Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 1 Night In Marseille (Northbound) 202017 DAYS FROM ONLY $5738
Danube River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Spain, Switzerland
Your first stop is Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River. A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to end this sensational European river cruise. 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 Marseille: welcome to FranceDay 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshopDay 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedralDay 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on boardDay 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Basel (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome receptionDay 10 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische WinzerkellerDay 11 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 12 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in MainzDay 13 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in KoblenzDay 14 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 15 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation 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.