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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In this newsletter, I'll tell you about Rhine River cruises, which are among our most popular itineraries in Europe. These sailings travel through a region dotted with manicured vineyards, charming towns and impressive castles.

Before we get to the highlights, here are some Rhine cruise offers for our customers.

Save up to $4,000 per couple in select cabin categories on Riviera river cruises, plus receive a free drinks package. Book by October 14.

Save up to $3,150 per couple on sailings with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount when you book at least six months prior to departure. Book by October 14.

Save up to $2,150 per couple on sailings with Emerald Cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount when you book at least six months prior to departure. Book by October 14.

Save $800 per couple on Gate 1 river cruises. Book by October 14.

Get special low rates on Viking cruises, plus fly for free from select gateways. Book by October 17.

Save 10% on departures with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Book by October 31.

Save 10% on sailings with CroisiEurope. Book by October 31.

Save up to $2,000 per couple on departures with AmaWaterways.

For all available discounts and deals on Rhine departures, click here.

The stretch of the river known as the Upper Middle Rhine is thought to be the most scenic, home to more than 40 fortifications such as Castle Katz, perched high on a bluff above the river in St. Goarshausen. It's near the Rock of Lorelei, where the mythical siren Lorelei was said to have lured sailors to their deaths with her irresistible singing.

Sightseeing excursions in Cologne explore the Old Town and the cathedral, whose twin spires soar above the city's roofs. The cathedral took more than 600 years to build, and today stonemasons, glaziers, roofers and preservationists work constantly to restore and maintain the beautiful structure.

The Rhine meets the Mosel River in Koblenz, where walking tours highlight the narrow lanes and picturesque squares, fountains and churches. While your ship is docked in Rudesheim, you can walk along the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse, an alley lined with restaurants, shops and wine taverns.

Many Rhine itineraries include an excursion to Heidelberg. This well-preserved medieval city is home to Germany's oldest university, Heidelberg University, founded in 1386. The ruins of a red sandstone Gothic castle tower over the old town center.

Explore the blend of French and German cultures in Strasbourg, located in the Alsace region of northeast France. The neighborhood known as La Petite France is a scenic place for a walk, with half-timbered homes dating to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Black Forest clockmakers have been renowned for their craftsmanship since the 17th century, and Rhine River travelers usually can join an outing that takes them to a cuckoo clock workshop.

Departures in late November and December feature Christmas markets. These outdoor holiday bazaars are a beloved tradition, where merchants sell handcrafted ornaments, toys, candles and woodcarvings, as well as local treats like grilled sausages, roasted chestnuts and gingerbread.



In case you missed any of our recent river cruise newsletters, I've provided links below for the last 10 topics we've covered. Click any link to read more.

Huge Savings on River Cruises -- Take advantage of these fantastic deals for Vacations To Go customers.

Brand-New 2023 Itineraries -- Check out new river cruises debuting next year on the Rhine, Danube and other waterways.

Avalon Waterways Cruises -- Read about special experiences offered on an Avalon river cruise.

Highlights of Cruising the Danube -- Discover the best places to visit on the Danube River.

Emerald Cruises, Shorter Sailings and More -- Get a few ideas that may help you plan your next vacation.

Themed River Cruises -- See itineraries that are designed around a particular theme, such as culinary or musical interests.

America's Great Waterways -- Experience the country's rich heritage and scenic beauty on a river cruise.

Discover Europe's Grand Castles -- Learn about the castles and palaces that are often visited on river cruises.

France River Cruises -- Read about top sights along the Seine, Rhone, Saone and other superb rivers.

10 Best-Selling River Itineraries -- See some of our most popular river cruises in Europe and the U.S.



Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save with special discounted rates, plus fly for free from select gateways. Starting at $2,199. Departures from April 1 through November 22, 2023.

2) Jewels of the Rhine, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save up to $2,150 per couple. Starting at $2,220. Departures from October 23, 2022 through November 19, 2023.

3) Romantic Danube, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Regensburg and Budapest. Save with special discounted rates, plus fly for free from select gateways. Starting at $2,299. Departures from April 1 through November 19, 2023.

4) Burgundy & Provence, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Port St. Louis and St. Jean de Losne. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $2,699. Departures from March 28 through October 31, 2023.

5) Amsterdam, Cologne & the Best of Holland & Flanders, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Cologne. Save up to $2,000 per couple, plus receive a free drinks package. Starting at $2,729. Departures from April 25 through October 3, 2023.

6) The Baltic Sea & the Oder & Havel Rivers, 8 days with CroisiEurope. Travels between Berlin and Copenhagen. Save 10%. Starting at $2,888. Departures from May 9 through September 29, 2023.

7) Pacific Northwest Splendor, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Vancouver, WA and Clarkston or Spokane. Fly for free from select gateways, plus save up to $1,400 per couple in certain cabin categories and get $100 in onboard credit. Starting at $3,099. Departures from April 2 through November 19, 2023.

8) Gems of the Danube, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Travels between Budapest and Nuremberg. Save $2,150 per couple. Starting at $3,570. Departures from April 12 through October 26, 2023.

9) Lower Mississippi River Cruise, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $3,630. Departures from November 13, 2022 through May 26, 2023.

10) Rendezvous on the Seine, 10 days with Tauck. Begins and ends in Paris. Starting at $5,290. Departures from April 1 through October 18, 2023.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go