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Switzerland, the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle featuring Oberammergau extension - 2020

The Netherlands • Germany • France • Switzerland • Oberammergau Extension
  • EXPERIENCE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY ON OUR OPTIONAL EXTENSION
  • SWITZERLAND & THE HEART OF THE RHINE & MOSELLE
  • FULL-DAY TOUR OF THE ALSATIAN WINE ROUTE
  • EXPLORE CITIES ON TWO WHEELS USING THE BICYCLES WE HAVE ABOARD SHIP
  • WALKING TOUR OF STRASBOURG, FEATURING A CANAL BOAT RIDE
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  • $293
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  • 15
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  • 25
    TOURS
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Activities & Entertainment

This Trip is Rated Moderate

While some of your Moselle & Rhine river cruise's included sightseeing tours involve walking — occasionally on cobbled or uneven streets, or along unpaved vineyard paths — there are usually alternative activities or modes of transportation for those who prefer not to walk. If you wish to extend your walks, your Cruise Director or local guide can suggest scenic routes nearby. At the same time, there is plenty of time to relax aboard your river boat, and should you wish to forego any activity, you are always at liberty to do so. For the fullest enjoyment of this trip, we recommend that you be in reasonably good health, and able to walk at least a mile unassisted.


Onboard Cooking & Cocktail Classes

Savor 5-star dining onboard Vantage river ships. Get ready to learn all the tricks of the trade — and enjoy face time with our world-class chefs — when you sign up for complimentary onboard cooking classes in our Captain’s Clubs. Depending on the season and region you’re sailing, enjoy two hands-on presentations spotlighting local produce, as the chef whips up main dishes and savory soups, followed by a delightful tasting session. Held during lunch- or dinnertime, depending on your sailing schedule, these meals will replace those served in the main dining room. Each cooking class meal comes with food for thought, too — the conversation of fellow passengers in an intimate group of just 30. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise a glass, either, in cocktail-making demonstrations and tasting in your ship’s bar. (Cocktails available for purchase.) Salut!


Let Us Entertain You

Throughout your European river cruise, you’ll enjoy local arts and entertainment both on shore and aboard ship. During a special event at Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, you’ll meet and interact with the “count,” who’ll be dressed in full costume — plus enjoy a glass of wine and a guided tour of the castle. And for your listening and dancing pleasure while aboard ship, Vantage offers an array of handpicked performers and entertainment, including a sundown serenade featuring a German folklore musical duo; a modern strings showcase of popular and familiar favorites; a cheeky, elegant trio will delight you with songs from the ’20s to the ’50s; and professional dancers will teach the basic steps of the foxtrot, cha-cha, and more, during a German party night. Other onboard entertainment includes movie night and a show performed by the crew.


Join Us in the Cabaret Lounge

Our new themed Cabaret Lounge is the place to go to relax, enjoy a drink, meet with friends, dance, and enjoy the Broadway-themed décor accents and entertainment.


Cycling along the Rhine and Moselle

Biking is not only a wonderful way to exercise, but a great way to experience a slice of life along the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Your Deluxe river cruise ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time — just speak to your Cruise Director to reserve one. To reserve a bike for the duration of your cruise ($150/week), select it as an optional tour through your MyPortfolio account. In various ports along our route — such as Cochem, Bernkastel, Trier, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach, and Basel — you can rent bicycles at an additional cost (should those on board be unavailable). Click the links below for maps of many safe pathways open to cyclists. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from www.bikemap.net.

Bike Maps

View the Biking Route Map: Amsterdam: The best of Dutch traditional architecture & culture: Zaanse Schans

Length: 20 miles

Difficulty level: Easy & flat

Discover a centuries-old way of life when you cycle past traditional Dutch homes and windmills in Zaanse Schans.



View the Biking Route Map: Cologne: “the best view” path

Length: 5 miles

Difficulty level: Easy & mostly flat

Admire some of the most scenic paths of the iconic Rhine River through Deutz, opposite Cologne River. You’ll have the best view of the magnificent Cologne Cathedral & Hohenzollern Bridge, the busiest railroad bridge in the world.



View the Biking Route Map: Bernkastel: Scenic Mosel every mile…

Length: 19 miles

Difficulty level: Moderate & flat

This bike path will take you along the beautiful Moselle River, where you can enjoy scenic vistas including sprawling vineyards and the winding river bend. You’ll pass small towns and villages, ideal for refreshment stops.



View the Biking Route Map: Strasbourg: Into the city Center

Length: 4 miles

Difficulty level: Flat & easy

This path will take you on an easy route into the hearth of the city center in Strasbourg, near its cathedral. It is easy and mostly flat.



View the Biking Route Map: Basel: Roman origins of Basel

Length: 20 miles

Difficulty level: Moderate & mostly flat

Augusta Raurica is an excavation site nearby Basel, which includes fascinating evidence of ancient Roman habitation.


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Per Diem $253 per day $389 per day Save up to $272 per couple per day - that's a total of $4,080 for 15 days.
Ship & Staterooms The 176-passenger ms River Voyager offers all staterooms face outside and feature a glorious view (cabin size ranges from 140-355 sq ft). Why not add to the glamour and romance by staying in our top-of-the-line Suite? More space equals more tranquility and pleasure — room for a separate sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balcony, and a spacious full bath with shower and tub. Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views. The 128-passenger River Queen has Suites and Staterooms from 151-215 sq ft. Join us and unpack just once! We have the most square footage on lower and bottom cabins, plus the best Suite Life Deal in the cruise business!
Single Travelers 8 Single-Occupancy Cabins (125 sq ft) with free single supplement! A limited number of singles are available at a supplement of at least 50% The ONLY deluxe tour operator in Europe with specially built single cabins, singles save up to $5,199 in our solo occupancy rooms.
Included Tours 12 Included Tours, plus Cultural Connections & Vantage Lifestyle Features 11 included tours The Most Included Tours!
Special Features Participate and learn in culinary & cocktail demonstrations & tastings, including special themed regional dinners and local wines, plus, enjoy FREE bikes and maps! 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2 Informative lectures & presentations on board Wine tastings Onboard local entertainment Complimentary bicycles Pub Crawl Onboard Local Entertaiment One Lecture Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers!
Meals 41 meals—competitive meal inclusions, plus spa dining 35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Best value - most included meals
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