We would love for you
to join us on a cruise that we have just put a group booking on. It is from
Amsterdam to Basel in Sept of 2015. Great news! Also, Viking has
made the final payment much more to our liking as it is not until April of 2015.
are planning a two night, one full day optional tour to Arnhem to the WWII
Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek to learn about the 1944 Battle at Arnhem. History
comes alive through veteran's recordings and a large collection of artifacts.
We will also stop at the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery . This is the final
resting place of over 1600 men, many of them Allied soldiers who lost their
lives in an effort to take the bridge at Arnhem (a story told in the film: "A
Bridge Too Far ").
Once on our new
state-of-the-art Viking Longship, we will cruise along the Rhine between
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to Basel, Switzerland. We will have an opportunity
to tour one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kinderdijk windmills, and then
it is on to Cologne where we have a walking tour and Cologne Cathedral
visit...there will also be sufficient time to visit a local brewery. Next, we
find Marksburg Castle which is at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel
Rivers...and we will spend time exploring this 12th century 'burg'. The
Marksburg, which sits proudly above the town of Braubach, resides as the only
Rhine Castle never to be destroyed.
On to Rudesheim,
known for its wine making, and its very famous street, the Drosselgasse,.
The Drosselgasse is a lane in the heart of Rudesheim's old town full of
beautifully decorated restaurants. Live entertainment,
brass instruments and dance
music play all day and all night during the summer in the many wine taverns and
open-air garden taverns along the 144-metre-long narrow cobblestone
street. Built in the 15th century, the Drosselgasse was for boat owners
to move items from the river to homes in the town.
Our next port is: a
half day city tour of Heidelberg. The evening finds us in Speyer, a Medieval
town with a grand heritage and a compact historic center dominated by the
largest Romanesque cathedral in Europel
Strasbourg, France: situated half way between
Paris and Prague, is known as the 'crossroads of Europe'. The
heart of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have a walking tour
in Strasbourg with the afternoon learning about the Alsatian treats.
Our last stop before
Basel is Breisach...the gateway to the Black Forest...optional Colmar excursion
as well as a Clock-making demo.
Basel, Switzerland finds us disembarking but your
adventure does not need to end here as Switzerland is just waiting for you to
explore its beautiful mountains, hiking trails, wonderful roads and
trains....that sounds like another week is in order!!
LB Tours LLC
Viking River Cruise flyer with cruise details
Thus far there are only 4 cabins
---- 11 Classmates
Chuck and Bunny Armstrong
Larry and Connie Budge
Charlie and Vera Burns
Ben & Ruth Covington
Mike & Chan Eiland
Bud & Sheryl Fritz
Jim & Carolyn Harmon
Mike & Elaine Harpold
Jim & Lorna Mathison
Jerry & Cathy White