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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 £3528pp

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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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Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark the elegant River Queen. (D)
Day 2 - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
This morning explore the highlights of Amsterdam by canal cruise before choosing to either visit the Van Gogh Museum which is home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, or visit the Rijksmuseum which has Dutch and Flemish art. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)
Take a guided walking tour of Cologne's Old Town and on to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum which has thousands of artefacts dating from the Roman times. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Koblenz
Stroll through Koblenz's Old Town and discover the town's history and religion. Alternatively visit the village of Alken for a hike up to the dramatic Thurant Castle and back down through the Riesling Vineyards. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Cochem
Enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle and a walk through the Old Town. Later travel to Ediger-Eller where the town mayor will host your visit and guide you through the cobblestone streets to the church for an organ recital before you join him for wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Trier (Luxembourg)
Following a morning's scenic cruising, visit the independent sovereign state of Luxenbourg, seeing Our Lady Cathedral and the WWII Cemetery.
Day 7 - Trier
Explore Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to many monuments from the Roman Times including the Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra, before sailing the Moselle through the Riesling wine-growing region. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Bernkastel (Germany)
Bernkastel has more than five-hundred years of winemaking history. Sample the region's Riesling wines at a renowned wine estate of Dr Pauly-Bergweiler or take a bike ride along the banks of the Moselle. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Boppard - Rudesheim
Stroll through Boppard on a guided tour before cruising the Upper Middle Rhine to Rudesheim. Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum which showcases a collection of self-playing musical instruments. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Speyer
Take a tour of the Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or discover a unique apertif - wine vinegars made from grapes grown in the lands of the Palatine. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Strasbourg (France)
See the highlights of Strasbourg on a canal cruise past the half-timbered houses to the Gothic Cathedral. Alternatively walk through the winding alleys to the quaint markets and shops.
Day 12 - Breisach (Germany) - Basel (Switzerland)
From Breisach, visit Colmar for a guided tour taking in the medieval city centre and pink-stone church. Alternatively visit the wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. Enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 13 - Basel - UK
Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
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
  • Flights from the UK to Amsterdam and return from Basel
  • 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)
  • 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.
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2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 23£4128£3978
Jul 08£4158£4008
Aug 01£4198£4048
Aug 25£4378£4228
Sep 18£4448£4298
Oct 12£4258£4108
Nov 05£3678£3528

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 05£4258£4108
Jul 20£4158£4008
Aug 13£4198£4048
Sep 06£4508£4358
Sep 30£4318£4168
Oct 24£3928£3778
  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Cat 5 cabin. Flight supplement may apply at peak times.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat 4 - £230pp
  • Cat 3 - £510pp
  • Cat 2 - £830pp
  • Cat 1 - £1180pp
  • Suite - £1925pp
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