Cruising the Rhine: An Amazing and Authentic Experience
By Lynda Lynn, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Just before Thanksgiving, some of my coworkers and I were given the opportunity to experience a Uniworld river cruise down the Rhine River visiting towns along the border between France and Germany. Each day on this 7-night cruise included a stop in a new town or city. We were busy throughout, touring new places in the day and by night we were relaxing and having fun on the immaculately designed, yet super comfortable S.S. Antoinette river ship.
The wonderful thing about river cruising is that you are immersed in your destination, experiencing the history and culture of each town. At every stop, the cruise director, who also served as one of the tour guides, lead the group through cities like Cologne and Strasbourg, exploring castles, visiting magnificent churches and walking the streets of quaint towns like Mainz and Koblenz.
It was so stunning to see buildings that are hundreds and hundreds of years old. In each town you can see the collision of cultures with architecture from the middle ages through the present day. The river cruise really allowed me to experience the authentic culture, and history, of the towns we visited. The shops we visited and the restaurants in which we ate are all places to which the local people go everyday. And don’t get me started on how good the food was… just take a look at some of the beautiful pictures I took on this amazing Rhine river cruise.
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