Overlook the Rhine from Germany's best preserved medieval castle. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine-little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe's best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.
Day by Day
Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland
Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.
Day 2 - Breisach, Germany
Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine-growing.
Day 3 - Strasbourg, France
Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.
Day 4 - Heidelberg, Germany
Germany's oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.
Day 5 - Koblenz, Germany
On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rudesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.
Day 6 - Cologne, Germany
An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.
Day 7 - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.
Day 8 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.
Viking Inclusive Value
Your included features and services:
6 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
Aquavit Terrace and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
All port taxes and fees
Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
8-days; 4 countries; 10 ports
Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum: enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany's current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising
All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
Organic herb garden
Open-air walking track
24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand