This river cruise through central Europe will take you from Remich to the gothic skyline of Prague on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers.
Embark on your European river cruise in Luxembourg on the enchanting Moselle River. Make your way to the ancient city of Trier, Germany—believed to be even older than Rome. Many remnants of ancient Rome can still be found, such as imperial baths and the Roman Bridge. The wine village of Bernkastel, with Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the Middle Ages.
Continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River—and see the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Stop in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, before proceeding into the Main River. Visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your journey concludes in Prague, one of Europe’s most magical cities. See its treasures, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline, the Astronomical Clock, and Charles Bridge—the oldest bridge in the city. In your free time get a taste of the local cuisine with plum dumplings and Pilsner—the perfect ending to this unforgettable European river cruise holiday!
Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you
Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding in Remich. Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5pm. The day is yours to explore Remich-the Pearl of the Moselle-with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (D)
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine. ACTIVE – Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Jog in Remich on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country. CLASSIC – Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier-Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city centre, OR: CLASSIC – Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths. This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel. EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (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 half-timbered houses, OR: ACTIVE – Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins. Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon-with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine. DISCOVERY – Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B,L,D)
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. Take your morning coffee up to the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. DISCOVERY – Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR; ACTIVE – Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards. DISCOVERY – Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B,L,D)
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. CLASSIC – Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian village on the Main River shores. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WURZBURG (B,L,D)
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon. CLASSIC – Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco. Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,L,D)
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. CLASSIC – Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches. Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B,L,D)
Living Heritage and History Lessons. CLASSIC – Take a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle. Your holiday continues with a transfer to Prague. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Welcome to the Golden City of Prague-Explore the City of 100 Spires. Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafes for dinner and Czech Beer. (B)
The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer. CLASSIC – Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradeany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana-two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots. Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)