Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

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Itinerary

Day 1 | September 21 | Amsterdam

Today you’ll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Day 2 | September 22 | Amsterdam, Holland

Known as the “Venice of the North” with its winding tree-shaded canals, Amsterdam boasts ornately gabled 16th-century townhouses, hundreds of canals and bridges. This afternoon, on a narrated canal cruise, you get a view of the city from a different perspective as you pass historic buildings, lovely homes and churches from water level. Aboeard the MV Emerald Destiny * Dinner Included

Day 3 | September 23 | Cruising

Today is spent cruising along the river on your way to Cologne, Germany. It’s a great time to become acquainted with all the amenities of your ship. Aboard the MV Emerald Destiny *Breakfast, Lunch Dinner Included

Day 4 | September 24 | Cologne

When you visit 2,000-year-old Cologne, you’re sure to be enchanted by the blend of Romanesque churches, simple post-war buildings, and classic modern architecture. Enjoy an included walking tour to the town center and Domplatz – home of the magnificent cathedral, the largest in Germany, which serves as the symbol of the city. Aboard the MV Emerald Destiny * Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Day 5 | September 25 | Cochem

This morning you arrive in Cochem, rated one of the prettiest villages along the Mosel. Cochem is best known for its fortified gates, pastel-colored or half-timbered buildings, Baroque towers and vintages of Mosel Riesling wine. Enjoy an included guided tour of the 19th-century Reichsburg Castle with its many spires and mighty brick walls that provide contrast to the surrounding lush vegetation. With a late afternoon departure, the ship sails on to the charming town of Boppard. Following dinner, enjoy a special performance in the lounge by local German entertainers. Aboard the MV Emerald Destiny * Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Day 6 | September 26 | Boppard & Rudesheim

Enjoy free time in Boppard today. Don’t miss the spectacular Scenery as you cruise through the “Splendor of the Rhine” featuring St. Goar and Lorelei Rock. In the afternoon you arrive in Rüdesheim, home to three medieval castles, Rüdesheim provides a fascinating look through German his- tory. Stop in a local beer hall or wine tavern along the lively Drosselgasse to sample the best of genuine Rhine hospitality! Aboard the MV Emerald Destiny * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7 | September 27 | Heidelberg – Speyer

After breakfast a brief port call is made in Mannheim for disembarkation of the optional excursion to Heidelberg, famous for its red-walled 16th-century castle. With its picture-postcard houses and maze of roofs, Heidelberg represents the essence of German Romanticism. Your river ship continues to Speyer where you will enjoy free time to explore. Aboard the MV Emerald Destiny * Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Day 8 | September 28 | Strasbourg, Capital of the Alsace Region

Between France and Germany lies lovely Strasbourg, one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Enjoy an included city tour of Strasbourg. The walking tour of the city center features a stroll through the charming and fascinating Old Quarter, “La Petite France” with its typical Alsatian half-timbered houses. Aboard the MV Emerald Destiny * Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Day 9 | September 29 | Lucerne, Switzerland

After breakfast, disembark your river ship in Basel, Switzerland to begin your Swiss adventure. Depart by motorcoach to Lucerne, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and meadows, whose name means “Alpine Splendor.” An included walking tour highlights the city’s landmark, the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge that crosses the Ruess River. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish or choose to join the optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus. Hotel Monopol * Breakfast Included

Day 10 | September 30 | Lucerne

Your last day in Switzerland is left free of planned activities for you to enjoy as you wish. Hotel Monopol * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 11 | October 1 | USA

Today you depart Europe from Zurich. Breakfast

Departure Date

Depart09/21/2017

Return Date

Return10/01/2017

Tour Highlights

  • Canal Cruise in Amsterdam
  • German Entertainment onboard in Boppard
  • Tour Reichsburg Castle
  • Included shore excursions escorted by English Speaking guides in Cologne, Cochem, Strasbourg & Lucerne
  • Narrated cruising through World Heritage Region
  • 8 Dinners * 6 Lunches * 9 Breakfasts

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