Amsterdam to Basel
7 Night Rhine Cruise
Amsterdam to Basel
|1||Amsterdam (Netherlands)||Embarkation 2:00pm|
|2||Amsterdam (Netherlands)||1:00pm||Optional city tour of Amsterdam|
|3||Cologne (Germany)||3:00pm||11:00pm||Optional city tour with free time|
|Middle Rhine Valley||Cruising|
|5||Speyer (Germany)||10:00am||6:00pm||Optional city tour with free time|
|6||Kehl (Germany) Strasbourg (France)||08:00am|
|7||Kehl (Germany) Strasbourg (France)||1:00pm|
|8||Basel (Switzerland)||06:00am||Disembarkation 10:00|
DAY 1: Amsterdam (Embarkation)Board your ship in Amsterdam where you will be welcomed by the crew. Settle into your cabin and enjoy your first dinner on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.
DAY 2: Amsterdam
Enjoy a time to explore this wonderful liberal and picturesque city with more than 2000 architectural monuments, world-class museums and historic canals. The ship will depart Amsterdam during lunch sailing towards Cologne.
DAY 3: CologneCologne, the old Cathedral city, is also one of the most important traffic hubs and commercial centres in Germany, with world famous trade fairs and a busy shipping traffic. Cologne developed out of a Roman colony and looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. In the Middle Ages it was one of the leading towns in Germany. The Second World War destroyed most of the inner city; these parts were rebuilt in a modern style. The landmark and emblem of the city is the Cathedral, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Other tourist attractions are the town hall, the Malakoff Tower, the St Martin Church and the old abbey.
DAY 4: Koblenz - Afternoon Cruising of Rhine ValleyKoblenz is located at the meeting of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers in Germany. Time to explore the town on your own
DAY 5: Germersheim or Speyer,Speyer is a historic old imperial city, which is situated on the left bank of the Rhine. From 1294 to 1797 it was a free imperial city, and the Imperial Diet met frequently in Speyer during that period. It suffered severe destruction in 1689 during the war over the Palatinate succession. The symbol of Speyer is the huge cathedral, one of the most important cathedrals built in the High Romanesque period.
DAY 6: Strasbourg (Kehl)The ship will dock in Strasbourg in the morning and you have time to explore the unique capital of Alsace. Today's optional tour will introduce you to the city which so wonderfully combines the cultures of France and Germany. Strasbourg's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in eastern France, whilst the Old Town - known as 'Petit France', is a true gem. Overnight.
DAY 7: Breisach
This morning's port of call is the small wine-producing town of Breisach. The half day optional tour here will take you to St. Stephan's church which is home to a beautiful altar by Hans Loi and wall - paintings by Martin Schongauer.
DAY 8: Basel (Disembarkation)Your Southern Rhine Cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.
- subject to changes -
2017 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
|Departure||Ship||Cat (S) Deck 1
|Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors||Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors||Cat (G)
|Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite with French Doors||Cat (F) Deck 3 Balcony Suite|
* N0 Single Supplement
REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions, and a beverage package - 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. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.
4 Deck Ship
Green Cabins are Cat D with
French doors, Lite blue is Jr Suite with French Doors and Dark blue are suites with balconies
Cabins are Cat C with
| Deck 1
2 yellow cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A