Cruising Holidays - River and Small Ship Cruise Experts
Go loading bar

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 return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard

Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

12 nights from £2309pp

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

Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel Special Offer
  • Description
  • Itinerary
  • Price Includes
  • Dates and Prices
  • Ship
  • Map

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

Legendary Rhine and Moselle Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam
Click here to show all days
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.
Save up to £1860pp on 2015 dates- now from just £2309pp! Book by 31 May 2015
Save £350pp on 2016 dates! Book by 31 Jul 2015

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jul 08£4158£4128
Aug 01£4198£2849
Aug 25£4378£4348
Sep 18£4448£4418
Oct 12£4258£4228
Nov 05£3678£2309

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 05£4258£4228
Jul 20£4158£4128
Aug 13£4198£4168
Sep 06£4508£4478
Sep 30£4318£4288
Oct 24£3928£3898

2016 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 01£4299£3949
Jun 22£4429£4079
Jul 16£4329£3979
Aug 09£4369£4019
Sep 02£4679£4329
Sep 26£4489£4139
Oct 20£4099£3749

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 13£4429£4079
Jul 04£4329£3979
Jul 28£4369£4019
Aug 21£4549£4199
Sep 14£4619£4269
Oct 08£4429£4079
Nov 01£3849£3499
  • 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 - 2015: £1925pp 2016: £2425pp
We will not be beaten on Price and Service

Special Offers on this Holiday
Save up to £1860pp on 2015 dates- now from just £2309pp!
Book by 31 May 2015
Save £350pp on 2016 dates!
Book by 31 Jul 2015
Book with the Experts!

Blue Water Holidays Information
Norway Coastal Voyages
Norway Coastal Voyages

Save an exclusive £50pp plus receive up to £100pp OBC on selected flight inclusive departures. Book by 30 Apr 2015

Norway Coastal

Exclusive £100pp discount on all 7-night flight inclusive packages or 5% on all other cruises!

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Save up to £1000 per couple plus low deposit on 2016 dates!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Exclusive £1050pp discount on all 2016 Viking river cruises plus call us for exclusive additional savings on 2015 dates!

Viking River Cruises

"Our Danube cruise was fantastic - truly 5 star. We will certainly use you again!"
RT, River Danube

"We had a fabulous time in Antarctica, excellent service from Blue Water."
KL, Antarctica

"Fantastic break with memorable experiences and the Northern Lights! Thank you."
BS, Northern Lights

"Thank you for making our holiday so special, your staff are wonderful and go that extra mile."
VE, Star Clippers

"Very friendly service from Blue Water, I felt I could phone and ask anything."
DM, Northern Lights

"Very happy with the way you booked our Star Clipper cruise this year."
SJ, Star Clippers

"We enjoyed our cruise on Lord of the Glens enormously, in fact it was a perfect holiday."
JW, Scottish Highlands

"Superb holiday, really enjoyable. Thank you for looking after us."
PG, Greek Islands

"Cruising on a small ship with attentive staff is simply excellent. Thank you!"
JP, Croatia Coast

"I was very pleased with the whole holiday and would certainly use Blue Water again."
HW, Spitsbergen

Customer Comments

Read latest news, reports and comments in our Blog

Blue Water Blog
Vintage Car in Cuba

Exploring Cuba on authentic sailing ship Star Flyer

Exclusive Cuba Review
Le Boreal in Antarctica

Exclusive images from Le Boreal's expedition to Antarctica!

Antarctica Expeditions
ABTA Member K9428 ATOL 9685
Member, Association of Cruise Experts