We wanted to visit the Rhine River area! We took a pre trip in Basel Switzerland and a post trip in Amsterdam The Netherlands. We prefer these options to become better acclimated to the time zone and extend our vacation time.
Viking staff met us at the airport to insure that we arrived at our hotel safely and provided a short tour about Basel. We had a wonderful diner at a local restaurant before retiring for the night after traveling the previous night through the Frankfort airport and on to Basel.
Viking staff guided us to the local train station so we could take an hour train ride to Lucerne Switzerland to view the historic city area and finding a great local restaurant for lunch. Travel was great via train as were the sites in Lucerne.
On our third day - our luggage was transferred to our ship Mani - as we enjoyed some time to site see more of Basel.
We arrived on ship and were guided to our rooms to settle in before dinner. Our luggage was already in our rooms. Room accommodations were great and the staff took daily care of fixing our bed, ensuring that the bathroom was clean and everything was in order. We also received daily paper updates on what was to transpire for us each day. Every stop had a guided tour and time to enjoy the local atmosphere. We even took a few extra tours out of the regular tours to see more of France, Germany as well as Amsterdam. All of the staff on the Mani were very courteous and helpful - with the meetings in the lounge area both entertaining and informative. Evening dining was exceptional and the serving staff most accommodating for each of us in regards to beverages and meals. Just excellent service all around!
Most interesting for me was a tour of a working windmill in the Netherlands.
Just before ending our River Cruise in Amsterdam, our departure was very organized and luggage moved for us to our local hotel where we were taken by bus. Basically Viking staff did everything for us. We had additional tours of the city in Amsterdam before Viking staff insured we met our flights back home.
We have done two tours now with Viking on the Mani Rhine River and the Tor Danube River. Both trips were excellent and the Staff well trained and helpful. We’d recommend Viking cruises to everyone! Regards
Clean and well taken care of daily. The beds were even turned down at night for us by the staff and daily itineraries provided for the next days activity.
Very enjoyable view of clock making, glass blowing and cake making!
Toured through small towns on our way to the winery. Very much enjoyed the tour and gift shop.
Enjoyed the walking tour of the castle grounds and views out over Heidelberg.
Excellent viewing of the old castle rooms and grounds.
Enjoyed the walking tour of the historic city.