Sue and Rock's European Adventure

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BC: DEPARTED | France | May 30, 2012 | Puyallup

FC: Rock and Sue's European Adventure May 2012 Amsterdam, Rhine River Cruise and Paris

1: Amsterdam | Depart Seattle May 17, 2012 | Only 12 hours from Seattle but worlds away!

2: Amsterdam - a beautiful city filled with friendly people, canals and bicycles by what seems like the thousands! Cheese, apple pie and special pancake were special Dutch treats. | Amsterdam

3: Netherlands

4: Amsterdam

6: Amsterdam has a unique architectural style.

8: SS Antoinette | We leave Amsterdam Sunday, May 20th for a 7 day Uniworld cruise on the beautiful SS Antoinette Our cruise will take us up the Rhine river, through Germany and France to Switzerland.

9: SS Antoinette

10: COLOGNE Germany

11: Cologne - largest city in the Rhineland, home to the twin tower Gothic Cathedral which began construction in 1248 and took 632 years to complete.

13: The cathedral is the tallest Gothic structure in the world. The earthly remains of the fabled Three Kings are believed to be resting in the cathedral. | Cologne

15: . Onto Koblenz, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Marksburg Castle!

16: We wind our way through the Medieval town of Koblenz and then take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Then it's on to Marksburg Castle, the best-preserved castle on the Rhine!

17: Germany

18: Over a three hour period we sail past 23 Castles! Sausage, sauerkraut, beer and pretzels add to the experience! | CASTLES ON THE RHINE

20: RUDESHEIM dates back to the Roman times and is located in the Rheingau, a wine growing region known for its high-quality Rieslings. Here we visit the most beautiful Schloss Vollrads wine estate. | Wine

22: Speyer, Germany

23: Speyer enjoyed the luxury of being a free city of the Holy Roman Empire, answering to the emperor himself for 500 years. Speyer is home to the second largest Romanesque building in Europe.

24: Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved baroque city. Heidelberg Castle is the largest castle ruin in Germany with architecture spanning from the 13th to the 17th centuries.

26: Heidelberg Castle | Discover

28: Strasbourg, France

29: A city of canals, it's both medieval with covered bridges and watchtowers and modern with the European Parliament.

30: A trip down the Alsatian Wine Road With stops at Kayserber, Riquewohr and Colmar

32: Kayserberg, Riquewihr, Colmar

34: Goodbye to the Rhine River and on to Paris, France

36: PARIS City of Light | We arrive in Paris by train from Basal, Switzerland in the afternoon of May 27, 2012. Our Paris adventure begins!

38: The Seine | 37 bridges cross the Seine in Paris.

40: Exploring Paris

41: The Sidewalk Café's! The Food!

42: The Louvre

44: Jardin des Tuileries | One of the oldest and most beautiful public gardens in Paris

45: Sainte-Chapelle | Built by King Louis IX in 1248, next to the royal palace. A masterpiece of Gothic Architecture.

46: Notre Dame Cathedral

48: Musee d'Orsay

49: "We'll always have Paris" | Au Revoir

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