2014 Rhine River Getaway 

2014 Rhine River Getaway

Book by 8/31: 2-FOR-1 Cruise Pricing
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Viking River Cruises
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3/21/14 to 12/31/14
8 days

Cruise Amenities

Book by July 31, 2014 for 2-For-1 Cruise Pricing!  Ask about discounted roundtrip airfare on select dates.

Cruise Description

Aboard Viking Ingvi, Viking Tor, Viking Gullveig, Viking Var, Viking Bestla, Viking Kvasir, Viking Magni, Viking Atla or Viking Skadi
March 2014 to December 2014 - Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) - 8 Days
Day Port Highlights
1 Amsterdam Transfer to your ship.*
2 Kinderdijk Sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills. Return aboard for lunch and afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). (B, L, D)
3 Cologne On a morning walking tour stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church, and spend some time inside Cologne’s Dom, a remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction was begun in 1248 and which was only completed in 1880. Explore the dockside taverns, cafés and shops on your own. (B, L, D)
4 Koblenz

Tour 700-year-old Marksburg Castle and its museum. Lunch aboard as you enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site passage where castles overlook the river from their hilltop locations. Arrive in Rüdesheim in the late afternoon, where you have free time until late in the evening to explore on your own. (B, L, D)

5 Mannheim

Morning cruising of beautiful scenery. In Mannheim set off to Heidelberg to see Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. Then visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle, and take in the scenery of the Neckar River Valley and the city’s many red rooftops from its hilltop location. Continue with a walking tour through the Old Town to Heidelberg’s renowned gates. Rejoin your ship in Speyer, docked in full view of the imposing Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 11th century on the site of a former basilica, the building’s design was highly influential upon Romanesque architecture for centuries to come, and is the final resting place of eight German monarchs. (B, L, D)

6 Strasbourg Dock this morning in Kehl and disembark for a guided tour of Strasbourg. See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. The afternoon is free to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of French and German cultures. Dine aboard and enjoy free time this evening in the quaint little city of Kehl. (B, L, D)
7 Breisach Arrive during breakfast in Breisach, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic excursion through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows and dense forests. Once there, visit a local workshop and see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Return to Breisach for some free time. Or, choose an optional excursion to the quaint Alsatian town of Colmar. (B, L, D)
8 Basel After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight home*. Or, extend your journey with 2 nights in Lucerne. Enjoy the scenic landscape of the Swiss Alps with a view from your hotel, situated on the banks of beautiful Lake Lucerne. Ask your Travel Consultant for more details. (B)

Fares From $1,856 per person (based on select November departures)

  B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

*Airport meet and greet transfers are included when you purchase your air through Viking River Cruises.

Learn more about this getaway in this Viking River Cruises, Rhine Getaway video. 
All offers are for new bookings only made and paid in full by July 30, 2014. Fare listed is in US dollars, cruise only, per person based on double occupancy, in the minimum river view stateroom, on select November departures only. Fares include all early booking savings. Many other categories available, call for details. Fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract, which may be viewed upon request. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select Viking River Cruises U.S. and Canadian gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges.The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. We reserve the right to correct errors.
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