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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Classical Rhine

Take in the spectacular scenery along the Rhine and Moselle rivers from Amsterdam to Switzerland in luxury and style, exploring the cultural cities of Cologne and Strasbourg and the quaint village of Cochem

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £1050pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Koblenz
  • Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg
  • Rudesheim

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Amadeus River Cruises

Special flight inclusive package from just £1050pp! Subject to availability

Special solo traveller package price - from just £1769pp! Applies to 13 Jun departure. Subject to availability

Classical Rhine Special Offer

Join your luxurious ship in Amsterdam and see the splendid wealth of scenery and rich history along the River Rhine, one of Europe's most important waterways which flows from the Swiss Alps.

Explore cosmopolitan Amsterdam before cruising upstream to Cologne, home to an impressive Gothic Cathedral which dominates the city. Stroll through the quaint village of Cochem which lies in the wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley. Here there is the option to sample the region's fine wines at a local vineyard.

Cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine and admire the views as you pass the legendary Lorelei rock to Rudesheim. Discover the unusual city of Mannheim or take the option to visit the imposing sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Continue to Strasbourg, capital of the picturesque Alsace region and home to the European Parliament before reaching Basel, in Switzerland.

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Classical Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and embark your ship. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with fellow guests before dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Amsterdam - Hoorn (Netherlands)

This morning, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Rhine. Perhaps take the more active option and spend time seeing the sights of Amsterdam, before rejoining the ship in Hoorn.

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Arrive in Cologne after lunch. The city is steeped in history and draws visitors in every year. Discover the historic Old Town, admire the majestic Gothic Cathedral or try some of the renowned Kolsch beer which is brewed in the city. After exploring the city, return to the shyip and cruise south towards Cochem.

Day 4 - Cochem

The ship cruises down the picturesque Moselle river, the Rhine's largest tributary before arriving in beautiful Cochem. Discover Cochem's narrow winding streets and mysterious alleyways as well as the magnificent churches. Take the opportunity to try some of the region's superb Riesling wines. This evening, the ship sets sail towards Koblenz.

Day 5 - Koblenz - Rudesheim

This morning, arrive in Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Key sights include St Castor Basilica, the Church of our Beloved Lady and the memorial at the German Corner in memory of Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm. This afternoon, relax on board as you cruise the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Rudesheim. This wine-producing town is home to a fascinating museum.

Day 6 - Mannheim - Speyer

Mannheim is an unusual city where the streets and avenues are laid out in squares in the centre, leading to the name 'Quadratestadt'. There are many sights to explore, including the National Theater Mannheim, St Sebastian's Church and the University of Mannheim. Luisenpark is one of the most picturesque parks in Germany. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the university city of Heidelberg, before cruising to Speyer, renowned for its Cathedral. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Strasbourg (France)

This morning, arrive in Strasbourg, capital of Alsace. See the sights, from the striking Straburger Munster cathedral to the scenic Petite France quarter which maintains its medieval charm. The city centre, known as the Grand Island, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and connected to the rest of the city via a total of 22 stone bridges. After lunch, enjoy scenic cruising towards Basel.

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland) - UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast 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. Please note: Itinerary varies slightly on 18 May 2017 departure - please contact us for details

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Amadeus Princess, Silver, Silver II or Silver III
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • City tour of Amsterdam with canal cruise: £46pp
  • City walk in Cologne: £14pp
  • City Walk in Cochem with wine tasting: £32pp
  • City walk in Koblenz: £13pp
  • City tour of Rudesheim: £20pp
  • City tour of Heidelberg: £39pp
  • City walk in Speyer: £13pp
  • Alsace and wine excursion: £45pp (Only available on reverse itinerary)
  • City tour of Strasbourg: £45pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £133pp

2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Princess
Jul 20£1311£1666
Oct 26£1198£1553
Nov 02£695£1050
Amadeus Silver
Jun 13£1692£1579
Jun 27; Jul 11£1692£2047
Jul 25£1424£1779
Amadeus Silver II
Jun 01; Jul 07£1692£2047
Amadeus Silver III
Sep 05, 19£1692£2047
Oct 03, 17, 31£1313£1668

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Princess
Jul 13£1549£1629
Aug 10£1311£1666
Amadeus Silver
Jun 20£1692£2047
Jul 18£1424£1559
Amadeus Silver II
Jun 08, 30; Sep 16£1692£2047
Amadeus Silver III
Aug 29; Sep 26£1692£2047
Oct 10£1313£1668

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a C-4 River View cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin upgrade supplements:
  • C-1 River View Cabin - £220pp - £258pp
  • B-4 River View or French Balcony Cabin (dependent on ship) - £488pp - £565pp
  • B-1 River View or French Balcony Cabin (dependent on ship) - £655pp - £751pp
  • A-1 River View or French Balcony Cabin (dependent on ship) - £851pp - £997pp
  • French Balcony or Outside Balcony Suite (dependent on ship) - £1274pp - £1428pp
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