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Come and see the Tulips
Our 2011 group trip included a wonderful day cruise on the Rhine. That made us think how wonderful it would be to spend a week on the river, enjoying the various places and sights along the way. After looking at several companies (they all looked very nice, some had better features in one area or another) we finally decided on Viking River Cruises April 25 sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland. This date will allow us a post-cruise stay in Amsterdam - in time for tulip season!
Our travel agent has taken this exact cruise and could not fault anything. Viking also has what seems to be the best air program - allowing for the post-cruise stay in Amsterdam, $395 per person from many departure cities. Viking also offers a 2 night per-cruise stay in Lucerne which will give everyone time to adjust to jet lag and enjoy this beautiful lakeside Swiss city.
Our travel agent, Angie LaValle of World of Travel in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan has blocked a group of rooms on the Viking long-ship Idi, sailing on April 25, 2018 for seven nights. To include the pre-cruise say in Lucerne, the departure date from North America would be Sunday, April 22. Return to the US (or Canada) would be on Sunday, May 6.
On this cruise you will visit the highlights of the legendary Rhine. You will see riverbank castles as you sail by and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Enjoy the scenic cruise along the Middle Rhine, home of the legendary "Lorelei." Visit Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine with it awe inspiring cathedral, and experience the lush Black Forest landscape. You'll tour multicultural Strasbourg in France and enjoy the nightlife in Rudesheim's "Drosselgrasse." And finish by exploring Holland's windmills and waterworks. Tours, led by knowledgeable local guides, to all of these are included along with a culture curriculum - with activities such as classical music, a cooking demonstration, glassblowing demonstration, and informative talks. What else is included?
On-board facilities include the Viking Lounge with piano entertainment, Viking Bar, a library, sun deck and walking track.
Here are the cruise prices per person:
The pre-cruise stay in Lucerne will be $699 per person and includes hotel, breakfasts, guided walking tour, services of a Viking host and transfers - airport to hotel and hotel to ship. Each cabin on the ship will also receive an on-board credit of $250 to spend as you wish on extras such as cocktails or optional tours.
The deposit is $500 per person when you book. The $395 for airfare needs to be paid by the end of July - unless the offer is extended. Final cruise payment is due October 25.
We will plan a 4 night post-cruise stay in Amsterdam to include the annual tulip display at Kuekenhof Gardens, the Anne Frank house, canal cruises, and more. Once our 2017 trip is completed, we can start on the plans for these 4 days. The cost for this (hotel and activities) will be determined then but we can assure you it will be a good value while providing comfortable and convenient accommodations.
If you have always wanted to experience a river cruise - and would like to join a wonderful group of British car folks, we would love to have you join the group. If you want to book, please call Angie Lavalle at 888-268-7500 and drop me an email to let me know as well. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, drop us a line at jan@LBCarCo.com.
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