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Magical Rhine and Moselle Rivers

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Cruise Europe along the magical Rhine and Moselle rivers! Experience of a lifetime!

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Experience the Rhine River To know the Rhine River is to know Europe. Running from the Swiss Alps through Germany, this vital waterway eventually flows into the North Sea. Historically important and visually stunning, the Rhine provides the perfect ‘"highway’" from which to explore the heart of the Old World. From your cruise ship, you will see fairy-tale castles, endless vineyards and ancient cities. Legendary landmarks like Lorelei Rock, which soars high above the river, complete a perfect picture. Travel from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland in style. Along the way, you gain a new perspective that only a river and land travel experience can offer.

 

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: Amsterdam, Netherlands - 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: Amsterdam - 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. In the evening, relax as your ship departs the Netherlands and makes its way to Germany. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Cologne, Germany - 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. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Moselle River, Cochem - Cross into the Moselle River to Cochem, a storybook town overlooking the water. Embark on a guided tour through the town and into Reichsburg Castle, a fortress perched high above the surrounding area. End your tour in one of Cochem’s wine cellars, introducing you to the culture with a local winemaker and a tasting of regional Mosel wines. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Koblenz - Rüdesheim - Get to know the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz your way because this morning, it’s your choice! Explore the restored Old Town on a walking tour and see Schängel Fountain featuring a bronze statue of a mischievous young boy that has become a symbol of the city -OR- embark on a walking tour that immerses you in the darker history of the city as you hear tales of the gangsters who made Koblenz their home and see where they lived in the 18th century. Your next stop this afternoon is Rüdesheim, which you’ll explore with an expert guide. Visit the city’s famous Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum) and hear the traditional music of barrel organs and medieval instruments. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Mannheim, Speyer - 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, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. End your day at the Captain’s Gala Dinner – a lively celebration of food, music and entertainment. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Strasbourg, France - Cross the French border and experience Strasbourg, a fairytale town that blends centuries of international influences to create its own unique culture. Walking through the old quarter, Petite France, take in the iconic timber-framed 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: Basel, Switzerland - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends Wish the river valleys goodbye as your tour comes to a close today. (B)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Akron/Fairlawn, OH Holiday Inn - 4073 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333
Park in back near dumpsters/do not block dumpsters
Brooklyn, OH Walmart 10000 Brookpark Rd Brooklyn, OH 44130
Walmart lot West corner closest to Sam's Club
Cortland, OH WalMart 2016 Millennium Dr, Cortland, OH 44410
Left at the truck entrance park left facing north
Erie, PA Cracker Barrel 7810 Interstate Dr Erie, PA 16509
Park far NW corner of Cracker Barrel parking lot
Greenville, PA Anderson Coach and Travel - One Anderson Plaza
Please park in lot to the right as you pull in
Hermitage, PA Lowes, 3000 Glimcher Blvd, Hermitage, PA
Park NE Corner of Lowes near Long John Silvers
Meadville, PA Home Depot 18541 Smock Highway, Meadville, PA
Park along RT322 facing Giant Eagle

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