RHINE GETAWAY - EXPLORE CASTLES & CATHEDRALS
Join us for the Rhine River Cruise as we set sail from Amsterdam aboard the Viking Long Ship Kvasir.
As we cruise you will overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration.
Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved medieval castle. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers.
From Basel and Cologne to Amsterdam, this 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.
9 Days - 6 guides tours - 4 Countries
Day 1 Travel from USA to Europe
Day 2 Basel, Switzerland -- Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.
Day 3 Breisach, Germany -- Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine-growing.
Day 4 Strasbourg, France --Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.
Day 5 Heidelberg, Germany -- Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.
Day 6 Koblenz, Germany -- On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rüdesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.
Day 7 Cologne, Germany -- An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.
Day 8 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands -- The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.
Day 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands -- Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals. Depart Amsterdam, head back to USA..