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Tour Itinerary

Cruise the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel, experiencingthe world's largest flower auction, taking in the majesty ofthe Swiss Alps and sampling local beer, wine, cheese andchocolate on shore, for an authentic taste of Europe.

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Amsterdam, Holland
    Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to yourboutique hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening,join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.Hotel: Pulitzer Amsterdam  
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Stop at the Douwes Fine Art gallery, seven generations in thesame family, to learn how old-master paintings are restored for exhibition. Next, visit the famous Rijksmuseum to seesome of the highlights of its extensive collection of Dutchmasters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. Afterlunch at leisure, take a private canal cruise in Amsterdam,the best way to see this city famously linked by 165 canalsspanning more than 30 miles. Finally, enjoy priorityboarding onto your river ship. After settling in to yourpremium cabin or suite, gather for a welcome cocktail anddinner aboard.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    This morning, transfer by coach to the university town of Leiden, where you enjoy a private (before-hours) visit to the American Pilgrim Museum. Afterwards, spend some time at leisure to explore Leiden at your own pace. Rejoin the ship in Utrecht for lunch as your cruise continues. This evening, enjoy a private cocktail party.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Cologne, Germany
    Arrive this morning Cologne where you disembark to explore the major sites on a walking tour, including the Gothic cathedral, an edifice so massive its construction spanned centuries; it was only officially completed in 1880. Follow your sightseeing, return to the ship for lunch and some time at leisure. Late this afternoon, regather for visit to a 100-year-old brewery where you enjoy a beer tasting and light snacks.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Arrive in Cochem on the Moselle River, a tributary of theRhine, this afternoon. Disembark to visit the neo-Gothiccastle, including its famous Witches Tower, the only part ofthe original Gothic structure still standing. Tonight, sit downto a private Chef '''s Highlights dinner aboard.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Koblenz & R��desheim
    Cruise to Koblenz, where you rejoin the Rhine River.Koblenz'''s history dates back to Roman times, when JuliusCaesar built nearby the first bridge to span the Rhine. Takea guided walking tour of the city this morning. Then, cruisethe lovely Rhine Gorge, one of the most scenic stretches inall of Europe. Its magical mix of rocky, winding riverbanks, quaint riverside towns and castles perched high on thecliffside helped to earn it a spot on UNESCO'''s list of WorldHeritage Sites. Arrive later in R''desheim, known throughoutthe region for its excellent wines. Join your Resident TourDirector for a wine tasting and dinner ashore at a localrestaurant.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Set out on a full-day excursion to Heidelberg, seeing theruins of Heidelberg Castle. Abandoned in the 18th century,the crumbling fortress nevertheless remained a source ofinspiration for later Romantic painters and poets, who seizedon it as a symbol of faded glory. After lunch, proceed to theAltstadt (old town) for time at leisure; the Market Square is anexcellent place to soak up local life. Tonight, attend a captain'''sgala dinner aboard your vessel.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Strasbourg, France
    The capital of France'''s Alsace region, Strasbourg has been afocal point of French-German conflict for centuries, bearingthe combined stamp of both nations as a result. Experience thisfor yourself on a walking tour of the old town that includes aspecially arranged tasting at the Cave des Hospices, the city'''soldest wine cellar. Cruise to Basel, Switzerland'''s third-largestcity.Hotel: 'Amadeus Imperial'   'Amadeus Queen'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Lucerne, Switzerland
    Disembark and drive to Mount Pilatus, journeying to the top via cog railway for lunch, accompanied by amazing,postcard-worthy mountaintop views. After a cable-cardescent, take a walking tour of Lucerne. Since the mid-19thcentury, this beautiful city has been the most-visited inSwitzerland and, today, it strikes an ideal balance betweentimeless historic beauty and modern development. Thecity'''s most famous landmark is the Chapel Bridge, theoldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. View its interior,decorated with vivid paintings, many of which date back tothe 17th century and depict events from the city'''s history.Also visit Corn Market Square and the nearby Old TownHall, built in 1602. Continue to Zurich and check in to yourhotel. Hotel: The Storchen  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  10. Day 10
    Switzerland is synonymous with chocolate, and no visit toZurich is complete without a stop at a Swiss chocolatier'sworkshop, where you enjoy some delectable treats. Aftertime at leisure for lunch, gather for a guided walking tour ofthe city, taking in its alluring mix of modern and Old Worldarchitecture while strolling its pedestrian-friendly avenues.Zurich is known for its churches, and your walk incorporatesseveral noteworthy ones, including the Fraum''nster, withits Marc Chagall-designed stained glass windows, and theGrossm''nster, supposedly founded by Charlemagne andlater playing a key part in establishing the Reformation inSwitzerland. Tonight, attend a farewell dinner.Hotel: The Storchen  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Depart Zurich
    Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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