Set sail on a cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers that will take you to Netherlands, Germany and France. Sit back and relax in your outside stateroom and enjoy the luxury of unlimited wine or beer with every dinner and daily onboard musical performances. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam highlighting the city's centuries-old canal system and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. Spend time in Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities. Pause in Rudesheim to explore the famous Siegfried's Mechaniches Musikkabinett (or Music Museum). Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Your stop in Cologne features a guided walking tour of the city's old town and Cologne Cathedral. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of the famous cellars. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Strasbourg old town. This cruise will bring you by charming panoramas while you get to know the interesting culture and deep history of the region.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Basel||Overnight Flight: Join us for an exciting tour featuring Strasbourg and the romantic Rhine Valley. This journey brings you through one of the most historic and dramatic regions in all of Europe.|
|Day 2||Basel||Basel, Switzerland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Basel, Switzerland, situated on the banks of the Rhine River and known as a culturally-rich urban art center that is home to 40 museums. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Basel||Basel - Board Ship: Today, you will board your cruise ship in the afternoon and prepare to set sail on a 7-night cruise along the Rhine River. Your 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.|
|Day 4||Basel||Basel - Strasbourg, France: Your journey takes you to Strasbourg, a provincial capital of France that blends centuries of Roman, French, German and Alsatian influences together, creating a unique character. Discover the history of Strasbourg on a guided city tour of the old quarter, "Petite France," featuring the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Highlights also include Place de la Republique and Place d'Austerlitz. You will have free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your cruise ship.|
|Day 5||Speyer||Speyer, Germany - Mannheim: Sail to Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore such places as the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. The river takes you to Mannheim where you will have free time to explore the city on your own. Or, perhaps you will join an optional excursion to the town of Heidelberg.|
|Day 6||Rudesheim||Rudesheim - Koblenz: Continue on to Rudesheim and set out on a tour of the city including a visit to its famous Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett (or Mechanical Music Museum). Here you are treated to the music of barrel organs and medieval mechanical instruments. Your next stop is Koblenz where you will get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a tour before docking for the evening. See such sights as the town's old quarter, which was badly damaged during World War II and then rebuilt, as well as the Schaengel Fountain at the town hall.|
|Day 7||Cochem||Moselle River - Cochem: Set sail on the Moselle River to Cochem where you will join a guided tour through this lovely town and Reichsburg Castle. The castle is set on a precipitous rock high above the town and offers breathtaking views of the Moselle Valley. End your tour of Cochem with a visit and introduction by a local winemaker to one of Cochem's wine cellars where you will taste regional Mosel wines.|
|Day 8||Cologne||Cologne: This morning the river takes you past the picturesque German landscape dotted with medieval towns. Pause along the way in Cologne where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city's Old Town with its narrow, cobbled streets. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, as well as the Roman Dionysus mosaic and the Romanesque church of St. Martin. A wonderful evening of food, music and entertainment awaits you at the Captain's Gala Dinner.|
|Day 9||Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands: Begin your day in Amsterdam where you will join a local expert for a tour highlighting the city's charming cafes, famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side, and the Royal Palace. Next, enjoy a cruise along the city's centuries-old canal system.|
|Day 10||Amsterdam||Amsterdam - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends: After breakfast you disembark the ship as your tour comes to a close.|
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- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.