Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

A 12-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel along the River Rhine and Moselle through five magnificent countries

Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel


12 nights from £2799pp

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Experience some of Europe's most spectacular scenery cruising along the Rhine with its fairytale castles and the Moselle with its medley of vineyards, sylvan woods and medieval villages.

Explore the canal-lined streets and renowned Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where you join River Queen, enjoy a tour through Cologne's Old Town and take a stroll through the pretty village of Koblenz. Cruise on to the architectural gem of Cochem and discover the heart of Germany's wine-producing region at Bernkastel.

Continue on to Rudesheim, home to the popular Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, and picturesque Strasbourg in France before River Queen concludes this cruise through five magnificent countries in Basel, Switzerland.

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Legendary Rhine and Moselle Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam
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Begin with the VIP Home Departure Service to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for your scheduled British Airways or other leading airline flight to Amsterdam. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark the elegant River Queen.
Day 2 - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
2014: Your Amsterdam tour will take you through the canal-lined streets where you will view Mint Tower, Dam Square, the Royal Palace and Museum Square. Visit the renowned Rijksmuseum, which holds the most important collection of Dutch paintings in the world, including Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch”. Alternatively visit the Van Gogh Museum. Captain’s Welcome Dinner this evening. 2015: In 2015, explore Amsterdam on a canal cruise then choose to visit the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum.
Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)
You meet up with your guide on the pier and begin your walking tour. Stroll through the Old Town's streets to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, which illustrates everyday life during the Roman Empire. Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to the Cologne Cathedral.
Day 4 - Koblenz
Arrive in Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. Your guided walking tour will cover the attractions of this pretty town – its narrow streets and historic squares, the picturesque alleyways and fountains in the old quarter and the 12th century churches of St Florin and Our Lady.
Day 5 - Cochem
Cochem is an architectural gem typical of the Moselle region and best explored on foot. With your guide, explore Cochem's narrow alleys with its half-timbered houses, and visit Reichsburg Castle, a grand structure perched high on a hill above the town. Enjoy a special wine tasting in the idyllic winemakers village of Ediger-Eller.
Day 6 - Trier (Luxembourg)
The independent sovereign state of the Grand Duch of Luxembourg showcases spectacular architecture and an impressive history. Your guided tour includes Our Lady Cathedral, the Archdukes Palace and a visit to a World War II cemetery.
Day 7 - Trier
Trier is the site of one of the oldest Roman outposts along the Moselle. Exploring the town during your guided tour, you will see its many ancient monuments, including the basilica, the ruins of the imperial baths and the imposing and well-preserved fortified gate called Porta Nigra.
Day 8 - Bernkastel (Germany)
As the heart of Germany’s wine-producing region, it is no wonder the scenery is so enchanting. Your day in Bernkastel - with more than 500 years of winemaking history - includes a local wine tasting to the area’s Riesling, long a source of wealth for this small town.
Day 9 - Boppard - Rudesheim
Today take a stroll through Boppard before cruising along the beautiful Rhine to Rudesheim and visiting Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum.
Day 10 - Speyer
In Speyer, enjoy a walking tour to the Old Town and the grand Speyer Cathedral, the final resting place of German emperors for nearly 300 years. The cathedral has a basilica with four towers and two domes, and is considered the most significant Romanesque edifice in Germany.
Day 11 - Strasbourg (France)
See Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries—on a canal cruise. In addition to viewing the town’s covered bridges, medieval watchtowers and modern building that houses the European Parliament, you will see Petite France, a picturesque district that seems as if it has been lifted from the pages of a fairytale. Alternatively enjoy a tour of Strasbourg by foot to the charming market and shops of Old Town.
Day 12 - Breisach (Germany) - Basel (Switzerland)
Colmar is so quaint you may feel you are on a film set. Follow your guide though its cobblestone streets, which are lined with brightly coloured half-timbered houses, and see the well-preserved canal quarter, known as Petite Venice. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 13 - Basel - UK
Disembark the ship and transfer to Basel airport for your British Airways or other leading airline flight home. Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick where a representative will meet you and transfer you to your own front door.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-nights full board cruise on the River Queen
  • VIP Home Departure Service from your front door to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and from London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to your front door
  • Scheduled British Airways or other leading airline flights from London Heathrow or Gatwick to Amsterdam, and return from Basel to London Heathrow or Gatwick
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water (premium wine and premium spirits not included)
  • 11 included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions, and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty.
  • All port charges and Airline imposed fuel surcharge

Cruise Extensions

  • Amsterdam Extension Extend your stay in Amsterdam at the 4 star Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw or similar. Please contact us for more details and prices.
Book by 30 Sept 2014 to save up to £400pp!
No single supplement on 13 Aug 2015 departure! Offer excludes suites, is not combinable and is subject to availability

2014 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jun 24£4579£4549
Aug 06£4279£4249
Sep 13£4779£4749
Oct 07£4349£4319
Oct 31£3599£3569

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jun 12£4599£4569
Jul 06£4299£4269
Jul 25£4299£4269
Aug 18£4529£4499
Sep 25£4479£4449
Oct 19£3929£3899

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 23£4449£4049
Jul 08£3949£3549
Aug 01£3979£3579
Aug 25£4149£3749
Sep 18£4199£3799
Oct 12£3829£3429
Nov 05£3199£2799

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 05£4249£3849
Jul 20£3949£3549
Aug 13£3999£3599
Sep 06£4479£4079
Sep 30£4099£3699
Oct 24£3599£3199
  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Cat 5 cabin.
  • Prices for flight upgrades are available on request
  • Single Supplements - £1750
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat 4 - 2014: £280pp 2015: £250pp
  • Cat 3 - 2014: £650pp 2015: £530pp
  • Cat 2 - 2014: £980pp 2015: £810pp
  • Cat 1 - 2014: £1230pp 2015: £1130pp
  • Suite - 2014: £1980pp 2015: £1830pp
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Special Offers on this Holiday
Book by 30 Sept 2014 to save up to £400pp!
No single supplement on 13 Aug 2015 departure!
Offer excludes suites, is not combinable and is subject to availability
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