Notice: On December 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, Fonthill Castle will be CLOSED to regular tours due to our sold-out Holiday Lights Meander events.

11-Day Rhine River Cruise

with the Friends of Bucks County Historical Society


Saturday, July 11, 2020 – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cruise down the Rhine River with the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society on this 11-day trip from Amsterdam to Lucerne, featuring stops in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Enjoy city tours, explore Romanesque architecture, take in vibrant cultural scenes or simply relax on board the Monarch Countess, your home away from homeHenry Mercer’s extensive travels abroad exposed him to the art and architecture of Europe, which influenced both his personal architectural style as well as some of his tile design. This trip, inspired by Mercer’s own voyages on riverboats throughout Europe a century ago, will create lasting memories for a lifetime.


Scheduled Itinerary: 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cologne, Germany
Koblenz, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Mannheim, Germany
Speyer, Germany
Strasbourg, France
Breisach, Germany
Basel, Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland


What’s Included:

Flights (to and from)
9 Nights Accommodation: 7 nights on Cruise, 2 nights in Hotel in Switzerland
22 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Airline Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
River Port Charges ($190 per person)
Cruise & Hotel Porterage
All Transfers
Entrees fees per Itinerary
Wireless Earphones for Tours during Excursion

Additional Amenities: 

Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner
Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
Locally inspired recipes
Early Riser Breakfast, in addition to buffet breakfast
Late night snacks
Wi-Fi Access in public areas
Self-serve coffee and tea stations
Lounge area with premium spirits
Fitness Center
Non-smoking ship interior
Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English



Three to four hours of walking each day
Uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes may be encountered
Wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises
No elevators or chair lifts on board


For pricing details and to register, please contact Christine Harrison, President of the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society and Travel Sales Agent at Gate 1 Travel, at or (215) 572-7676 ext. 1426.


The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
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