From the Dutch flatlands to the Swiss Alps, follow the mighty Rhine upstream past legendary landscapes immortalized by Turner, Heine, Goethe, and Byron. In Amsterdam, embark AmaKristina, an elegant new riverboat, for a seven-night cruise. Towering fortresses, terraced vineyards, first-rate art, and fine cuisine are yours to enjoy as you step ashore to explore the great German and French cities of Cologne, Mainz, Heidelberg, and Strasbourg. Disembark in Basel to visit Art Basel, the outstanding international exhibition of modern and contemporary art.
An optional postlude in Lucerne features two nights at the historic Palace Hotel Luzern and a visit to the Museum Sammlung Rozengart, with an outstanding collection focused on the works of Picasso and Klee.