Rhine & Rhône Revealed – Cruise Only Northbound 201916 DAYS FROM ONLY $5698
Danube River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Switzerland
In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, and 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."
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Arles (Embarkation): welcome to France; onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)Day 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman AmphitheaterDay 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the PopesDay 4 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedralDay 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill Day 7 Cruising–St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tastingDay 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 10 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 11 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in KoblenzDay 13 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 14 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 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.