Magical Rhine & Moselle Rivers
Sep 12-20, 2024
Deposit $898 per person.
Price includes airfare from Wichita
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Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring cruise on the Romantic Rhine, Europe's longest river. Travel onboard a modern luxurious ship, visiting iconic ports of call, sampling incredible cuisine, and absorbing the local culture and atmosphere.
Day 1: 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: Your tour opens in Amsterdam, a city of narrow canals and stone bridges, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this 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. (D)
Day 3: Embark on a tour of Amsterdam with a local expert before seeing the city from a different perspective, voyaging along the city’s centuries-old canal system. Sail by charming cafés and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. Afterward, travel by coach to rejoin your ship downriver. This evening, relax as your ship departs the Netherlands and makes its way to Germany. (B, L, D)
Day 4: As the sun rises, glide along the Rhine River and pass through the picturesque German landscapes 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. Top off this walking tour with a tasting of Cologne’s famous Kölsch beer. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Experience the Moselle Valley, starting in the over 2,000-year-old town of Zell. Board a coach and enjoy the views of the beautiful wine-lined landscapes on your way to Bernkastel in the heart of the Moselle wine region. Visit a wine cellar where a local winemaker will introduce you to their culture while you enjoy a tasting of Moselle wines. Then return to your ship in Zell for dinner on board this evening. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Start your morning in Cochem, a storybook town overlooking the water. Embark on a guided tour through the town and into Reichsburg Castle, a fortress perched high upon a hill with a stunning view of Cochem and the Moselle Valley below. You’ll rejoin your ship in Alken to spend a scenic afternoon sailing along the Rhine and through the Lorelei Passage, the river’s narrowest point named for a storied siren. (B, L, D)
Day 7: 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. Later, sail to Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities where it’s your choice! Get to know Speyer on a walking tour where you will trace the story of Speyer’s Jewish community from the year 1084 to today, visiting significant UNESCO sites and the modern Beith Shalom synagogue -OR- follow guides in historical garb on a journey back in time to discover the everyday lives of citizens in the Middle Ages. End your day at the Captain's Gala Dinner – a lively celebration of food, music and entertainment. (B, L, D)
Day 8: 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 walking tour through the old quarter, Petite France, and a canal cruise, take in the iconic timberframed houses, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and Place de la République. Make the most of some free time to explore this perfectly preserved town. Aboard the ship, toast to the end of a fabulous journey at your farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Wish the river valleys goodbye as your tour comes to a close today. (B)
This tour is in conjunction with Collette Travel.