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June 9 – 17, 2022

Rhine Getaway with Viking Cruises

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Booking Deadline: May 26, 2021

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Viking River Cruises

Pricing

Stateroom Category Double Rate Per Person Single Rate Per Person
Category A - Veranda $4,969 $9,179
Category B - Veranda $4,769 $8,779
Category D - French Balcony $4,359 $7,969
Category F - Standard Picture Window $3,549 $6,349

*Airfare is currently not included in the price of the trip. Airfare will be added when rates and schedules become available.

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 16 passengers.

Desired pick-up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to local International Airport
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/ship
  • Seven nights aboard the VIKING MANI
  • Complimentary house wines, beers and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners
  • Specialty coffees and assorted hot teas available 24 hours a day
  • All onboard meals and entertainment
  • One included excursion per port
  • Baggage Handling
  • Service of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Cuckoo clock-making demonstration
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Marksburg Castle
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Itinerary

Thursday, June 9: Depart for The Netherlands

Motorcoach from Central PA to local International Airport for overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Friday, June 10: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your adventure begins with a group transfer to the Viking Mani. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Rijksmuseum, or the Van Gogh Museum next door. (Dinner)

Saturday, June 11: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

This morning, we sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Return on board for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. We cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sunday, June 12: Cologne, Germany

Begin your day with a morning tour of Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church and see the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne’s atmospheric waterfront, or perhaps join an optional excursion on which you ascend to the Dom’s Roof for up-close views of the cathedral’s architecture and bird’s-eye vistas of Cologne. Afterward, return on board for dinner. Alternately, you may set off on an optional excursion to explore Cologne’s spirited beer culture, sampling Kölsch, a light, crisp beer brewed only in Cologne, and enjoy a brauhaus dinner. After, return to your ship for a late-evening departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Monday, June 13: Koblenz & Rüdesheim, Germany

Proceed along the Rhine, disembarking for a lively and informative tour of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Alternately, choose an optional excursion to tour the 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, or enjoy an optional guided exploration of Koblenz on foot. After, enjoy an onboard lunch as you cruise the scenic Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where turreted castles and fortresses overlook the river from their hilltop posts. Arrive in Rüdesheim in the late afternoon. Spend free time in the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse and sample a glass of locally produced wine at one of the restaurants or wine bars. Dine on board your ship, or in town if you prefer. You may also choose to experience one of our optional dinners on shore tonight. We depart after midnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Tuesday, June 14: Speyer, Germany

Cruise into midmorning as you enjoy the passing scenery. After lunch, enjoy an included tour to visit the historic town of Speyer and take in views of the imposing Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 11th century on the site of a former basilica, the building’s design influenced Romanesque architecture for centuries to come, and is the final resting place of eight German monarchs. Alternatively, after breakfast, you may choose to disembark for a full day tour of Heidelberg, the home of Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. Visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle and admire the Neckar River Valley. Continue with a walking tour through Old Town to Heidelberg’s renowned gates. After lunch, visit the historic town of Speyer on your way back to your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Wednesday, June 15: Strasbourg, France

We dock this morning in Kehl and disembark for a guided tour of Strasbourg. See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. Free time allows you to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of French and German cultures, resplendent churches, medieval covered bridges, verdant parks and handsome art nouveau and modernist architecture. Alternately, join our optional excursion to Alsatian wine country for an informative winery tour and tasting. Or, spend your full day exploring culinary Strasbourg on an optional excursion; as you explore the city and take in its sights, savor samples of the renowned Alsatian cuisine, from regional dessert specialties and meats to wine pairings with local foods. On board this evening, enjoy a Taste of Germany dinner event. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Thursday, June 16: Breisach, Germany

Arrive in Breisach this morning, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic excursion through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows and dense forests. Once there, visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration, and learn how Black Forest cake is made. Return to your ship for lunch. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional excursion to the quaint Alsation town of Colmar to discover the storybook charm of its streets lined with medieval, Gothic and Renaissance buildings, and visit a fine arts museum. Alternately, choose an optional excursion that explores Colmar’s World War II history. Dine on board this evening and cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Friday, June 17: Basel, Switzerland

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your flight home and transportation to Central PA. (Breakfast)

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected

General Information

Travel Documents

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s) is required for this cruise. As of the printing of this brochure all guests are required to obtain an ETIAS (European travel Information and Authorization System) Travel authorization for travel to Europe’s Schengen Zone (not included in the price of the trip). Please see your travel professional for more information.

Payment

Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by May 26, 2021.

Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...

From Deposit date- May 25, 2021 -        $500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From May 26, 2021 - day of departure-    Non-Refundable

*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airlines 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight  schedules may contain share agreements.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for this region in June average in the 70s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best. Comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended. For evening dining, casual wear is suggested.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

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