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Paris to the Swiss Alps

Resort:Paris to the Swiss Alps
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: France, Switzerland
Price From: £2525.00

Overview

Explore Paris & sail the Rhine

Pay your respects at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. Discover ancient Roman Trier. Taste exquisite Moselle Rieslings and visit the wine town of Bernkastel-Kues. Enjoy scenic cruising past the sleepy town of Sankt Goar, home to the Lorelei Rock, and through the Rhine Gorge”a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Heidelberg, renowned for its university, and Worms, site of a dramatic Protestant Reformation event. Vineyard-flanked slopes and historic cities, along with hotel stays in Paris and Z¼rich, make this 12-day cruisetour irresistible.

Itinerary

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1Paris, FranceParis™s cultural and historic significance is evident in its many noted landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe.

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2Paris, FranceThe œCity of Light, timeless Paris has inspired artists and writers for centuries.

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3Luxembourg City, LuxembourgOnce a Roman fortress, Luxembourg City was later the site of a Frankish count™s castle during the early Middle Ages.

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4Trier & Bernkastel, GermanyA picturesque town surrounded by forests and vineyards, Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx and a vibrant university town.

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5Cochem, GermanyPerched on a hilltop above the city and the Moselle River, the 1,000-year-old Reichsburg Castle is Cochem™s signature landmark.

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6Koblenz, GermanyOn a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to R¼desheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.

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7Mainz, GermanyLocated in the heart of wine country along the Rhine, Mainz is home to one of Germany™s most dramatic cathedrals, St. Stephen™s.

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8Speyer, GermanySpeyer™s charming, shop-lined main street is overlooked by the impressive clock tower of its Altp¶rtel, the Old Town Gate.

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9Strasbourg, FranceThanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.

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10Basel, SwitzerlandLocated along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.

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11Z¼rich, SwitzerlandRegarded as one of Europe™s most livable places, Z¼rich™s natural beauty ranges from soaring alpine peaks to its lake™s shimmering waters.

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12Z¼rich, SwitzerlandSwitzerland™s largest city and financial heart, Z¼rich is home to a lively and impressive arts culture.