Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Legendary Rhine and Moselle

Join your elegant ship exploring five magnificent and contrasting countries past some of Europe's most spectacular scenery and historical highlights. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Exclusive Blue Water Package
12 nights from £3659pp

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

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


Save £1000 per couple on 3 Nov 2017 departure! Book by 31 Oct 2017. Subject to availability.

Save 10% PLUS free flights and private home-to-airport transfers on 2018 departures! Free flights are from selected UK airports. Private home-to-airport transfers are available for guests living within 150 miles of the chosen airport. Terms and conditions apply. Book by 31 Oct 2017

No single supplement on selected 2017 departures! Applies to Oct 10, 22 and Nov 3 departures. Excludes suites and is not combinable with any other offer. Subject to availability

Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel Special Offer

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

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port. (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 with a visit to the iconic Cathedral. In 2017, beer connoisseurs can visit a brewery to taste Kolshc, the traditional local brew, and art lovers can tour Museum Ludwig. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Koblenz

Stroll through Koblenz's Old Town and discover the town's history and religion on a guided walking tour. Alternatively visit the village of Alken for a 'Go Active' guided hike up to the dramatic Thurant Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cochem

Enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Or perhaps enjoy a guided hike up the steepest vineyard in Europe for breathtaking views. 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 Luxembourg, seeing the WWII Cemetery where US Army General George Patton is buried. Alternatively there is a trip to Mettlach’s Benedictine Abbey, where Villeroy & Boch has produced their exquisite porcelain for over 200 years. (B,L,D)

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 500 years of winemaking history. Sample the region's Riesling wines at a renowned wine estate of Dr Pauly-Bergweiler or take a'Go Active' 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 aperitif on an exclusive vinegar estate visit and tasting - wine vinegars made from grapes grown in the lands of the Palatine. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Strasbourg (France)

See the highlights the Petite France district of Strasbourg on a canal cruise past the half-timbered houses. Alternatively walk through the Old Town stopping for coffee and pastries.

Day 12 - Breisach (Germany)

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 and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Basel (Switzerland) - 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.

2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
River Queen
Nov 03£3409£3659

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
River Queen
Oct 22£4229£4479

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Amsterdam to Basel

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
River Queen
Apr 18£3869£3869
May 12; Jul 05, 29; Aug 22£4139£4139
Sep 15; Oct 09£4409£4409
Nov 02£3869£3869

Basel to Amsterdam

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
River Queen
Apr 30; May 24; Jul 17; Aug 10£4139£4139
Sep 03, 27£4409£4409
Oct 21£3869£3869

Price Information

  • Prices are based on the best available cabin at time of publication. Flight supplement may apply at peak times.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat 4 - 2017: £350pp 2018: £90pp
  • Cat 3 - 2017: £830pp 2018: £720pp
  • Cat 2 - 2017: £1190pp 2018: £900pp
  • Cat 1 - 2017: £1740pp 2018: £1260pp
  • Suite - 2017: £3000pp 2018: £2790pp
Large map for Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
Small map for Legendary Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel