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2019 : Rhine Getaway - Basel to Amsterdam

Explore castles & cathedrals

Overlook the Rhine from Germany's best preserved medieval castle. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine-little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe's best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland


Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany


Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine-growing.

Day 3 - Strasbourg, France


Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.

Day 4 - Heidelberg, Germany


Germany's oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.

Day 5 - Koblenz, Germany


On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rudesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.

Day 6 - Cologne, Germany


An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.

Day 7 - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands


The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.

Day 8 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.

Viking Inclusive Value

Your included features and services:

  • 6 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues with open seating
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Aquavit Terrace and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program

    Your experience:

  • 8-days; 4 countries; 10 ports
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany's current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
  • Organic herb garden
  • Open-air walking track
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests

    Your stateroom:

  • Riverview stateroom
  • Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand
  • Refrigerator, security safe, hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB port
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja toiletries, bathrobe & slippers (upon request)
  • Call (620) 792-2458 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13991765
    Cruise LineViking River Cruises
    OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2018
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Eir
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Basel  
    Day 2Breisach  
    Day 3Strasbourg  
    Day 4Heidelberg  
    Day 5Koblenz  
    Day 6Cologne  
    Day 7Kinderdijk  
    Day 8Amsterdam  
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    2019 : Rhine Getaway - Basel to Amsterdam
    From $2,499.00 (USD)

    Destination: Europe
    Ship: Viking Eir
    Explore castles & cathedralsOverlook the Rhine from Germany's best preserved medieval castle.
     
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