Get off the beaten path and put a pep in your step with an Active and Discovery river cruise along the Moselle with Avalon Waterways. There is much to toast to in this famous wine region, as well as a blend of Roman history and comfort food. Conquer castles and venture through villages on the Moselle River on this Active and Discovery adventure.  

Hit the trail 


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Remich is situated along the banks of the Moselle River in Luxembourg. Despite its acclaimed wine finesse, Remich was historically a strong fishing village. Generations of fishermen have flung their nets far and wide to catch trout, perch and pike fish, and still do so today. However, on this Active excursion you will hike up to some of Remich’s local vineyards that blanket the hillsides. Soak in the picturesque views of the town below while sipping on a variety of wines. You may try a tipple of crisp Rieslings, smooth Pinot Noirs or aromatic Pinot Blancs.  

Head for the hills 


Amazing views from the Niederwald Monument
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Rüdesheim is one of those quintessential German towns. Its charm boils down to its timber-framed houses, cosy wine taverns and cobblestone streets, set against a steep hill covered in vines. On this Active excursion, see Rüdesheim from the air as you travel by open-air cable car to the Niederwald Monument. This important monument symbolises the foundation of the German empire after the Franco-Prussian War in the 1870’s. From here, get your heart pumping by walking back down through the vineyards, followed by a cup of the iconic Rüdesheimer coffee.  

On two wheels 


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Did you know that Frankfurt is nicknamed the ‘Manhattan of Europe’? Its bustling, cosmopolitan style is often compared to New York City. However, there is a quieter, simpler side to Frankfurt and this is what you’ll discover on this guided bike tour. Pedal your way through this important financial city, past a mix of famous sights and beautiful city and riverscapes.  

Brews and views 


German beer
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This Discovery excursion is one for beer enthusiasts. Lahnstein is home to some breweries that have been passed down from generation to generation, including Lahnsteiner Brauerei. Here, you’ll learn about their historic brewing traditions using age-old recipes while also trying several of their beers. From crisp lagers to malty ales, a beer tasting is a non-negotiable when in Germany!  

The spice of life 


Mustard is the perfect pretzel pairing
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Mustard is one of Germany’s beloved accompaniments. A mild mustard is usually eaten with fish, or on top of crackers; while a spicy mustard is the perfect pairing for the sausages that Germans are so famous for. And would you believe that there is a mustard mill that dates back to 1810 in Cochem? Avalon gets you up close and personal to meet the head mustard miller. They’ll take you through the processes involved in following a recipe that is almost 200 years old, carefully creating a gourmet mustard.  

Ancient highlights 


Trier Porta Nigra
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Travel back in time to Trier – not only is it Germany’s oldest city, but it is also home to some impressive Roman ruins. Some of these date back to around 144 – 152 AD so it’s no wonder that Trier is known as the ‘Rome of the North’. Join a local guide for a Classic sightseeing tour that will showcase impressive landmarks like the Porta Nigra, Roman Amphitheatre, and Imperial Baths, as well as its captivating city centre. On this Active & Discovery on the Moselle river cruise, you will also dock in Trier overnight so you may wish to explore longer or even dine off the ship at a cosy tavern.  

Avalon’s Active and Discovery river cruises are perfect for those who want to really delve into the destination. Check out the full range of river cruises today. 

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