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Our Magical Rhine River Cruise

Recently, I had the privilege of guest posting on one of my favorite travel websites, Explore River Cruises.    In my article, titled, “Places to See on a Rhine River Cruise,” I described our experience of cruising down the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Basel Switzerland

Basel Switzerland, The Magic Begins

For us, it was the most interesting, scenic, and magical trip that my husband and I have ever taken.  During our 8-day, 4-country excursion, we experienced a whirlwind of historic landmarks, breathtaking scenery, and delicious authentic cuisine.  

During that cruise, we traveled through the Bavarian Forest, toured a working cuckoo clock factory and sampled cherry-topped Black Forest cake.

Cuckoo Clock Factory

Cuckoo Clock Factory located in the Black Forrest of Germany

We visited centuries-old castles – still standing at strategic points along the river.  We shopped for creamy Swiss chocolate at the Lindt Schokoladen Museum.

Schokoladen Museum

Lindt Swiss Chocolate Museum

We feasted on authentic German Bratwurst and sauerkraut.  (It tastes so different over there!)  We wine tasted in Alsace, France, where cellars still use barrels dating back to 1732!

Blanck Family Cask

Blanck Family Cask 1732

When we reached the Netherlands, we stretched our legs along the dikes and visited the living quarters of a working windmill in the UNESCO district. 

Windmills of Kinderkijk

Windmills located in Kinderdijk, Netherlands

In Amsterdam, we visited the famous Van Gogh Museum, the famous floating flower market, and delighted in some of the most unique architecture in Europe.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you’re looking for information about river cruising anywhere in the world, is a one-stop-shop.  This site offers information about river cruises in America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.  It lists a directory of river cruise suppliers, departure dates, pricing, and promotions. 

This website also offers travel insights and helpful ideas, as well as spectacular pictures.  An excellent example is an article entitled, “9 Best Places to Visit in France.” 

We welcome your comments, so please let us know about your favorite travel experiences.  



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