Magical Rhine and Moselle
Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to France, Germany and the Netherlands. Sit back and relax in your outside stateroom, enjoy the luxury of unlimited wine or beer with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. Enjoy a walking tour of Lucerne, the 'Swiss Paradise on the Lake.' Explore the world-famous Strasbourg old town. Spend time in Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities. Pause in Rudesheim to discover the famous Siegfried's Mechaniches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum). Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of the famous cellars. Your stop in Cologne features a guided walking tour of the city's old town and Cologne Cathedral. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Zurich||Overnight Flight: Join us on an adventure 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||Zurich||Zurich, Switzerland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Zurich, Switzerland. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Zurich||Zurich - Lucerne - Basel - Board Cruise Ship: Today, venture to Lucerne, the 'Swiss Paradise on the Lake'. Enjoy a leisurely paced Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour exploring the hidden treasures of this 800-year-old historical city including the covered Chapel Bridge (1833), the famous Water Tower - which has served as a prison, watchtower and treasury, the Renaissance-style Town Hall, the baroque Jesuit Church, and the Lion Monument - carved from natural rock to commemorate the heroic Swiss Guard. This afternoon, travel to Basel where you will board your ship 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||Strasbourg||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 the city on a guided 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 the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. Later, 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 (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, 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 before 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 an introduction by a local winemaker to one of Cochem's wine cellars and 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 and 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 and join a local expert for a city tour highlighting the city's charming cafes and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. Later, sail 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.