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Rhine & Amsterdam to Catalonia

18 days with Viking  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Basel, Switzerland
Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.
 
Day 2 Breisach, Germany
Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine growing.
 
Day 3 Strasbourg, France
Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.
 
Day 4 Heidelberg, Germany
Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.
 
Day 5 Koblenz, Germany
On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rüdesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.
 
Day 6 Cologne, Germany
An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.
 
Day 7 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.
 
Day 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, city of charming canals and elegant, gabled houses is a delight to explore. Today, you will depart your river ship and transfer to Viking Sky to continue your Viking Voyage by ocean.

Day 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Dutch Golden Age’s legacy lives on in Amsterdam’s gilded manses and lush paintings.

Day 10 Paris (Le Havre), France
The elegance of Paris is legendary, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre.

Day 11 Portsmouth England
A thriving port for centuries, Portsmouth has a stunning maritime past.

Day 12 Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean’s legendary waters have been the route of explorers for centuries.

Day 13 Vigo, Spain
The elegant streets of Vigo are steeped in a history dating to Roman times.

Day 14 Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Viking Leif Eriksson was the first European to cross the Atlantic from the Old World. Columbus followed 500 years later, opening countless doorways to exploration.

Day 15 Granada (Malaga), Spain
Granada is a splendid canvas of Moorish architecture and Andalusian tradition.

Day 16 Murcia (Cartagena), Spain 
Murcia is celebrated for its farmland and its huertas, fertile market gardens.

Day 17 Barcelona, Spain 
Barcelona brims with history, stunning architecture and vibrant Catalonian culture.

Day 18 Barcelona, Spain
Adorned with Gaudí’s surreal architecture, Barcelona is alive with color and whimsy.
All This Included
Tour highlights of the legendary Rhine River, then journey to the Iberian Peninsula by sea. Experience cultured Basel before setting sail for Germany’s storied Black Forest and France’s multicultural Strasbourg. Visit Heidelberg Castle, Germany’s most famous schloss, and Rüdesheim’s inviting Drosselgasse. Admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, and tour Marksburg Castle. In Kinderdijk and Amsterdam, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks. Then, sail the English Channel to magnificent Paris. Across the channel, call on maritime Portsmouth before cruising south to the Iberian Peninsula. There, discover elegant Galician Vigo and medieval Moorish Granada. Enjoy Murcia’s rich farmlands before disembarking in colorful, cosmopolitan Barcelona.
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Viking Longship Tialfi and Viking Sky
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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