The Rhine & Moselle – Northbound 201914 DAYS FROM ONLY $4699
Danube River Cruises, Mosel/Moselle River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Switzerland
Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Visit a medieval castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River.Your river cruise vacation ends in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Don’t miss your chance to discover the treasures you’ll cherish along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 4 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great VatDay 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 6 Koblenz: choice of guided sightseeing or visit Sayn Manor HouseDay 7 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tastingDay 8 Thionville: choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line areaDay 9 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier: choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta NigraDay 10 Beilstein–Treis-Karden: free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle Day 11 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 12 Amsterdam: canal cruise Day 13 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.