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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 Gorgea 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 Zrich, make this 12-day cruisetour irresistible.

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

The City of Light, timeless Paris has inspired artists and writers for centuries.

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3

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

Mainz, Germany

Located in the heart of wine country along the Rhine, Mainz is home to one of Germanys most dramatic cathedrals, St. Stephens.

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Speyer, Germany

Speyers charming, shop-lined main street is overlooked by the impressive clock tower of its Altprtel, the Old Town Gate.

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9

Strasbourg, France

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

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10

Basel, Switzerland

Located 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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Zrich, Switzerland

Regarded as one of Europes most livable places, Zrichs natural beauty ranges from soaring alpine peaks to its lakes shimmering waters.

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Zrich, Switzerland

Switzerlands largest city and financial heart, Zrich is home to a lively and impressive arts culture.