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Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure

2015 Prices From $3,990 for 8 Days - Tauck Bridges

"Top River Cruise Line" for families – two-time winner – voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Create cherished family memories on our new-for-2015 unforgettable 7-night Tauck Bridges cruise along the Rhine River between Basel and Amsterdam aboard ms Inspire, visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world’s steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at thousand-year-old Reichenstein Castle, high above the Rhine; becoming “French for a Day” aboard the riverboat with French language lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting; a close-up look at the importance of the Carnival season to Köln (Cologne), Germany, and much more!


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  1. Day 1

    Welcome to Basel and embark your riverboat

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    Day 2

    Alpine fun by cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus and in Lucerne

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    Day 3

    French for a day, in Strasbourg, the "Crossroads of Europe"

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    Day 4

    Castles on the Rhine, from Heidelberg or Speyer to Reichenstein

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    Day 5

    Lorelei legends, castle-spotting, old Koblenz and cycling along the river

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    Day 6

    Carnival traditions in Köln

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    Day 7

    Canals, van Gogh and more in amazing Amsterdam

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    Day 8

    Journey home

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