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Our Rhine & Moselle river cruises are an exceptional way to spend any vacation. While on a Rhine river cruise, you will experience Europe in ways many travelers only dream. Our travel planners rely on their years of experience to chart the most exemplary cruise you will ever travel. Learn how to book your Rhine or Moselle river cruise here.
Savor a home-hosted coffee and cake experience in Speyer, allowing you to interact directly with locals who can provide a unique perspective on their homeland
Full-day tour of the Alsatian Wine Route, including visit to Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum
Walking tour of Strasbourg, featuring a canal boat ride
Visit Weingut Georg Fritz von Nell winery for a wonderful lunch
Guided tour of Trier, including a visit to the Roman amphitheater
Guided tour through the historic Reichsburg Castle
Cruise along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a stretch of river so disarmingly beautiful that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit Rijksmuseum, home of Amsterdam’s premier art collection
Guided visit to Gutenberg Museum, where you will see the Gutenberg Bible
Enjoy one of the true pleasures of river cruising — sailing through some of the most picturesque and charming areas on the continent
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We’ll provide you with a lock and helmet, so all you need to do is bring comfortable clothing and shoes and an appetite for adventure! Find a route using one of our handy maps, which are also available upon arrival. Embark on a two-wheeled discovery of:
Zaanse Schans – An easy and flat exploration of this traditional Dutch landscape.
Cologne – View some of the city’s most memorable sights on one short cycling route.
Bernkastel – Enjoy a longer ride (approximately 19 miles) through charming villages and beautiful landscapes.
Strasbourg – A short, easy trip to the heart of the city.
Basel – Get a good workout in on this mostly flat 20-mile route that takes you to Roman ruins.
For biking, please bring firm-soled shoes, lightweight layers in moisture-wicking fabrics, a windbreaker, and pants made of breathable fabric (or padded cycling pants). Hats and gloves are suggested for chilly months. Click here for more Biking information
Some of the richest culinary traditions in the world can be found in this region, and you’ll experience these firsthand on this journey. In addition to savoring delectable meals, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in intimate cooking classes with our world-class chefs, learning how to prepare local delicacies – and then savoring them! Here are just a few of the culinary treasures that await you on this journey:
Cologne – You’ll sample local beer with regional specialties throughout your trip, but perhaps the most special experience will be a special tasting of Kölsch beer. The New York Times once stated that drinking a Kölsch is “more than just drinking a beer: It's like drinking an entire culture.” Experiencing it is a pleasure.
Cochem – Gain insight on a signature regional dish when you join an interactive cooking lesson on beef roulade. Your chef will walk you through the process of making this delectable dish, and then you’ll get to enjoy the results.
Speyer – Savor home-hosted coffee and cake, allowing you to interact directly with locals who can provide a unique perspective on their homeland.
Bernkastel – Our culinary discoveries continue with another cooking demonstration: dark beer-braised pork. You’ll have another opportunity to learn about the cuisine in this part of Europe during a demonstration on dumplings, which will also include a wine tasting.
Trier – Enjoy a cooking demonstration of German sausages, one of the signature dishes of this region. Our chef will teach you how the sausage is made, as well as provide some background on why it’s a staple in the German diet. You’ll also visit a local wine estate, where you can savor a delicious lunch and learn about wine-making in this part of the world.
Boppard – Another cooking demonstration today adds to our epicurean experience, as we learn about Swabian Meat Pockets.
Breisach – Enjoy yet another captivating culinary educational session, as you learn to make the German equivalent of macaroni and cheese, called kasspatzle. We will also have a special wine tasting.
Special Dinners – Celebrate the tastes of the regions we visit with themed dinners, included Dutch and Swiss-themed Captain’s Dinners.
This region of the world is renowned for its superb wines, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy and learn about them. As you travel from one charming town to the next, experience the viniculture of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers in authentic Vantage style.
Bernkastel – You’ll savor local wines in the place known as the “Town of Vines and Wine,” as well as sit down to a delicious lunch at a local wine estate here.
Cochem – Meet the “count” and sip a glass of fine Riesling during a guided tour through historic Reichsburg Castle.
Alsatian Wine Route – Set off on a full-day tour of this fabled route, enjoying wine tastings in Colmar and Riqueur as well as one on your ship with a sommelier.
Harvest departures – For our three fall Harvest departures, we’ve added exciting features to help you get even closer to the wine-making world, including a chance to pick grapes at a vineyard.
On this journey, you’ll be immersed in the many facets of the culture here, whether you are sampling superb vintages, admiring masterpieces in a renowned museum, or learning about the hidden history of some of Europe’s most interesting destinations.
Amsterdam: Discover the artistic treasures of the Rijksmuseum, home to one of Europe’s most respected art collections.
Speyer: Savor home-hosted coffee and cake, allowing you to interact directly with locals who can provide a unique perspective on their homeland.
Mainz: Learn about one of the greatest inventions in history at the Gutenberg Museum. You’ll also get a chance to experience the local culture during a pub crawl here.
Trier: Drift back to Roman times at the amphitheater in Trier, one of Europe’s most impressive remnants of this period in history.
Cochem: Meet the “count” and sip a glass of fine riesling during a guided tour through historic Reichsburg Castle.
Bernkastel: Wine is vital to the identity of this part of the world, and you’ll get a chance to learn about Germany’s light and fruity vintages during a wine tasting here.
Breisach: During a full-day tour of the Alsatian Wine Route, partake in wine tastings at different wine cellars using a coupon provided by Vantage.
On this scenic sail through the Rhine and Moselle river valleys, you’ll not only take in the breathtaking scenery of one of Europe’s most picturesque regions – you’ll delve into its remarkable wine culture as well.
There are just three departures of this remarkable wine harvest journey that allow you to soak in the culture of charming towns like Mainz – home to the Gutenberg Museum – and Baden-Baden, the “Gateway to the Black Forest,” in addition to enjoying the timeless traditions of wine harvesting.
Cochem – Meet the “count” and sip a glass of fine riesling during a guided tour through historic Reichsburg Castle.
Bernkastel – Enjoy a walking tour and wine tasting in Bernkastel, known as the “International Town of Vines and Wine.” You’ll also enjoy an exclusive grape picking and pressing at the renowned Weingut Fritz Georg von Nell vineyard.
Breisach – Savor distinctive riesling and Ice Wine with a sommelier on board the ship. You’ll also set off on a full-day tour of the famed Alsatian Wine Route, getting a chance to truly experience the vintages and the storied culture here.
Cochem – Meet the "count" of Reichsburg Castle, a stately fortress that dates back 1,000 years, while enjoying some wine and music.
Stay active on your cruise down the Rhine and Moselle Rivers! In addition to morning onboard stretching and yoga offerings (features vary by departure), you’ll enjoy a bevy of active endeavors. Here are but a few:
With four countries on this itinerary, you’ll want to capture the unique atmosphere and landmarks of each. Here are some tips to get you started on your photographic vision quest:
The Worldwide Concierge service will be available throughout your entire river cruise to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
Take advantage of this free, start-to-finish service by making your requests prior to your journey or during your journey. We are one of the only companies to offer this level of service! Call 1-888-982-6824 or email Concierge@vantagetravel.com to speak to a Concierge today, or simply log into My Portfolio up to two weeks prior to departure.
Your solo-friendly river cruise has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including: