About Wine Lover’s Singles Cruise on the Moselle River
Join Singles Travel International for autumn and wine harvest season in Luxembourg and Germany on this European river cruise!
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Last year we enjoyed a Wine Lover’s French River Cruise and it’s time to savor the delicious wines of Germany. Our fall program takes advantage of harvest season on one of the most verdant regions for wine making in the world! We begin with an experience in Luxembourg, one of the smallest nations in the world, followed by an exciting river cruise on the Moselle River with Singles Travel International! This is a festive time of year in Central Europe, and an experience you won’t want to miss! 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.
We’ll board the Avalon Imagery II, a Suite Ship™, in Remich, Luxembourg, on the beautiful Moselle River and will visit several fascinating ports along the way to Frankfurt, Germany. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Continue 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. Next stop is ancient Koblenz, where we can enjoy a guided walk or visit a local brewery or adventure on a kayak excursion. 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. Our river cruise vacation ends in Frankfurt, where we may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the Frankenstein castle, or take a bike tour along the riverbanks of the Main and Nidda Rivers.
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INCLUSIVE FEATURES OF OUR TOUR:
- VACCINATED PASSENGERS ONLY
- No need for Covid testing to board the ship, nor to return back home!
- 7-Night Cruise – (7) Nights in either a Deluxe Riverview or Panorama Suite aboard the Imagery II
- Deluxe Staterooms aboard the Imagery II are on the Indigo Deck; Panorama Suites on the Imagery II are on the Sapphire and Royal decks
- Superb dining with ALL meals on board Imagery II daily featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L) and dinner (D)
- Complimentary Choice of up to 3 Excursions in Every Port to suit your style: Classic, Active & Discovery
- Complimentary, Unlimited Wine & Beer with Every Dinner on the Cruise
- Complimentary Soft Drinks with Lunch and Dinner on the Cruise
- Complimentary Internet access on the cruise
- Remich/Luxembourg: Luxembourg City tour—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain
- Trier: Guided Walking Tour of Trier – Germany’s oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD
- Bernkastel: Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses.
- Cochem: 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.
- Koblenz: Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments
- Rudesheim-Eltville: 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.
- Frankfurt: Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods OR Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley.
UNIQUE SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS:
- FREE* 1 Night Pre Tour Stay at the deluxe Le Royal ** in Luxembourg (Sept. 24) (Value Up to $489!) to enjoy autumn in Europe!
- Singles Pay Less for “Your Own Space™” with Premium Member Discounts. Click here to start saving!
- Singles Travel International SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Half-Day Guided Eltz Castle Visit – one of Germany’s most famous fairytale castles!
- Prepaid Gratuities to Avalon Waterways Crew and to ALL Local Guides
- Customized Activities Calendar exclusive to our group!
- Singles Travel International Professional Concierge commitment to an exceptional member experience assures that you get the most from your experience
- Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy Life!
- Breakfast Club each morning
- Virtual Pre-Trip Get-Together to plan excursions and more!
- Free Membership to SingleLife.Today, our 365 online community for singles ages 50+
- Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation.
- COVID-19 safe travel protocols – Reference our Travel with Confidence Promise
- Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment signed by all members assures a mutually respectful environment.
*FREE PRE CRUISE ROOM ACCOMMODATION MUST MATCH CRUISE ACCOMMODATION: If you reserve a Share & Save on the cruise, your Included Pre-Cruise Package must also be a Share & Save. If you book a Single accommodations on the cruise, your Included Pre-Cruise Package will also be Your Own Room.
**Hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Singles Travel International and we reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time.
Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of Singles Travel International. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages or ratios.
Tour Begins: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Tour Ends: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Our 1 Night INCLUDED Pre Package in Luxembourg City Includes (Sept. 24-25, 2022)
- 1 Night Single or Shared Room at the Deluxe centrally-located Le Royal *.
