Rhine Getaway

Resort:Rhine Getaway
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Europe
Price From: £1795.00


Embark on an 8-day river cruise along the legendary Rhine, capturing the essence of Europe’s beauty and culture. From Amsterdam to Basel, experience the magic of medieval castles, historic cities, and breathtaking landscapes.

All This Is Included

  • 8-day river cruise with a river-view stateroom
  • Return travel from the UK
  • 6 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy classical music performances, learn Alsatian Flammkuchen, observe traditional glassblowing, attend lectures on Germanys current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your ship. Enjoy free time to explore the city or visit cultural landmarks like the Rijksmuseum or the van Gogh Museum. (D)

Day 2: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, marveling at its ingenious windmills and flood management systems. Enjoy Dutch diversions aboard the ship. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Explore Cologne’s Old Town, including the remarkable Gothic cathedral and dockside attractions. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Koblenz & Rdesheim, Germany

Tour the 700-year-old Marksburg Castle and enjoy scenic cruising along the Rhine. Spend free time in Rdesheim exploring its pedestrian-only streets and sampling local wine. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Heidelberg & Speyer, Germany

Discover Heidelberg’s university and castle ruins, then explore Speyer’s UNESCO-listed cathedral. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Strasbourg, France

Guided tour of Strasbourg, visiting the European Parliament and the city’s famed cathedral. Enjoy free time to explore Strasbourg’s blend of French and German cultures. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Breisach, Germany

Explore the Black Forest with a scenic excursion and a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Optional excursion to Colmar. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Basel, Switzerland

Disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight, or extend your journey with 2 nights in Lucerne to soak in the scenic landscape of the Swiss Alps. (B)

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