Romantic Rhine River Cruise Explorer

      Zürich, Switzerland

      9 reviews
      Sep 23 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 12 - 20
      Romantic Rhine River Cruise Explorer
      Zürich, Switzerland

      9 reviews

      Sep 23 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      Ancient riverside towns, the Black Forest, landscapes brought to life by the Brothers Grimm, terraced vineyards, castles and cathedrals - all beckon on this escorted cruise of Germany’s legendary Rhine River. Explore artsy Basel then head to Breisach, gateway to the Black Forest. Wander the cobblestone streets of colorful Colmar and walk through two centuries of history in Koblenz; perched at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Pass a parade of castles and vineyards while gliding through the world famous Rhine Gorge to magnificent Mainz. Explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO town center strolling amid half-timber homes whose windows are draped with flowers. On your way to fabled Cologne, discover the splendid Gothic Cathedral and charming Old Town. Windmills, tulips, canals, street markets, and museums await in vibrant and energetic Amsterdam.

      What’s included

      • Cruise Concierge
        Full-Time Private Cruise Concierge for Group.
      • All Meals & Drinks
        Onboard the M/S Symphonie.
      • 7-Nights River Cruise
        M/S Symphonie
      • Onboard Activities
      • Welcome Reception
      • Gala Dinner
      • WiFi
        Lounge & Bar Areas
      • Gratuities
      • Taxes & Fees
      • International Airfare
      • Travel Protection
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Any Alcoholic Beverages When Not on the Ship.
      • Personal Items
        Items of a Personal Nature You Wish to Purchase.

      Available Packages

      Double/Twin Cabin Lower Deck
      Available until July 27, 2023
      Deposit: $500
      Single Lower Deck
      Available until July 27, 2023
      Deposit: $500
      Double/Twin Cabin Upper Deck
      Available until July 27, 2023
      Deposit: $500
      Single Cabin Upper Deck
      Available until August 24, 2023
      Deposit: $500

      Available options


      Day 1
      Arrive Zurich, Switzerland

      Arrive in Zurich and transfer to Basel for embarkation on the M/S Symphonie. After getting settled, there is free time to explore the city of Basel whose medieval old town center around Markplatz is dominated by a 12th-century Gothic Cathedral with spectacular city views. Basel has one museum per square mile with a total of 40 making it the "Art Capital" of Switzerland. Back on our vessel, we will meet our ship’s crew at a welcome Cocktail Reception. This evening, we enjoy our first meal of locally prepared French Cuisine in the best Alsace tradition. (D)

      Your Organizer

      Tours of Distinction
      9 reviews
      Since 1971,Tours of Distinction has offered a distinct collection of escorted and customized individual tours, carefully crafted by our professional travel team to over 500,000 travelers. We are one of the best tour companies in America. From travel across the USA, Canada and all over the world,;whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned globetrotter, if you love life-enriching moments and experiencing the heart, soul and adventure of a destination, then you have arrived with Tours of Distinction.


      This three night trip was packed with an abundance of great food, a variety of sightseeing experiences and lots of snow. Our bus driver, Dennis, was so calm and personable even when driving through the snow and handling all tight turns in the streets in the city. Julie, our tour guide, always took good care of all of us. Our Canadian tour guide was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. We had the opportunity to do many different things and we really enjoyed this trip. A couple suggestions would be: 1) Trip was advertised as the Quebec City Winter Carnival, but as wonderful as the trip was, we had very little actual time to enjoy all that the Carnival had to offer. 2) For older folks, eating dinner at 7:30 or 8:00 PM is not the best. 3) Rest stops on way up and back should be better than McDonalds. Places with only a few stalls are not the best choice for accommodating over 20 females. Thanks for a great time! Bonnie and Barry F.
      By Barry F for Quebec City Winter Carnival 2023 on 16 Feb, 2023
      A wonderful trip. Driver(Dennis) was excellent ,especially considering the snowy conditions. Went above and beyond in accomadating all. 5 stars Julie our tour guide was also great. Again considering snowy conditions. Was very efficient in getting us to our destinations and keeping us informed of plans as we went along. We enjoyed visiting many sites, more than we could have done if traveling on our own. Good restaurant choices (except Le Cafe Paris). Hotel choice was a good location and rooms were spacious and clean. But absolutely no amenities such as a small cafe or bar. Would not be a future choice. Local guide was excellent and very informative. Overall a great experience for our first "local" bus tour. (We have been on several European tours)
      By Suzanne R for Quebec City Winter Carnival 2023 on 14 Feb, 2023
      Thank you Suzanne! We are thrilled you had a great trip to Quebec. Dennis and Julie make a great team. We appreciate your comment on the bar/cafe option at the hotel. That is something for us to consider for future trips to Quebec City. We look forward to seeing you again. Tours of Distinction
      By Tours of Distinction on 14 Feb, 2023
      Tour guide and driver were very professional, and fun. .They did a great job. Other travelers were also fun and easy to be with. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. The people who took my booking were very unorganized. I was receiving phone messages late the Friday before we left. I was unable to answer them. I was almost picked up at Bangor instead of Ludlow, had no food plan in place and they were confused about my room booking. Lucky for me it all worked aut with help from Marina. We were scheduled to be in PEI right when Hurricane Fiona was going to hit. For some mysterious reason they still sent us to PEI. We spent a day and a half in a hotel and then continued on our trip. We taxed the community that had no power and limited food and water. We did not get to see anything and they put us in danger. I think if someone spent an hour on the phone they could have found us a hotel in Maine where we would spend an extra day there. At least we could have seen some new things. I just cannot imagine what they were thinking.
      By Janie G for Highlights of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island on 29 Sep, 2022
      Nothing wrong with the itinerary, and the play was out of this world. But was unhappy about a few things. We were told to be in Thomaston at 7:10 a.m., a good half hour from our home. We arrived at 7:20. People were standing around the parking lot - no bus. The bus arrived at 7:45. Due to mechanical issues with the bus, we arrived at our lunch destination for a 2:30 lunch - much later than planned and had a 5:30 dinner reservation. Accommodations were nice. We were running late on day 2 as well, which meant less time at one of our shopping destinations. Day 3 was a miscommunication with where to meet the Amish tour guide - another delay. Food was good, except I didn't care for Bird in the Hand Restaurant - very salty, nothing special. Then we found out we could have caught the bus in New Britain, which is right down the street from our home. It was just less than professional.
      By Lisa J for David - Lancaster In Style on 23 Sep, 2022
      Trip was canceled again . Only found out when I called to find out where to get picked up . At least the third time a trip has been canceled . Now I’m told I I may have to wait up to 30 days to get refund. I’m done with this tour company . Not going to book anymore with them
      By Ed L for One World & 9/11 Memorial on 02 Sep, 2022
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