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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In this newsletter, I'll tell you about Rhine River cruises, which are among our most popular itineraries in Europe. These sailings travel through a region dotted with manicured vineyards, charming towns and impressive castles.

Before we get to the highlights, here are some Rhine cruise offers for our customers.

Save up to 30% on Scenic sailings, plus receive an extra $300 per couple discount. Book by October 15.

Save up to $2,500 per couple on cruises with Riviera in select cabin categories, plus receive a free drinks package. Book by October 15.

Save up to $2,250 per couple on Emerald departures, plus receive up to an additional 15% off select cabin categories. Book by October 15.

Save 10% off sailings with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, plus receive an extra $2,000 per couple discount on select departures. Book by October 31.

Enjoy free or reduced airfare from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking cruises. Book by October 31.

Save up to $1,500 per couple on AmaWaterways sailings. Book by October 31.

Save with special air offers from select gateways or cruise discounts of up to $1,500 per couple on Avalon sailings.

Companion cruises for free on Crystal river cruises, plus receive shipboard credits of up to $250 per cabin.

For all available discounts and deals on Rhine departures, click here.

The stretch of the river known as the Upper Middle Rhine is thought to be the most scenic, home to more than 40 fortifications such as Castle Katz, perched high on a bluff above the river in St. Goarshausen. It's near the Rock of Lorelei, where the mythical siren Lorelei was said to have lured sailors to their deaths with her irresistible singing.

Sightseeing excursions in Cologne explore the Old Town and the cathedral, whose twin spires soar above the city's roofs. The cathedral took more than 600 years to build, and today stonemasons, glaziers, roofers and preservationists work constantly to restore and maintain the beautiful structure.

The Rhine meets the Mosel River in Koblenz, where walking tours highlight the narrow lanes and picturesque squares, fountains and Romanesque churches. While your ship is docked in Rudesheim, you can walk along the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse, an alley lined with restaurants, shops and wine taverns.

Many Rhine itineraries include an excursion to Heidelberg. This well-preserved medieval city is home to Germany's oldest university, Heidelberg University, founded in 1386. The ruins of a red sandstone Gothic castle tower over the old town center.

Explore the blend of French and German cultures in Strasbourg, located in the Alsace region of northeast France. The neighborhood known as La Petite France is a scenic place for a walk, with half-timbered homes dating to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Black Forest clockmakers have been renowned for their craftsmanship since the 17th century, and Rhine River travelers usually can join an outing that takes them to a cuckoo clock workshop.

Departures in late November and December feature Christmas markets. These outdoor holiday bazaars are a beloved tradition, where merchants sell handcrafted ornaments, toys, candles and woodcarvings, as well as local treats like grilled sausages, roasted chestnuts and gingerbread.



Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Enjoy free or reduced airfare and save up to $1,000 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $2,799. Departures from March 15 through December 18, 2022.

2) Ohio River Exploration, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Louisville and Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. Save up to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $2,499. Departures from May 9 through October 29, 2022.

3) Chateaux, Rivers & Wine, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Fly from $499 per person and save up to $1,000 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $2,899. Departures from March 19 through November 12, 2022.

4) Romantic Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save with special air offers or cruise discounts of up to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $2,899. Departures from March 26 through December 14, 2022.

5) Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Budapest and ends in Vilshofen. Save up to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $2,899. Departures from March 18 through November 21, 2022.

6) Enchanting Danube, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Passau. Save 10%, plus receive an extra $2,000 per couple discount on select departures. Starting at $2,949. Departures from March 13 through October 30, 2022.

7) Sensations of Lyon & Provence, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Lyon and Nice. Save up to $2,250 per couple. Plus, get up to an extra 15% off in certain cabin categories. Starting at $3,395. Departures from April 9 through October 29, 2022.

8) Rhine Highlights, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Travels between Amsterdam and Zurich. Save up to 30% off the cruise price. Plus, receive an extra $300 per couple discount. Starting at $3,895. Departures from April 4 through October 26, 2022.

9) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Clarkston and Portland. Save up to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $3,795. Departures from October 24, 2021 through June 2, 2022.

10) Lower Mississippi River Cruise, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $4,075. Departures from November 19, 2021 through March 6, 2022.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go