Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Canals, Vineyards and Castles

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers between Luxembourg and Holland with a choice of included excursions

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1856pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bernkastel
  • Cochem
  • Rudesheim
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam

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Board your Avalon Suite Ship in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines.

Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. 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. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch 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.

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. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures along your Moselle and Rhine river cruise vacation.

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2019 Remich to Amsterdam

Day 1 - UK - Remich (Luxembourg)

Fly from the UK to Luxembourg and embark your ship in Remich. (D)

Day 2 - Remich

Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bernkstel (Germany)

Take a guided walking tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, or 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. Join a wine tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Cochem

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. This afternoon, cruise to Rudesheim. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Engers

Take a guided tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. 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. Dock in Engers overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cologne

Start your day with a morning stretch with your Avalon adventure host. Take a guided city walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, or 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 Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This afternoon, cruise to Amsterdam (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amsterdam (Holland)

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 specialities. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

2019 Amsterdam to Remich

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

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. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Take a guided city walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, or 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 Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rudesheim - Engers

This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Take a guided tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, or take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards. Based on your departure date, enjoy either a coffee tasting or a wine tasting. Dock overnight in Engers. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cochem

Relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bernkastel

Take a guided walking tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, or 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. Join a wine tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Remich (Luxembourg)

Join a guided tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Remich - UK

Disembark after breakfast and return to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

2020 Remich to Amsterdam

Day 1 - UK - Remich (Luxembourg)

Fly from the UK to Luxembourg and embark your ship in Remich. (D)

Day 2 - Remich

This morning, 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. Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bernkastel (Germany)

Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, or join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike to nearby castle ruins. Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts. Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Cochem

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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. This afternoon cruise to Rudesheim (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Engers

Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. Later, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge on your way to Engers. Dock overnight in Engers. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cologne

Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, or 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 Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This afternoon, cruise to Amsterdam (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.” During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Alternatively, choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

2020 Amsterdam to Remich

Day 1 - UK - Remich (Luxembourg)

Fly from the UK to Luxembourg and transfer to embark your ship in Remich. (D)

Day 2 - Remich

This morning, 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. Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bernkastel (Germany)

Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses, or 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. Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Cochem

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. This afternoon cruise to Rudesheim. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Engers

Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. 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. Dock overnight in Engers. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cologne

Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, or 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 Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Cruise to Amsterdam this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amsterdam (Holland)

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. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 20th - Remich to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £3088
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3088 Blue Water Price from: £3839 Blue Water Price from: £3937 Blue Water Price from: £4637
  • June
    • Jun 10th - Remich to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £2975
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2975 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £3824 Blue Water Price from: £3874 Blue Water Price from: £3974
    • Jun 24th - Amsterdam to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3092
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3092 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £3843 Blue Water Price from: £3943 Blue Water Price from: £4643
  • July
    • Jul 15th - Remich to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £2977
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3826 Blue Water Price from: £3875 Blue Water Price from: £3976 Blue Water Price from: £4676
    • Jul 29th - Amsterdam to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3095
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3795 Blue Water Price from: £3845 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4645
  • August
    • Aug 19th - Remich to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £3012
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3012 Blue Water Price from: £3172 Blue Water Price from: £3861 Blue Water Price from: £3911 Blue Water Price from: £4011 Blue Water Price from: £4711
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Amsterdam to Remich - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3046
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3046 Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3896 Blue Water Price from: £3946 Blue Water Price from: £4045
    • Sep 23rd - Remich to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £3130
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3130 Blue Water Price from: £3279 Blue Water Price from: £3980 Blue Water Price from: £4030 Blue Water Price from: £4129 Blue Water Price from: £4829
  • October
    • Oct 28th - Remich to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £2856
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2856 Blue Water Price from: £3005 Blue Water Price from: £3755 Blue Water Price from: £3855 Blue Water Price from: £4555

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
Map for Canals, Vineyards and Castles