On this once-upon-a-river vacation, you won’t just sail the waterways of poets, princes and painters … when you’re with Avalon Waterways, you’ll cruise with a satirical scribe. If you’re looking for more Christopher Moore in your life (the writer who imagined Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff), look no further! This is no Fluke! During the first week of this Suite Ship sailing along the Rhine River, you’re invited to meander through storied scenery – from Basel to Amsterdam – with comic spin and your favorite novelist, Christopher Moore. To visit clifftop castles with a satirist who’s on top of his craft. And continue your journey to the Rhône, waking up to the Old World in new ways, enjoying the Sacré Bleu waters of France (the Rhône portion of this cruise does not include Christopher Moore). You will experience two, exclusive on-ship events with your celebrity host, plus you will have the opportunity to share the entire vacation experience with Christopher Moore.
Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your river cruise vacation begins in Port St. Louis, France, from where you’ll set sail to Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture.
You’ll stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, where a guided walk shows you the highlights of this 2,000-year-old city. A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to conclude this sensational European river cruise. And the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age."
Make Memories with Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore is the author of 17 novels, including the international best-sellers Lamb, Noir, and his latest, Shakespeare for Squirrels. His last nine books have been New York Times bestsellers.
Chris grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of a highway patrolman and a home appliance salesperson, and was mediocre student and athlete in school. He attended Ohio State University where he studied anthropology and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he studied ramen noodles and alcohol.
Chris currently lives in San Francisco with his wife of 20-ish years.