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13 Days | Legendary Rhine & Moselle


Day 1 | Basel, Switzerland. Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Breisach, France (Colmar or Riquewhir). Visit enchanting Colmar with its winding old streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is made of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewhir. (BB, L, Captain's Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Strasbourg. Admire picturesque Strasbourg the way it has been through the ages—on a canal cruise; you will feel like you are in a fairytale as you glide amongst the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Speyer, Germany. Be guided through Old Town to grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Rüdesheim. Cruise the Rhine. Boppard. In Rüdesheim, board a mini-train bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, which showcases a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Then spend the early afternoon cruising the spectacular Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its vine-filled slopes and its 40 or so castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. You'll take a guided tour through the charming village of Boppard before dinner. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Cochem (Ediger-Eller). History comes to life in Cochem’s half-timbered houses and Gothic Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, you will take a motorcoach to Ediger-Eller, where you will be greeted by the town mayor, who will act as your host for the duration of your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets toward the church for a short organ recital. Then join the mayor for an exclusive wine tasting where you’ll savor three wines indigenous to this region along with a special snack prepared just for you at a local inn. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Cruise the Moselle. Trier/Konz (Luxembourg). Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular, winding Moselle, you’ll take a guided tour of the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, viewing Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the resting place of General Patton. (BB, L, D)

Day 8 | Trier/Konz. Cruise the Moselle. No German city has more monuments from Roman times than UNESCO-designated Trier. Follow your guide to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. In the afternoon, sail the Moselle River, origin of some of the world’s most delicious Riesling wines. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Bernkastel, Germany. Discover Bernkastel with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. In the afternoon, take in the fascinating scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which line the banks of the winding Moselle River. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Koblenz. Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, learning from your guide the town’s history and its importance to this region where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Cologne. tStroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum. (BB, L, Captain's Farewell Dinner)

Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO designated Cologne Cathedral instead.

Day 12 | Amsterdam, Holland. Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise. Later, choose to visit either the renowned Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Amsterdam.Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. (CB/BB)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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