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Monday, July 28, 2014

Cruising the Rhine River

A river cruise is frequently the easiest and most enjoyable way to explore the cities and towns that lie along inland waterways. Passengers sail aboard small and well-appointed ships, dine on gourmet food and enjoy personalized service. Daily sightseeing excursions capture the highlights of each port city.

When sailing on the Rhine River you’ll view vineyards and castles from the deck of your ship while sailing the Rhine. At the heart of Germany's Rhine wine region lies Rudesheim, where terraced rows of vines climb the banks. In Cologne, Germany, you'll visit the spectacular Gothic cathedral with twin spires. German and French cultures meet in Strasbourg in France's Alsace region; the district known as La Petite France is a nice place for exploration on foot.