Day 1 - Basel
Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2 - Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” OR Colmar city tour
Venture ashore to the postcard-perfect wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or for a city tour of Colmar’s enchanting historic center. Whichever you choose, don’t miss an opportunity to taste a regional specialty, flammekueche, a delectable flatbread topped with bacon and onions. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 3 - Kehl (Strasbourg)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour
The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designated city center in which you’ll find a magnificent Gothic cathedral and charming half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or you can choose to take an Old Town walking tour that stops for pastries and coffee. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
Day 4 - Mannheim (Speyer)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
The medieval town of Speyer has a compact historic center boasting the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe, as well as the Continent’s oldest mikvah—a Jewish ritual bath. Alternatively, you can learn about unique wine vinegar aperitifs on an excursion to the Doktorenhof vinegar estate.
Day 5 - Rudeshiem, Cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Boppard
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting or exclusive guided : Go Active" hike from Rudesheim to Assmannshausen, and Boppard village stroll.
Explore Rüdesheim and its famous Drosselgasse—a narrow lane lined with taverns and shops—before enjoying a wine tasting at the 14th-century Castle Vollrads. Return to the ship for a scenic cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-protected Upper Middle Rhine—a 40-mile-long stretch of river lined with castles. End the day with a guided stroll around the wine village of Boppard.
Day 6 - Cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Koblenz
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour OR Marksburg Castle visit, and exclusive guided " Go Active" bicycle ride.
After a morning of scenic cruising, head ashore for a walking discovery tour of Koblenz or an aerial tram ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which offers dazzling views of the Moselle and Rhine rivers.
Day 7 - Cologne
FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral.
Weave through the narrow Old Town streets of Cologne en route to the city’s imposing Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside this centuries-old pilgrimage site is a shrine believed to hold relics of the Magi—the Bible’s fabled Three Kings. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 8 - Amsterdam
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.