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The Leader in Small Ship and River Cruising Worldwide

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2018 Romance of the Rhine & Mosel

Belgium: Antwerp • The Netherlands: Willemstad, Kinderdijk • Germany: Bonn, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Boppard, Speyer • France: Strasbourg • Switzerland: Basel

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16 Days from only $3195 including international airfare

Activity Level:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Trip Experience

Watch travelers visit Cochem Castle and sample wines during a vineyard tour in Bernkastel, Germany.

Trip Itinerary

Get more information about your detailed itinerary, like optional tours, exclusive Discovery Series events, and more.

Trip Extension: Bruges

Watch travelers on a canal tour of Bruges and visiting a local lace-maker shop on their optional extension.

Program Director

Learn why Speyer is Johannes Bauer’s favorite place and hear his insights into the abundant history along the Rhine and Mosel Rivers.

Program Director

Dutch Program Director Sjannie Hulsman-Louwers shares memories of growing up just a bike ride away from the Belgian border.

Trip Extension: Lucerne

Discover the medieval lanes, alpine allure, and small-town charm of Lucerne during our optional trip extension.

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Switzerland and the Alps

Join travel expert Rudy Maxa for a preview of Swiss customs that await on our optional Lucerne, Switzerland trip extension.

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Amsterdam and the Netherlands

Discover Amsterdam by canal, meet the locals, and delight in the Netherlands' charms alongside travel expert Rudy Maxa.

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Brussels and Belgium

Experience Belgium’s medieval elegance and modern sophistication with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

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NEW: Activity Level

Our NEW Activity Level rating system ranks our trips on a scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (most difficult) to help you determine if a trip is right for you. The information below is a general guide to our rating system, but see our itineraries for much more detailed physical activity information about each trip.

Activity Level 1:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Post-trip: Lucerne, Switzerland

4 nights from: $795 Single Supplement: FREE

Trip Extension: Lucerne

Discover the medieval lanes, alpine allure, and small-town charm of Lucerne during our optional trip extension.

Discover the beauty of Lucerne, Switzerland, set on the shore of Lake Lucerne with stunning views of the Alps. Spend four nights in this center of Swiss culture and wander the narrow cobblestone streets to admire the spires, turrets, covered bridges, and fountains for which the city is famous.

It's Included:
Accommodations for 4 nights
Daily breakfasts
Included tour: Lucerne
Dedicated services of a local Program Director
Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers
All transfers
  • Disembark after breakfast, and transfer by private motorcoach to Lucerne. Upon arrival in late morning, enjoy a walking tour of this lovely city.

    Set on the shores of sparkling Lake Lucerne and with a backdrop of dramatic mountains, Lucerne is marked by medieval circular walls, watchtowers, and ancient covered bridges. You'll see the Renaissance Town Hall, built from 1602 to 1606, its ornate style influenced by Florentine Renaissance designs, and marvel at Lucerne's 17th-century cathedral as we pass by.

    After lunch on your own, you can relax at a cafe near your hotel and watch the city life go by, or set out to explore Lucerne further.

    Dinner is on your own tonight.

  • Take the day to discover Lucerne at your own pace. Perhaps you'll visit the Church of St. Leodegar, named for the city's patron saint, which sits on a small hill just above the lakefront. Originally built in AD 735, the present structure was erected in 1633 in the late Renaissance style. However, the church's towers are surviving remnants of an earlier structure, and the interior is richly decorated.

    Or, travel high into the Alps, to the town of Rigi Kaltbad, for our optional Best of Switzerland tour. Begin with a boat trip to tiny Weggis at the base of Mount Rigi, where you'll take to the skies aboard an aerial cable car. Your destination, Rigi Kaltbat, is a car-free resort accessible only via cogwheel train or cable car. The views across the nearby lake are spectacular. Dinner is included in your optional tour price.

  • Spend today exploring more of Lucerne's highlights on your own—like the city’s Chapel Bridge, a covered wooden footbridge whose 700-year history makes it one of the oldest bridges of its kind in Europe. You may also choose to admire the Lion Monument carved into rock at the park near Lowenplatz and visit the nearby Glacier Garden to discover remnants of the last Ice Age. Your Program Director will also be able to provide suggestions.

  • Your day is free to explore as your like. 

    Or, join our full-day optional Kleine Scheidegg excursion to visit the Swiss Alps. You'll enjoy a panoramic 40-minute train ride on the Jungfrau Line Railway to Kleine Scheidegg at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet. Admire the Alpine scenery with dramatic views of the Wetterhorn and the Eiger North Face, successfully climbed for the first time in 1938. You'll savor traditional Swiss fare for lunch and have time to take some great pictures.

    No other area of Switzerland offers so much—majestic mountains, waterfalls and lakes, plus scores of charming villages. Long before skiing and hiking became popular pursuits, the aristocrats of France and England flocked here to view the imposing triple peaks of the Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger in comfort. You then descend to the resort town of Grindelwald before returning to your hotel.

    Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a Farewell Drink.

    • Meals included:

    Transfer today to Zurich airport for your flight home.

Please note: This extension may not be available for all departures. Additional taxes and fees will apply. Ask our Travel Counselors for details. Call 1-800-221-2610. Lucerne is a post-trip extension on the Antwerp to Basel itinerary and a pre-trip extension on the Basel to Antwerp itinerary.

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