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Legendary Rhine & Moselle 

Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Pay in full by Oct 31st & Save up to $1,800!
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Uniworld River Cruises
River Queen
5/31/14 to 10/31/14
13 days
Europe
 

Cruise Description


THE LEGENDARY RHINE & MOSELLE
Aboard the River Queen
May through October, 2014 - Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) - 13 Days
Day Port Highlights
1 Amsterdam Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your ship. (D)
2 Amsterdam Experience the highlights of Amsterdam and a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Then choose between two of the most prestigious museums in the world: the newly reopened Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)
3 Cologne Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which displays thousands of artifacts dating from Cologne’s days as a Roman colony. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral.
4 Koblenz Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, as your guide explains the town’s history and its importance to this region, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of Alken for an adventurous hike up to dramatic Thurant Castle, where you’ll meet the keeper, tour the rooms, and visit the hunter’s quarters. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. (BB, L, D)
5 Cochem/ Ediger-Eller In Cochem, enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. In the afternoon visit Ediger-Eller, where you’ll be greeted by the town mayor, who will host your visit. Stroll through the cobblestone streets to the church for an organ recital before an exclusive wine tasting at a local inn. (BB, L, D)
6 Luxembourg Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular winding Moselle, you will visit the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, including Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WW II cemetery that is the final resting place of US Army General George Patton. (BB, L, D)
7 Trier Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so many Roman monuments; you’ll see the Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. Then sail the Moselle River, a world-class Riesling-growing region. (BB, L, D)
8 Bernkastel Discover Bernkastel, with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. Take in the ravishing scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which cling to the vertiginous banks of the winding Moselle. (BB, L, D)
 9 Boppard/ Rüdesheim Take a guided stroll through delightful Boppard before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-laden slopes and its dozens of castles strung like pearls along the river banks. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. (BB, L, D)
 10 Speyer Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century, and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. Speyer was also home to a thriving Jewish community in the Middle Ages, traces of which can be seen in a ritual bath and the remains of a synagogue. (BB, L, D)
 11 Strasbourg Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide along its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Or see Strasbourg à pied: walk through winding lanes to the charming markets and shops of Old Town, where you will indulge in a patisserie and coffee at a charming café. (BB, L, D)
 12 Colmar/ Kayserberg Visit enchanting Colmar, with its winding streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is built of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
 13  Basel Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (CB/BB)

Per Person Fares From $4,999 (based on October 31 departure)
Pay in full by Oct 31, 2013 & SAVE up to $1,800 per couple!
All offers valid for new bookings made and paid in full by October 31, 2013. Fare listed is in US dollars, cruise only, per person based on double occupancy in the minimum river view stateroom. Port charges of $240 per person are additional. Airfare is not included in the price listed. Savings listed in U.S. dollars. Savings up to $1,800 per couple varies by program and category staterooms, and may be less. $1,000 per couple for categories 5, 4, 3. $1,800 per couple for categories 2, 1 and suites. Pay-in-Full Savings is not combinable with the Early Booking Savings or any other promotional offers, and requires full payment at time of booking. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. We reserve the right to correct errors.
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