- Hotel Tax
- Breakfast (1)
- Company of other Single Travelers
- Transfer to the Imagery II on Sept. 25
Sunday, Sept 25: Remich (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Monday, Sept 26: Remich.Excursion to Luxembourg–Trier: Choice of excursion to Luxembourg City or canoe tour, or excursion to Schengen; evening walking tour in Trier
Tuesday, Sept 27: Bernkastel: Choice of guided tour in Bernkastel or wine tour or hike with your Adventure Host to the Castle
Wednesday, Sept 28: Cochem: Leisurely cruise or bike tour with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle or visit to the Historische Senfmühle (mustard mill) or cable car and hike with your Adventure Host
Thursday, Sept 29: Koblenz: Choice of Koblenz walking tour, or beer tour or guided hike
Friday, Sept 30: Rüdesheim–Eltville: Choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or wine tasting or cable car ride
Saturday, Oct 1: Frankfurt: Choice of Frankfurt sightseeing, or bike tour, or organic farm visit, or visit to the Frankenstein Castle
Sunday, Oct 2: Frankfurt (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning after breakfast.
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PASSPORT MANDATORY: A passport is required for travel to Europe. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.
We recommend that you also make copies of your passport, driver’s license, photo identification card and/or birth certificate in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your passport.
Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.
FLIGHT & PASSPORT INFO Two months prior to your vacation, you’ll receive an email with a link to upload your flight and passport information. This is important for us to be able to schedule your included arrival and departure transfers.
INSURANCE Travel Insurance is not mandatory, but, based on our experience, we highly recommend it. In addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.
When selecting a travel insurance policy, we recommend that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. We also strongly recommend that the policy cover personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
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The vacation begins with one night (included) in a hotel in Luxembourg City on September 24, 2022. The trip ends in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 2, 2022. Therefore, the trip is 9 nights/10 days.
Please arrive at the Luxembourg airport (LUX) no later than 4:00 pm on September 24 to be able to participate in the singles-only meet and greet and optional dinner! Your return flight can depart on October 2 at any time before 3:30 pm in order to be eligible for a transfer from the ship.
Add the FREE 1 Night Pre Package (September 24-25, 2022)! (See Price My Trip Tab).
Want to spend even more time in Europe, add the 2 Night Pre Package (September 23-25, 2022) in Luxembourg and/or the 1 Night Post Package (October 2-3, 2022) in Frankfurt! (See Price My Trip Tab).
Avalon Waterways requires that all guests must provide proof of full COVID vaccination before embarkation.
Other requirements, such as negative COVID-19 tests before and during the cruise and tour, may be required. Your knowledgeable team at Singles Travel International will keep you up to date with plenty of time to prepare.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. Please schedule a physical check-up, before your trip, to discuss the type of trip in which you are participating with your physician.
You and your physician may access much more, very detailed health information for travelers (including tips on staying healthy while traveling) on the CDC website. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
A deposit is due at time of reservation, and final payment is due on May 12, 2022.
We’ve made paying your balance online as easy as 1-2-3! You’ll be able to see your balance directly within your Singles Travel International profile. Under the shopping cart icon, choose “Reservations and Payments” from the drop down to view your dashboard. To see how to use this NEW reservation and payment feature, watch this quick VIDEO. You may also call us at 877-765-6874 ext. 4 and provide us with your preferred payment information.
If you make a reservation after May 12, 2022, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.
Until final payment date of May 12, 2022, your deposit of $500 is applicable to any other Singles Travel International Avalon Waterways vacation.
All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International and are subject to per person penalties as follows unless the cruise is cancelled by the cruise line.*
– Between May 13 and July 27, 2022 – 35% penalty applies.
– Between July 28 and August 26, 2022 – 50% penalty applies.
– Between August 27 and September 25, 2022 – any cancellations or “no-shows” – 100% penalty
*When the cruise is cancelled by the cruise line, you will generally be offered a full refund or the option to move your reservation to another date without penalty, often with a perk. All changes are subject to current terms and conditions at the time of cancellation. Your team at Singles Travel International will advocate for you in all cases.\
Note that if you elect to take a roommate and he/she cancels after our cut off date, we will do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single cabin/room is the responsibility of the guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of cruise or tour company policy as stated above. Singles Travel International is not responsible for costs related to cancellations after our cut off date.
Although Singles Travel International is committed to keep our members informed regarding the current status of our partner-vendor policies, you are ultimately responsible for your health and well-being when making travel decisions. We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks so they make informed decision about their travel safety.
**For those who make the personal decision to travel and in order to assure a mutually respectful environment surrounding Covid-19 safety, each member will need to sign a Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment. Please familiarize yourself with our other new protocols by CLICKING HERE.
