Discover the timeless beauty of the Rhine River on a fascinating cruise through Holland, Germany and France. Aboard the elegant, first-class Amadeus Silver III, unpack once and then step right into the heart of some of Europe's most historic and beautiful cities. Glide along Amsterdam's picturesque canals and see the acclaimed Rijksmuseum. Witness Kolner Dom, Cologne's awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral, and sail through the spellbinding Rhine Valley with its forested hills crowned by castles. Enjoy Strasbourg's exquisite old town, lined with half-timbered homes along narrow canals, plus explorations in other medieval river towns. At many destinations, choose from a selection of engaging excursions that deliver unique local experiences. Throughout your journey, learn more about the region's art, history and culture from expert guides and lecturers. This exclusively chartered, seven-night cruise includes the services of a professional Travel Director, a generous meal plan and wine and beer with lunch and dinner.
Day 1: Depart for Zurich, Switzerland
Day 2: Zurich, Switzerland / Basel / Embark MS Amadeus Silver III
Day 3: Basel / Breisach, Germay
Day 4: Breisach / Strasbourg, France
Day 5: Strasbourg / Speyer, Germany
Day 6: Oberwesel / Rhine Gorge
Day 7: Cologne
Day 8: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 9: Amsterdam / Depart for Gateway city
Optional two night pre-cruise: Interlaken, Switzerland
Optional two night post-cruise: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Professor Evelyn Lechner received her MA from the University of Innsbruck in Austria and her PhD in political science from the University of Jenna in Germany. She has taught courses in introduction to economics and history of economic thought at Dartmouth College and at Wesleyan University. For the past ten years, Professor Lechner has taught in the globalization studies track of the Master of Arts in Liberals Studies (MALS) Program at Dartmouth, where her course topics have included market systems and culture, globalization and gender, and post-Cold War international development. She is also a master teacher of German at the Rassias Center at Dartmouth. She grew up in northern Italy and spent many years in Germany before moving to the United States in 2001.