FIRST RIVER BOAT CRUISE: IS THERE ONE THAT SPECIALIZES IN JEWISH HERITAGE AND HISTORY?

Q – We have never cruised, used a travel agency, or done a river boat cruise. So we’re novices and looking for your excellent counsel. To get the most out of our time in Germany, along the Rhine we would have a particular interest in Jewish history. We will be traveling in the summer of next year and were wondering if there is a particular program you would recommend. We like the fact that you are willing to “name names” so please name us a name.

A – There is a new Jewish History/Culture Program being offered by Uniworld on all of its 9-day “Remarkable Rhine” sailings between Amsterdam and Basel beginning in 2018. Sailings will feature tours especially created for the traveler interested in Jewish culture and special on-board lectures on the Jewish history of the region will be offered. This replaces and improves a previous version of this program on a different Rhine-Main itinerary offered in 2017. Non-Jewish guests will still be able to choose more traditional tour offerings along the route. This is likely to be the best available program for the kind of focus you are seeking.