Please arrive at the Luxembourg airport (LUX) no later than 4:00 pm on September 24; that evening, we’ll have our Singles Travel International Singles-Only Meet and Greet and optional dinner as a group.
Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information,” including transportation and how to meet up with the group, will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site 21 days prior to trip start date.
Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by Singles Travel International. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate.
Of course! We offer a FREE 1 Night Pre Package (Sept 24-25, 2022) in Luxembourg. Click ‘Price my Trip’ or ‘Book now’ to make your reservation.
For those who want to spend more time in Luxembourg, we offer a 2 Night Pre Package (Sept. 23-25, 2022).Click ‘Price my Trip’ or ‘Book now’ to make your reservation.
Transportation to and from the hotel is not included in our package.
In order to accommodate singles from all over the world, our tours and cruises are priced as land/cruise only. Therefore, airfare is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.
In order to be ready to begin the tour in Luxembourg, please arrive in Luxembourg (LUX) no later than 4:00 pm on September 24, 2022, in order to participate in the singles-only meet and greet and optional dinner.
Your return flight can depart on October 2 from Frankfurt (FRA) at any time; however, the last available transfer from the ship will be at 3:30 pm.
Should you elect to take the 2 Night Pre Package, you can arrive into Luxembourg (LUX) at any time on September 23.
Airport transfers are offered as options with our cruise/tour. Select the “Book Now” or “Price My Trip” tab to purchase your transfers.
About 2 months prior to trip departure, you will receive a request from Singles Travel International to provide your flight details so we can arrange your transfers.
Our tour does not include your airfare, meals not included in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages (except when included in Singles Travel International events and wine/beer during dinner on the Imagery II, incidentals such as laundry and phone calls, plus gratuities to your Singles Travel International Concierge ($15 per day) and local guides. You may also be charged a delivery fee, imposed by our vendors, for special delivery of documents including international and expedited documents.
Absolutely. Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single cabin is on us! In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by May 14, 2022. Guarantees are based on the lowest priced category. Upgrades are charged the full single rate less the lowest share credit if no equal match is found.
Of course, single cabins are available at an additional rate assessed by Avalon. Even after the cut-off date, we get so many calls that finding a roommate is easy. So please let us know if you are interested when making your booking.
Our guarantee is based on the lowest, inside cabin share rate. If you opt for a higher category and we are unable to match in that category, you are responsible for the difference to move a member into your cabin to make a match. You may also opt to take your own cabin at that time for the single cabin rate. Assessments are made at final payment date: May 14, 2022.
Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. Singles Travel International reserves the right to make any match up until day of cruising, including roommate changes once onboard for members who select the Share & Save option.
We highly recommend that our guests contact their roommates in advance. Booked members have access to our private online chat. Meet your roommate as well as the other members on your vacation. Singles Travel International makes every effort to accommodate requests, but does not guarantee the satisfaction or success of a roommate match. It’s the responsibility of the guest to contact his/her roommate and ask the appropriate questions.
Optional pre and post cruise/tour stays are not eligible for the roommate match guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.
Read more about Roommate Matching on our Frequently Asked Questions found at the Help Center.
Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.
Imagery II continues all of Avalon’s outstanding traditions.
Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, elevator, alternative light menu options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro. Relax to your heart’s content on the an expansive Sky Deck’s premium lounge chairs, take a dip in the whirlpool, get cool in the shade on deck, and play deck games too!
Staterooms all have:
- Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
- L’Occitane bath products
- Private bathroom
- Individually controlled air-conditioned system
- Mini bar
- USB Ports
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every cruise sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 28 years, we have perfected the singles cruise experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day. From the moment you arrive at our Luxembourg hotel, our Singles Travel International Concierge is waiting to meet you at our Welcome Happy Hour/Mixer.
Yes! Singles Travel International is the only singles vacation company that features a travel community where members may send messages to one another at any time. Once you make a reservation, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for finding out more about your fellow travel companions, coordinating taxi shares, setting up tours and more. Your trip chat is accessible from the trip page. Ask your Singles Travel International Reservation Guide for assistance.
Our program includes live, online connections with your travel companions before you depart and RSVP for each event is available on our sister community SingleLife.Today. Be sure to register today so that you don’t miss out on anything!
