RHINE RIVER CRUISE
August 30 - September 10, 2018
Day 1: We depart today on our overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland.
Day 2: Upon Arrival we check into our hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure before an included evening meal with your traveling companions. Overnight 2 nights in Lucerne.
Day 3: We enjoy a walking tour of charming Lucerne, seeing highlights such as 14th-Century Chapel Bridge and Renaissance Town Hall. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 4: Optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus that takes us high above the clouds in a beautiful alpine setting. Transfer by coach to Basel, Switzerland, for embarkation on the elegant MV Emerald Sky cruise ship, our home for the next 7 nights.
Day 5: Arrive in Strasbourg, France, and enjoy an included city tour.
Cruise from Strasbourg to Speyer, Germany. (Port for optional tours to Heidelberg.)
Day 6: Join an optional tour to Heidelberg, Germany, famous for its red-walled 16th century castle. With its picture-postcard houses, Heidelberg represents the essence of German Romanticism. Cruise from Speyer to Rudesheim.
Day 7: Arrive in Rudesheim with a morning to explore the Market Square, mansions, and the regional wines. Narrated cruising through the UNESCO Natural World Heritage region of the Rhine River Valley. Arrive in Boppard, Germany, and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval town.
Day 8: Cruise the Mosel River past gothic churches and quaint villages. Arrive in Cochem, Germany, and enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Depart Cochem and cruise to Cologne, Germany.
Day 9: Enjoy Cologne at leisure or join an optional city tour of Cologne. You may want to visit the magnificent cathedral with amazing stained glass windows. Cologne got its name from the perfumed water that was first created here.
Day 10: Arrive in Amsterdam. Enjoy an included cruise on the canals of Amsterdam.
Day 11: Transfer to Amsterdam airport for the flight home.
Day 12: Arrive back in the United States.
This tour is run in conjunction with Mayflower Tours.