Day 1: Amsterdam
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)
Day 2: Amsterdam
Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise and choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum
Experience the highlights of Amsterdam with a city tour, and get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Choose between one of the most prestigious museums in the world—The Rijksmuseum, which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid—or the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, including Sunflowers, along with the works of other 19th-century painters. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)
Day 3: Cologne
Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Roman-Germanic Museum
Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which displays thousands of artifacts of dating from Cologne’s days as a Roman colony. (BB, L, D)
Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral.
Day 4: Koblenz
Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour
Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, learning from your guide the town’s history and its importance to this region where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. (BB, L, D)
Day 5: Cochem (Ediger-Eller)
Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour with Reichsburg Castle and an exclusive Ediger-Eller wine tasting
History comes to life in Cochem’s half-timbered houses and Gothic Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, you will take a motorcoach to Ediger-Eller, where you will be greeted by the town mayor, who will act as your host for the duration of your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets to the church for a short organ recital. Then join the mayor for an exclusive wine tasting, where you’ll savor three wines along with a special snack prepared just for you at a
local inn. (BB, L, D)
Day 6: Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Konz (Luxembourg)
Featured Excursion: Luxembourg and WWII cemetery
Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular winding Moselle, guides will show you highlights of the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, including Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the final resting place of US Army General George Patton. (BB, L, D)
Day 7: Trier/Konz
Featured Excursion: Trier city tour
Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so many monuments from Roman times. See the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. In the afternoon, sail the Moselle River, home to some of the world’s most delicious Riesling wines. (BB, L, D)
Day 8: Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River, cruising the romantic Rhine River
Featured Excursion: Bernkastel walking tour with exclusive wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate
Discover Bernkastel, with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly- Bergweiler. In the afternoon, take in the ravishing scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which line the banks of the winding Moselle River. (BB, L, D)
Day 9: Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Featured Excursions: Guided Boppard village stroll and Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
Take a guided morning stroll through delightful Boppard before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-filled slopes and its 40 or so castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. (BB, L, D)
Day 10: Speyer
Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour
Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century, and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. It was also home to a thriving Jewish community in the Middle Ages, traces of which can be seen in a ritual bath and the remains of a synagogue. (BB, L, D)
Day 11: Strasbourg
Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral
Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you traverse its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You will feel like you are in a fairytale as you glide among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. (BB, L, D)
Day 12: Breisach (Colmar or Riquewhir)
Featured Excursions: Choice of Colmar city tour OR Alsatian wine villages
Visit enchanting Colmar with its winding old streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is made of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)
Day 13: Depart Basel
Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home. (CB/BB)
All This Included
Starting off in vibrant, canal-lined Amsterdam, you will traipse south on the path of historic legends, sailing the fabled Rhine River Valley and the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary, the meandering, romantic Moselle. Be enchanted by scenery of sylvan woods, ancient Roman ruins, and vineyards where vines cling bravely to spectacularly steep slopes. Step into the pages of fairytales as you visit postcard-perfect towns such as Koblenz, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Boppard, and Colmar.
Travel to five amazing countries—the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and Switzerland—all rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And all along the way, savor excellent wines and distinctive local cuisine, sampling the best these regions have to offer.
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
Explore 5 countries
15 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local expert
Exclusive Go Active Program and "Gentle Walking" Program
6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire Along the Rhine and Moselle”
Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program
Accommodations on this Tour
Cabin onboard River Queen
Pre and Post Add-ons
3 days - $759 per person (single supplement $359)
Spend time discovering Holland’s best-known city, which is filled with history, art, architecture, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and so much more.
Cabin upgrades are available.
Prices exclude additional port charges of $240.
A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.
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.