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Through the Netherlands, Belgium and the Romantic Rhine Valley 2019

12 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BRUSSELS
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. The evening is free to do as you please.
 
DAY 2 BRUSSELS - ANTWERP
This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Brussels and tasting of chocolate. Afternoon spent cruising to Antwerp, reaching it in the evening.
 
DAY 3 ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM
We'll spend the whole day cruising towards Rotterdam, sailing up the Scheldt River, crossing the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, and travelling though the Volkerak and Kreekak locks. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 4 ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM
Morning spent cruising to Utrecht. The afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of The Hague and its inner courtyards. Return on board in Amsterdam. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night. Discover the channels that reflect the history of this unique city.
 
DAY 5 AMSTERDAM
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed: 
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.

This afternoon, take part in our excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans. We'll return to Amsterdam by coach. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 6 AMSTERDAM
Enjoy time and lunch on your own today to discover Amsterdam at your own pace! Feel free to go shopping or visit some of the most famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds or the Anne Frank House (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included).
 
DAY 7 AMSTERDAM
Enjoy free time in Amsterdam this morning, or take part in our optional excursions (not included in the packages): bike tour of Amsterdam or panoramic tour of the city and visit to a diamond merchant's. The rest of the day is free for you to stroll through Amsterdam on your own. We'll sail towards Nijmegen through the night.
 
DAY 8 AMSTERDAM - NIJMEGEN - KREFELD (1)
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum (2).
DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park (2).
 
We'll spend this afternoon sailing towards Krefeld, reaching it in the evening.
 
DAY 9 KREFELD - COLOGNE - KOENIGSWINTER
The morning will be spent cruising to Cologne. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon or join our hostess for a tour of the old sections of Cologne. We'll then sail on to Koenigswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.
 
DAY 10 KOENIGSWINTER - RÜDESHEIM
Our ship will cruise to Rüdesheim this morning. This afternoon, enjoy some free time in Rüdesheim or join us on an excursion for both packages: Depart by tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar*, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Tonight, feel free to amble down the Drosselgasse, famous for its numerous bands and cafes.
 
DAY 11 RÜDESHEIM - MANNHEIM
We'll cruise to Mannheim this morning. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. We'll sail to Strasbourg through the night.
 
DAY 12 STRASBOURG
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover the must-see sites of Belgium, Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley in one cruise
  • Brussels, capital of Belgian chocolate
  • Royal history in The Hague
  • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
  • Picturesque views and authentic traditions in Volendam and Zaanse Schans
  • Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
  • Romantic Heidelberg
All This Included
From Brussels to Strasbourg via Amsterdam and Cologne, cruise through Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in search of their hidden treasures. Discover the breath-taking beauty of Brussels, the Belgian capital, and the many international organizations at The Hague. Travel to the heart of iconic places such as Volendam, a former fishing village on the Ijsselmeer, and Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.
  • 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 Mona Lisa 
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) Depending on available mooring, the stopover at Krefeld can be replaced with a stopover at Duisburg.
  • (2) Except on Mondays: optional visit of the Dutch open-air museum in Arnhem. 
  • 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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