Cities of Light
|Resort:||Cities of Light|
|Operator:||Viking River Cruises|
|Destination:||Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg|
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.
Day 1 Paris, France
Pariss cultural and historic significance is evident in its many noted landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe.
Day 2 Paris, France
Long a hub of French culture, cuisine and architectural splendor, Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
Day 3 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Once a Roman fortress, Luxembourg City was later the site of a Frankish counts castle during the early Middle Ages.
Day 4 Trier & Bernkastel, Germany
A picturesque town surrounded by forests and vineyards, Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx and a vibrant university town.
Day 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.
Day 6 Koblenz, Germany
On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to R¼desheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.
Day 7 Heidelberg, Germany
Germanys oldest university town, Heidelberg and its castle are situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine.
Day 8 W¼rzburg, Germany
W¼rzburg is home to the Bishops Residenz, one of Germanys largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 9 Bamberg, Germany
Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and specialty, smoke beer.
Day 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.
Day 11 Prague, Czech Republic
Few cities embody the past as authentically as Prague, the Czech Republics atmospheric capital.
Day 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.