Your Rhine and Rhône River cruise sails across Germany—with touches of Switzerland, France, and Holland along the way as you experience important and meaningful Jewish Heritage historic and cultural sites. Joining us on board is renowned author and speaker Salo Muller joining us as a special guest on the Rhine portion of our cruise. Orphaned at five years old and forced into hiding after the Nazis seized his parents, Mr. Muller shares his moving story of loss and triumph. He recounts his mother’s last words to him, which became the title of his moving Holocaust memoir, “See You Tonight and Promise to be a Good Boy!” Just hours later, his parents would be arrested and put on a train from Westerbork to Auschwitz. Learn of his experiences during the war, his life after as a young orphan, and of how he overcame immeasurable tragedy to achieve much in life, including an esteemed career as physiotherapist for Amsterdam’s Ajax soccer team. Mr. Muller will accompany you on the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam to explore Jewish culture and heritage. Your adventure begins with an overnight in Marseille, then travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area. Arles, Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as St. Jean de Losne and fascinating Beaune await you in France. Transfer to Basel to explore the legendary Rhine River and its Jewish culture and heritage. Enjoy guided sightseeing and visit the Jewish quarter in Strasbourg, and Cologne. Join an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. You can choose to visit the Synagogue and the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, one of the ShUM cities, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splen-did Amsterdam, where you will also have the opportunity to join a private visit to the Anne Frank house and see the Jewish quarter. And while sailing join onboard lectures to learn more about the European Jewish culture, history and traditions.Travel to Paris by high-speed train for your Monograms® vacation package. Your 3-night stay in the “City of Light” is complete with a Local Host® and expert guides to assist you with everything you need to discover Paris. You’ll take a high-speed train from Paris to London for a 3-night stay in this dynamic city. See such tra-ditional sights as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. Take photographs of the iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and the Shard. All of this, and plenty of free time to explore on your own, gives you variety, convenience, and the chance to make this fabulous vacation your own!