18 Mar Multi-Day Trip: River-Cruise – Romantic Rhine from Zürich to Amsterdam (8 days)
The River Rhine, one of Europe’s most legendary rivers, awaits you on this exciting journey, which starts in Switzerland and calls off in France, Germany, and the Netherlands!
After boarding your vessel in Switzerland, head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the Franco-German border. This is the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty and best known for Black Forest ham, gateau, and the cuckoo clock. You will continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. It will be a pleasure to stroll through the lovely Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade.
On your way down the river, visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, and stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Don’t miss out on the charming wine town of Rüdesheim! The vessel will pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Our last stop in Germany is Cologne — a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. This tour ends with another highlight: Amsterdam. Between charming canals and classic architecture, see the treasures of this 700-year-old city and enjoy the vibrant city.
Departure point: Zürich, Switzerland
Price: from $ 2499 per person
Tour provided by Avalon Waterways