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Our Top 3 River Rhine Cruise Excursions

Friday 7th June 2013

The River Rhine flows from the Swiss Alps through Germany to Holland, past dramatic cliff-top castles, terraced vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock.

With so many fascinating excursions to choose from on a Rhine River cruise, we have picked our top three!

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1. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Discover the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings in the world, including the famous Sunflowers. You can also see a collection of 19th-century art by other artists including Bernard, Gauguin and Monet. There is a library and a shop where you can purchase souvenirs.

2. City Tour, Cologne

Enjoy a tour of the historic city of Cologne. Marvel at the spectacular twin spires of the Gothic Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important place of pilgrimage. It was once the tallest building in the world – currently it’s the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 829.8m or 2,722ft! You can also explore the Old Town which boasts the Romanesque Church of Gross Saint Martin.

3. Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, Rudesheim

The museum houses around 350 exhibits of mechanical musical instruments from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Discover the impressive collection, from songbird music boxes to pianolas. Enjoy musical demonstrations on a tour and visit the museum shop where you can purchase souvenirs.

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