What's Included

  • Meals on Ship
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Cruise
  • Other Meals as Listed

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 NOVEMBER 2: DEPART USA

Board your overnight flight to Switzerland.

Day 2 NOVEMBER 3: ARRIVE IN ZURICH - EMBARKATION IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Arrive in Zurich today and enjoy a brief city tour and talk about the Reformation in Switzerland before transferring to Basel. Embark the ship this afternoon. Tonight, gather on board and meet your fellow passengers. (D)

Day 3 NOVEMBER 4: BREISACH

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D) *Please Note: Black forest hike is weather dependent.

Day 4 NOVEMBER 5: STRASBOURG

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 5 NOVEMBER 6: LUDWIGSHAFEN – WORMS – RÜDESHEIM

From Ludwigshafen journey to Worms. Explore the ancient city of Worms, site of the famous Diet of Worms where Luther refused to back down from his criticism of the church. The city’s Reformation Monument features statues of major figures in the Reformation. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 6 NOVEMBER 7: RÜDESHEIM – MAINZ – RHINE GORGE

Travel from Rudeshiem to visit the Rhine River city of Mainz where Johann Gutenberg developed the processes of moveable type which permitted printing to be done on a production scale. It was an essential tool which made the Reformation possible for it allowed the words of the reformers to be distributed to the masses. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy an exclusive festive celebration. (B,L,D)

Day 7 NOVEMBER 8: COLOGNE

Home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000-year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi— are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Kölsch beer and reibekuchen mit apfelmus—potato pancakes served with applesauce. (B,L,D)

Day 8 NOVEMBER 9: AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 9 NOVEMBER 10: AMSTERDAM – DISEMBARKATION

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Departure Dates

  1. Wednesday, November 2, 2022
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Tour: CF22 Code: R