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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

Cruise Only
7 nights from £974pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1274pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Koblenz
  • Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg
  • Rudesheim

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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 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Embark your ship in Amsterdam. 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 and North Holland, 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 and admire the majestic Gothic Cathedral on an optional city walk then return to the ship 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, mysterious alleyways and magnificent churches on a guided city walk followed by a tasting of 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. See the key sights on an optional guided walking tour including 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 where there is an optional city walk with a visit to the famous Music 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, where there is an optional afternoon city walk. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Strasbourg (France)

This morning, arrive in Strasbourg, capital of Alsace. An optional city tour features highlights including the striking Straburger Munster cathedral and 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)

Disembark your ship after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 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 and North Holland - £49pp
  • City walk in Cologne - £15pp
  • City Walk in Cochem with wine tasting - £35pp
  • City walk in Koblenz - £14pp
  • City tour of Rudesheim with Music Museum - £20pp
  • City tour of Heidelberg - £41pp
  • City walk in Speyer - £14pp
  • Alsace and wine excursion - £48pp (Only available on reverse itinerary)
  • City tour of Strasbourg - £48pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £142pp
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £974
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £974 Cruise Only from: £1116 Cruise Only from: £1287 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1754
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1416 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1682 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2054
  • May
    • May 7th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1435
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1435 Cruise Only from: £1641 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2628
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1735 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1941 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2208 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2928
    • May 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1591
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1812 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2493 Cruise Only from: £2887
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2793 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3187
    • May 28th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1591
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1812 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2493 Cruise Only from: £2887
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2793 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3187
  • June
    • Jun 11th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1591
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1812 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2493 Cruise Only from: £2887
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2793 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3187
    • Jun 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1591
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1812 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2493 Cruise Only from: £2887
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2793 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3187
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1591
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1812 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2493 Cruise Only from: £2887
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2793 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3187
    • Jul 31st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1515
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1730 Cruise Only from: £1998 Cruise Only from: £2160 Cruise Only from: £2376 Cruise Only from: £2754
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2030 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2298 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2460 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3054
  • August
    • Aug 13th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1515
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1730 Cruise Only from: £1998 Cruise Only from: £2160 Cruise Only from: £2376 Cruise Only from: £2754
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2030 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2298 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2460 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3054
    • Aug 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1515
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1730 Cruise Only from: £1998 Cruise Only from: £2160 Cruise Only from: £2376 Cruise Only from: £3240
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2030 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2298 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2460 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3540
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1591
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1812 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2493 Cruise Only from: £2887
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2793 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3187
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1442
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1442 Cruise Only from: £1648 Cruise Only from: £1900 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2257 Cruise Only from: £2612
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1742 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1948 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2200 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2557 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2912
    • Oct 31st - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1293
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1293 Cruise Only from: £1502 Cruise Only from: £1754 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2108 Cruise Only from: £2464
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1593 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1802 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2054 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2208 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2408 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2764

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
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