European River Cruises - Rhine Highlights

Scenic Luxury Cruises | Rhine Highlights
Basel to Amsterdam 7-Nights

 
Cruise from Switzerland to Amsterdam through the heart of Germany, past rolling vineyards, dramatic gorges and fairytale castles. Discover historic landmarks and picturesque towns along the way.

Cruise Information: Rhine Highlights

Cochem Castle, Germany

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Cruise Itinerary: Rhine Highlights

Cruise DayCruise PortDescription
Day 1: Basel Welcome Reception
Day 2: Kehl/Strasbourg Discover Strasbourg's unique historic quarter and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the region's best wines. Or explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.
Day 3: Rastatt/Baden Baden Join your local guide on a tour of Baden Baden, a picturesque spa town and tour the ruins of its ancient Roman baths or hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory (not available all departures. Will be replaced with Speyer Technical Museum). As an option, enjoy an evening of grandeur with a private concert at a Baroque palace.
Day 4: Mannheim Join an expert local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg's Renaissance castle, the ruins of which are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Alternatively, join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by some leisure time.
Day 5: Koblenz Enjoy a guided tour of historic Koblenz, situated on two of Europe's most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, take a guided tour of the medieval town of Cochem, with a setting right out of a fairytale, which includes a visit to the Reichsburg Castle. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting. You also have the option of a guided cycling tour of the city.
Day 6: Cologne Take a scenic ride on Germany's the oldest cog railway and explore Drachenburg Castle. Or, stroll through Cologne and for an up-close view of the famous cathedral.
Day 7: Amsterdam Discover the vibrant city of Amsterdam on a guided walking tour. Or cruise the city's iconic canals. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unique raised homes and charming wooden church, before heading to the village of Edam.
Day 8: Amsterdam Depart after breakfast
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