Rhine Culinary Discovery - 2018

Amsterdam • Cologne • Koblenz • Mainz • Speyer • Kehl • Basel
  • ENJOY LOCAL FLAVOR ONBOARD AND OFF
  • EXPLORE AMSTERDAM’S HISTORIC WATERWAYS ON A CANAL BOAT CRUISE
  • EXPLORE COLOGNE WITH A STOP FOR A SPECIAL BEER TASTING AND LOCAL APPETIZERS
  • GO ON TOUR TO HEIDELBERG, WITH VIEWS FROM THE CASTLE AND A WALKING TOUR OF THE OLD TOWN
  • SIP AND SNIFF AT A TASTING OF FINE WINES FROM THE VALLEY OF THE RHINE
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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, you’ll be treated 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 exercise, it is also 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. You can also rent these bikes for $150 a week for the duration of your cruise, simply reserve it as an optional tour in 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.

View the Biking Route Map: Dutch Bike Route

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: 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.


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.

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Special Features Exclusive culinary features, enjoy intimate cooking classes with our world-class chefs, tastings, deluxe wine and beer tastings and culinary walking tour! Rijksmuseum (National Gallery) in Amsterdam including a guided visit no more than 20 people per tour guide, Scenic sailing through the Rhine Gorge, with commentary from the bridge, Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (UNESCO), State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio- headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles throughout your cruise 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom 6 guided tours with audio headset All port charges Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary 4 countries, 6 days of excursions, State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio- headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "The Rhine River: Shaping european History from the Romans to the European Union" The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers! The most included tours, including Rijksmuseum, plus engaging lectures
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