Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle - 2018

Amsterdam • Cologne • Cochem • Schweich • Bernkastel • Boppard • Mainz • Speyer • Strasbourg • Breisach • Basel
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$3,199
  • $213
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 12
    TOURS
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Base prices are factored using double-occupancy rooms; supplemental fees may apply for those traveling independently.
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Experts to serve you, ship to shore

During your cruise, you’ll be well taken of. Your Cruise Director will provide briefings about upcoming ports, coordinate social and cultural activities on board ship, and generally make sure that your experience is the best it can be. Your onboard Concierge can provide expert advice and assist with special requests, be it on-shore restaurant reservations to spa appointments to event tickets and more. And to guide your included shore excursions, we’ve selected the best Regional Experts. If your program includes a land stay (or if you have chosen an optional extension), you will also enjoy the services of a City Host at your hotel, who can help you plan your exploration.



Cruise Directors make your trip “smooth sailing”


Your Vantage European river cruise will be led by a seasoned Cruise Director whose job it is to see to your comfort and satisfaction. Think of him or her as your onboard “host,” the person to turn to with questions about your itinerary, updates on the day’s activities, reservations for optional tours, and so much more.

Meet Erna Hoek
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Originally from the Netherlands, Erna originally studied journalism, but began a professional career as a tour guide in the U.S. after backpacking through the country on a six-month journey. Erna believes that the key to her success as a Cruise Director is her firsthand knowledge of both American and European cultures. "I can draw many comparisons between the two," she says. “Although in many ways our lives may seem the same, there are huge and very interesting differences to learn about.” Erna loves to travel and is an avid reader.

MEET THE CAPTAIN

Siegbert Schröder (River Voyager)

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The son of a cargo ship captain, River Voyager Captain Siegbert Schroder has spent most of his life around boats. Starting out as a ship’s boy in 1982, he eventually learned how to maneuver and handle vessels on his own, becoming a cargo ship captain himself in 1988. He notes that every day brings new challenges on the water, but considers a voyage successful as long as the passengers are enjoying themselves and the water levels are satisfactory. When he spends some rare time on land, Siegbert enjoys soccer and motorbiking.


CULINARY TEAM


Chef Stefan Vasile Florin

If you ask Stefan Vasile Florin to sum up his love of cooking, one theme runs through his every word: passion. Stefan has been cooking with passion since 1999 when he began his culinary training. He brought his skills in traditional and international styles of cooking to a 5-star hotel in Bucharest, where he expanded his knowledge and refined his craft. “My every intention is to cook with passion and make the guest want to come back for more,” he says. “For that, you need a strong team that works together seamlessly and shares the same commitment.” One experience that tapped into that passion occurred in a Bucharest fine-dining establishment specializing in Asian cuisine. Diners were able to choose their own fresh fish from an aquarium and watch as he procured the “locally sourced” food and prepared their meal. It provided a lesson in the importance of fresh ingredients that he carries with him as chef on the River Splendor. “I love having the opportunity to turn fresh quality products into creative, innovative and delicious dishes,” he says.

Regional Experts in Each Port


No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your River Cruise Director, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced Regional Experts in each port during your included tours. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families in this town get by? What is the legend about this cathedral? What do the decorations on a particular house mean? Your Regional Expert is eager to bring it all alive for you. All are fluent English speakers, and you won’t miss a word of their commentary as we provide complimentary audio headsets.

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Journey Switzerland & the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle Paris to the Swiss Alps Legendary Rhine & Moselle 2-for-1 Cruise Prices & 2-for-1 Airfare! The BEST Value in River Cruising.
Cruise-Only Price* 15 Days from $4,499 12 Days from $4,749 13 Days from $5,299 The BEST pacing & Greatest value compared to our competitors. *Pricing is based on a May Departure
Per Diem $299 per day $395 per day $407 per day Save up to $216 per couple per day - that's a total of $3,240 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 166-346 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. Viking Longships offer you a choice of stateroom category (cabin size ranges from 150-445 sq ft). 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 (127 sq ft) with the most single-friendly prices. 100% Single Supplement A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.  The ONLY deluxe tour operator in Europe with specially built single cabins.
Included Tours 12 Included Tours, plus Cultural Connections & Vantage Lifestyle Features 10 included tours 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 6 UNESCO sites classical music concert plus lecture on German current events 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 24 meals 35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Best value - most included meals
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