Partner Adventure: Castles Along the Rhine

October 18–27, 2017

Join Brad Smoliak from Kitchen by Brad aboard this spectacular river cruise on the River Empress as we sail along the Rhine River. Enjoy the scenery, indulge in the local beers and wines, and savour the spectacular local dishes.

For additional information and to secure your stateroom, contact Gwen Schilling, MCC (Expedia CruiseShipCenters) at 780-822-9283 or

Registration Includes

  • All onboard meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell receptions 
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water.
  • 7 nights aboard the elegant River Empress
  • 6 days of excursions
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions 
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks 
  • 4 countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland 
  • 3 Unesco World Heritage Sites
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All onboard and onshore gratuities
  • $100.00 onboard credit per person


Before October 18

Pre-extension available for Basel/Zurich

October 18

Basel embarkation

October 19

Breisach: choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar City Tour 

October 20

Kehl (Strasbourg): choice of Strasbourg by canal or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

October 21

Germersheim: choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

October 22

Rudeshiem: cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting, and guided Boppard village stroll

October 23

Koblenz: choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

October 24

Cologne: walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral visit, as well as Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner

October 24

Amsterdam disembarkation 

October 25 and Later

Post extension in Amsterdam and onward