Arrive in Zurich and transfer to your hotel in Lucerne. This beautiful city sits amid snowcapped mountains on the north end of Lake Lucerne. During the included city tour, you will learn the history of the world-famous Lion of Lucerne, a monument spectacularly carved into the cliffside.
Transfer to Basel after breakfast for your Rhine River Wine Cruise aboard the Uniworld S.S. Antoinette, your home for the next 7 nights.
Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. A special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship's base while you explore the Alsatian capital. Experience its historic core as the locals do, with an exclusive walking tour. If you're feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld's bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.
Speyer "spire" in English is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.
Experience Germany's fabled Rhine River in one of two ways an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or take the long way shoreward from the Germania monument with a vineyard hike. This morning, you'll cruise out of Rudesheim and into the sublimely beautiful and romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you'll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.
History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne's Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance facade. Wander through the city's historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you'll also have ample free time to explore on your own. In the evening, a special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
LEGEND: ( ) = Included meal, B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, DB = Dinner Banquet, L = Lunch
• 8-day cruise aboard Uniworld River Boutique Cruises’ S.S Antoinette<br/>• Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water<br/>• All onboard gratuities included<br/>• Uniworld complimentary shore excursions<br/>• Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br/>• Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Prices are subject to Deck and Cabin Type
*Optional Tours and Tour Extensions require minimum participation numbers and as such are subject to cancellation, change and price changes based upon participation rates.*