The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound) 202014 DAYS FROM ONLY $4,849
France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Luxembourg, Switzerland
Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, then visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering mag-nificently 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 prome-nade. 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; wine tasting on boardDay 6 Remich. Excursion to Luxembourg: guided tour in LuxembourgDay 7 Trier: choice of guided tourg in Trier, or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra Day 8 Cochem: guided tour, visit Reichsburg Castle Day 9 Boppard—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: morning jog in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, or guided hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back downDay 10 Ludwigshafen. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way Day 11 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 12 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische WinzerkellerDay 13 Basel (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.