Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage (Northbound) - 2020

20 Day River Cruise Marseille to London (WLA2-T2)

Vacation Overview

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. 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.

Begin with an overnight on the captivating Marseille, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Then transfer to Port St. Louis, to start your river cruise and set sail to Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Transfer to Basel to explore the legendary Rhine River and its Jewish culture and heritage. You’ll stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district and the old streets of the Jewish quarter. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, or stop in Mainz, one of the ShUM cities, for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Synagogue and the Gutenberg Museum. Enjoy the opportunity to take a Jewish history tour in this fascinating city. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. Your last stop in Germany is Cologne, where a guided walk shows you the highlights of this 2,000-year-old city. A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to conclude this sensational European river cruise. And to make your cruise even more exclusive, join a private visit to the Anne Frank house, followed by a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age" and the Jewish Quarter. While sailing, Join onboard lectures to learn more about the European Jewish culture, history and traditions.

Travel via high-speed train to Paris, where your Monograms vacation package of 2 days each in Paris and London begins, including guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Local Hosts® in both these exciting cities.

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