Travel Passport
Viking River Cruise
Castles On The Rhine

 

July 7-16, 2017

 

 

 

Depart USA July 7th, Arrive Basel, Switzerland on July 8th; Cruise July 9th-16th, 2017
(2) Night Pre-Cruise Offered in Lucerne, Switzerland at $699.00 per person
(2) Night Post-Cruise Offered in Amsterdam at $549.00 per person
 
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Your Rhine Getaway lets you see Fairy-tale castles, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery.  Little wonder the Rhine is one of Europe's best-loved rivers.  From Basel to Cologne and Amsterdam, this enchanting 8-day journey takes you past ancient vineyards and rolling meadows in the heart of Europe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will be cruising on the longship the Viking Kara
 
 
 
CRUISE ITINERARY:
                          
Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland                   
Day 2 - Breisach, Germany                  
Day 3 - Strasbourg, France                  
    Day 4 - Heidelberg & Speyer, Germany   
      Day 5 - Koblenz & Rüdesheim,Germany   
Day 6 - Cologne, Germany                   
Day 7 - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands   
Day 8 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                                                                
 
 
INCLUDED on this Amazing Cruise:
 
8-day cruise with river-view stateroom
6 guided tours with audio headset
All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring delicious regional specialties
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum: Enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany’s current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising
All port charges
Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary
 
 
 
We have reserved staterooms in these categories:
 
B     Balcony                    $3,730.50   per person
D     French Balcony        $3,230.50   per person
E     Standard Window    $2,630.50   per person
       *All based on double occupancy*
Other categories are available, please call for additional pricing.
 
Based on early booking discount, Group discount Applied, 2 for 1 rate.
 
 
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Day One:   Embark from Basel, Swizerland.   At Basel you will see architectural landmarks and experience its international flair.   A cultural center, it is filled with world-class museums.  The extra two nights could be a great way to explore more of this great city.
 
 
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Day Two:  Enjoy Breisach, Germany.  This is the gateway to the Black Forest.  Here you will see renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows, and dense forests.  Visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock making demonstration.  Have free time to explore Breisach, or choose an excursion to the Alsatian town of Colmar.
 
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Day Three:  Dock in Kehl and disembark for a guided tour of Strausbourg, France.  See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city's famed cathedral.  Explore this Alsatian city's blend of French and German cultures during a free afternoon.  See exquisite churches, medieval covered bridges, beautiful parks and lovely Art Nouveau and modernist architecture.
 
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Day Four:  Arrive in Mannheim for a journey to Heidelberg.   There see Germany's oldest university, founded in 1386.  Visity the imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle; then continue with a walking tour through the Old Town to Heidelberg's renowned gates.   Rejoin your ship in Speyer and take time to look around.  You dock in full view of the imposing Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO site.  Built in the 11th Century, it's soaring interior features graceful rows of sandstone arches and a large stained-glass window installed in the western facade during a later Gothic period.
 
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Day Five:  Koblenz & Rudesheim, Germany.   Spend free time in the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse.   See castles overlook the river from hilltop locations as you cruise the Middle Rhine, also a UNESCO site.  Disembark to tour 700-year-old Marksburg Castle.
 
                                                                           
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Day Six:  Cologne, Germany is a justly famous city.  Stroll through  Old Town past St. Martin's Church, and spend time inside Cologne's Dom, a remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction was begun in 1248 and only completed in 1880.  Explore dockside taverns, cafes and shops on your own.
 
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Day Seven:  Today brings you to Kinderdijk, another UNESCO site.  This ingenious area with a network of windmills and other flood management devices make living in The Netherlands possible.   Visit a working windmill to see its mechanisms and living quarters.
 
 
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Day Eight:  Arrive in Amsterdam to disembark your ship.  The afternoon is yours to explore the city and perhaps visit the Anne Frank House.  Finally, travel to the airport for your flight back home as you savor a magical week spent on the Rhine.
 
 
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Pre-Cruise:  2 Night Stay in Lucerne, Switzerland
$699.00 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy
 
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Included in the cost:
(2) Nights at the beautiful Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar)
Breakfast each morning
Guided Walking Tour with a Viking Host
Hotel and Ship Transfers
 
 
Post Cruise: 2 Night Stay in Amsterdam
$549.00 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy
 
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Included in the cost:
(2) Nights at the beautiful Movenpick Hotel (or similar)
Breakfast each morning
Guided Walking Tour with a Viking Host
Hotel and Ship Transfers
 
 
 
For more information see our website bucketlisttrips.citymax.com 
or contact Carla Teasdale or Joan Hahn at Travel Passport, LLC
800-677-4750, 801-423-1081, e-mail carlatravelp@yahoo.com or joanhahn@juno.com