Explore Castles & Cathedrals

Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best-preserved medieval castle. Discover the culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. This journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.

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$125 shipboard credit per person**

Itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.

Day 2: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.

Day 4: Koblenz, Germany

On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rüdesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.

Day 5: Heidelberg, Germany

Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.

Day 6: Strasbourg, France

Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.

Day 7: Breisach, Germany

Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine-growing.

Day 8: Basel, Switzerland

Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.

 

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