As with many Europe river cruises, a Rhine River cruise is a voyage through time. It has played an important role in the culture and history of Europe for over 2,000 years. A Rhine River cruise takes you to four different countries:
- France and
Your cruise usually sails between the cities of Antwerp and Basel (or Zurich) or Amsterdam and Basel (or Zurich) and takes you past numerous, fairy-tale castles, hillsides terraced with vineyards, and old-world towns that are utterly charming.
You’ll also cruise past the famous Lorelei Rock where you can listen for the voices of the Sirens. Other highlights include:
- Cologne – founded by the Romans it is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Don’t miss the Gothic Cologne Cathedral one of the few buildings in the city not destroyed in World War 2.
Koblenz – the name stems from the old Latin word which referred to the merging of two rivers: the Rhine and Moselle. Here you will find the bronze statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I on his horse located at the end of the Rhine Promenade, the walkway to the exact point where the two rivers meet.
- Strasbourg – located in the heart of the Alsace region, this city as been referred to as the ‘crossroads of Europe’.
- Be sure to visit the Place d’Austerlitz and visit the old section of town.
Your Rhine River cruise gives you the opportunity to cruise in what can only be described as a picture postcard. If you’ve seen pictures of castles perched on a hill above a river and wondered where it was; it was the Rhine.
Rhine River cruises can include the opportunity to continue your exploration of this lovely region with either a pre-cruise or post-cruise package. (or both!) Either before or after your cruise, continue on to the picturesque city of Lucerne, Switzerland. Located on the shores of Lake Lucerne and framed by the magnificent snow-capped Swiss Alps.
Since most Rhine River cruises cruise in between Amsterdam and Basel you can extend your cruise-vacation with a stay in either of these cities as well. Or, spend a few days in the splendidly preserved Medieval city of Brugges or in the very cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam.
Because these are packages that include meals and sightseeing, you will save money and time over making these arrangements independently.
Added to the stress-free nature of river cruising and you have a great cruise vacation with all the details handled.Plus, since everything is pre-paid before you leave on your trip, there is no need to worry about exchange rates and the rising costs of hotels and meals.
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