Start: France Finish: Switzerland
Physical rating: 1
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour code: 13176
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Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to the Netherlands, Germany and France. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of its famous cellars. Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Pause in Rudesheim to explore the famous Siegfried’s Mechaniches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum). Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region.
Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver III</I>
Discover a dramatic waterway where winding valleys give way to riverside cities and Alpine hamlets. Venture along the Rhine and Moselle and spend time in beloved European cities, getting a taste of the local culture in each stop along the way.
Your tour opens in Amsterdam, a city of narrow canals and stone bridges, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this ship offers an array of amenities including outside staterooms, unlimited wine with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. This evening, meet in the lounge for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome aboard dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Embark on a tour of Amsterdam with a local expert before seeing the city from a different perspective, voyaging along the city’s centuries-old canal system. Sail by charming cafés and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. In the evening, relax as your ship departs the Netherlands and makes its way to Germany.
As the sun rises, glide along the Rhine River and pass through the picturesque German landscapes dotted with medieval towns. Your journey brings you to Cologne, where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city’s Gothic Old Town. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the Cologne Cathedral, the Roman Dionysus mosaic, and the Romanesque church of St. Martin.
Cross into the Moselle River to Cochem, a storybook town overlooking the water. Embark on a guided tour through the town and into Reichsburg Castle, a fortress perched high above the surrounding area. End your tour in one of Cochem’s wine cellars, introducing you to the culture with a local winemaker and a tasting of regional Mosel wines.
Continue on to Koblenz and get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a walking tour. See how the city has been reborn after WWII, which took a heavy toll on the main structures. You’ll pass through the renovated old town and see Schaengel Fountain. Your next stop is Rüdesheim, which you’ll explore with an expert guide. Visit the city’s famous Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum) and hear the traditional music of barrel organs and medieval instruments.
The river takes you to Mannheim where you will have free time to explore this German city and its parks on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Heidelberg, an ancient city of Renaissance buildings and castle ramparts. Later, sail to Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. End your day at the Captain's Gala Dinner – a lively celebration of food, music and entertainment.
Accommodation: Dormero Airport Hotel
Cross the French border and experience Strasbourg, a fairytale town that blends centuries of international influences to create its own unique culture. On a guided tour of the old quarter, Petite France, take in the iconic timber-framed houses, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and Place de la République. Make the most of some free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Disembark your ship and travel to Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” On a leisurely paced Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour, see the hidden treasures of this 800-year-old city, including the covered Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before ending your day in Zurich.
Wish the river valleys goodbye as your tour comes to a close today.
Today you travel from Mannheim to the romantic and picturesque city of Heidelberg, home to the world-famous university of the same name. You will enjoy a comprehensive tour of this ancient city situated along the banks of the river Neckar, including a visit to Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures remaining in Europe. Enjoy stunning views of the town and countryside from the castle ramparts. Your tour includes stops at key historical and cultural sights of the city, followed by free time to enjoy the area on your own. You will return to the ship by coach. Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.
This option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, the option may be purchased once you are onboard the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option, once purchased it will be nonrefundable.
Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.
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