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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 Europe™s 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 Prague™s 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 Europe™s most luminous ports.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Paris, France

    Paris™s 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 count™s 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 Cochem™s 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

    Germany™s 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 Germany™s 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, œsmoke beer.

    Day 10 Nuremberg, Germany

    One of Germany™s 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 Republic™s 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.