Canals, Vineyards and Paris
Experience France, Luxembourg, Germany and Holland on this 11-day rail and river cruise vacation.
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Experience France, Luxembourg, Germany and Holland on this 11-day rail and river cruise vacation. Your adventure begins with a stay in the incomparable ìCity of Lightî before boarding the high-speed TGV for the train ride to Metz. Continue on to Remich, Luxembourg, to board your river vessel. Ports of call with unique sightseeing opportunities include Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and Cologne, the capital of Rhineland, as well as Bernkastel, Cochem, Rudesheim and Amsterdam.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Locally Hosted program
- Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
- One-way high-speed train travel aboard the TGV between Paris and Metz
- Deluxe 7-night river cruise aboard the Visionary or Artistry II from Remich to Amsterdam in an outside stateroom
- 22 meals (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions per itinerary (admission to all attractions included in tour price)
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Louvre Museum
- Eiffel Tower
- Porta Nigra
- Reichsburg Castle
- Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
- Lorelei Rock
- Amsterdam's canals
- Baggage handling
Day 1 - International Flight to Paris
Embark on your transatlantic flight from your U.S. gateway to Paris. (International flight not included)
Day 2 - Arrive in the City of Light
Welcome to Paris! Arrive in France's capital city and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Hilton Arc de Triomphe.
Day 3 - Paris Sightseeing
Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Madeleine, the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. After your tour, take time to marvel at the city's architecture, enjoy a coffee at a sidewalk café or revisit some of the amazing sights you saw earlier today on your city tour. Paris is known for its colorful nightlife including some of the world's best cabarets. You may wish to take in a show tonight. Overnight Hilton Arc de Triomphe. (B)
Day 4 - TGV to Metz / Metz-Remisch
This morning, board a sleek high-speed train for a swift and comfortable journey to Metz or Luxembourg. Continue by motorcoach to Remich, situated on the Moselle River, where your river cruise vessel (the Visionary or Artistry II, dependent upon departure date) is docked. Board the ship and settle in to your comfortable cabin. Take time to explore the ship including the spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. Overnight vessel. (B, D)
Day 5 - Trier, Germany
Our first port of call is Trier. This venerable Episcopal city situated on the banks of the Moselle River is the oldest in Germany. See the famous Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Admire the beauty and tranquil scenery of the Moselle Valley before continuing your journey along the river. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Bernkastel
In the middle of the Moselle region is the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its well-preserved half-timbered houses surrounding the beautiful marketplace. Wine growers in this area look after Germany's largest expanse of vineyards, the most celebrated of the vintages being the Bernkasteler Doktor. Before dinner, visit a local wine cellar and taste several of the region's varietals. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Zell / Cochem
Enjoy a few hours of free time in the charming town of Zell before continuing to Cochem. Visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a conical hill covered in vines. From here the views of the little town and river valley nestled below are splendid. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge
Rüdesheim is a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town. Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum for a real surprise! After a special treat, there is free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. Downstream from Rüdesheim, the dramatic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where the sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Cologne, Germany
Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germany's largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of the magnificent gothic cathedral dominates the river skyline. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. The Old Town is lined with taverns, cafes, and shops. Try a Kölsch, a favorite local beer, and shop for a bottle of ì4711,î the original eau de cologne. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - Amsterdam, Holland
Holland's capital city is sophisticated, modern and steeped in a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums like the Rijksmuseum. There is no better way to see the city than by canal boat. Cruise through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's Golden Age. There is plenty of free time to explore on your own. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Tour Conclusion
Your European rail-river cruise adventure ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates & Prices
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|23rd April 2015||$3,639||Book Now|
|22nd June 2015||$3,639||Book Now|
|30th July 2015||$3,539||Book Now|
|1st September 2015||$3,839||Book Now|
|28th October 2015||$3,479||Book Now|
|23rd April 2015||$4,588||Book Now|
|22nd June 2015||$4,588||Book Now|
|30th July 2015||$4,488||Book Now|
|1st September 2015||$4,788||Book Now|
|28th October 2015||$4,128||Book Now|
|23rd April 2015||$5,438||Book Now|
|22nd June 2015||$5,438||Book Now|
|30th July 2015||$5,338||Book Now|
|1st September 2015||$5,638||Book Now|
|28th October 2015||$4,878||Book Now|
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Deluxe Stateroom - Category D,E: Departs 23rd April 2015 ($3,639), 22nd June 2015 ($3,639), 30th July 2015 ($3,539), 1st September 2015 ($3,839), 28th October 2015 ($3,479)
Deluxe Stateroom - Category A,B,P: Departs 23rd April 2015 ($4,588), 22nd June 2015 ($4,588), 30th July 2015 ($4,488), 1st September 2015 ($4,788), 28th October 2015 ($4,128)
Suite: Departs 23rd April 2015 ($5,438), 22nd June 2015 ($5,438), 30th July 2015 ($5,338), 1st September 2015 ($5,638), 28th October 2015 ($4,878)
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Port charges of $105 for 2014 sailings is additional Port Charges of $147 will be applied for 2015 sailings. Ships vary based on date of sailing. Single prices are available upon request; triple are not available. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Port charges of $105 additional