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Cologne & Rhine River night scene

  • May 21, 2024–June 2, 2024

Registration update

As of August 3, this tour has reached capacity. If you wish to join the wait list, please register via the Witte Travel website. Your credit card will be charged only if a space becomes available.


  • Three days in Switzerland: Geneva, Bern, and Zurich
  • Lüftner Cruise’s tour on the Amadeus Cara from Basel to Amsterdam
    • Strasbourg, France
    • Speyer, Germany
    • Excursion to Heidelberg
    • Rüdesheim and Koblenz
    • Side trip to Cochem on the Moselle River
    • Cologne, Germany
  • Amsterdam: walking tour and Rijksmuseum

Tour Host: Ken Bratt

Ken Bratt is a retired professor of classics at Calvin University and a specialist in Greek and Roman archaeology. He has led numerous student and adult trips to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia for over 30 years. During the trip Ken plans to give several short lectures about Romans and Reformers along the Rhine.


The pre-cruise stops in Switzerland, excursion to Heidelberg, and post-cruise stops in Amsterdam are included in pricing, while excursions at other cruise ports are a la carte. The cost of the tour, based on double occupancy, depends on cabin choice:

$6,295 per person on the Haydn Deck (172 sq. ft., smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
$6,995 per person on the Strauss Deck (188 sq. ft., drop-down panoramic windows)
$7,385 per person on the Mozart Deck (188 sq. ft., drop-down panoramic windows)

Travel insurance will be offered via TravelEx for an additional fee; review the TravelEx plan after registration opens for details on pricing and coverage.

More Information

See the tour brochure (PDF) for full itinerary and tour arrangements. Email with your name and address if you wish to receive a print copy of the tour brochure.


Map from Lüftner Cruises

Calvin tours are open to any friends of CALL and the Calvin Alumni Association who wish to travel with us. Explore other Calvin-sponsored tours, too.


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