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Where Are We Going?

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Thursday, July 20 - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (Embarkation)
Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Captivating Rhine cruise.


Friday, July 21 - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day set sail out of Amsterdam.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

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Saturday, July 22 - COLOGNE, GERMANY
Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany's most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany's oldest town hall, plus see other local sights. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kolsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

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Sunday, July 23 - RHINE GORGE - RUDESHEIM, GERMANY
Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rudesheim. Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town's iconic vineyards. Or drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town's beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town's special delights, Rudesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee, and whipped cream.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

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Monday, July 24 - LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century, 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher's Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany's oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and the medieval Old Gate, Altportel. Or join a guided bike tour along the shores of the river Neckar and enjoy a cycling break to explore the picturesque medieval town of Ladenburg.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

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Tuesday, July 25 - STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Strasbourg offers flavors of both Franc3 and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l'Orangerie, the European Parliament ad the Place de la Republique before walking through its iconic "La Petie France" district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathedrale de Notre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l'Orangerie.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

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Wednesday, July 26 - BREISACH, GERMANY
Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same s it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, head to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg's Munster, a Gothic cathedral said to have "the most beautiful spire on earth." Those wishing for a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside or hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included)

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Thursday, July 27 - BASEL, SWITZERLAND (Disembarkation)

After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home.
(Breakfast Included)