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Amsterdam to Luxembourg

Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2022

Amsterdam • Cologne • Koblenz • Rhine Gorge • Rüdesheim • Cochem • Bernkastel • Remich

Amsterdam to Luxembourg

Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2022

Amsterdam • Cologne • Koblenz • Rhine Gorge • Rüdesheim • Cochem • Bernkastel • Remich

Amsterdam to Luxembourg

Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2022

Amsterdam • Cologne • Koblenz • Rhine Gorge • Rüdesheim • Cochem • Bernkastel • Remich

Amsterdam to Luxembourg

Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2022

Amsterdam • Cologne • Koblenz • Rhine Gorge • Rüdesheim • Cochem • Bernkastel • Remich


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About Our Destination
Currency
The Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg use the Euro. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
Languages
Dutch, German and Luxembourgish, but most people speak English!
Health & Safety
Avalon Protocols
To learn more about Avalon's Health & Safety protocols, please click here. Please note, protocols may be revised as we get closer to the trip.
Pre-Trip Health Screening
To learn more about Avalon's Pre-Trip Health Screening protocols, please click here. Please note, pre-trip health screening requirements may be revised as we get closer to the trip.
Travel & Entry Requirements
With international travel resuming, we’ve provided an easy tool to allow you to check the latest requirements and provisions for your travel plans, please click here. For specific entry requirements to your chosen destination, simply click on your arrival country under "Where to?" and enter your travel dates.
Before Your Trip 
Airfare Discounts
Save up to 15% on your airfare through our partner airlines. Please visit our airline discounts page for the most up-to-date information. 
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
2022 AMSTERDAM TO LUXEMBOURG RIVERBOAT
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
Cancellation Fee 365 days or more prior to trip date   9/27/2021 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 0-364 days prior to trip date 9/28/2021 9/27/2022 100% of trip cost (no refund)
Transfer funds are nonrefundable and nontransferable from the point of sale forward.

Celebrations–Birthdays, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, and more
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip. Register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you.
Connect with Other Guests-Joining Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, join the 2022 Amsterdam to Luxembourg Group on Facebook.
Passport and Visa
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
If you are a U.S. Citizen, you do NOT need to get a visa for travel to the Netherlands, Germany, or Luxembourg. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Specific Needs— Dietary, Medical and Mobility
If you have medical, mobility, or dietary requirements that you have not already told your Olivia Travel Consultant about, please let us know as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip. Resources in the Amazon are limited, so advance planning is necessary.
Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment against the unexpected. Visit our Insurance page olivia.com/travel-insurance for more information.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Travel Gear Store

