7 Day Rhine River Cruise
Amsterdam - Nijmegen - Krefeld - Cologne - Konigswinter - Rudesheim -
Spire or Mannheim - Strasbourg
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DAY 1: AMSTERDAM

Boarding in Amsterdam around 1.00 pm and enjoy lunch on board before a short stroll to the Dam square with our board hostess. Around 6.00 pm, it will be time to settle comfortably in your cabins before meting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board followed by an optional guided tour of the city on board a river boat.



DAY 2: AMSTERDAM

Program from April: - the morning visiting Amsterdam (optional) and its diamond merchants. The Dutch capital is a truly delightful city with a rich and fascinating past, offering its visitors a striking contrast between traditional Dutch architecture and other more unusual landmarks such as the Red Light District. Return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon will be spent visiting Keukenhof gardens (optional), which are only open to the public between mid March to mid May. Out of season, choose between an excursion to Volendam or Zaanse Schans (optional). Return to the ship for dinner. Either enjoy a free evening, or ask to be dropped off in the centre of Amsterdam (optional) for a walk round the Red Light District. Overnight stopover.

Program from May - Oct: Breakfast on board. In the morning, optional guided tour of Amsterdam in the historic heart of this beautiful capital city, full of historic and architectural treasures. You will discover the striking contrast between monuments heavy with Dutch memories. Back to the boat for lunch. The afternoon will be devoted to the optional visit to the Keukenhof Gardens (open from mid March to mid May). You will see the harmonious disposition of the flower beds: tulips, narcissi and hyacinths amid trees hundreds of year old. In the other months, optional excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. Back to the boat for dinner. Free evening or optional trip to the city centre for a stroll around the Red Light District. Overnight stopover.

DAY 3: AMSTERDAM - NIJMEGEN - KREFELD

Early morning start and breakfast on board while cruising towards Nijmegen, where we stop off at the Kr?ller Muller museum(on Monday optional visit of the Dutch open air museum of Arnhem) (optional) which is set in the heart of the Haute Veluwe National Park. This museum has gathered together the works of many great modern painters and sculptors and is home not only to a major collection of Van Gogh paintings but also some works of Picasso and the impressionist painters. Return to the ship for dinner before sailing on towards Krefeld. passing the towns of Wesel and Duisburg before arriving at our destination late evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 4: KREFELD - COLOGNE - KONIGSWINTER

The ship sails at 8.00 am. Breakfast on board. On our way towards Cologne, we will pass some famous German towns like Dusseldorf. capital of the province of Westphalia, and Zon, a medieval city. Lunch on board before arriving in Cologne around 3.00 pm where we will call in for 2 hours. Choose either to look around the shops, or for those who wish, follow your guide and tour the old parts of the city. Return to the ship before cruising on towards Bonn (old university town). Dinner will be served on board before mooring for the night in Koenigswinte. Free evening. Overnight stopover.

DAY 5: KONIGSWINTER - RUDESHEIM

Breakfast on board before cruising off along the Romantic Rhine passing Koblenz and the legendary Lorelei Rock, along the most beautiful section of the Rhine, where lush vineyards and castles stretch as far as the eye can see along both banks of the river. Arrive in Rudesheim then take the opportunity to leave on a shopping trip, or take part in the excursion (optional). Dinner on board then spend a free evening in the lively Drosselgasse, world famous for its open-air restaurants and taverns with their oompah bands. Overnight stop.



DAY 6: RUDESHEIM - SPIRE OR MANNHEIM OR KARLSRUHE

An early start and breakfast while cruising up the Rhine towards Speyer, passing Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms on the way before arriving in Mannheim around 1.00 pm. After lunch leave on the coach excursion (optional) to visit Heidelberg. Return to the ship at the end of the afternoon for dinner and a gala evening while the ship leaves for Strasbourg and cruises overnight.

DAY 7: SPIRE OR MANNHEIM - STRASBOURG

Breakfast on board before arriving in Strasbourg. Check out around 9.00 am. End of the cruise.

 

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, & an international cruise host on board.**

2017 Per Person Cruise Only Fares

Departure Ship Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
7-Apr-17 La Boheme
$1,121
$1,300
8-Apr-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,293
$1,450
$1,460
13-Apr-17 Leonardo de Vinci
$1,401
$1,574
18-Apr-17 Europe
$1,461
$1,639
18-Apr-17 Victor Hugo
$1,461
$1,639
19-Apr-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,629
$1,785
$1,807
21-Apr-17 Symphonie
$1,461
$1,639
30-Apr-17 La Boheme
$1,461
$1,639
11-May-17 France
$1,461
$1,639
13-May-17 Modigiliani
$1,461
$1,639
22-May-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,629
$1,785
$1,807
9-Jun-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,629
$1,785
$1,807
22-Jun-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,629
$1,785
$1,807
29-Jul-17 Douce France
$1,505
$1,656
$1,678
4-Aug-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,569
$1,724
$1,474
15-Aug-17 Mona Lisa
$1,505
$1,656
$1,678
31-Aug-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,569
$1,724
$1,474
23-Sep-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,629
$1,785
$1,807
12-Oct-17 Leonardo de Vinci
$1,071
$1,244
15-Oct-17 Gerard Schmitter
$1,293
$1,450
$1,460
21-Oct-17 LIS_NEW
$1,121
$1,300

 

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.