Rhine and Moselle River Cruise with Paris Hosted by Rose Gray

August 13, 2022 to August 24, 2022

Come along with Rose Gray to cruise the Rhine and Moselle Rivers to the picturesque towns lined with cobblestone streets. Begin in Amsterdam and explore the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. See where the Riesling grape is cultivated, visit marvelous museums and enjoy a stroll through each town filled with quaint shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles sit on cliffs 400 feet above the water. See famous twin-spired cathedral of Cologne and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. 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. End your Avalon vacation by taking the highspeed train into romantic Paris for three nights and see the legendary 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.

Your journey begins with at Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding by 5pm with a Welcome Reception onboard.
Overnight docking in Amsterdam

Meal: Dinner

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age."
Evening/Overnight cruise to Cologne

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland.
Choose from the following options: ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR:
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship this evening.
Overnight cruise to Rüdesheim

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country!
This morning relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Later on choose from the following options: ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR;
DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Koblenz this evening while having dinner onboard.
Overnight docking in Koblenz

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Charm of the Moselle Valley!
Saild through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards. Choose from the following options: ACTIVE See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard “miller”, you’ll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley.
Evening/Overnight cruise to Bernkastel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Castle Vines and German Wines.
Choose from the following options: ACTIVE Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval market place and 17th century gabled timber-framed houses. Enjoy free time this afternoon, perhaps take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts OR: DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
Evening/Overnight cruise to Remich

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Old-World Charm, and World-Class Wine.
This morning, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany or learn more about the famous Battle of the Bulge. Choose from the following options: ACTIVE Bike in two countries along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR; CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
Overnight docking in Remich

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, travel by motorcoach to Luxembourg City or Metz to board a high-speed train to Paris. Known as one of the world’s most romantic and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Join a Guided City Tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Paris Marriott Opéra Ambassador (or similar)

Images, Music, and Art
Visit Atelier des Lumières and enjoy a unique unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images and music,
which will transport you in the heart of art!

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Paris Marriott Opéra Ambassador (or similar)

Enjoy an extra day to explore Paris! Take time to relax and do some shopping or sit at a quaint little café.

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Paris Marriott Opéra Ambassador (or similar)

Your vacation comes to an end with breakfast this morning and transfers to the airport.

Meal: Breakfast

Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Amsterdam, Holland and returning from Paris, France including air taxes and fees
  • Transfers between the airport, ship, and hotel (when purchasing air-inclusive package)

Cruise Accommodations

Deluxe seven (7) night Avalon river cruise on the beautiful Avalon Imagery II from Amsterdam, Holland to Luxembourg City (or Metz)

Hotel Accommodations

3 nights in Paris, France at the Paris Marriott Opéra Ambassador (or similar)

Includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling

Included Meals

  • All meals onboard the ship are included with Chef-inspired regional recipes
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily onboard your ship
  • Daily breakfast during your hotel stay in Paris

Fox Flourish!

  • Onboard credit to be used toward drinks, optional tours or spa in the Euro equivalent of $50.00 USD per person
  • An extra night in Paris to explore more of this romantic city with an added group activity, a visit to Atelier des Lumières, an immersive music & video exhibition
  • Addition of the Louvre Museum tour and Seine River Cruise
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities
  • Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents

Premium Tour Experiences

  • Some evenings include live entertainment onboard your ship
  • Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of the city’s “Golden Age.”
  • Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral
  • Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience (subject to change)
  • Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets and visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird’s-eye-view of the Moselle Valley
  • In Bernkastel join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
  • Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg
  • Take a guided tour Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain.
  • Board a high-speed train in Luxembourg City taking you to Paris, France
  • Take a guided city tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

Tour Services

  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board tour director
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director from Avalon
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.

*Minimum of 30 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Air Inclusive

Deluxe Stateroom

Categories E & D
See special discounts below!
Two riverview windows
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Panorama Suite

Categories B, A & P
See special discounts below!
French Balcony
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Tour Only

Deluxe Stateroom

Categories E & D
See special discounts below!
Two riverview windows
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Panorama Suite

Categories B, A & P
See special discounts below!
French Balcony
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy
Initial Deposit: $250.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: April 15, 2022

All current air taxes and fees of $521.03 per person are included and subject to change.

Single pricing available upon request. Single Supplement Waiver may be available. Early Booking Discounts do not apply when a Single Waiver is applied to the reservation.

Available Discounts

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by December 3, 2021 and receive a $1,000.00 discount per person
*Discounts are subject to change at any time

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently pending

Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Rose Gray

Rose Gray is the Manager of Business Development for Vacation Sales at Fox World Travel.  She is also the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the C T C program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants. During her 35 years in the travel industry she has traveled as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore.  And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training.

Optional Motorcoach Transfer

Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points are $45 per person each direction ($90 per person roundtrip) is available to add to the tour package.

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Details and rates can be obtained from your Fox World Travel advisor.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to April 15, 2022: Initial deposit of $250.00 per person
  • April 16, 2022 – June 9, 2022: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • June 10, 2022 – July 9, 2022: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 10, 2022 through day of travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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