Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 and Thursday, October 31st, 2019
We joined the Hilliard Chamber of Commerce for a Rhine River Cruise and an extension in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was a rainy day when we left Columbus so we were ready for our adventure! Our flights were from Columbus, OH to Atlanta, GA, then to Paris, France and on to our destination of Basel, Switzerland. There weren’t any issues with our three flights so we were happy about that.
After collecting our luggage and going through customs, we boarded our bus for a tour of Basel. Part of the tour was on the bus and part of it was a walking tour and then we had some free time before meeting again and going to our ship!
Our guide shared that Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland and borders France and Germany. Its population is about 180,000 with about 40 museums. It is considered to be the cultural capital of Switzerland. (at least she thought so)
After our city tour we had time for lunch and walking around the town.
Our group met our bus to take us to our boat. We boarded our riverboat and were shown to our room for the week!
After unpacking, we went to the top deck to watch the ship leave Basel!
Taking a shower after an overnight flight and a day of sightseeing was next on our agenda. We felt refreshed and went to the ship lounge for our mandatory safety and life on board presentation from our cruise director, Svenja! Dinner was delicious and the wine was excellent. The servers kept filling our wine glasses. 🙂 It was an early night for us because we were exhausted from our flights. Tomorrow will be another adventure!