Heidelberg Castle Trips & Tours - 2018/2019

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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lake Como, Lucerne, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Zermatt, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 5,698
$ 380 per day
Highlights
  • Arrive in Zürich, welcome dinner
  • Orientation walk of the Old Town; taste Sprüngli chocolate pralines; visit the capital of Liechtenstein
  • Picture stop in Lake Como
  • A stop in Stresa at Lake Maggiore; mountain train to Zermatt
  • Drive through the Rhône Valley to Lake Geneva
  • Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; lunch at a working farm
  • Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinner
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a woodcarver’s workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim and enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walking tour in Koblenz
  • Choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk
  • Canal cruise

    Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
  • This fabulous vacation beginning with an in-depth land tour of everything stunning Switzerland has to offer; then a river cruise along the legendary Rhine River—with stops in France, Germany, and Holland—awaits you!

    With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes, Switzerland offers something for everyone
  • On this tour, experience some of its most interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Basel, Burgundy, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lyon, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienne, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 6,058
$ 379 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome to France
  • Onboard welcome reception; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
  • Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral
  • Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
  • Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
  • Day at leisure; cheese tasting on board
  • Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, and Rhine Rivers
  • The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey
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4.7 | Excellent | 19 Reviews
By
Tauck
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Italy, Heidelberg Castle, Milan
From $ 5,290
$ 481 per day
Highlights
  • Tauck Exclusive evening at Schloss Johannisberg
  • a historic vineyard estate in the Rheingau wine-growing region; lunch aboard a private canal boat cruise in Amsterdam; three nights at Hotel Principe di Savoia
  • a historic landmark in the heart of Milan; private boat ride on Lake Como; visit to Isola Comacina for lunch at a famed trattoria; visit to Bellagio; visit to legendary Heidelberg Castle; walking tour of the tiny Alsatian wine village of Riquewihr; and more.
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4.2 | Great | 5 Reviews
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Viking River Cruises
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, 50 plus
Visits: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Arc de Triomphe, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Luxembourg, Paris, Prague, Trier
From $ 3,156
$ 263 per day
Highlights
  • Explore Bamberg a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Würzburg
  • Enjoy tour to fascinating red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle
  • Experience cruising towards Cochem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Discover Luxembourg
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bamberg, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienna, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 5,448
$ 341 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception on Day 1; choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market on Day 2
  • Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater
  • Guided walk; Christmas market
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; Christmas market; onboard lecture; beer tasting
  • Onboard lecture, choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
  • Day at leisure for visiting Christmas Market
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas markets
  • Onboard culinary demonstration, guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat
  • Guided visit of the castle; see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market
  • Excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas market
  • This European Christmastime river cruise will take you across Austria and Germany and along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers
  • Enjoy guided sightseeing in several cities along the way and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets
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4.7 | Excellent | 19 Reviews
By
Tauck
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Family Friendly, 50 plus
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Koblenz, Lucerne, Strasbourg, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 4,490
$ 561 per day
Highlights
  • Cogwheel Train Ride in the Swiss Alps; visit to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle; bicycling along the banks of the Rhine/Moselle; exclusive
  • private evening at Burg Satzvey (a moated castle); tour of Cologne Cathedral; Amsterdam Canal tour and van Gogh Museum
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Basel, Boppard, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Trier, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 4,599
$ 354 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, or visit Sayn Manor House
  • Guided walk; wine tasting
  • Choice of guided tour in Metz, or excursion to the Maginot Line area
  • Choices of guided tour, or “Roman Trier” tour, see the Porta Nigra
  • Free time in Beilstein; excursion to a medieval castle
  • Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland


  • At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bamberg, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienna, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 5,448
$ 341 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market
  • Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat; Christmas markets
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat
  • Guided walk; onboard cookie-baking demonstration; St. Nicholas legend
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market
  • Onboard lecture; guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas market
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
  • Day at leisure to visit Christmas market
  • Onboard lecture; guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; Christmas market; beer tasting
  • Guided walk; Christmas market
  • : guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; Austrian cookie tasting
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or culinary tour at Christmas market

    Day 16 Vienna:
  • This Christmastime river cruise will take you across Germany and Austria along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers
  • Enjoy guided sightseeing in several cities along the way and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bamberg, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Prague, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 3,569
$ 297 per day
Highlights
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds; Christmas market
  • Onboard welcome reception;
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture; Christmas market
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas markets
  • Onboard culinary demonstration, guided walk
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

    Day 9 Heidelberg–Speyer:
  • Guided visit of the castle; see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market
  • Excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas market
  • Celebrate this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Czech Republic, on through the heart of Germany, and ending in Switzerland


  • Prague, the beautiful Czech capital, is set on the banks of the Vltava River and a Local Guide will be proud to show you the famous sights
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Brussels, Heidelberg, London, Lucerne, Paris, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 2,659
$ 295 per day
Highlights
  • London : Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • London–brussels : By high-speed Eurostar train
  • Amsterdam : Canal cruise
  • Rhine cruise:
  • Heidelberg : Walking tour of the Old Town, take pictures of the castle; dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg
  • Black forest: Woodcarving demonstration; enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake)
  • Rhine falls:
  • Lucerne : Walking tour including the Bourbaki Panorama, the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge
  • Paris : Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise
  • As the name implies, this guided European tour is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe
  • You’ll spend two nights in London, Lucerne, and Paris, as well as a night each in Amsterdam and Heidelberg
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Passau, Strasbourg, Vienna, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 4,899
$ 377 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided visit of the castle; see the Great Vat
  • Choice of guided sightseeing of Frankfurt or excursion to Seligenstad
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Choice of guided city sightseeing of Nuremberg or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour or guided sightseeing of Roth
  • Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
  • Guided walk
  • Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein

    Day 12 Vienna:
  • Guided sightseeing

    Day 13 Vienna (Disembarkation):
  • This river cruise vacation touches four countries, from Zürich, Switzerland, to Vienna, Austria, on three rivers, and the impressive Main Danube Canal—truly an adventure!

    Strasbourg, France, sits on the border of France and Germany and perfectly blends the cultures of both countries
  • See the city’s historical charm with visits to the red-sandstone cathedral, with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock, and the charming La Petite France District
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Bamberg, Basel, Boppard, Budapest, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienna, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Zurich
From $ 6,698
$ 419 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar
  • Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard
  • Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt
  • Guided walking tour
  • Guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
  • Full day guided tour in Munich
  • Choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
  • Guided walk; beer tasting on board
  • Guided walk
  • Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • Your breathtaking river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland
  • You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for a Black Forest excursion, and to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Basel, Burgundy, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lyon, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 5,798
$ 387 per day
Highlights
  • Welcome reception; canal cruise on Day 2
  • Choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk
  • Guided sightseeing in Koblenz; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat
  • Guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; excursion to Heidelberg, guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; onboard woodcarving demonstration
  • Visit a local woodcarver’s workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum
  • Transfer to Beaune, visit Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception
  • Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting; free time in Mâcon
  • Guided sightseeing in Lyon, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
  • Day at leisure

    Day 12 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Viviers:
  • Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
  • Sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting), guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater
  • Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers
  • The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lucerne, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 3,398
$ 340 per day
Highlights
  • Guided walk, see the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Mount Pilatus excursion
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a woodcarver’s workshop or visit a Black Forest open-air museum

    Day 5 Strasbourg:
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat in Heidelberg; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim and enjoy a special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz

    Day 8 Cologne:
  • Choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk

    Day 9 Amsterdam:
  • Canal cruise

    Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
  • One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

    Begin your river cruise journey in the beautiful Swiss city of Lucerne
  • See the impressive Lion Monument and walk across the famous Chapel Bridge
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4.7 | Excellent | 19 Reviews
By
Tauck
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Family Friendly, 50 plus
Visits: Heidelberg Castle
From $ 3,790
$ 474 per day
Highlights
  • Cogwheel Train Ride in the Swiss Alps; visit to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle; bicycling along the banks of the Rhine/Moselle; evening at Reichenstein Castle; tour of Cologne Cathedral; Amsterdam Canal tour and van Gogh Museum
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 2,499
$ 312 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
  • Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; guided walk in Koblenz
  • Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
  • Canal cruise
  • One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

    Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border
  • Here you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock
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4.2 | Great | 5 Reviews
By
Viking River Cruises
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Local Immersion & Homestays, Transformative
Visits: Germany, Bamberg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Nuremberg
From $ 1,798
$ 257 per day
Highlights
  • Explore the cobblestone streets of Rothenburg
  • Opportunity to see red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle
  • Visit fascinating Bamberg town which is know as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Nuremberg
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Switzerland, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Nuremberg, Salzburg, St. Martin's Cathedral, Strasbourg
From $ 4,299
$ 331 per day
Highlights
  • Experience 9-night deluxe Cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
  • Explore Munich
  • Visit Regensburg enjoy the guided walk to Historische Wurstküche
  • Exploring Würzburg, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Opportunity to cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim
  • Enjoy through Heidelberg, visit of the castle, see the Great Vat
  • Discover Strasbourg
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Switzerland, Basel, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Zurich, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 1,499
$ 300 per day
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas markets
  • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market
  • Guided visit of the castle; see the Great Vat; Christmas markets
  • This Christmas river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season!

    Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, considered the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest
  • An area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock
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4.7 | Excellent | 19 Reviews
By
Tauck
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lucerne, Mt. Pilatus, Strasbourg, Cologne, Heidelberg Castle
From $ 3,990
$ 499 per day
Highlights
  • Private dinner at Schloss Ehreshoven
  • choices of bicycle excursions in Strasbourg & Koblenz
  • cogwheel train up Mt. Pilatus
  • wine tasting in the Alsatian hills
  • choice of walking tour or spa visit in Baden-Baden
  • visits to historic cities along the Rhine
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