Switzerland, the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle - 2019

14-night Rhine and Moselle River Cruise with Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Cologne, Cochem, Schweich, Bernkastel, Trier, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer, Strasbourg, Alsatian Wine Route, Basel
  • JOIN US ON A FAIRY-TALE EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE ALONG THE RHINE & MOSELLE
  • FULL-DAY TOUR OF THE ALSATIAN WINE ROUTE
  • EXPLORE CITIES ON TWO WHEELS USING THE BICYCLES WE HAVE ON BOARD
  • WALKING TOUR OF STRASBOURG, FEATURING A CANAL BOAT RIDE
  • VISIT WEINGUT GEORG FRITZ VON NELL WINE ESTATE FOR A WONDERFUL LUNCH
DATES & PRICES
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$4,499
  • $299
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 26
    TOURS
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Montreux, Switzerland

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Activities & Entertainment

This trip is rated Easy

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 to 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 meals 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!


Cycling along the Rhine and Moselle

Biking is not only a wonderful way to get some exercise, it is also a great way to explore the best of Europe. Your Deluxe river ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time, so just speak to your Cruise Director or Concierge onboard to reserve one. In some ports along our route, you can rent bicycles at an additional cost (should those on board be unavailable). Your Concierge will even lead some tours upon request! Click the links below for maps of suggested pathways. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from www.bikemap.net. Vantage provides you maps, helmets, locks, and safety instructions. 


Please note that cycling tours are on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to weather conditions. They will operate for your safety at the discretion of your Concierge or Cruise Director.
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’ve 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: medium & 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 easy way 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: medium & mostly flat

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


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. 


Join us in the Blue Note Lounge

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

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