River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Day 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tour Begins - Board Cruise Ship
Your tour opens in Amsterdam, a city of narrow canals and stone bridges, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this ship offers an array of amenities including outside staterooms, unlimited wine with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. This evening, meet in the lounge for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome aboard dinner. (D)
Day 3 Amsterdam
Embark on a tour of Amsterdam with a local expert before seeing the city from a different perspective, voyaging along the city’s centuries-old canal system. Sail by charming cafés and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. In the evening, relax as your ship departs the Netherlands and makes its way to Germany. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Cologne, Germany
As the sun rises, glide along the Rhine River and pass through the picturesque German landscapes dotted with medieval towns. Your journey brings you to Cologne, where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city’s Gothic Old Town. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the Cologne Cathedral, the Roman Dionysus mosaic, and the Romanesque church of St. Martin. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Moselle River - Cochem
Cross into the Moselle River to Cochem, a storybook town overlooking the water. Embark on a guided tour through the town and into Reichsburg Castle, a fortress perched high above the surrounding area. End your tour in one of Cochem’s wine cellars, introducing you to the culture with a local winemaker and a tasting of regional Mosel wines. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Koblenz - Rüdesheim
Continue on to Koblenz and get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a walking tour. See how the city has been reborn after WWII, which took a heavy toll on the main structures. You’ll pass through the renovated old town and see Schaengel Fountain. Your next stop is Rüdesheim, which you’ll explore with an expert guide. Visit the city’s famous Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum) and hear the traditional music of barrel organs and medieval instruments. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Mannheim - Speyer
The river takes you to Mannheim where you will have free time to explore this German city and its parks on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Heidelberg, an ancient city of Renaissance buildings and castle ramparts. Later, sail to Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. End your day at the Captain's Gala Dinner – a lively celebration of food, music and entertainment. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Strasbourg, France
Cross the French border and experience Strasbourg, a fairytale town that blends centuries of international influences to create its own unique culture. On a guided tour of the old quarter, Petite France, take in the iconic timber-framed houses, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and Place de la République. Make the most of some free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your ship. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Basel-Disembark Ship-Colmar-Black Forest, Germany-Zurich, Switzerland
Disembark your ship and travel to Colmar, nestled in the Alsace wine region. Walk through times gone by with a local guide in the Old Town. Enjoy time to discover the town’s secrets on your own before continuing to Titisee, a lakeside resort town hidden deep in Germany’s Black Forest. Meander along its famous cuckoo clocks and meet a local artisan who demonstrates the traditional techniques behind these timepieces. Enjoy a dinner of Black Forest specialties before ending your day in Zurich. (B,D)
Day 10 Zurich Airport Area - Tour Ends
Wish the river valleys goodbye as your tour comes to a close today. (B)
River Cruise Highlights
Set out on a 7-night cruise along the Rhine.
Discover lovely Strasbourg on a guided tour.
Take in the sounds of barrel organs and medieval instruments at Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett.
All This Included
Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to the Netherlands, Germany and France. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of its famous cellars. Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Pause in Rüdesheim to explore the famous Siegfried’s Mechaniches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum). Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg. Savor a dinner of regional Black Forest specialties and learn about traditional cuckoo clocks. 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 Amadeus Silver III
Zurich: Dormero Airport Hotel
Pre and Post Add-ons
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.