Cruise the Rhine River With the Henry County Chamber!

Thinking about a trip in 2019?  The Henry County Chamber has a special trip for you!
The iconic waterways of Europe are calling on this enchanting 9 day/7 night river cruise! Enjoy an exceptional voyage along “Old Father Rhine”, one of Europe’s most captivating waterways, from Basel, gateway to the Swiss Alps to Amsterdam at the North Sea. Join us as we travel through four of Europe’s most picturesque countries – Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. 
Explore their magnificent cities including Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Amsterdam and beyond. Take in their diverse landscapes and impressive waterways, featuring a cruise across The Netherlands’ Ijsselmeer and along the Lorelei stretch of the Rhine with its splendid wealth of mythological associations.
For more details and reservations contact:
Joel Miller at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce
email • Telephone: (419) 592-1786

Reservations can also be made on our online booking engine The group booking code is: B002456

Early Bird Special!
Save $50 on Optional Tour
Package if booked by
April, 29 2019
Switzerland – France – Germany – The Netherlands
From $3,699 – including cruise & airfare from Detroit, MI

Day 1 Depart USA Depart the US for Basel, Switzerland. Meals and
refreshments are served on board.
Day 2 Arrive in Basel Today you arrive in Basel, Switzerland, and after
clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by your Aventura
World tour representative. Upon arrival you will travel to your riverboat –
this will be your floating vacation home for the next seven nights. Enjoy
some leisure time to explore and get to know the 5 star/deluxe vessel…
stroll along the sun deck, relax with a treatment in the spa, visit the
onboard hair salon or make new friends over a cocktail at the bar. This
evening you will be treated to a Welcome Cocktail Reception before
dinner. (D)
Day 3 Strasbourg – City Tour Today you arrive in Strasbourg, France,
the ancient capital of Alsace and one of Europe’s most well-known and
beautiful cities. Enjoy breakfast and then take a guided tour of the city.
You will see the European Parliament building and tour the inside of the
vast and famous cathedral, which features carvings as delicate as
lacework. The richness and sheer density of Strasbourg’s historic
buildings have led to the entire city center being adopted as a UNESCO
World Heritage site. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or take an optional
excursion to the Alsace countryside to explore romantic wine villages.
Visit the local winery and sample some of the best local wines. Explore
the idyllic town of Obernai, one of the rare Alsace towns to have retained
its traditional character and charm, with fortified towers, half-timbered
houses, and narrow lanes. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Speyer/Mannheim – Tour of Heidelberg Enjoy a morning at
leisure or take an optional walking tour of Speyer, an old imperial city on
the Rhine with a rich and turbulent past. Religious architecture steeped
in history, impressive facades of various styles, winding alleys and
romantic squares characterize it. The guided walk includes a visit to the
city’s impressive and spiritual cathedral. Over lunchtime a short sail to
Mannheim from where we take an afternoon excursion to one of
Germany’s most beautiful cities, Heidelberg. Towering over the town is
Heidelberger Schloss, a magnificent red sandstone ruin that once
protected the city. A walking tour of the Old Town conveys the spirit that
once lured writers and artists: Mark Twain, Victor Hugo and Robert
Schumann, among others. The town is home to the country’s oldest
university, founded in 1386. Our guided tour includes a special visit to
the city’s imposing castle, a red sandstone ruin overlooking the Neckar
River. The tour continues with a stroll through the enchanting old town
to Karl-Theodor Bridge with its imposing two- tower bridge gate. Next, we
visit the Holy Ghost Church of the Late-Gothic period as well as the town
hall and the “Zum Ritter” Renaissance building. Return to the ship and
sail for Rudesheim this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Rüdesheim – City Walk/Koblenz Spend the morning exploring
the famed wine town of Rüdesheim. Board the fun winemakers express
passing the picturesque streets, alleys, and vineyards of Rüdesheim to
Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, featuring beautiful
automated instruments and pianos including one of the largest
collections of mechanical music boxes, made from the 18th to the 20th
centuries. Take some time to explore the town’s long narrow street, the
Drosselgasse, lined on both sides with wine taverns selling the local
vintages. Over lunchtime enjoy a short cruise to Koblenz, one of
Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns. Spend an afternoon at
leisure or take an optional tour of Koblenz which will give you a chance
to explore its historic highlights. Your insightful guide reveals the
treasures of this town to you at every turn. From its old quarter that was
rebuilt after suffering severe damage in WWII to the romantic streets
between the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and the St. Castor
Basilica. From there, discover Emperor Wilhelm Memorial at the German
Corner and the landmark Schaengel Fountain by the town hall. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Cochem – City Walk with Wine Tasting This blissful morning
takes you on a scenic cruise along the Moselle River to Cochem, a quaint
small-town beckoning for you to explore on today’s featured walking tour
where you will take-in, among other sights, Reichsburg Castle, perched on
a rock high above the town and Moselle Valley, dotted with vineyards and
lush landscapes. Legend and folklore come to life as you make your way
through its interwoven streets lined with charming cottages to reach the
town square where half-timbered houses set the stage for discovering
Cochem’s beauty at its best. Today’s dreamy adventure continues with a
tasting of Moselle wines to close out this glorious day in Cochem. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Cologne – City Walk This morning is dedicated to the fascinating
city of Cologne. Our ship will dock in a location that is within easy reach of
the city center. Here, your city tour will take you to explore Cologne’s most
important sights, strolling along its quaint cobblestone corridors, and
getting a true feel for daily life as you delve into the central old quarter. See
the famous Cologne cathedral with its impressive spires that dominate the
skyline situated in the splendid Roncalliplatz square, and discover the hay
market and the old market. Board the ship again as we continue towards
Amsterdam. Spend the afternoon on board and enjoy the breathtaking
views as you sail towards Amsterdam. Tonight we will join together and
celebrate at the included Captain’s Gala dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Hoorn – Holland Waterland/Amsterdam – City Tour with
Canal Cruise At midday, arrive at Hoorn for an overland excursion to the
pretty little Dutch village of Volendam in the northern part of Holland. It
was a major fishing port before the construction of the Ijsselmeer dyke.

Today the main street is lined with cafés and shops where many of
the staff still wear traditional costumes, making for an authentic and
exciting experience. Next, we head out to visit a local cheese farm and
learn firsthand how acclaimed Dutch cheese is made. Later, a scenic bus
ride takes you to Amsterdam for a city tour and canal cruise showing you
some of Amsterdam’s highlights from a local’s perspective. With a
knowledgeable private guide by your side, visit the “Dam,” Amsterdam‘s
central market square, dominated by the Royal Palace, as well as the
famous Museum District. You will also see the Albert Cuyp Market, the
beautiful buildings along the canal and the windmill on the Amstel. This is
followed by a one-hour boat trip on Amsterdam’s famous canals, during
which you will see many famous sights of Amsterdam from the water. Later in the afternoon rejoin your vessel in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Amsterdam to USA or extend your stay with an optional
Amsterdam extension After breakfast, you’ll disembark in Amsterdam,
Holland. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

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