So what is all this hype about sailing the Rhine River? Let’s delve a little deeper into the experiences, I was most most looking forward to:
I mean Amsterdam is just so magical in it of itself. I’ve always dreamed about the gorgeous canals and breathtaking floral imagery of the area. I also looked forward into stepping back into history, as we can visit the Anne Frank House here.
Here I looked forward to biking through Cologne, as Cologne is said to be one of the flattest options for the bike tours 🙂 Then there are the magnificent vistas of castles and vineyards as we sail down the Rhine Gorge. Riding a gondola in Rudesheim and seeing the historic Heidelberg—check, check, check!!
Strasbourg has long been one of the stops I’ve looked most forward to, as well as the fairytale town of Riquewihr. Did you know it’s rumored that Belle’s “Little Town” is based off of Riquewihr. As Samantha Brown called it–don’t mind me, I’ll just be princessing through the day.
Our cruise ends in Basel, and the next day my roomie and I headed to Zurich for a bit of relaxation post-cruise, but also to take a mini dinner cruise on the renowned Rhine Falls. A popular pre-post cruise option is to do a few days in Zurich and a few days in Lucerne, which I would love to take advantage of next time around.
Does this style of cruising sound up your speed? If normal large boat ocean cruising isn’t your speed, I’d recommend trying out river cruising as it is a very different experience. Feels a bit more home-y and comforting, even though there is a ton of exploration to be had.
Rita m. Perez is a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors and the cruise lines international association, in addition to being an independent affiliate of nexion travel group. She is a FL Seller of Travel TI54156