Cruise On The Rhine - See Germany, France And Netherlands On Water
You can see Europe in many ways - flying by plane, riding a car, traveling on a train... And if you carry siren's soul you can ride one of the great rivers crossing the continent.
Take a panoramic view of Germany, France, and Netherlands onboard a cruise ship along the Rhine, sleep in a comfortable bed with a view and spend every new day on the squares and streets of different historic cities. And wine. A lot of wine.
The Rhine spring from the Swiss Alps and flows into the North Sea. Together with its tributaries, Main and Moselle, the three rivers are considered to be one of the most important water trade highways in Europe since Roman times. They are surrounded by magnificent views of green valleys and stony cliffs, medieval castles and uninhabited hills with carefully groomed vineyards
Every morning you wake up in a new tale.
Begin from Mainz in Germany, and on the next morning you will wake up in the tidy Mannheim. A quick excursion to Heidelberg and you are in the capital of romanticism with the famous castle. The city was an inspiration for Goethe and Schumann, so no wonder if your muse visits you, and you make a love poem in German all night.
Every morning you wake up in a new tale.
Begin from Mainz in Germany, and on the next morning you will wake up in the tidy Mannheim. A quick excursion to Heidelberg and you are in the capital of romanticism with the famous castle.
The city was an inspiration for Goethe and Schumann, so no wonder if your muse visits you, and you make a love poem in German all night.
They are followed by Strasbourg and Colmar - two of France's most photographed, fabulous, most resembling postcards. Both Strasbourg and Colmar have canal districts, truly small Venices.
They have colorful facades, famed tiles and flower pots on the windowsills. And only, by the way, Colmar is the capital of the Alsace wine region, which means tasting, sipping slow sips and bottles.
Worms and Rüdesheim return you to Germany, but they return you and back in time. The Middle Ages are breathing along the ancient streets of the two cities.
Cologne predisposes to over-chocolate eating. Have a bite, because you have 509 steps to climb to the top of the Cologne Cathedral. Looking at the top of one of the two towers of the cathedral, you will appreciate the zeal that the Germans built for 600 years. It was worth it.
The final is in Amsterdam - a city where everyone can have fun as he thinks fit. There are also red lanterns, Van Gogh, Hermitage, and Madame Tussauds, Anne Frank's house and the NEMO discovery museum.
Amsterdam is the largest historical center in Europe. In the time of its golden age in the seventeenth century, more than 90 small islands connected to bridges were created during the digging of the canals.
During the walk, you will see the beautifully decorated houses that have become the symbol of Holland, the main square of Dam, the Royal Palace, the National Museum and the flower market.
Excursion to the Keukenhof flower gardens. It's off to be in the Netherlands in the spring and not to visit the world's most famous gardens, which open only for 2 months every year. More than 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths cover 32 hectares of colors and fragrances.
Rotterdam, a city known for its modern architecture and innovative designs. You will see the icon of the city - Erasmus bridge, which has been awarded the nickname Lebeda and Cubic houses of architect Piet Blom, which resemble trees in a forest.
After lunch on board, you can take a trip to Delft and The Hague. Delft is known for his ties to the royal family, Johannes Vermeer, and the typical Dutch blue and white ceramics. After a walk through the historic center, full of historic buildings, you will travel to The Hague, home to the royal family and the Dutch Parliament.
A walk through the ancient center with preserved buildings from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque.
Why should you cruise on a cruise ship?
Contrary to popular belief, river cruises are not felt on board, so the likelihood for you to suffering from marine sickness tends to zero. You have air conditioning, a bathroom, and a TV, although it is very likely that you will not be watching TV in the ever-changing landscape scenery through the cabin window.
In addition, many packages include three onboard meals plus afternoon coffee with sweets. Of course, you can always dine specialties from the local cuisine, which will serve you smokers at the restaurants in the towns on the route. Add a glass of wine and here is the perfect day!