Rhine River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour
Regal Waterways from Basel to Amsterdam
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Bike into a fairy-tale scene in Germany’s Black Forest. Spin and sip your way along the French Route des Vins. Explore the picturesque World Heritage cities of Strasbourg and Speyer. Discover geological wonders, vibrant cultures and magnificent cuisine from Switzerland to the Netherlands in the company of 150 like-minded guests on our Backroads-only luxury ship. An unforgettable active adventure.
- Share your enthusiasm for cycling with new friends on an exclusive Backroads voyage along the spectacular Rhine River
- Marvel at magnificent fortress ruins and castles as you sail through the Rhine Gorge, a stunning World Heritage site
- Delve into Strausburg's vivacious Brauhaus culture and sip world-class vintages along Germany's famed Weinstrasse
- Pedal through a kaleidoscope of breathtaking landscapes, from Alsace's lush vineyards to Amsterdam's meandering canals
Days 1-2 Spin amid the pines and firs of the storied Black Forest toward the vineyard-clad Rhine Valley | Along Alsace's famous Route des Vins (Wine Route), savor superb riding and wine tasting | Pedal a peaceful bike path between the fairy-tale towns of Riquewihr and Eguisheim.
Day 3 Discover the World Heritage city of Strasbourg, home to a magnificent Gothic cathedral, on a guided city walk | Soak up stunning views of France and Germany on a spin through meadows and forests.
Day 4 Gaze upon picturesque Speyer, one of Germany's oldest towns | Ride to Heidelberg, a gorgeous German city dominated by impressive castle ruins | Wander its cobblestone streets, strewn with gorgeous buildings made with red limestone from the former fortress | Sip and spin along the famed Weinstrasse (wine route), where riesling and dornfelder abound | Join a few new friends for a refreshing beer or Radler at a local biergarten.
Day 5 Bike through the Rhine Gorge, a spectacular World Heritage site teeming with medieval towns, impressive castles and ordered vineyards | Amble in postcard-perfect Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old town famously set where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers converge.
Day 6 Cruise to Bonn, the former capital of West Germany and the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven | Visit Cologne's renowned cathedral and learn about the local Brauhaus (brewery) culture on a guided walk through the city's vibrant Altstadt (old town) | Shop for delicious Cologne chocolate to bring home.
Days 7-8 Sparkling waterways, arched bridges and crooked canal houses await in Amsterdam | Experience the Netherlands in a nutshell on a ride through the serene Dutch countryside | Explore the city's intricate channels on a traditional canal boat cruise.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
PORTS OF CALL Basel | Breisach | Strasbourg | Speyer | Rüdesheim | Lahnstein | Cologne | Bonn | Utrecht | Amsterdam
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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