Cruising the Rhine River with your family, watch the hillsides for fairy-tale castles, learn about the Middle Ages, and explore historic sites from Cologne to Heidelberg, Strasbourg, and beyond.

Adult starting at: $3,390
Child starting at: $2,390
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 Spending time together   Typical scene in Amsterdam  Self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. Credit: Netherlands Tourism Bureau  Vermeer's <i>The Milkmaid</i> in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Credit: Frans Lemmens/Alamy  Family excursion by bicycle  The Black Forest  View of Cologne along the Rhine River  City of Cologne, showcasing the High Gothic cathedral   The idyllic Rhine River, near Kaub  Hilltop medieval castle overlooking the Rhine River near Oberwesel  The Rhine River Valley  The medieval town of Rüdesheim, located along the Rhine River Valley and in the heart of Germany's wine country  The German university town of Heidelberg, along the Neckar River  The French city of Strasbourg  The delightful Alsatian city of Strasbourg, France  Half-timbered houses of Strasbourg

Cruising the Rhine: A Family Journey

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

9 days from $3,390

Cruising the Rhine River with your family, watch the hillsides for fairy-tale castles, learn about the Middle Ages, and explore historic sites from Cologne to Heidelberg, Strasbourg, and beyond.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jul 11 - 19, 2018 Departure
Carol Reynolds

Carol Reynolds

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, Carol 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.  

Carol 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. Carol is a frequent Smithsonian Journeys Expert and has led unforgettable journeys to Russia, the Baltics, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany.