Castles Along The Rhine (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ship: Varies by Departure
Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Basel, Switzerland

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, from where you will be transferred to the ship. Note: Guests sailing on the S.S. Antoinette will embark in Breisach between March and May due to lock renovations.

Breisach, Germany
Kaysersberg, France
Riquewihr, France
Breisach, Germany

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, sampling local delicacies and getting a feel for daily life. Or take a tour of the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy the festive Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.; Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian "Village Day" or Colmar city tour.

Kehl, Germany
Strasbourg, France
Kehl, Germany

The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designated city center, a grand Gothic cathedral and half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.; Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by canal or exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Strasbourg walking tour.

Mannheim, Germany
Speyer, Germany
Mannheim, Germany

Stroll through Speyer's charming Old Town to the city's grand cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.; Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Boppard, Germany

Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tour and Riesling tasting at Vollrads Castle. Adventurers will want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on a gondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise along the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, stroll through quaint Boppard.; Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting or exclusive guided "Go Active" hike from Rüdesheim to Assmannshausen, and guided Boppard village stroll.

Koblenz, Germany

Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine as you stand at the German Corner during your discovery tour. If you prefer to see the city from above, take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. For a more active exploration, bike from Boppard to Koblenz. Later in the day, get a close-up look at Marksburg Castle. Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on cruises that depart on or after April 2.; Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or exclusive guided "Go Active" bike ride, and Marksburg Castle visit.

Cologne, Germany

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne's many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city's iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne Cathedral. If you prefer to embark on an exciting journey through the world of fragrance and the birthplace of eau de Cologne, then visit Farina House. For beer connoisseurs, you'll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won't want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.; Featured Excursions: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral or Farina House or Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.

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