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WVIA Travel Club

VIKING KVASIR 8 DAY RIVER CRUISE 

Departing September 26, 2015

Presented by the WVIA Travel Club and Cruise One

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Lou Abitabilo - Independent Vacation Specialist, CruiseOne - Scranton, PA

570-955-0470 | labitailo@cruiseone.com | www.cruiseone.com/labitabilo

Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, see the many charming castles commanding the riverbanks as you sail by, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Also, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France, and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse. On this itinerary you see a lot without spending a lot of time.

Step aboard the Viking Kvasir and cruise Europe's legendary rivers into the heart of historic cities and hidden towns along the way. Unpack once, then settle in to the quiet elegance of this floating hotel while experiencing the local culture and customs. Begin the day with a delicious breakfast in the restaurant with its floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views; embark on a guided walk, take an excursion, or explore on your own. Savor a glass of wine on the Aquavit Terrace, share stories with newfound friends over a delicious dinner, or simply relax on the Sun Deck as the world floats peacefully by.

  • 95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
  • All suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels; putting green, and walking track
  • Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
  • Observation Lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
  • Library corner and onboard boutique
  • Elevator
  • Free shipwide wireless Internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
  • 40" flat-panel Sony TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more

Prices begin at $3,030 per person, based upon double occupancy. (Includes taxes and fees, does not include insurance or airfare)

Prices per person, based on double occupancy; port charges, gov't fees, taxes included.  Some surcharges may be additional; service fee of $19.95 may apply; limited availability. Prices shown are min. fares for select departure dates. Other dates higher. Not responsible for last minute changes of price or itinerary by cruise line, or any errors or omissions in the content of this ad. Some restrictions and cancellation penalties may apply. 

Intinerary

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Day 1 | Basel, Switzerland

Welcome to Basel, on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland. Transfer from the airport to your ship.* After boarding, enjoy time on your own getting acquainted with the city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. Dinner is served aboard. (D)


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Day 2 | 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 and see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Return to Breisach or choose an optional excursion to the quaint Alsatian town of Colmar. Dine aboard and cruise on through the night. (B, L, D)


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Day 3 | Strasbourg, France

Arrive in Kehl this morning and disembark for your 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. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Return to your ship for dinner and departure. (B, L, D)


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Day 4 | Heidelberg & Rüdesheim, Germany

Wake up in Mannheim and disembark for a tour of Heidelberg to see Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. Then, visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle and take in the scenery of the Neckar River Valley and the city’s many red rooftops from this hilltop post. Afterward, set on a walking tour through the Old Town to Heidelberg’s renowned gates. Return to your ship for afternoon cruising. Arrive in Rüdesheim in the early evening, then 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 aboard your ship or spend more time exploring in town if you prefer. We remain docked overnight. (B, L, D)


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Day 5 | Braubach & Koblenz, Germany

This morning, sail along the most scenic stretch of the Rhine, where castles overlook the river from their hilltop posts. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this part of the Middle Rhine Valley is so beautiful. Arrive in Koblenz this afternoon and disembark for a tour of 700-year-old Marksburg Castle and its museum. Return to your ship for lunch. Later, enjoy some time in this charming town at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. (B, L, D)


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Day 6 | Cologne, Germany

Continue along the Rhine this morning; arrive in Cologne and disembark for a walking tour. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church, and spend some time inside Cologne’s Dom, a remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction began in 1248 and was only completed in 1880. Explore the dockside taverns, cafés and shops on your own. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Dinner is served aboard and we remain docked until late evening. (B, L, D)


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Day 7 | Kinderdijk, Netherlands

We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours, enjoying scenic views. Spend your morning enjoying some popular Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). After lunch, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an afternoon 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. Board your ship for departure and dinner. Arrive in Amsterdam after midnight. (B, L, D)


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Day 8 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city’s neighborhoods, museums and exciting nightlife. (B)

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Rates and Info.

Prices Begin At

$3,030 Per Person/Based on Double Occupancy

*Included in Price: Taxes and Fees/Surcharges

*Not Included in Price: Insurance and Airfare

 

For more information call

Lou Abitabilo at CruiseOne

Scranton, PA

phone: (570) 955-0470 

email: labitabilo@cruiseone.com

website: www.cruiseone.com/labitabilo

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland
  • Day 2 - Breisach, Germany
  • Day 3 - Strasbourg, France
  • Day 4 - Heidelberg & Rüdesheim, Germany
  • Day 5 - Braubach & Koblenz, Germany
  • Day 6 - Cologne, Germany
  • Day 7 - Kinderdijk, Netherlands
  • Day 8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands