Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany.
Day 2 Frankfurt, Germany - Mainz - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Frankfurt, Germany. Continue on to Mainz where you will board the MS Crucebelle, your new home for a 7-night cruise along the Rhine. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail reception allowing you a chance to meet the crew and shipmates. Every night of your trip will include a delightful dinner onboard, accompanied by a relaxing evening of live music. (D)
Day 3 Mannheim
The river takes you to Mannheim, where you will disembark and head towards the nearby town of Heidelberg. Glimpse into the lives of Renaissance royalty with a tour of Heidelberg Castle. This castle has been rebuilt many times throughout the centuries, with construction dating all the way back to the 1200s. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Strasbourg, France
Your journey continues on to Strasbourg, a provincial capital of France that blends centuries of Roman, French, German and Alsatian influences together, creating a unique character. Discover the history of Strasbourg on a panoramic tour of the old quarter, "Petite France," featuring the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Highlights also include Place de la République and Place d’Austerlitz. You will have free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your ship. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Worms, Germany - Rüdesheim
Spend your morning discovering the city of Worms. Influential in the Protestant Reformation, take in the historic atmosphere of this city as you explore the area on a walking tour. Next you will experience a wine tasting at a local vineyard where you sample wines and learn of the local wine making process. Continue to the town of Rüdesheim, an area completely surrounded by vineyards. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Rüdesheim - Koblenz
Start the day with a walking tour of beautiful Rüdesheim. Afterwards, return to the ship to continue on to your next destination: Koblenz. You will get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a walking tour before getting a chance to explore the area on your own. Wander through the town’s old quarter, which was rebuilt after damages during World War II, and take a peek at the iconic Schangel Fountain at the town hall. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Cologne - Cochem - Cologne
Today the river takes you past the picturesque German landscape dotted with medieval towns. Pause along the way in Cologne where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city’s Old Town with its narrow, cobbled streets. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, as well as the Roman Dionysus mosaic and the Romanesque church of St. Martin. Spend the afternoon in Cochem along the Moselle River, and visit its ancient castle. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Start off the day by testing your culinary prowess with an interactive cooking class onboard. Then, welcome to Amsterdam! Explore the quaint streets of the city on a walking tour of the area. This evening, meet in the lounge for a farewell cocktail reception followed by a captain’s dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Amsterdam - Disembark Ship
After breakfast you disembark the ship and take on the city from a different perspective. Board a canal boat coast along the winding river, all the while admiring the charming cafes and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side by side. Afterwards, explore the city on your own and perhaps you’ll venture into some of the area’s most renowned exhibits, such as the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner before toasting to the end of an unforgettable trip. (B,D)
Day 10 Amsterdam - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
River Cruise Highlights
Set out on a 7-night cruise along the Rhine.
Tour Heidelberg Castle, a palace from the Renaissance.
All This Included
Set sail on a cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers that takes you to France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Settle in for a 7-night cruise and relax as you drift by the picturesque landscapes of western Europe. Every night, enjoy a delightful dinner onboard accompanied by a relaxing evening of live music. Explore the canals and streets of Amsterdam. Your stop in Cologne features a guided walking tour of the city’s old town and Cologne Cathedral. Tour Rüdesheim, the wine-producing town surrounded by vineyards. Glimpse into the lives of Renaissance royalty on a tour of Heidelberg Castle. Step into the past in the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Strasbourg old town. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region.
Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Crucebelle
Amsterdam: Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.