Our “Baby Boomer” vacations cater to singles in their 50s and 60s but you will often meet singles ranging anywhere from 45-75. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages.
We recommend that you meet the members of the Singles Travel International Community online where you may view and interact with members via “Who’s Going” on every trip page. This is the best way to find out exactly who will be on your vacation.
We also invite you to join our 50+ singles community when you are not on the road, before and after your vacation @ SingleLife.Today. Membership is free and when you upgrade to Premium, you’ll save $1000s of dollars on Your Own Space™.
Weather this time of year in Central Europe is starting to get chillier. Expect average highs in the mid-60s and average lows in the mid-40s.
Rain is definitely possible, but hopefully the beer at Oktoberfest will keep everyone warm and in good spirits!
Check out www.wunderground.com for up to date predictions as well as historical data for you destination.
There is no baggage limit on the cruise ship. Currently, most international airlines will allow you to check one bag, weighing 50 pounds each, for free. In addition you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.
Bring layered clothing, and we recommend that you mix and match using 1-3 colors, such as black, brown and khaki or one other color.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Our cruise will stop in some of the most charming little towns and once we dock, we’re off for adventure. Walking is the best way to see it all.
Note that dress code aboard a river cruise is casual, and some days you may have dinner in the same outfit you wore during day if the schedule is full.
Packing Tips: Take only what you need; don’t over pack. A river cruise is casual. Save room for souvenirs and purchases. Pack flat and full to avoid wrinkling. Bring wardrobe basics; mix and match around one or two colors. Don’t pack anything valuable, fragile or perishable. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase.
Essential Items for a River Cruise: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.
– A smile and an open minded attitude
– Binoculars for best sightseeing while cruising
– Light Jacket (wind-and rainproof outer shell)
– A good, comfortable pair of broken-in walking shoes
– A pair of shoes for restaurants, evenings on the town (ship is casual)
– Collapsible umbrella and/or lightweight raingear.
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials.
– Prescription medications: sufficient supply for the entire trip plus legible written prescription in case of loss. Keep medications in their original, labeled container. Always pack your medications in your carry-on bag!
– Eyeglasses, contacts, contact lens solution. You may want to bring along a written prescription for your eyewear in case of loss.
– Over the counter medications: cold remedy, aspirin/pain reliever, antacid/stomach upset remedy, Band-Aids, money or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face, especially for guests in an inside cabin.
– Travel journal/notepad and reading material.
– Small, basic sewing kit with a few extra buttons. Remember to pack scissors in your checked bag!
– Photography Equipment
Both Luxembourg and Germany are on the Euro. For up to date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.
Many locations will accept major credit cards, but for incidentals and small vendors, you will need some local currency. The least expensive way to get local currency is through local ATM machines (for internationally accepted ATM cards). Simply make sure you alert your bank that you will be traveling internationally so they don’t flag the transaction as suspicious. ATM machines are usually conveniently located in large cities, but are limited in smaller towns and rural areas.
Credit Cards: Your credit card will be accepted to settle your incidentals bill at all hotels and in major shops, restaurants and aboard the Imagery II.
Although traveler’s insurance isn’t mandatory, we highly recommend protecting your trip.
Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard, and, in addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.
If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, at 877-SOLO-TRIP, EXT #2, if you have not received your quote within 3 days. CLICK HERE FOR A QUOTE
Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site, 21 days prior to trip start date.
The Imagery II has free unlimited Wi-Fi. You may also telephone, telex, radiogram or fax to anywhere in the world and be billed at applicable ship-to-shore rates. Guests may also be contacted onboard our ship via satellite in an emergency, but we recommend that you arrange to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages and read emails on your own cell phones and mobile devices. Check with your phone carrier for rates.
Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please contact Tammy Weiler at 815-715-6998.
All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.
On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.
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Meet Your STI Concierge
I have always had the love for travel ever since I was a little girl! The idea of discovering new places and people always intrigued me! After college, I became a Tour Director and have worked in travel for about 20 years! I also had the privilege of living in London for a year. It's an honor to help people's dreams come true at Singles Travel International! When I'm not on the road, I live in Albuquerque with my wonderful family and my Shi-Tzu, Shortcake!
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