Journey along one of Europe’s most traveled waterways with Gene Coyle, an IU alum and ex-CIA operative.
Kick off your trip in Breisach. Sip local vintages on a guided winery tour, see Freiburg’s 11th-century cathedral, or take a leisurely cruise on Lake Titisee.
In Strasbourg, discover the city’s spellbinding architecture, including the Strasbourg Cathedral, which looks strikingly similar to Paris’s Notre Dame. Palais Rohan and Petite France, a neighborhood of half-timbered houses, are additional must-sees.
Next stop: Heidelberg. Here, step inside the red sandstone walls of Heidelberg Castle and view the Heidelberg Tun—a wine barrel that once held more than 34,000 gallons of wine.
On your way to Oberwesel and its impressive architecture, catch a glimpse of Lorelei Rock. One legend has it that a beautiful maiden named Lorelei threw herself from the rock after a lover’s unfaithful act. She then transformed into a siren, whose song now lures fishermen to their deaths.
In Cologne, marvel at its Gothic cathedral and wander through Old Town before sailing through the Rhine Gorge.
Close out your trip in Amsterdam. Peruse paintings at the Rijksmuseum, embark on a guided food tour in the Jordaan District, or cycle through Waterland’s scenic wetlands.
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Trip Name: Cruise the Rhine River
Date: July 19–27, 2020
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $3,345 per person, based on double occupancy.