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Luxembourg River Cruises

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg City, capital of the country of the same name, sits above the Alzette and Petrusse rivers, with the city itself acting as the confluence point. However in terms of river cruises, the city is sometimes used more as a land destination as part of an itinerary focusing on the Rhine or another major European river. Luxembourg is a naturally-attractive destination, boasting some truly impressive valleys, while the city itself offers a number of interesting landmarks and sights. Situated between France, Belgium and Germany, it displays influences from all these countries in both its cuisine and cultures, along with an intertwined history which is fascinating to explore.

Exploring Luxembourg

One of the most interesting and poignant attractions is the World War II Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, a monument and grave for over 5,000 of America's fallen, many of whom died during the famed Battle of the Bulge. It is also where the renowned General George Patton rests, making it a both a place of pilgrimage for American citizens who lost family members in the war and also for visitors from all over the world who wish to pay their respects to the fallen.

There are other monuments dedicated to the history of the Second World War to be discovered on a walk through its streets but the city certainly is much more than simply a relic of this time. The Casemates Bock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a network of underground military fortifications that makes for fascinating viewing, while the Neumunster Abbey is a particularly striking feat of architecture and another popular attraction, with another faith-based structure of note being the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. The Palace of the Grand Dukes is as striking as its name would suggest, dating back to the 16th century and built in the Italian Renaissance style, it’s still occupied and is the city residence of the Grand Ducal family.

Even more historic structures of note can be found close to the city itself including the landmark viaduct, which is striking because the area in which it passes through is so beautiful and the Citadel of the Holy Spirit, which dominates the city skyline and offers a wealth of atmospheric history to explore. Indeed, the city itself offers many beautiful views, with the valleys creating different levels which offer visitors clear line-of-sight over long distances from certain locations in the city.  To immerse yourself further and indeed more completely in the past, be sure to visit the National Museum of Art and History, which boasts a range of exhibits from classical to modern times. As well as works of art, there are archaeological finds, historic weaponry and exhibits which tell the tale of Luxembourg’s cultural history.

Luxembourg tips

If you want to stop and pick up some souvenirs during your visit to the city, or perhaps enjoy a snack or a drink, the currency of Luxembourg is the Euro, so you’ll have no trouble getting hold of some spending money.

Luxembourg Itineraries

Rudesheim

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

9 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
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Strasbourg

Strasbourg to Remich

4 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to Remich
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Koln

The Rhine & Moselle - Northbound

1 sailing date May 2019
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

The Rhine & Moselle - Northbound

12 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Tauck logo FROM £4959pp
Koblenz

Paris to the Swiss Alps - Zurich to Paris

42 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
11 Nights From Zurich, to France , Paris
Viking Cruises logo FROM £3025pp
Prague

Cities Of Light - Paris to Prague

30 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2020
11 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
Viking Cruises logo FROM £3085pp
Luxembourg

Rhine & Moselle Splendors - Luxembourg to Basel

7 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Luxembourg , to Switzerland , Basel
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2369pp
Bamberg

Cities of Light - Prague to Paris

30 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
Viking Cruises logo FROM £3085pp
Basel

Paris to the Swiss Alps - Paris to Zurich

22 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
11 Nights From Paris, France to , Zurich
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