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

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 £1236pp

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 - 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 or Utrecht (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 (in 2021) or Utrecht (in 2022). In 2022 there is the option of a morning visit to the famous Floriade Garden Show, or perhaps take an excursion to Haarlem and the Cathedral of St Bavo.

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Arrive in Cologne. 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. In 2022 there is the option to visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, or venture farther afield for a more active excursion to Siebengebirge National Park and the remains of Castle "Drachenfels"

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. In 2022 there is also the option to visit a local vineyard for a tasting of the local wines and a walk through the famous Drosselgasse.

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. In 2022 there is the option to tour the nearby town of Freiburg, a visit to the colorful market is included. 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 - £53pp
  • City walk in Cologne - £21pp
  • City Walk in Cochem with wine tasting - £37pp
  • City walk in Koblenz - £16pp
  • City tour of Rudesheim with Music Museum - £22pp
  • City tour of Heidelberg - £44pp
  • City walk in Speyer - £16pp
  • Alsace and wine excursion (Only available on reverse itinerary) - £53pp
  • City tour of Strasbourg - £51pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £150pp
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 19th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1753
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1753 Blue Water Price from: £2013 Blue Water Price from: £2316 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2761 Blue Water Price from: £3198
    • Oct 26th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1677
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1677 Blue Water Price from: £1921 Blue Water Price from: £2206 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2610 Blue Water Price from: £3047

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1236
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1236 Blue Water Price from: £1413 Blue Water Price from: £1620 Blue Water Price from: £1753 Blue Water Price from: £1930 Blue Water Price from: £2226
  • May
    • May 10th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1612
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2308 Blue Water Price from: £2544 Blue Water Price from: £2943
    • May 13th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1612
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2308 Blue Water Price from: £2544 Blue Water Price from: £2943
    • May 17th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1686
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
  • June
    • Jun 10th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Jun 17th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Jun 17th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Jun 24th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1686
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1612
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2308 Blue Water Price from: £2544 Blue Water Price from: £2943
    • Aug 11th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1897
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1897 Blue Water Price from: £2175 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2715 Blue Water Price from: £2993 Blue Water Price from: £3462
    • Aug 18th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1686
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Aug 18th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Aug 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1686
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Aug 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1984
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1984 Blue Water Price from: £2280 Blue Water Price from: £2636 Blue Water Price from: £2845 Blue Water Price from: £3141 Blue Water Price from: £3636
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1686
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Sep 8th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1984
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1984 Blue Water Price from: £2280 Blue Water Price from: £2636 Blue Water Price from: £2845 Blue Water Price from: £3141 Blue Water Price from: £3636
    • Sep 15th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1686
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Sep 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Sep 27th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Sep 29th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Oct 6th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1686
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2418 Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £3091
    • Oct 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1612
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2308 Blue Water Price from: £2544 Blue Water Price from: £2943
    • Oct 18th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1568
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1568 Blue Water Price from: £1798 Blue Water Price from: £2071 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2478 Blue Water Price from: £2862
    • Oct 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1568
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1568 Blue Water Price from: £1798 Blue Water Price from: £2071 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2478 Blue Water Price from: £2862
    • Oct 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1494
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1494 Blue Water Price from: £1716 Blue Water Price from: £1975 Blue Water Price from: £2138 Blue Water Price from: £2337 Blue Water Price from: £2722

Price Information

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