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The Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel - Southbound

2014 Prices From : $3,990 for 8 Days - Tauck Cruising

NEW for 2014! “From one enchanting aspect to another in ceaseless procession... Never an unlovely one...” In the summer of 1878 Mark Twain settled his family in Heidelberg, where he wrote of the River Rhine... where mountains rise abruptly from the water’s edge, ancient castles perch aloft, keeping watch over comings and goings, gentle valleys and ancient winelands lure, spas give respite, cathedrals speak to powerful times, plains and woods catch the eye, and a river travels – connecting centuries of history, cities of the arts and crossroads of thought. Discover the heritage and beauty of the River Rhine, on a 7-night cruise between Amsterdam and Basel aboard one of Tauck’s intimate riverboats. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.

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  1. Southbound


    Day 1

    Arrive Amsterdam and embark your riverboat

    Meals

    D

    Day 2

    Canals, museums and more in Amsterdam

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 3

    A day in Köln

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 4

    Choice of sightseeing – Koblenz or bicycling on the Rhine

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 5

    Choice of sightseeing – Speyer or Heidelberg Castle

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 6

    Sightseeing in Strasbourg or Baden-Baden, then a choice of the spa or a trip to the Black Forest

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 7

    Mt. Pilatus or wine tasting along the Alsatian wine route

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 8

    Journey home

    Meals

    B

    Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.
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