Explore the heart of Germany and the Netherlands on this once-in-a-lifetime river cruise along the Rhine during spring time!
Start in Munich and enjoy an included comprehensive city tour, then transfer to Cologne with a stop and tour in Heidelberg. Board the A-Rosa VIVA and begin a unforgettable river cruise along the Rhine, stopping in an exciting array of cities. Visit Rüdesheim, set amid scenic vineyards, and cruise the narrow Loreley Passage while viewing the romantic castles en route. Stop in Koblenz where the Rhine and Moselle meet and the Fortress Ehrenbreitstein towers over this spectacular river confluence. Visit Cologne and see its magnificent Grand Cathedral and its rivaling neighbor Düsseldorf, the “City of Fashion”. Continue to Holland where nature permitting you will see the tulips fields in bloom! Stop Rotterdam from where you can visit beautiful Delft then on to Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”. A full day sightseeing here will make you fall in love with this beautiful city. Bid farewell to Holland in Arnhem, site of the “bridge too far” battle before we stop in Bonn, the home of Beethoven.
Back in Cologne, continue by land eastbound to the beautiful cities of Weimar, Erfurt and Dresden. Marvel at the beautifully conserved and restored architecture of the area and try the local cuisine, perhaps the famed “Thuringian Bratwurst” sold by street vendors. The final destination will be Germany’s capital Berlin. Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing of this once divided city and its neighboring city of Potsdam, site of the Allied conferences, before it is time bid farewell.
7-Night River Cruise on Rhine River: Aboard A-Rosa VIVA in booked cabin category.
5-Nights Hotel Accommodations: On land portion based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
Sightseeing: Special events as listed. A full program of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost.
Meals: All meals on cruise, daily breakfast and two dinners on land tour.
Service: A professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
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- See Berlin, Germany's once divided and vibrant city
- Glide along the scenic Rhine Valley on a relaxing cruise all the way to Amsterdam
- Discover the historic highlights of former East Germany and its classic castles and churches
- Experience a full day in Munich