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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. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Exclusive Blue Water Package
12 nights from £3849pp

  • Reichsburg Castle, Cochem
  • Strasbourg
  • Moselle River
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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.

H132 Operated by Uniworld

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Legendary Rhine and Moselle Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam

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
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • 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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2016 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
May 01£4049£4299
Jun 22£4179£4429
Jul 16£4079£4329
Aug 09£4119£4369
Sep 02£4429£4679
Sep 26£4239£4489
Oct 20£3849£4099

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
May 13£4179£4429
Jul 04£4079£4329
Jul 28£4119£4369
Aug 21£4299£4549
Sep 14£4369£4619
Oct 08£4179£4429
Nov 01£3599£3849

Price Information

  • 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 - £2425pp
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