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You will be picked up from the ship or your hotel and driven by private luxury Mercedes to the golf course where your tee-time, practice balls and pull trolleys will have been arranged for you in advance. After your round of golf you will enjoy lunch in the clubhouse while your clubs are cleaned. You will then return to your luxury river cruise ship where you can enjoy the award-winning facilities and service.
An enchanting river adventure starts by embarking your ship and gathering on-board for a Welcome Dinner to meet your fellow guests. Choose from three excursions during your time in Breisach, where you can join a walking tour or perhaps visit the historical city centre. There is plenty of time to visit the local Museums in Rudesheim or take a biking tour around the old town of Strasbourg, before you set sail to Cologne and Amsterdam. Take your time to admire these stunning cities until your flight back to the UK.
|07 May 18||Basel | Embarkation
Embark the ship and in the evening gather on-board for a Welcome Dinner.
|08 May 18||Breisach | Kempferhof Golf Club
You have three exciting excursions to choose from. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town renowned for its historic architecture and its Riesling wines. A second option is a walking tour of the beautiful towns of Breisach and Freiburg, where you will visit the historical city center and Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Or for a more active option join a bike tour of Breisach.
|09 May 18||Strasbourg | Soufflenheim Golf Club
The capital city of France’s Alsace region, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. Here you will enjoy either a panoramic bus tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, explore on foot with a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. As an alternate choose from one of two active tours; an Old Town bike tour or a Strasbourg hike. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish. The ship then departs for Mannheim.
|10 May 18||Mannheim | Heidelberg | Rüdesheim
Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of one of three excursions in the afternoon. Your first option is a half-day excursion to the historic university town of Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Or, for your second option, enjoy a hike up the Philosopher's Path up to a panoramic view point of Heidelberg. Your third option is a city tour of Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). Continue on to Rüdesheim, where you can choose from either a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum or a Rüdesheimer Coffee excursion.
|11 May 18||Rüdesheim | Rhine Castles | Koblenz | Golf Club Hanau - Wilhelmsbad
Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of one of three excursions: a gondola ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue followed by a wine tasting with a local vintner; a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany's best wine regions; or a guided hike to Ehrenfel’s Castle. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. Late risers can skip the gondola ride and still participate in the wine tasting if they’d like. In the afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz and cruises through the Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles. After arriving in Koblenz, your Cruise Manager will take you on a walking tour through this charming town. The ship moors here overnight.
|12 May 18||Koblenz | Cologne
The ship cruises to Cologne , where you will have a choice of tours. The first is an afternoon walking tour that includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic Gothic cathedral. The second option is a Kolsch Beer and local specialties tasting, and the third is a guided bike tour of the city. The ship departs in the evening for Amsterdam.
|13 May 18||Amsterdam
After arriving in the afternoon, your discovery of Amsterdam begins with a panoramic city tour of famed landmarks and photo opportunity at a Dutch windmill, followed by a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding during WWII. Afterwards you’ll walk to Begijnhof, known for its historic buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and have some free time to explore. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour of the Jordaan District, or join an Amsterdam Jewish Heritage excursion. The ship moors here overnight.
|14 May 18||Amsterdam | Disembarkation
Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight
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