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.
Cycling along the Rhine
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.
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 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.
Let Us Entertain You
Throughout your European river cruise, you’ll enjoy local arts and entertainment both on shore and aboard ship. The star of the show, of course, will be the jazz music. You’ll enjoy a jazz performance at Amsterdam's famous Bimhuis, a dixie jazz band performance, a solo saxophonist show, and a performance by Tap & Jazz’s Long Term Affair Quartet, not to mention having a professional jazz pianist playing onboard throughout your journey. Plus, there will be jazz-themed lectures that illuminate the history and culture of jazz in unique and fascinating ways.