Castles along the Rhine
Be inspired by the fairytale beauty and romantic spirit of the castle-laden, vineyard-rich Rhine. The Rhine River is your gateway to a truly enchanting journey. Sail her shimmering tide past stately castles, lush hillside vineyards, and storybook towns. You’ll discover highlights of four countries, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, on this itinerary that transports you into a fairytale world, one full of romance and beauty. And Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventurer Program™ gives you unique experiences like an exclusive wine tasting at Castle Vollrads in Germany, a Black Forest cake-baking demonstration and tasting, and much more.
Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of Medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.
Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other—and savor French joie de vivre and German Gemütlichkeit . Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a wine-making tradition that goes back to the Romans. Bicycle beside the river, passing Roman ruins and Romanesque churches. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses guarding territory and trade routes, and that now tower above the water as romantic ruins. Visit the fairytale cities of Riquewihr, Kayserberg, Colmar, Strasbourg, and Rüdesheim, and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River. The beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.
Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on a select sailing during the summer with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.Who will enjoy this cruise
Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find Medieval castles, splendid cathedrals, and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters, and composers alike.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting
Exclusive Alsatian flammkuchen tasting
Black Forest cake-baking demonstration and tasting
Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
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