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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017)

Spend seven nights cruising the Rhine River and stay in boutique hotels in Basel and Amsterdam, with Connections-exclusive excursions to the artists' colony of Mathildenhöhe; Weil am Rhein, where you take a private architectural tour; and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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7th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Arrive in Basel, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.After time at leisure, join your Resident Tour Director and smallConnections group for a private tour at Tinguely Museum,followed by a welcome reception and dinner.
8th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Travel by intimate group to Weil am Rhein, where you take aprivate architectural tour of the Vitra Campus, an ensemble ofremarkable buildings by renowned architects. Then, explore theDesign Museum, created by Frank Gehry. Wander through theKunstmuseum at leisure after a brief, guided introduction. Later,transfer to your modern river ship for priority embarkation. Aftersettling into your premium cabin or suite with an open-air Frenchor walk-out balcony, relax with fellow guests over a welcomecocktail before dinner.
9th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Set out on a small group excursion thatincludes a visit to Strasbourg’s Gothiccathedral with its beautiful stained glasswindows. Get an authentic taste of Frenchcuisine at a local restaurant, an experienceexclusive to Connections guests. Then, visit Riquewihr andKaysersberg along the Alsatian wine route, pausing with yoursmall group to taste local vintages.
10th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Embark on a Connections-exclusiveexcursion that begins in Speyer. Walkalongside your Resident Tour Director tothe city’s imposing cathedral, an11th-century UNESCO World HeritageSite. Continue on a scenic drive through Heidelberg to Darmstadt,and take a guided visit of the longtime artists’ colony ofMathildenhöhe. After a specially planned lunch at a localrestaurant in Darmstadt, stop for photos at the 1,200-year-oldgatehouse of the Abbey of Lorsch.
11th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Join your small group of travellers for aConnections-exclusive excursion as youride the local train from Rüdesheim toAssmannshausen. Take the chairlift up thehill for panoramic, open-air views of thewooded hillsides and a taste of local red wine. Return to your shipfor lunch and an afternoon cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge.Then, set out on a walking tour of Koblenz, passing St. Castor'sBasilica and the Electoral Palace. Join your Resident Tour Directorashore for a Connections dinner in a typical local restaurant.
12th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Gather with fellow Connections guests for a visit to Cochem, acity settled in Roman times along the Moselle River. Enjoy a winetasting, arranged specially by A&K for your small group, followedby a Connections-exclusive guided tour of Cochem Castle.Tonight, attend a private cocktail party and an exclusive Chef'sHighlights dinner.
13th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Enjoy a tour of Cologne today, visiting its stunning cathedral inyour small group, alongside your knowledgeable Connectionsguide. Designed with mathematically precise craftsmanship, itboasts gargoyles and corbel figures on its façade, with medievalsculptures and 19th-century mosaic flooring in its interior.Continue to the Museum Ludwig to view the collection ofclassical, modern, expressionist and American pop art works, aConnections-exclusive excursion. Then, enjoy free time for shoppingand lunch on your own (or included aboard ship). This evening, joinyour captain for a gala dinner.
14th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Arrive in Holland and visit the old fishing village of Volendam,with its colorful period houses. Continue by small group to a localcheesemaker, where you enjoy an intimate tasting. Then, transferto a nearby family-run tulip farm for exclusive insight into thisuniquely Dutch industry. In Amsterdam, drive past vibrant DamSquare and the Museum Quarter before re-boarding your vesselfor a final overnight stay.
15th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Disembark for a private guided tour of theKröller-Müller Museum and sculpturegarden, home to the second-largest VanGogh collection in the world, as well asworks by Seurat and Picasso. After a locallunch with fellow Connections guests, return to Amsterdam for anarchitectural boat tour in the canal district, alongside yourResident Tour Director. See the picturesque canal houses, tinyalleyways, gardens and drawbridges that lend this cosmopolitancity its unique and lasting charm.
16th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) This morning, pay a Connections-exclusive visit to the famousRijksmuseum. During your guided tour, view thoughtfullyselected masterpieces from its exceptional collection, includingRembrandt’s Night Watch. Relax at leisure this afternoon, furtherexploring the museum or perhaps shopping for tulip bulbs. Thisevening, visit the Douwes family gallery, seven generations inthe same family, for a reception and talk on art restoration. Later,gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate your journey.
17th Jun 2017
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Art & Architecture Along the Rhine (2017) Today, transfer to Amsterdam airport for your flight.

Strauss-Deck

Spend seven nights cruising the Rhine River and stay in boutique hotels in Basel and Amsterdam, with Connections-exclusive excursions to the artists' colony of Mathildenhöhe; Weil am Rhein, where you take a private architectural tour; and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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Strauss-Deck

Spend seven nights cruising the Rhine River and stay in boutique hotels in Basel and Amsterdam, with Connections-exclusive excursions to the artists' colony of Mathildenhöhe; Weil am Rhein, where you take a private architectural tour; and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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Spend seven nights cruising the Rhine River and stay in boutique hotels in Basel and Amsterdam, with Connections-exclusive excursions to the artists' colony of Mathildenhöhe; Weil am Rhein, where you take a private architectural tour; and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

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