Rhine and Main Explorer

Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany
Price From: £2995.00

Cultural Cities and Historic Towns

Sail through southern Germany and explore neighbouring regions in Switzerland and France. Visit Basel, considered the Swiss capital of culture with its charming old town steeped in tradition. Sample flavours of the Alsace region, explore Frankfurt, one of Europes high-powered business hubs, and visit lesser-known historic towns in Baden-Wrttemberg and Bavaria. Turreted castles and a fascinating history exude a rich tapestry of medieval charm.

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Day by Day

Day 1: Nuremberg, Germany

See the Palace of Justice, Old Town and Market Square in this history-filled city.

Day 2: Nuremberg, Germany

Explore Nurembergs key sites and captivating history from the Middle Ages to World War II.

Day 3: Bamberg, Germany

See the Town Hall in this UNESCO-listed medieval city; sample its distinctive rauchbier.

Day 4: Wrzburg, Germany

Encounter the Bishops Residenz, a large, ornate baroque palace and UNESCO Site.

Day 5: Marktheidenfeld, Germany

Immerse yourself in Bavarian culture and cuisine, and sample hearty dishes of regional fare. Scenic Sailing: Main River, Spessart: Relax as you sail the Main River, making your way through Germanys scenic Franconia region.

Day 6: Frankfurt, Germany

Take a stroll along the pathway by Main River or explore the historic old town.

Day 7: Karlsruhe, Germany

See the Karlsruhe Palace and explore the distinctive layout of streets that surround it.

Day 8: Strasbourg, France

Encounter this multicultural city and its famed Strasbourg Cathedral; sample Alsatian food.

Day 9: Breisach, Germany

Explore Germanys fabled Black Forest region and admire verdant hills amid stunning scenery.

Day 10: Basel, Switzerland

Discover the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland, where French, German and Swiss borders meet.

Day 11: Basel, Switzerland

Explore one of the many world-class museums in this historic cultural capital of Switzerland.

Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.