Germany, France, Switzerland and Netherlands: Journey along the Rhine (3 Weeks)
Day 1-4 Frankfurt
Visit this German financial hub which lies on the banks of the Main River and pre-book your ticket to access the famous Borse. The reconstructed Old Town is where you’ll find the popular Christmas market, located in Romberg Plaza, and also worth visiting is the Goethe-Haus Museum. In summer, why not sip a cold beer in one of the city’s many attractive squares or relax in one of the city’s parks?
Transfers to Amsterdam 4h22m1h10m3h48m
Day 5-8 Amsterdam
Glide along the canals in the Netherlands’ largest city, nicknamed the Venice of the North. Its many world-class museums are supplemented by lesser-known but no less absorbing attractions such as the Tulip Museum and the Dutch Resistance Museum. Canalside, explore the cobbles of De Negen Straatjes (the Nine Streets), where you’ll stumble upon countless designer boutiques, gift shops and art galleries.
Transfers to Cologne 3h15m0h50m2h32m
Day 9-11 Cologne
Encounter Europe’s largest cathedral and Germany’s most visited attraction, the Dom, in this pretty city located on the banks of the River Rhein. Take a walk through its old town squares, cruise along the river and visit the fabulous Chocolate Museum which showcases the history of chocolate and its modern-day manufacture.
Transfers to Heidelberg 2h29m1h50m
Top Activities in Cologne
- Cologne Cathedral (Dom)
Awesome Restaurants in Cologne
- Die Fette Kuh
- Excelsior Hotel Ernst
- Le Moissonnier
- Poké Makai
- Peters Brauhaus
Day 12-15 Heidelberg
Ascend by funicular railway to Heidelberg Castle and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas to be had from its terraces and a glass of locally produced wine from its cellars. Its university was established in the 14th Century making it Germany’s oldest University city. Once the haunt of philosophers, who walked the nearby hillside trails to think, Heidelberg has often been dubbed Germany’s intellectual capital.
Transfers to Strasbourg 1h42m1h30m
Day 16-18 Strasbourg
Climb up inside the spire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Rhine River. This lovely city is known for its mix of German and French architectural and cultural influences, so there’s always something interesting to find, like the city’s attention grabbing astronomical clock.
Transfers to Basel 1h33m1h20m