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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
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Embark on an 8-day 'Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps' river cruise, starting in Amsterdam and journeying through charming European cities like Cologne, Rüdesheim, and Strasbourg. Cruise through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge, admiring vineyard-covered hills and medieval castles. Your adventure concludes in Basel, Switzerland, where you'll transfer to the serene beauty of Lake Como. This seamless blend of culture and natural beauty promises an unforgettable European getaway.
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Fly to Amsterdam from London
Welcome to the start of your incredible river cruise adventure. As you arrive in Amsterdam, you'll be transferred to your elegant river cruise ship, your comfortable home for the next eight days. Settle into your cabin and prepare to explore the beauty of the Rhine.
After a delicious breakfast onboard, you'll embark on a guided canal tour, giving you a unique perspective of Amsterdam's picturesque waterways and historic architecture. Later, explore the city on foot, taking in iconic sites like the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum. Return to the ship in the evening for a delightful dinner and relaxation.
Today, you'll awaken in Cologne, renowned for its stunning Gothic Cathedral. Join a guided walking tour through the city, which includes a visit to the awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Cologne, perhaps trying some local cuisine or indulging in some shopping. The evening offers fine dining and scenic cruising.
Koblenz & Rhine Gorge
Your journey continues as you arrive in Koblenz, the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Discover Koblenz on a guided tour, which includes a visit to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. As you cruise through the majestic Rhine Gorge, be captivated by the numerous castles and vineyard-covered hillsides. A delightful dinner awaits you onboard as you sail further.
Rüdesheim & Rhine Castles
Explore the charming town of Rüdesheim, famous for its winemaking traditions. You can visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or savor the flavors of local wines at a traditional tavern. As you glide through the Rhine, the Lorelei Rock and historic castles provide a breathtaking backdrop. Enjoy an evening of fine dining as you continue your journey.
Arriving in Mannheim, you have a choice today. Explore the captivating city of Heidelberg, with its romantic old town, majestic castle, and vibrant university atmosphere. Alternatively, opt for a culinary excursion, tantalizing your taste buds with local delights. Return to the ship for an elegant dinner as you set sail once more.
Awake in Strasbourg, where French and German influences merge harmoniously. Join a guided walking tour through the enchanting Old Town, including a visit to Strasbourg Cathedral. Enjoy free time to explore, shop for souvenirs, or dine in this picturesque city. Return to the ship for a memorable farewell dinner.
Disembark in Basel & Transfer to Lake Como
Bid farewell to your river cruise ship as you disembark in Basel, Switzerland. From Basel, you'll be transferred to the stunning Lake Como, where the next phase of your journey unfolds. Explore the beauty of Lake Como and its charming towns at your leisure, creating lasting memories from your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps adventure.
Begin your exploration of Lake Como and it's stunning surroundings. Take a dip down by the lake, there are plenty of nearby piers that serve as the perfect respite for a post swim sunbathe. Grab some italian limoncello or an Aperol Spritz and savour the moment!
Fly back to the UK from Lake Como
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