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

Castles along the Rhine

Journey from Amsterdam to the highlights of Germany including designated UNESCO World Heritage towns and scenic villages, ending Basel in the Switzerland. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1959pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Strasbourg
  • Strasbourg canal

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Save up to 10%! Subject to availability. Book by 30 Sept 2020

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Castles along the Rhine Special Offer

Explore the historic city of Cologne with its magnificent cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stroll along the romantic narrow streets of Koblenz and explore the charming town of Boppard.

Cruise the picturesque Middle Rhine Valley past the famous Lorelei Rock. Visit the spectacular Castle Vollrads in Rudesheim surrounded by terraced vineyards where you can enjoy a wine tasting.

Discover Speyer, home to the largest Romanesque Cathedral in Europe, enjoy a canal cruise in Strasbourg and drive along the scenic Alsatian wine route, before visiting the medieval town of Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest.

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Castles along the Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly to Amsterdam and transfer to the port to embark your ship.

Day 2 - Cologne (Germany)

Enjoy a walking tour of Cologne. Stroll along the streets of the Old Town and discover the magnificent cathedral, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important gothic churches in Europe. On Generations departures, there is a Gothic Cathedrals, Gargoyles and Chocolate tour. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours in the cathedral will not be possible.

Day 3 - Koblenz

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Koblenz with its narrow streets and the 12th century churches of St Florin and Our Lady, or tour Marksburg Castle. There is the opportunity to admire the scenery between Boppard and Koblenz on a bike ride, and enjoy a stroll around the village of Boppard. Also, on Generations program departures, there is a Scavenger Hunt in Koblenz and a Medieval Marksburg tour (2021 only).

Day 4 - Rudesheim

Enjoy a private tour and wine tasting at the 14th-century Castle Vollards. The more adventurous may wish to join the exclusive guided 'Go Active' hike which includes a gondola trip up to the Niederwald Heights. On Generations program departures, there is a hike followed by a visit to Rheinstein Castle. In 2021, there is also a cable car ride to Niederwald Heights.

Day 5 - Speyer

Your guided tour through Speyer reveals a medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic centre. During the tour you will view the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe. Alternatively visit Doktorenhof vinegar estate to try the unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars. On Generations program departures, there is an adventure at Speyer's Climbing Forest and a visit to the Technic Museum.

Day 6 - Strasbourg

Explore Strasbourg on a walking tour taking in the Old Town, or opt for the 'Do as the Locals Do' walking tour. On Generations departures, there is a canals, cobblestones and cathedrals tour.

Day 7 - Breisach

From medieval Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest, you can explore the historic centre of Colmar or visit the wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr. On Generations program departures, there is a Breisach town walk with family host. In 2021, there is also a Breisach's Boutiques and Byways tour (not available on reverse itinerary). This evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell and Gala Dinner.

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland) - UK

Disembark in Basel and transfer to the airport.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. This cruise runs in reverse on alternate weeks.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water (Unlimited beverages do not include premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • 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
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £4499
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7499 Blue Water Price from: £9099
    • Sep 27th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £4299
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £7299 Blue Water Price from: £8899
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £4699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9299
    • Oct 11th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3999
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £6999 Blue Water Price from: £8599
    • Oct 18th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £4699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9299
    • Oct 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3499
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4199 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £6499 Blue Water Price from: £8099
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2899
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £5899 Blue Water Price from: £7499

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 21st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2249
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £5224 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Mar 28th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2249
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £5224 Blue Water Price from: £6744
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219
    • Apr 11th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219
    • Apr 18th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £5699
    • Apr 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £5139
  • May
    • May 2nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219
    • May 9th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • May 16th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5889
    • May 23rd - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5889
    • May 30th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Jun 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Jun 19th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £5984
    • Jun 20th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £5604 Blue Water Price from: £7124
    • Jun 26th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £5984
    • Jun 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £5984
    • Jul 4th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Jul 10th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £5129
    • Jul 11th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Jul 17th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5889
    • Jul 18th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Jul 24th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5889
    • Jul 25th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Aug 8th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Aug 15th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3419
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Aug 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3329
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5889
    • Aug 22nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £8299
    • Aug 27th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £6199
    • Aug 29th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3799
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6799 Blue Water Price from: £8399
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3999
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6499
    • Sep 5th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3999
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6999 Blue Water Price from: £8599
    • Sep 12th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3999
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6999 Blue Water Price from: £8599
    • Sep 19th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £4099
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £5299 Blue Water Price from: £7099 Blue Water Price from: £8699
    • Sep 26th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3999
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6999 Blue Water Price from: £8599
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £4099
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £5299 Blue Water Price from: £7099 Blue Water Price from: £8699
    • Oct 10th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £8299
    • Oct 17th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £3799
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6799 Blue Water Price from: £8399
    • Oct 24th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2899
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £5899 Blue Water Price from: £7499
    • Oct 31st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: SS Antoinette From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £3399 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £5499 Blue Water Price from: £7099

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
Map for Castles along the Rhine