The Rhine & Moselle With 1 Night In Amsterdam & 2 Nights In Lucerne (Southbound)
Begin your vacation on the Rhine and Moselle your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before starting your European river cruise vacation with a canal cruise through the elegant Grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the Rhine River, then visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Explore the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing! Take a guided walk through the delightful marketplace, see the renaissance-era Town Hall, and taste famed Moselle wines! Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, and visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s Castle, towering magnificently over the city. Continue your stunning European river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach-the gateway to Germany’s legendary Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Disembark your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and continue your vacation with a visit to Mt. Pilatus and a walking tour in Lucerne. Your Rhine and Moselle Rivers cruise and vacation in Switzerland are the perfect combination to unlock a guided European vacation of a lifetime.
Day 1 Amsterdam: Welcome to AmsterdamDay 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception Day 3 Amsterdam: Canal cruiseDay 4 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 5 Cochem: Choice of guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle or visit to Bundesbank bunker or bike tour with your Adventure HostDay 6 Trier-Remich: Choice of guided tour in Trier or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra or walk with your Adventure Host; free time in Remich in the eveningDay 7 Bernkastel: Guided walk or bike with your Adventure HostDay 8 Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Choice of guided tour or visit to Sayn Manor House or bike tour with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in RüdesheimDay 9 Ludwigshafen-Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg: Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or visit Frankenstein Castle or walk Philosophers’ Way with your Adventure Host; free time in SpeyerDay 10 Strasbourg: Choice of guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike tour with your Adventure HostDay 11 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to a local winery in BreisachDay 12 Basel (Disembarkation)-Mount Pilatus-Lucerne: Excursion to Mount Pilatus (in case of bad weather, visit the Swiss Transport Museum instead); guided walking tour in Lucerne with the Lion Monument and Chapel BridgeDay 13 Lucerne: Full day at leisureDay 14 Lucerne: Your vacation ends this morning
Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
Remich. Excursion To Trier
Koblenz – Rhine Gorge
Ludwigshafen. Excursion To Heidelberg – Speyer
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) – Mount Pilatus
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