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Cities of Light

Resort:Cities of Light
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg
Price From: £2585.00

Overview

See great cities & landscapes

Sail Europes most iconic rivers: the Moselle with its steep vineyards; the castle-studded Rhine; and the Main, lined with quaint villages. Taste legendary Moselle Rieslings. Survey the Rhine from 900-year-old Marksburg Castle. Explore Pragues Lobkowicz Palace on a Privileged Access tour designed just for us by Prince William. Savor French, German and Czech cuisine. With bookends in Paris and Prague, this 12-day journey celebrates Europes most luminous ports.

Itinerary

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1

Paris, France

Pariss cultural and historic significance is evident in its many noted landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe.

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Paris, France

Long a hub of French culture, cuisine and architectural splendor, Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Once a Roman fortress, Luxembourg City was later the site of a Frankish counts castle during the early Middle Ages.

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4

Trier & Bernkastel, Germany

A picturesque town surrounded by forests and vineyards, Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx and a vibrant university town.

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5

Cochem, Germany

Perched on a hilltop above the city and the Moselle River, the 1,000-year-old Reichsburg Castle is Cochems signature landmark.

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6

Koblenz, Germany

On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rdesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.

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7

Heidelberg, Germany

Germanys oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.

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8

Wrzburg, Germany

Wrzburg is home to the Bishops Residenz, one of Germanys largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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9

Bamberg, Germany

Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and specialty, smoke beer.

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10

Nuremberg, Germany

One of Germanys most renowned and intriguing cities, Nuremberg is surrounded by 13th-century walls that have many fully intact gates and watchtowers.

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11

Prague, Czech Republic

Few cities embody the past as authentically as Prague, the Czech Republics atmospheric capital.

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12

Prague, Czech Republic

In addition to medieval architecture, Prague is a rich repository of Romanesque, baroque and Art Nouveau buildings that stir the imagination.