8 Days / 7 Nights
|2||Breisach||Tour Riquewihr OR Breisach OR Freiberg OR Black Forest|
|3||Strasbourg||“The Gem of Alsace” tour OR bike tour|
|City tour of Heidelberg OR hike tour OR visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer
Visit music museum OR coffee tasting
|Optional excursion of Gondola ride and wine tasting, OR bike tour, OR vineyard hike
Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising
Lahneck Castle visit
|6||Cologne||Optional excursion of walking tour, Kölsch Beer tasting, or bike tour|
|7||Amsterdam||Optional canal cruise tour OR Jewish Heritage tour|
Embark the ship. Tonight, gather on board and meet your fellow passengers.
Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions.
Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l’Orangerie.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY | RÜDESHEIM
Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy.
RÜDESHEIM | RHINE GORGE
Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle.
Home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000 year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi— are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Kölsch beer and Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with apple sauce.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eclectic Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. For a different view of the city, you can join the Jewish Heritage tour begins with a visit to the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum chronicling the history of the Jews in Amsterdam.
Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight.
Dates & Prices
|Sailing Season||Price per person|
|2019 Low Season (November & December)||Window Cabin (Category D) From $3,210|
|2019 Low Season (November & December)||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $3,210|
|2019 High Season (March - October)||Window Cabin (Category D) From $3,880|
|2019 High Season (March - October)||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $4,580|
|2020 Low Season||Window Cabin (Category D) From $3,120|
|2020 Low Season||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $3,970|
|2020 High Season||Window Cabin (Category D) From $4,810|
|2020 High Season||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $5,670|
*Port charge of $215 is included. Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
Multiple dining venues
Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Bottled water replenished daily
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
Services of professional Cruise Manager
All English language on board in a non-smoking environment
All local taxes
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