Windmills, Vineyards & Paris – Cruise Only Southbound
About Amsterdam, Netherlands
Experience Holland, Germany, and Luxembourg on this fantastic river cruise vacation. Begin in Amsterdam with an exciting cruise through its intricate network of canals. Then, visit a windmill near the little fishing village of Volendam, and enjoy guided sightseeing in Cologne and Trier, where you’ll see the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoy the magnificent views from Reichsburg Castle above the charming town of Cochem, and visit a local wine cellar in Bernkastel.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam–Volendam: canal cruise in Amsterdam; visit a windmill in VolendamDay 3 Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walkDay 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 5 Cochem: onboard lecture; guided walk, visit Reichsburg CastleDay 6 Bernkastel: guided walk, local marketplace; visit a wine cellarDay 7 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 8 Remich (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Meals are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) in the day-by-day itineraryCaptain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareLocal chef dinnerFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.Departure transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.