Cities of Light River Cruise
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River Cruise Description
This majestic 12 day 2019 Viking river cruise from Paris to Prague will be the most adventurous journey of your life. It will be one that you and your loved ones simply won’t forget!
Your fantastic European river cruise vacation has designated a two-night stay in each of these two gorgeous cities, where you will be able to explore, wander, shop and dine like royalty, overlooking the picture-perfect scenery the area has to offer.
With a relaxing passage through the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers the 12 day 2019 Viking river cruise from Paris to Prague has prepared visits to the sensational countryside where the best grape vineyards of the world are housed.
Moreover, your Viking river cruise tour understands the importance of appreciating the cultural beauty these cities have to offer, and allows for time to learn and soak up the beauty of the many historic landmarks that have made this region uber famous around the world.
Fall in love with the majestic City of Lights, Paris, and wine and dine with the best company on the popularly crowded city of Prague.
The 12 day 2019 Viking river cruise from Paris to Prague is the best opportunity to create those wonderful memories that you and your family will be able to treasure for years to come.
|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Oct 16, 2019||Viking Idi||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Oct 23, 2019||Viking Alsvin||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Nov 6, 2019||Viking Alsvin||Waitlist||Call Us!|
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Paris, France
Arrive in Paris, the romantic capital of France. Transfer from the Charles de Gaulle airport to your hotel for a 2-night stay. After you are settled into your hotel, enjoy free time to explore this intriguing city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs, get some exercise, and get your bearings.
Day 2 Paris, France
Today’s tour begins with a relaxing drive along the Champs-Élysées, past the historic Arc de Triomphe to the world-renowned Louvre. The remainder of the day is all yours to enjoy more of this timeless city: visit a museum, explore Montmartre or choose a romantic moonlit cruise along the fabulous Seine River. The banks of the Seine, with their exquisite bridges and unsurpassed city sights, are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As always, your Program Director can share numerous suggestions to help you plan to make the most of your free time. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Today, visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and pay your respects to the many thousands of American soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the bloody WWII Battle of the Bulge. Explore the beautiful city of Luxembourg on a fascinating guided tour, then you’ll continue on to beautiful Trier where you’ll embark your cruise ship. Dinner will be served aboard. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Trier & Bernkastel, Germany
Enjoy a morning tour of historic Trier, Germany’s oldest city, situated on the banks of the Moselle River. See the impressive and wonderfully preserved Roman Porta Nigra, the elegant Trier Cathedral and the inspiring Church of Our Lady. You’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch served aboard ship as you depart. Relax and enjoy the remarkable scenery as you cruise along the Moselle this afternoon. You’ll dock around dinnertime in the delightful village of Bernkastel situated in the middle of the Moselle region. After your evening meal you can take a stroll through the town’s quaint cobblestone streets, or join an optional wine-tasting excursion in this world-renowned wine region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Cochem, Germany
A walking tour takes you through the quaint Moselle town of Cochem. Then, visit massive Reichsburg Castle. After lunch you sail the scenic Moselle to beautiful Koblenz, arriving in the evening during dinner. Explore the cobblestoned streets and bustling cafés, or stay on your ship and hear fascinating folktales about the Moselle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Koblenz, Braubach & Rüdesheim, Germany
After a wonderful breakfast, you’ll disembark in 2,000-year-old Koblenz, the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. You’ll tour imposing Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress that was never destroyed. You’ll find that a visit to Marksburg is like stepping back into the Middle Ages, since its rugged fortifications have remained so intact through the centuries. This is an opportunity to marvel at the awesome views of the Rhine Valley from this castle’s stunning vantage point. Meet your cruise ship in beautiful Braubach, where it has sailed during your excursion. Have lunch and enjoy cruising through the storied Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lined with medieval castles, historic towns, villages and lush green vineyards. You’ll arrive in quaint Rüdesheim in the late afternoon and before dinnertime, take a break and enjoy the taverns and charming shops that line Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse. Or, you may choose to join your concierge this afternoon for an optional wine-tasting experience. You’ll rejoin your ship in impressive Wiesbaden to enjoy dinner and an evening of relaxing cruising. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Heidelberg, Germany
Today’s full-day excursion takes you to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university. Tour the historic red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, first built in the 12th century but twice destroyed by lightning and then later rebuilt. A guided walk through Heidelberg’s quaint Old Town and bustling marketplace is included, as is lunch in a local restaurant. Return to your ship for dinner and departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Würzburg, Germany
Disembark in Karlstadt and take a half-day excursion to the alluring Franconian wine town of Würzburg where you tour the extravagant baroque Bishops’ Residenz, a beautiful palace with numerous paintings and frescoes. Enjoy some free time in Würzburg during the afternoon, or join an optional excursion along the “Romantic Road” to the defensively walled medieval village of Rothenburg. Meet your cruise ship in the scenic village of Würzburg and dine aboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Bamberg, Germany
This morning, enjoy scenic cruising along the beautiful Main River as you make your way eastward through the fascinating Franconia region of Germany. After lunch we stop in the historic town of Bamberg, founded in 902 and an considered an important center of the German Enlightenment. Enjoy a walking tour of Bamberg’s beautifully preserved Old Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then take time to explore or perhaps sample the town’s famous locally brewed smoky beer, rauchbier. You’ll be dining on board your cruise ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Nuremberg, Germany & Prague, Czech Republic
After a wonderful breakfast, disembark in Bamberg for a tour of the beautiful Bavarian city of Nuremberg. See the ruins of historic Zeppelin Field – Nazi parade grounds during the 1930s – and the “Palace of Justice,” a stately remnant of the Nuremberg Trials. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on your own, then transfer to Prague, also known as the “Golden City,” the capital of the Czech Republic. Check into your hotel for a 2-night stay and take your free time to explore the city and see what you can discover. (Breakfast)
Day 11 Prague, Czech Republic
This morning, tour Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires.” An exciting guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to impressive Hrad?any for a guided tour inside stately Prague Castle and awe-inspiring St. Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure when you can see the ancient Town Hall’s intricate 15th-century astronomical clock, and spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square or discover Prague’s Jewish heritage in the Josefov Quarter. (Breakfast)
Day 12 Prague, Czech Republic
After a wonderful breakfast, check out of your hotel and head to the airport for your return flight home. Or, extend your vacation with 2 additional nights in Prague and discover even more about this city and its medieval Old Town, which dates back to the 10th century. (Breakfast)
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