Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound) 202016 DAYS FROM ONLY $5448
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, or 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 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshopDay 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the PopesDay 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedralDay 5 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on boardDay 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Basel (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische WinzerkellerDay 10 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 11 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or 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; free time in KoblenzDay 13 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 14 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.