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From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River 2018 (Tulip Time Cruise)

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: BASEL
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.
 
DAY 2: BASEL - SCHAFFHAUSEN - BASEL
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel.
 
This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland.
DISCOVERY: Hike around and mini-cruise to the foot of the Rhine Falls. 
 
Enjoy an evening of dancing before our ship departs towards Breisach.
 
DAY 3: BREISACH
Enjoy time at leisure in Breisach, a city along the Rhine. The romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral overlooks this lovely German town with a European feel.
 
This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. Our tour will take us through exceptional landscapes, orchards, small medieval villages and along the Rhine. 
 
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 4: BREISACH - STRASBOURG
We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital.
DISCOVERY: Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral.
 
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz.
 
DAY 5: MAINZ - KOBLENZ
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards. 
 
We'll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.
 
DAY 6: KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF
We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. 
 
DAY 7: DÜSSELDORF - XANTEN - NIJMEGEN - AMSTERDAM
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we'll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam in search of its most secret and unique locations.
 
In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(1). The other months, we'll go on a guided tour of Haarlem.
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the Flower Route.
 
DAY 9: AMSTERDAM
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature
  • Basel and its rich cultural offer
  • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum
  • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day 
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list 
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom 
  • Excursions included in the package selected 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Welcome cocktail 
  • Gala dinner 
  • Onboard entertainment 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Douce France
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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