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Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014Ship: River Queen

Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days

Print Day-To-Day
Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Amsterdam (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/Disembark
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)
Day 2:
Amsterdam UNESCOChoice Is YoursMotorcoachMuseum

FEATURED EXCURSION: Amsterdam by canal with choice of Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam and get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Then choose between two of the most prestigious museums in the world: the newly reopened Rijksmuseum, which boasts the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid; or the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, along with works by other famed 19th-century painters. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)
Day 3:
Cologne Museum

FEATURED EXCURSION:
Cologne walking tour with Roman-Germanic Museum

Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which displays thousands of artifacts dating from Cologne’s days as a Roman colony. (BB, L, D)

Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral.
Day 4:
Koblenz Choice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveGo Active

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle

Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, as your guide explains the town’s history and its importance to this region, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of Alken for an adventurous hike up to dramatic Thurant Castle, where you’ll meet the keeper, tour the rooms, and visit the hunter’s quarters. The hike back down the hill takes you through beautiful Riesling vineyards. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. (BB, L, D)
Day 5:
Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Uniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachWinetastingVillage Days

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Cochem walking tour with Reichsburg Castle and exclusive Ediger-Eller village walk with wine tasting

History comes to life in charming Cochem. Enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, travel to Ediger-Eller, where you’ll be greeted by the town mayor, who will host your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets to the church for an organ recital before joining him for an exclusive wine tasting at a local inn. (BB, L, D)
Day 6:
Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Schweich (Luxembourg) Motorcoach

FEATURED EXCURSION: Luxembourg with WW II cemetery

Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular winding Moselle, you will visit the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, including Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WW II cemetery that is the final resting place of US Army General George Patton. (BB, L, D)
Day 7:
Trier/Schweich, cruising the Moselle River UNESCOMotorcoach

FEATURED EXCURSION: Trier city tour

Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so many monuments from Roman times; you’ll see the Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. Then sail the Moselle River, a world-class Riesling-growing region. (BB, L, D)
Day 8:
Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River Uniworld ExclusiveWinetasting

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bernkastel walking tour with exclusive wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate

Discover Bernkastel, with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. Take in the ravishing scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which cling to the vertiginous banks of the winding Moselle. (BB, L, D)
Day 9:
Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim UNESCOMuseum

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Guided Boppard village stroll and Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Take a guided stroll through delightful Boppard before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-laden slopes and its dozens of castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. (BB, L, D)
Day 10:
Speyer

FEATURED EXCURSION: Speyer walking tour

Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century, and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. Speyer was also home to a thriving Jewish community in the Middle Ages, traces of which can be seen in a ritual bath and the remains of a synagogue. (BB, L, D)
Day 11:
Strasbourg UNESCOChoice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachInsider

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide along its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Or see Strasbourg à pied: walk through winding lanes to the charming markets and shops of Old Town, where you will indulge in a patisserie and coffee at a charming café. (BB, L, D)
Day 12:
Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr) Choice Is YoursMotorcoachVillage Days

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Colmar city tour or Alsatian wine villages

Visit enchanting Colmar, with its winding streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is built of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
Day 13:
Basel (disembark) Embark/DisembarkMotorcoach
Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home. (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Basel to Amsterdam | 13 Days

Print Day-To-Day
Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Basel (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/Disembark
Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)
Day 2:
Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr) Choice Is YoursMotorcoachVillage Days

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Colmar city tour or Alsatian wine villages

Visit enchanting Colmar, with its winding streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is built of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)
Day 3:
Strasbourg UNESCOChoice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachInsider

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide along its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Or see Strasbourg à pied: walk through winding lanes to the charming markets and shops of Old Town, where you will indulge in a patisserie and coffee at a charming café. (BB, L, D)
Day 4:
Speyer

FEATURED EXCURSION: Speyer walking tour

Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century, and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. Speyer was also home to a thriving Jewish community in the Middle Ages, traces of which can be seen in a ritual bath and the remains of a synagogue. (BB, L, D)
Day 5:
Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard UNESCOMuseum

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments and guided Boppard village stroll 

In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments
before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-laden slopes and its dozens of castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. Later on, take a guided stroll through delightful Boppard
(BB, L, D)
Day 6:
Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Uniworld ExclusiveMotorcoachWinetastingVillage Days

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cochem walking tour with Reichsburg Castle and exclusive Ediger-Eller village walk with wine tasting 

History comes to life in charming Cochem. Enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, travel to Ediger-Eller, where you’ll be greeted by the town mayor, who will host your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets to the church for an organ recital before joining him for an exclusive wine tasting at a local inn. (BB, L, D)

Day 7:
Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Schweich (Luxembourg) Motorcoach

FEATURED EXCURSION: Luxembourg with WW II cemetery

Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular winding Moselle, you will visit the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, including Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WW II cemetery that is the final resting place of US Army General George Patton. (BB, L, D)
Day 8:
Trier/Schweich, cruising the Moselle River UNESCOMotorcoach

FEATURED EXCURSION: Trier city tour

Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so many monuments from Roman times; you’ll see the Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. Then sail the Moselle River, a world-class Riesling-growing region. (BB, L, D)
Day 9:
Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River Uniworld ExclusiveWinetasting

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bernkastel walking tour with exclusive wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate

Discover Bernkastel, with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. Take in the ravishing scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which cling to the vertiginous banks of the winding Moselle. (BB, L, D)
Day 10:
Koblenz Choice Is YoursUniworld ExclusiveGo Active

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle

Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, as your guide explains the town’s history and its importance to this region, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of Alken for an adventurous hike up to dramatic Thurant Castle, where you’ll meet the keeper, tour the rooms, and visit the hunter’s quarters. The hike back down the hill takes you through beautiful Riesling vineyards. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. (BB, L, D)
Day 11:
Cologne Museum

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with Roman-Germanic Museum 

Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which displays thousands of artifacts dating from Cologne’s days as a Roman colony. (BB, L, D) 

Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral.

Day 12:
Amsterdam UNESCOChoice Is YoursMotorcoachMuseum

FEATURED EXCURSION: Amsterdam by canal with choice of Rijksmuseumor Van Gogh Museum

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam and get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Then choose between two of the most prestigious museums in the world: the newly reopened Rijksmuseum, which boasts the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid; or the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, along with works by other famed 19th-century painters. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
Day 13:
Amsterdam (disembark) Embark/DisembarkMotorcoach
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in bustling Amsterdam. (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
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