The Rhine & Moselle – Southbound 201914 DAYS FROM ONLY $4,099
Danube, Mosel/Moselle, Rhine
France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Switzerland
Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, then visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city. Continue your stunning European river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Disembark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland.Beauty, new discoveries, and delightful surprises are plentiful on your European river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 4 Koblenz: choice of guided tour, or visit Sayn Manor HouseDay 5 Bernkastel: choice of guided walk, or hike to castle ruins with your Adventure Host; wine tastingDay 6 Thionville, France: choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line areaDay 7 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier, Germany: choice of guided sightseeing in Trier or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta NigraDay 8 Beilstein–Treis-Karden: free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle Day 9 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treatDay 10 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg–Speyer: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great VatDay 11 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 12 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 13 Basel (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.