Monthly Archives: August 2015

Route des Vins, France

Today, our last excursion day of the cruise, we have our choice of two long half-day tours in this wine producing region along the Alsatian wine road, the route des vins which hugs the foothill of the Vosges mountain range. … Continue reading

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Strasbourg, France and the Black Forest, Germany

Today we dock in Germany, but cross the river to visit France-Strasbourg, a French city with a German name.  In the afternoon we return to Germany to visit the Black Forest. We had the choice of morning excursions, Boris was … Continue reading

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg is a bucket list German city for Boris and I.  The cruise line offered an optional afternoon excursion and attending was the a no-brainer choice for us.  Until 2013, Heidelberg was the headquarters of the American forces in Germany. … Continue reading

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Speyer, Germany

Today we are docked at Germiersheim, about a 20 minute shuttle ride into Speyer (and the famous Romanesque Cathedral).  This afternoon we are going to Heidelberg, a “bucket list” German city for Boris and I.  The ship offered three options … Continue reading

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The Romantic Rhine Valley: Boppard to Rudesheim

I got up early for my big day.  After breakfast, I was up on the sun deck at 8 am for the departure from Boppard for the 18 castles we will see in the next 4 hours.  This section of … Continue reading

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The German Corner on the Rhine, Koblenz and on to Boppard, Germany

On this, our second full day of river cruising, we will make two stops.  This morning we will stop at Koblenz at the intersection of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers.  The intersection is known as the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) … Continue reading

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Cologne, Germany

Already in Europe at the end of my British Isles cruise with Ted, I flew over to Amsterdam to meet Boris for cruise number two.  This is a river cruise on the Rhine.  I first saw this itinerary when we … Continue reading

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