Active & Discovery On The Rhine – Northbound 20199 DAYS FROM ONLY $3249
Germany, Holland (Netherlands)
We will introduce you to the wine of the region at a tasting in Eltville, the art of chocolate making when you visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, and German delicacies during a culinary tour in Duisburg. You can walk the mining corridors of an ancient volcano from which basalt was extracted and visit the Zollverein Coal Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps a Roman Clothes Workshop will intrigue you, or you might like to try your hand with a paintbrush at a painting class in Amsterdam. Visit the Eberbach Monastery whose church provided the backdrop to the movie “The Name of the Rose,” join a guided walk in Cologne, take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Castle in Koblenz, and cruise the canals of Amsterdam.All these activities and more are yours for the taking—and if that’s not enough—you’ll cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, also a UNESCO World Heritage site and enjoy onboard specialty dinners of the region. An unforgettable river cruise experience that offers something for everyone!
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Wiesbaden (Embarkation): welcome to Germany; onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Wiesbaden: choice of visit to the Eberbach Monastery, or Eltville guided tour with wine tasting, or hiking in EltvilleDay 3 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: free time in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Marksburg Castle, or Ehrenbreitstein Castle with a cable car ride; or Volcano Tour experience Day 4 Bonn–Cologne: free time in Bonn; choice of running tour, or Cologne sightseeing “off the beaten track”, or visit the chocolate museum, or Cologne highlights walking tourDay 5 Düsseldorf–Duisburg: free time in Düsseldorf; choice of visit the Zollverein coal mine, or guided hike around Duisburg, or culinary tour in DuisburgDay 6 Xanten: choice of bike tour along the Rhine, or visit to the Archeological Park, or Roman Games at the Archaeological Park, or Roman clothes workshopDay 7 Amsterdam: choice of painting class, or running tour, or culinary walk, or canal cruiseDay 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends with breakfast
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.