Cruise the Rhine River and listen to folklore with your family as you watch the hillsides for fairy-tale castles, learn about the Middle Ages and explore the university town of Heidelberg.

Starting at: $3,190 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The delightful Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France  The German university town of Heidelberg, along the Neckar River  Strasbourg, along the Rhine River  The Black Forest  City of Cologne, showcasing the High Gothic cathedral   Amsterdam at night  Traditional canal houses in Amsterdam  The meeting of Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht, two major canals of Amsterdam.

Cruising the Rhine: A Family Journey

From Basel to Amsterdam Aboard the 168-guest Amadeus Silver III

9 days from $3,190

Cruise the Rhine River and listen to folklore with your family as you watch the hillsides for fairy-tale castles, learn about the Middle Ages and explore the university town of Heidelberg.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jul 3 - 11, 2017 Departure
Carol Reynolds

Carol Reynolds

Dr. Carol Reynolds weaves history, humor, and high energy into everything she does.  She has lived and taught in Germany at various times, starting in 1981.  Her research interests include German Romanticism and the musical court of Frederick the Great.  She founded and directed Southern Methodist University’s Study-in-Germany Program and enjoys leading tours, including a Rhine-Main-Danube Donors’ Tour for the University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina as well as Russian tours for The Dallas Symphony and The Dallas Opera.  She is fluent in German and Russian and maintains a home in Weimar.

After her career as professor of Music History at SMU, Dr. Reynolds and her husband Hank moved to a ranch in North Central Texas.  Surrounded by goats, dogs, and cows, she began designing multi-media Fine Arts curricula.  Her popular Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture (2009) has reached students across the world.  In 2011 she released a cross-discipline course called Exploring America’s Musical Heritage.  She is now creating a curriculum on the history of sacred music from Jewish Liturgy to 1600.  

Dr. Reynolds is a staunch advocate of Arts Education at every stage of life and speaks regularly at educational conferences across the U.S.   She is popular speaker for organizations like The Dallas Symphony, Van Cliburn Concerts, The Dallas Opera, Tulsa Symphony, Kimball Museum, Fort Worth Opera, San Francisco Wagner Society, The Davidson Institute, and The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C.   Dr. Reynolds is a frequent Smithsonian Journeys Expert and has led unforgettable journeys to Russia, the Baltics, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany.