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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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1739pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Koblenz
  • Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg
  • Rudesheim

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Special flight-inclusive package prices - save up to £270pp! Applies to selected cabin categories on 31 Oct 2019 departure. Prices shown include discount. 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.

L130 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises

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Classical Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK and 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. On the reverse itinerary there is an optional Alsace and wine excursion.

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland) - UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 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 (2019) £50pp (2020)
  • City walk in Cologne - £15pp (2019) £20pp (2020)
  • City Walk in Cochem with wine tasting - £35pp
  • City walk in Koblenz - £14pp (2019) £15pp (2020)
  • City tour of Rudesheim with Music Museum - £20pp (2019) £21pp (2020)
  • City tour of Heidelberg - £41pp (2019) £42pp (2020)
  • City walk in Speyer - £14pp (2019) £15pp (2020)
  • Alsace and wine excursion (Only available on reverse itinerary) - £48pp (2019) £49pp (2020)
  • City tour of Strasbourg - £48pp (2019) £49pp (2020)
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £142pp (2019), from £150pp (2020)
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 7th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1899
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1899 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2129 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2429 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3199
    • May 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £2069
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3079 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3499
    • May 28th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £2069
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3079 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3499
  • June
    • Jun 11th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £2069
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3079 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3499
    • Jun 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £2069
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3079 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3499
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £2068
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2068 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2314 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2627 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2825 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3072 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3508
    • Jul 31st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1989
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1989 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2229 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3359
  • August
    • Aug 13th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1989
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1989 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2229 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3359
    • Aug 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1989
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1989 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2229 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3359
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £2069
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3079 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3499
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1742
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      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: £1739
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1739 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1969 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2249 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2429 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2649 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3039

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
Map for Classical Rhine