the Artistry II – part of Avalon’s line of Suite Ships – both offer two full decks of suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform each living space into an Open-Air Balcony. Alternately, the unique Avalon Affinity boasts spacious staterooms and suites, many of which feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors with French Balconies for taking in the scenery.
But no matter which ship you choose, certain luxuries are a given. Bask in the Sky Deck whirlpool while the scenic riversides float by, and get an authentic taste of your surroundings with onboard experiences delivered by local chefs, entertainers, artisans, and experts.
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