Western Europe

Medieval & Modern History: Amsterdam to Basel along the Rhine

Wind your way through European history on a riverboat voyage along the magnificent Rhine, from the Netherlands to Switzerland.
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Program No. 22560RSBLOG
11 days
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At a Glance

Flanked by rich history and striking beauty, the Rhine River winds through some of the world’s most charming cities, flowing past medieval ruins, soaring cliffs and terraced vineyards. Immerse yourself in world history and European heritage on this riverboat adventure from the canals of Amsterdam to the art museums of Switzerland. Explore Germany’s medieval old town centers, voyage through the verdant and mountainous Black Forest region and experience the magnificent Rhine Falls.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing for up to 2 hours, including on stairs, uneven surfaces and cobblestones.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the Netherlands during expert-led excursions in Amsterdam and Haarlem.
  • Explore the ancient cities and extraordinary landscapes of Germany’s Black Forest region.
  • In Basel, learn about Swiss culture at museums and to a visit of a local school.

General Notes

The Sept 22, 2019 departure will take a maximum of 86 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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Hédi Várkonyi
Hédi Várkonyi has been working with Road Scholar since 1990. A native of Budapest, Hungary, Hédi is a graduate of the College for Foreign Trade in Budapest. She serves as a professional translator, lectures on Central European history and leads programs in several countries. Hédi says, “Over the years, my enthusiasm has only been growing thanks to the wonderful people I have the pleasure to meet on my programs!”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Péter Szakács
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