Where France and Germany Meet: Alsace, the Rhine and Paris
Aboard a deluxe river ship, learn the story of the Rhine River Valley as you explore the region’s vineyards, medieval architecture, educational heritage and world-class cuisine.
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Program No. 19358RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

Dotted with hilltop castles and carpeted by Riesling-growing vineyards, the Rhine Valley’s beauty can sometimes overshadow its vital role in understanding the complex, often confrontational relationship between Germany and France. In the Alsatian capital of Strasbourg, on a voyage along the Rhine and in Paris, come to understand how the interactions of two great European powers have shaped the history of the continent.
Activity Level
Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestone streets; some stairs without railings and/or uneven. Participants should be able to stand for at least one hour.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the governance of modern Europe during an expert-led visit to the European Parliament.
  • In Bernkastel, visit a local vineyard and sample some of the region’s celebrated Riesling wines.
  • Explore Paris, including the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris and the Ile de la Cite.
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