Jewels Of The Rhine River CruiseMay 14 - May 21, 2022
Discover a world of charming European cities as we cruise the Rhine River. Age-old castles and medieval towns, and the beautiful fairy-tale landscape of western Germany.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Investment: Pricing starts at $2695 per person based on double occupancy
Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful sail down the Rhine River. Beginning in Amsterdam, where we may get a late glimpse of the beautiful spring tulip, we will be sure to see windmills and canals. Winding our way south visiting places like Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest. We will end in Basel, Switzerland, a beautiful old town with easy access by train to many Swiss villages should you want to extend your stay.
1. Begin in Amsterdam hoping to catch a last glimpse of tulips. Explore the canals rich with lovely villages and windmills.
2. Gaze on the basalt cliffs stretching beside the Rhine. Look for the prominent landmark Cathedral of St. Stephanus.
3. A fairy tale city, Strasbourg will beguile you with cobblestone streets, wooden houses and picturesque canals.
4. Castles, palaces, medieval history and gothic architechture is around every corner of the river.
5. Basel’s Old Town. Easily explore this lovely city by tram. Museums, The Minster and Rathause, there is much to see.
Itinerary – May 14-May 21, 2022
Ports of Call
Amsterdam (Days 1, 2)
Life in Amsterdam is centered on its many canals. So the best way to see the city is aboard a glass-topped canal boat, gliding through the town center. Discover the elegant merchant mansions and rows of waterside warehouses, which once housed the riches brought from the Far East. Look for the 17th-century “Skinny Bridge” and Amsterdam’s narrowest house as you make your way past beautiful old churches to the Anne Frank House. Journey by the Jordaan, the old French Quarter that is now a popular artists’ haunt with a wide assortment of cafés, antique shops, boutiques and galleries.
Cologne (Day 3)
Founded by the Romans, Cologne is more than 2,000 years old. Its Gothic cathedral, which dominates the skyline, is a top attraction. Construction took place over a 600-year period, and the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Toast the town with Kolsch, Cologne’s own beer style.
Koblenz (Day 4)
Heidelberg (Day 5)
Strasbourg (Day 6)
Breisach (Day 7)
Breisach’s most prominent landmark is the Cathedral of St. Stephanus. Visible from any part of the city, this landmark towers prominently high above the Rhine.
Basel (Day 8)
Pricing depends on cabin type. Final payment is due 90 days prior to sailing. Deposit is $250 per person. There is a limited number of solo cabins, please act quickly if you need your own cabin. If you need a roommate, please let us know and we will do our best to match you to a same gender roommate.
Your fare includes all meals, excursions, gratuities, beer and wine with meals.
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