Captivating Rhine Wine Cruise with Wine Host, Lorraine Hems

Start Date:
Thursday, August 15, 2024
End Date:
Thursday, August 22, 2024
Rhine River (Amsterdam to Basel)
: Captivating Rhine Wine Cruise with Wine Host, Lorraine Hem
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates – and we invite you to discover the flavor of this tantalizing region on a Celebration of Wine River Cruise with enhanced epicurean experiences included in the price of your cruise. Immerse yourself in France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Discover Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to Germany’s Black Forest, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.
This special Wine Cruise offers guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. Discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings – all at no additional cost. Join Lorraine Hems MS '12, RIT Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Hospitality & Service Innovation, as she leads insightful discussions and shares her passion and vision for making premium handcrafted wines. She promised her former students that she would lead a European tour eventually and here is the opportunity!
Itinerary includes stops at: Amsterdam (with overnight), Cologne, Rhine Gorge/Rudesheim, Ludwigshafen, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel. 
Cruise Package includes all meals aboard the ship, wine and beer with lunch and dinner as well as a cocktail party each evening.  A sightseeing tour is included in each town you visit along with free time.  High-speed internet is available free of charge in the stateroom "entertainment on demand". Wi-Fi is also available throughout the ship.
The below rates (subject to change) are based on double occupancy and include port fees. Additional categories may be available.  Pricing valid through March 30, 2024, but categories are selling out quickly! 
Category D: $3,772.00/per person
Category CA: $4,772.00/per person 
Category BB: $5,372.00/per person
Category SS (Suite): $7,272.00/per person  

Additional categories are available for an additional cost
Optional Land Packages:
Amsterdam extension (Pre-cruise) includes 2 nights accommodations at hotel TBA, ½ day walking tour in Amsterdam, transfer to the ship with a Zaanse Schans visit. - $750 Double Occupancy / $1,280.00 Single Occupancy
Lucerne/Zurich extension includes 2 nights Lake Lucerne with a ½ day walking tour, Lion Monument and medieval city walls tour, drive to Zurich; 2 nights accommodations in Zurich with a ½ day walking tour. - $1,680.00 Double Occupancy / $2,560.00 Single Occupancy

For more information on the itinerary, pricing or to book, please call Chris Van Zile at 585-697-2743 or email her at chris@vanzile.com.

* Single Supplements are available at 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price
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