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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 £921pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1229pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Koblenz
  • Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg
  • Rudesheim

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Save 15% on 2019 departures! Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Nov 2018

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 - 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 - £47pp
  • City walk in Cologne - £15pp
  • City Walk in Cochem with wine tasting - £33pp
  • City walk in Koblenz: £13pp
  • City tour of Rudesheim with Music Museum: £20pp
  • City tour of Heidelberg - £40pp
  • City walk in Speyer: £13pp
  • Alsace and wine excursion - £46pp (Only available on reverse itinerary)
  • City tour of Strasbourg - £46pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £137pp

Special Features

  • Themed Cruises:
  • GOLF: It is possible to purchase a golf package on 25 Oct and 4 Nov 2018 departures which includes visits to four prestigious golf courses - Le Kempferhof Golf Club, St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, Jakobsberg Golf Club and Cochem an der Mosel Golf Club. Golf package will be accompanied by PGA teaching golf pro Frank Adamowicz
  • Prices start from £2549pp including full-board cruise, golf package, return flights from London, overseas transfers and port charges
  • WINE: It is possible to enjoy a wine-themed itinerary on 4 Nov 2018 departure. Includes an Alsatian village winery visit, German winery visit in Worms, Rheingau Riesling winery visit and wines of Mosel winery visit.
  • Prices start from £1999pp including full-board cruise, wine-themed excursions, return flights from London, overseas transfers and port charges
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 30th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1729
      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: £1729 Cruise Only from: £1976 Cruise Only from: £2280 Cruise Only from: £2470 Cruise Only from: £2717 Cruise Only from: £3145
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2068 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2315 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2619 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2809 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3056 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3484
  • October
    • Oct 18th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Royal From: £1359
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1359 Cruise Only from: £1540 Cruise Only from: £1787 Cruise Only from: £1935 Cruise Only from: £2116 Cruise Only from: £2445
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1879 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2126 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2455 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2784
    • Oct 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Royal From: £1359
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1359 Cruise Only from: £1540 Cruise Only from: £1787 Cruise Only from: £1935 Cruise Only from: £2116 Cruise Only from: £2445
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1879 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2126 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2455 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2784
  • November
    • Nov 4th - 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: £1482 Cruise Only from: £1704 Cruise Only from: £1852 Cruise Only from: £2017 Cruise Only from: £2322
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1632 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1821 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2043 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2191 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2661

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £921
      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: £921 Cruise Only from: £1055 Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1306 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1657
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1229 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1359 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1599 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1739 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1959
  • May
    • May 7th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1356
      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: £1356 Cruise Only from: £1551 Cruise Only from: £1803 Cruise Only from: £1943 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2482
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1859 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2109 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2249 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2789
    • May 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1503
      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: £1503 Cruise Only from: £1712 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2727
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1799 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3029
    • May 28th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1503
      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: £1503 Cruise Only from: £1712 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2727
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1809 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3029
  • June
    • Jun 11th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1503
      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: £1503 Cruise Only from: £1712 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2727
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1809 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3029
    • Jun 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1503
      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: £1503 Cruise Only from: £1712 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2727
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1809 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3029
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1503
      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: £1503 Cruise Only from: £1712 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2727
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1809 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3029
    • Jul 31st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1432
      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: £1432 Cruise Only from: £1635 Cruise Only from: £1887 Cruise Only from: £2041 Cruise Only from: £2244 Cruise Only from: £2601
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1739 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2189 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2349 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2549 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2909
  • August
    • Aug 13th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1432
      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: £1432 Cruise Only from: £1635 Cruise Only from: £1887 Cruise Only from: £2041 Cruise Only from: £2244 Cruise Only from: £2601
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1739 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2189 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2349 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2549 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2909
    • Aug 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1432
      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: £1432 Cruise Only from: £1635 Cruise Only from: £1887 Cruise Only from: £2041 Cruise Only from: £2244 Cruise Only from: £2601
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1739 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2189 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2349 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2549 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2909
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1503
      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: £1503 Cruise Only from: £1712 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2146 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2727
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1809 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2449 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3029
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1363
      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: £1363 Cruise Only from: £1558 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1943 Cruise Only from: £2132 Cruise Only from: £2468
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1669 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1859 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2099 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2249 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2439 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2769
    • Oct 31st - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1222
      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: £1222 Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1803 Cruise Only from: £1992 Cruise Only from: £2328
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1529 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1719 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1959 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2109 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2629

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
  • Golf itinerary and wine itinerary available on 4 Nov 2018 departure. Please see Price Includes section for more details
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