Tulip Time On The Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

Departure: Friday, April 13,2018     Return: Monday, April 23, 2018

Tour Length: 11 Days/10 Nights (One night is the overnight flight on day one)

Day One:

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Day Two:

Transfer to your exclusively chartered river ship, the MS emerald Dawn. Plan to arrive at the ship by 2:00 pm. On a narrated canal cruise, view the city from a different perspective as you pass historic buildings, lovely townhomes and churches at water level.

Day Three:

On an included excursion to Keukenhof, you’ll discover why it’s called the “Garden of Europe.” On this amazing life enriching experience, admire gorgeous flowers at the height of tulip season!

Day Four:

While visiting 2,000-year-old Cologne, Germany, enjoy an included walking tour to the town center and Domplatz – home of the magnificent cathedral that serves as the symbol of the city.

Day Five:

cochem germanyRated as 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. This afternoon, the ship sails on to Koblenz. A lively performance by local German entertainers takes place onboard the ship this evening.

Day Six:

Enjoy an included walking tour of the historic city of Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. Stroll through the narrow lanes and romantic squares of the city center past some of the cultural monuments, medieval churches and beautifully restored houses.

After your tour, board the ship and cruise through the “Splendor of the Rhine,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring St. Goar and the legendary Lorelei Rock.

Late afternoon, arrive in Rudesheim, one of the Rhine’s most delightful towns. Your tour director will walk you into town where you will have time to stroll through the alleyways filled with shop.

Tonight, enjoy time in Rudesheim. Visit the lively Drosselgasse filled with music and song and stop in a beer hall or wine tavern. This is the perfect opportunity to sample the best of genuine Rhine hospitality!

Day Seven:

A brief port call is made in Mannheim for disembarkation for those who opted to do the optional excursion to Heidelberg. Known as Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg is also famous for the ruins of its red-walled 16th-century castle. The ship continues to Speyer where the optional excursion will end.

Day Eight:

strassbourg franceBetween France and Germany lies lovely Strasbourg, one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Enjoy a panoramic tour before the walking tour of the city center takes you on a stroll through the charming Old Quarter, “La Petite France,” with its typical Alsatian half-timbered houses. The Main Square is dominated by the magnificent gothic cathedral with carvings as delicate as any piece of handmade lace.

Day Nine:

After breakfast, disembark the ship in Basel, Switzerland, board your private motor coach and set out on your Switzerland adventure. Today you will travel to Lucerne, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and meadows. Embark on a city walking tour and witness the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge that crosses the Reuss River. See the 17th-century renaissance Town Hall and town squares, all set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day Ten:

After an included breakfast at the hotel, you may explore on your own or join the optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus. Mt. Pilatus is a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience!

This evening join your co-travelers for an included Farewell Dinner served in the hotel’s restaurant.

Day Eleven:

Bid “auf wiedersehen” to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your vacation.

DETAILS

Departure: Friday, April 13,2018     Return: Monday, April 23, 2018

Tour Length: 11 Days/10 Nights (One night is the overnight flight on day one)

Your Package Includes:

  • 2 Nights in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 7 Nights aboard the MS Amadeus Silver III
  • All meals included onboard the MS Amadeus Silver III
  • Afternoon tea and late evening snacks 
  • Complimentary WiFi 
  • Culinary demonstration by the ship's chef
  • Nightly performance onboard the ship in Koblenz by local German entertainers 
  • Narrated canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Visit to the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens
  • Narrated cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Region of the Rhine River Valley
  • Time to explore the Reichsburg Castle
  • English-speaking guides for shore excursions in Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Strasbourg and Lucerne
  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Taxes and Gratuities (NOTE: Gratuities for tour manager and local guides are not included and are at your discretion based on service.)

Pricing Information:

Prices and itinerary are subject to change.

Riviera Deck

  • Per person double occupancy: 3,749.00
  • Per person single occupancy: 5,748.00

Vista Deck

  • Per person double occupancy: 4,149.00
  • Per person single occupancy: 6,428.00

Horizon Deck

  • Per person double occupancy: 4,449.00
  • Per person single occupancy: 6,898.00

Grand Balcony Suites

  • Per person double occupancy: 4,899.00

Owners Suites

  • Per person double occupancy: 5,799.00

NOTE: FREE airfare on all reservations made by September 30, 2017. Beginning October 1st, 2017 airfare is 825.00 per person out of Burlington. 

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