Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Frankfurt must arrive before 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
EVENING CRUISE TO MAINZ (D)
Forests and Famous Vineyards
Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.
ACTIVE - For some exercise before lunch, join a Guided Nature Walk along one of the Rheinsteig walking trails through Eltville's idyllic forest and vineyards, OR:
DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Walk through the historic Old Town of Eltville am Rhein, well known as the City of Wine, with a Wine Tasting included, OR:
CLASSIC - Visit the Romanesque Beauty of Eberbach Monastery, the location of almost all the interior scenes of the film version of Umberto Eco's dark medieval murder mystery "The Name of the Rose."
Sail to Rudesheim this afternoon, where you will have time to discover this picturesque village.
In the evening enjoy dinner on board while cruising to Bingen.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BINGEN (B,L,D)
The Majestic Rhine Gorge and a Peaceful Jewel on the Rhine
Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard.
ACTIVE - Take a Guided Tour of Marksburg Castle, visit its battlements overlooking the Rhine, and take a scenic walk down the surrounding hillside to Braubach Old town, OR:
DISCOVERY - For a unique experience, join us on an excursion to the "Lava City" of Mendig for a Vulcano Encounter, including exploring the caverns and corridors where basalt (cold lava) was mined, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a leisurely Guided Walk of ancient Koblenz, including a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a spectacular panoramic view.
At day's end, you'll dine aboard your ship as you cruise to Engers.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENGERS (B,L,D)
Beethoven's Birthplace, Beer Gardens, and History on the Rhine
Take advantage of some free time in Bonn this morning.
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
ACTIVE - For a unique view of Cologne's history and beauty, join us on a Jogging Tour of the city, OR:
DISCOVERY - Discover the people and true spirit of Cologne on this fascinating guided walking tour through the Belgian Quarter, OR:
DISCOVERY - Visit Cologne's Chocolate Museum and learn the process of chocolate production and ancient history of this food of the gods, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a leisurely Guided City Walk of Cologne for a view of her must-see sight, including the Old City and its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral.
Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DUSSELDORF (B,L,D)
Avant-Garde Architecture and Amazing Altbiers
Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
ACTIVE - Join a City Biking Tour to discover interesting stories about the sights and the city itself along the way, OR:
DISCOVERY - Experience Dusseldorf's Old Town and get an insight into its culinary diversity, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Dusseldorf. Visit the Old Town, but also discover its spectacular subway line, where each station has an individual magic character.
You might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Dusseldorf's microbreweries to try a variety of Altbiers.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ARNHEM (B,L,D)
Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh
ACTIVE - Biking Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dune, OR:
DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem-a key WWII operations site and home to impressive historical monuments and memorials-then visit a medieval castle for a regional herb and vegetable product tasting, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the world's second largest Van Gogh collection.
Delicious Dutch Specialties and Famous Mills
You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Colorful Canals of Amsterdam
ACTIVE - See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city-all at an easy pace with stops for commentary, OR:
DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Class and be inspired by the masters' techniques. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience, OR:
ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR:
CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam.
This afternoon you might take an Optional Culinary Walk in one of Amsterdam's famous districts, or an Optional Kayaking Excursion.
Spend free time strolling at leisure through the galleries and cafes of Amsterdam.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)