To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!
Vacation Stretchers
We offering Vacation Stretcher in Amsterdam and Luxembourg. In Amsterdam, enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town Amsterdam, the LGBTQ area of Amsterdam, or visit one of the many popular museums. In Luxembourg, the adventure continues where you will be taken from the ship to follow the wine route to Grevenmacher, visit local villages, included wine tasting, have lunch in Echternach, visit the famous Vianden Castle and medieval town of Vianden.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” and then “Vaccinations.”
Travel and arrival 
Airports
You will need to fly into Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) and out of Luxembourg International Airport (LUX). We encourage all passengers to extend their trip with our Pre- and Post-Cruise Vacation Stretchers to enjoy all Amsterdam and Luxembourg have to offer, as well as to avoid the stress of unexpected delays.
All flights should arrive into Amsterdam (AMS) by 2 pm on September 27 to give yourself plenty of time to make your way to the ship. You can board the ship anytime on September 27, store your luggage and either explore Amsterdam or utilize the lounge to rest before your cabin is ready at 4 pm.
Flights may depart Luxembourg (LUX) any time on October 4 since our ship will arrive to Remich, Luxembourg on October 3, and we will overnight there. To take advantage of your included group transfer to the Luxembourg airport on October 4, flights must depart after 10 am. If your flight departs earlier, reception can assist in ordering a private taxi at your own expense.
Luggage Allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances. For travel in Europe, we recommend no more than one large piece and a smaller carry-on for ease of travel.
Transfers and Meeting Up with Olivia
Getting to your Ship
The Amsterdam airport is approximately 30-40 minutes from the river boat.
The exact docking location is not determined until closer in, and sometimes not until the day of landing. We will provide a phone number to call on the day of embarkation in case you need to get directed to the ship.
Check-in
Embarkation and check-in will be available in the afternoon. For early arriving flights, you can board the ship, drop off your luggage and enjoy the public spaces. You can also venture out on your own to enjoy Amsterdam. Suites and staterooms will be available to access after 4 pm.
During Your Trip 
What's Included?
  • All accommodations for 8 days/7 nights onboard Avalon's ms Artistry II, one of the finest riverboats on the Rhine
  • All meals while on board
  • Champagne at breakfast daily
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Coffee, tea, and juices during all meals
  • Filtered drinking water available to fill your own reusable water bottle
  • Olivia signature entertainment and programming
  • Local entertainment
  • Included sightseeing tours in each port
  • Group transfer from the ship to the Luxembourg Airport for flights after 10 am
  • Gratuities to ship crew & Avalon Cruise Director
  • Olivia Staff assistance throughout
What’s Not Included?
Transfers from Amsterdam airport to ship, optional tours, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (except where indicated), phone/fax, and all personal incidentals.
Avalon's ms Artistry II
Dining
Fine dining on board offers European cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, and dinner is sit-down menu service.
Electricity
The cabins have 110- and 220-volt electricity. Adapters should be 2-round prongs.
Entertainment and Programming
We will bring two Olivia entertainers to perform on several evenings, as well as utilize some of the local entertainment along the way. Narration about the Rhine and Moselle Rivers will be given as we sail down the historical areas and go through the many locks, and there will be special talks about the history of the areas we visit. River-Cruising is about port destinations. Don’t expect the same ship-activity packed schedule you might find on a big ship or resort! A typical day is a walking tour of a new town, lunch on board, and another walking tour, free time or optional tour to explore. Perhaps you’ll enjoy a fun and informative lecture on the history of the area or take that well-deserved nap. It’s your vacation! In the evenings, we are delighted with local entertainment or one of our two Olivia entertainers. After the shows, enjoy our river-ship version of “Club O” with our talented staff taking turns being a “Guest DJ” to provide dancing music in the main lounge. Or you may choose to get to bed early for your next full day!
Excursions
A walking and/or city tour is included in each of the ports visited. Optional tours are available to book on board do not conflict with the included tours. We will designate a group on each included tour whenever possible as a "Gentle Walkers' group. This is for those who need a little extra time walking, perhaps have scooters, canes and even for photographers who like to stop and take more photos. For those with mobility issues, we suggest purchasing a cane that can also fold out to be a seat so you can rest while the group stops to listen to the guide. They have all sorts of different styles to choose from on amazon.com.
Gratuities
Gratuities are provided for your Avalon Cruise Director, cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maître d’, reception, bar staff and other-behind-the-scenes crew members and are included in the cost of the cruise.
Tipping is now included for the local guides and bus drivers on included tours and optional tours. Should you receive exceptional service and wish to tip more, this is completely at your discretion.
Internet
Complimentary wifi is included on board in public spaces and in your cabins for use on your personal laptops, phones, and tablets. There is an onboard Internet Center with two desktop computers for guest use. Faxes can be sent from the Reception Desk for a charge.
Laundry Services
Laundry and pressing service is available. Dry-cleaning or self-service laundry facilities are not available on board. Check on board for pricing.
Medical Services
The ship is minutes away from hospitals when we are docked and close to local towns along the river. The ship does not have an onboard doctor.
Money: On-Trip Purchases
The currency used on board is Euros (€). All purchases made on the ship will be charged in Euros to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Please check with the front office on the ship for further details.
Smoking Policy
The Avalon Artistry II has entirely non-smoking interiors. Smoking is not permitted in your cabins or on the cabin french balconies. A smoking area will be designated on an outdoor deck.
Solo Travelers
We will have a Solos program on board led by an Olivia Solos Coordinator who will ensure you have a great time.
Telephone
Each cabin has a phone to call cabin-to-cabin and international/local calls. There is an additional fee to use this phone for international or local calls; cost is available on board.
After Your Trip
Transfers to the Airport
Your group transfer from the ship to the Luxembourg Airport is included for flights departing after 10 am on October 4 only. If your flight departs earlier, reception can assist in ordering a private taxi at your own expense.
Vacation Stretchers
We have optional Pre-Trip Vacation Stretchers in Amsterdam, and optional Post-Trip Vacation Stretcher in Luxembourg to extend your visit. Please visit Vacation Stretcher for more information.
Didn’t find what you are looking for? Check out our Olivia travel FAQ or call us at 800-631-6277 (inside the U.S. & Canada) or 415-962-5700 (Outside the U.S. & Canada) and select option 2.

This trip requires some mobility without the use of a wheelchair or scooter, as most of the tours are walking tours for up to 3 hours, which may include walking on cobblestone streets and stairs. A ‘Gentle Walkers’ group is offered on most included walking tours, which accommodates those needing a little extra time and sometimes offers a shortened version of a tour, designed to encounter as few stairs as possible.

If you are bringing a portable wheelchair or collapsible travel scooter, you must be able to collapse it and store it in your cabin. It cannot be used to get around the ship, only while off the ship on tours that are wheelchair/scooter accessible. On tours, the usefulness of a portable wheelchair or scooter may be limited because we will be navigating cobblestone streets with hard curbs (no curb cutouts) and stairs.

If you have limited mobility, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you.


Our Travel Consultants can be reached at USA or Canada: 800.631.6277 or International 415.962.5700, option 1.