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From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River 2019

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 AMSTERDAM
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 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 on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens (1). Outside the opening dates of the park, join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Haarlem.
 
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the Flower Route.
 
We'll return on board in Amsterdam for an evening of dancing. Our ship will cruise to Wesel through the night.
 
DAY 3 EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF
Our ship will cruise to Emmerich-am-Rhein. This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. We'll return on board in Wesel and spend the afternoon cruising to Düsseldorf. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 4 DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ
We'll depart early this morning for Cologne. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne. Our cruise will then continue along the Rhine to Koblenz. In the evening, enjoy some free time to stroll through the town towards the famous Deutsches Eck.
 
DAY 5 KOBLENZ - MAINZ
We'll cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River all the way to Mainz, reaching it in the afternoon. Join us for the excursions proposed: 
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
 
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
 
Enjoy an evening of dancing after dinner. Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.
 
DAY 6 STRASBOURG - BREISACH
We'll arrive in Strasbourg in the 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.
 
We'll return on board after our tour and cruise to Breisach. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 7 BREISACH - BASEL
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 (2).
 
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.
 
Afterwards, we'll cruise to Basel. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 8 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 entertainment.
 
DAY 9 BASEL
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • From Holland to the Three Countries Bridge, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
  • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum (2)
  • Basel and its rich cultural offer
  • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature
All This Included
From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story. To end your cruise in beauty we give you the sublime Rhine Falls.
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
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.
  • (1) In 2019, the Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March 21st to May 19th.
  • (2) The museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced by a visit to the Hansi Museum instead.
  • 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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