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Rhine Jazz Discovery - 2021

7-night river cruise with Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer, Strasbourg, Breisach
  • FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JAZZ GREATS CHARLES MINGUS AND CHET BAKER AT AMSTERDAM’S BIMHUIS CONCERT HALL
  • ENJOY THE DAILY ACCOMPANIMENT OF AN ONBOARD JAZZ PIANIST AS WELL AS MULTIPLE ONBOARD JAZZ PERFORMANCES
  • EXPLORE STRASBOURG'S HISTORY AND HERITAGE ON AN ENLIGHTENING WALKING TOUR
  • DISCOVER THE COLLEGE TOWN VIBES OF HEIDELBERG AND EMBARK ON A WALKING TOUR OF ITS QUAINT OLD TOWN
  • LEARN ABOUT THE CASTLES DOTTING THE SCENIC RHINE GORGE AS YOU CRUISE THE UNESCO-LISTED UPPER MIDDLE RHINE VALLEY
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$2,499
  • $312
    PER DAY
  • 8
    DAYS
  • 20
    TOURS
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9 DAYS FROM $3,098
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Bruges, Belgium

4 DAYS FROM $799

Montreux, Switzerland

4 DAYS FROM $1,299

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LEARN more. EXPLORE more. DREAM more.
Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

Thelonious Monk once said, “Jazz is my adventure.” Perhaps this 8-day, jazz river cruise along the legendary Rhine will be yours. Cruising from Amsterdam to Breisach (or reverse), you’ll enjoy an impressive 20 included tours and Cultural Connections. Discover the canals of Amsterdam and soaring Cologne Cathedral. See the fabled castles on the Rhine and the romantic old university town of Heidelberg. Explore great Gothic cities, charming half-timbered fairy-tale villages, and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In short, you will experience some of the Old World’s most iconic sights. At the same time, you’ll discover how Europe has embraced one of the New World’s most popular exports: jazz music. Local jazz artists will come aboard to perform for you, and expert guest lecturers will discuss the genre’s history as it migrated from America across the pond. And throughout your cruise, there will be a professional jazz pianist on board to provide the perfect soundtrack to your voyage.

A highlight will be your afternoon tea at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis, the Netherlands’ premier performance venue for jazz and improvisational music. Set on the IJ in a striking modern building, Bimhuis has hosted greats like Charles Mingus and Chet Baker, and continues to attract established and emerging talent.

As the perfect prelude or coda to your musical adventure, you can add optional pre- or post-trip extensions in historic Bruges, Belgium, or the sophisticated jazz capital of Montreux, Switzerland.

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Black Forest Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Location: Strasbourg, France
  • When: Afternoon tour

You’ll ride along the scenic Bundesstrasse 500, an impressive auto route that’s commonly referred to as the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse, or “Black Forest High Street.” Zoom along a road that rises dramatically from 200 to 3,000 feet above sea level in a mere 10-15 mile stretch. You’ll arrive at the historic Berghotel Mummelsee, a popular tourist destination for the past 120 years. You’ll head to the hotel restaurant for a Black Forest cake-making demonstration and tasting. Afterwards, you may stroll around the lake and shop for traditional Black Forest products like cuckoo clocks, cherry liqueur, and more. 


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Bruges Delights

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Bruges, Belgium
  • When: Morning tour

Among the most famous “delights” are Belgian chocolates! Nothing like what you’ll find in other parts of the world, Belgian sweets are much richer and this world-renowned chocolate is a true treat. On this optional tour, hear how to make the perfect chocolate — while tasting some! You'll also sample light, crisp, and elegant lace cookies, which are named after the lace-like holes that form as they bake. But if the sweets don’t do it for you, the beers just might. This little country makes a lot of beer (almost 200 breweries reside here!) and really good beer, too — from Flemish reds to lambics, dubbels to blondes. You probably won’t be able to try them all, but while on cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to taste a few.


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Lausanne and the Olympic Museum

  • Approximate Cost: $275 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 7.5 hours
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • When: Full-day tour
Have you ever harbored Olympic dreams of glory? Imagined yourself on the podium with a medal? Then, go for the gold with an optional visit to Lausanne and its world-class Olympic Museum. First, we’ll take you on a guided walking tour to introduce you to the charms of Lausanne, which is nestled on Lake Geneva. It is the world-renowned home of the International Olympic Committee headquarters as well as a bustling city center with pretty medieval streets and a Gothic cathedral. Enjoy time on your own for shopping in boutiques and lunching at delicious cafés and restaurants. Then, join us for a visit to the museum, named the European Museum of the Year in 1995 and recently renovated in 2013. Trace the rich history of the games from ancient times to the modern era. Highlights of the exhibitions include a display of Olympic torches and medals.

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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