Magical Rhine and Moselle
Amsterdam, Cologne, Moselle River, Cochem, Wine Tasting, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, Mannheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Titisee.
September 30th – October 9, 2019
10 Days – 22 Meals
- Day 1: Overnight flight – Join us for an exciting tour featuring Strasbourg and the romantic Rhine Valley. This journey brings you through one of the most historic and dramatic regions in all of Europe.
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Board Ship – Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Amsterdam where you will board your ship for a 7-night cruise along the Rhine River. Your ship offers an array of amenities including outside staterooms, unlimited wine with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. This evening, meet in the lounge for a cocktail reception followed by a “welcome aboard” dinner. (Dinner Included)
Day 3: Amsterdam – Join a local expert for a city tour of Amsterdam including a cruise along the city’s centuries-old canal system. Board your canal boat and cruise by charming cafés and famous 16th-century-row houses stacked side-by-side. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 4: Cologne, Germany – As you glide down the river this morning, pass through the picturesque German landscape dotted with medieval towns. Your journey brings you to Cologne where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city’s Old Town with its narrow, cobbled streets. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, as well as the Roman Dionysus mosaic and the Romanesque church of St. Martin. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 5: Moselle River, Cochem – Set sail on the Moselle River to Cochem where you will join a guided tour through this lovely town and Reichsburg Castle. The castle is set on a precipitous rock high above the town and offers breathtaking views of the Moselle Valley. End your tour of Cochem with an introduction by a local winemaker to one of Cochem’s wine cellars where you will taste regional Mosel wines. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 6: Koblenz – Rudesheim – Continue on to Koblenz and get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a walking tour. See such sights as the town’s old quarter, which was badly damaged during World War II and then rebuilt, as well as the Schaengel Fountain at the town hall. Your next stop is Rüdesheim. Set out on a tour of the city and its famous Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett (or Mechanical Music Museum) where you will be treated to the music of barrel organs and medieval mechanical instruments. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 7: Mannheim – Spreyer – The river takes you to Mannheim where you will have free time to explore the city on your own. Or, perhaps you will join an optional excursion to the town of Heidelberg. Later, sail to Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore such places as the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. A wonderful evening of food, music and entertainment awaits you at the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 8: Strasbourg, France – Your journey takes you to Strasbourg, a provincial capital of France that blends centuries of Roman, French, German and Alsatian influences together, creating a unique character. Discover the history of the city on a guided tour of the old quarter, “Petite France,”featuring the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Highlights also include Place de la République and Place d’Austerlitz. You will have free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your cruise ship. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 9: Disembark-Basel, SW Colmar, France – Black Forest, Germany, Zurich, SW – Today is filled with exploration! Disembark your ship in Basel, Switzerland and travel to the Alsace wine region to spend time in beautiful Colmar. Step back in time with a local guide on a walking tour of the Old Town highlighting its many architectural landmarks. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming city on your own. Next, drive to Titisee, a German resort town nestled alongside its picturesque lake hidden deep in the Black Forest. Savor some leisure time to browse the shops for the region’s famous cuckoo clocks. You’ll have an opportunity to meet a local artisan who demonstrates how these cuckoo clocks are made with traditional techniques. Then, enjoy a dinner of Black Forest regional specialties before arriving at your Zurich airport area hotel this evening. (Breakfast & Dinner Included)
Day 10: Zurich Airport Area – Tour Ends – Your tour comes to a close today. (Breakfast Included)
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Lower Outside Double Per Person
|$5,299||Middle Outside Double Per Person|
|$5,599||Upper Outside Double Per Person|
|$7,699||Suite Double Per Person|
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