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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 Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating16th-century castle.

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Rhine & Rhône Revealed – Cruise Only Northbound 2019
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Switzerland
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Arles (Embarkation): welcome to France; onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Day 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 Cruising–St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tasting

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

Day 10 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 11 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz

Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

Day 13 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • 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.
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