Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to France, Germany and the Netherlands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lucerne, the 'Swiss Paradise on the Lake.' Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg. Pause in Rudesheim to explore 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. 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 9/30/2020
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Zurich||Overnight Flight: Discover a dramatic waterway where winding valleys give way to riverside cities and Alpine hamlets. Venture along the Rhine and Moselle and spend time in beloved European cities, getting a taste of the local culture in each stop along the way.|
|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: Experience Lucerne, the 'Swiss Paradise on the Lake.' On a leisurely paced Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour, see the hidden treasures of this 800-year-old city, including the covered Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Head to Basel and board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, the ship offers an array of amenities including outside staterooms, unlimited wine with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. This evening, enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a welcome aboard dinner.|
|Day 4||Strasbourg||Strasbourg, France: Cross the French border and experience Strasbourg, a fairytale town that blends centuries of international influences to create its own unique culture. On a guided tour of the old quarter, Petite France, take in the iconic timber-framed houses, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and Place de la Republique. Make the most of some free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your 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 this German city and its parks on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Heidelberg, an ancient city of Renaissance buildings and castle ramparts.|
|Day 6||Rudesheim||Rudesheim - Koblenz: Your first stop of the day is Rudesheim, which you'll explore with an expert guide. Visit the city's famous Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum) and hear the traditional music of barrel organs and medieval instruments. Your next stop is Koblenz; 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: Continue along the Moselle River to Cochem, a storybook town overlooking the water. Embark on a guided tour through the town and into Reichsburg Castle, a fortress perched high above the surrounding area. End your tour in one of Cochem's wine cellars, introducing you to the culture with a local winemaker and a tasting of regional Mosel wines.|
|Day 8||Cologne||Cologne: As the sun rises, cross into the Rhine River and pass through the picturesque German landscape dotted with medieval towns. Your journey brings you to Cologne, where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city's Gothic Old Town. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the Cologne Cathedral, the Roman Dionysus mosaic, and the Romanesque church of St. Martin. End your day at the Captain's Gala Dinner - a lively celebration of food, music and entertainment.|
|Day 9||Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands: Begin your day in Amsterdam, a city of narrow canals and stone bridges. Embark on a tour with a local expert before seeing the city from a different perspective, voyaging along the city's centuries-old canal system. Sail by charming cafes and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side.|
|Day 10||Amsterdam||Amsterdam - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends: After breakfast, wish the river valleys goodbye as you disembark and your tour comes to a close.|
- Dormero Airport Hotel Zurich Zruich, Switzerland
- MS Amadeus Silver III Amsterdam, Netherlands
- * 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.