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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 £1359pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Koblenz
  • Amsterdam
  • Strasbourg
  • Rudesheim

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 30 Nov 2020

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 - 2020: £50pp 2021: £53pp
  • City walk in Cologne - 2020: £20pp 2021: £21pp
  • City Walk in Cochem with wine tasting - 2020: £35pp 2021: £37pp
  • City walk in Koblenz - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • City tour of Rudesheim with Music Museum - 2020: £21pp 2021: £22pp
  • City tour of Heidelberg - 2020: £42pp 2021: £44pp
  • City walk in Speyer - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Alsace and wine excursion (Only available on reverse itinerary) - 2020: £49pp 2021: £53pp
  • City tour of Strasbourg - 2020: £49pp 2021: £51pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £150pp
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 28th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £2089
      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: £2089 Blue Water Price from: £2319 Blue Water Price from: £2629 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3489
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £2089
      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: £2089 Blue Water Price from: £2319 Blue Water Price from: £2629 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3489
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £2169
      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: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2419 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £2939 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3639
    • Sep 13th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £2169
      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: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2419 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £2939 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3639
    • Sep 27th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £2169
      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: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2419 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £2939 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3639
  • October
    • Oct 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £2059
      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: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £3029 Blue Water Price from: £3459
    • Oct 27th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1959
      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: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3299

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 27th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1359
      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: £1359 Blue Water Price from: £1509 Blue Water Price from: £1689 Blue Water Price from: £1789 Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2189
    • Mar 29th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1359
      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: £1359 Blue Water Price from: £1509 Blue Water Price from: £1689 Blue Water Price from: £1789 Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2189
  • April
    • Apr 20th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1689
      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: £1689 Blue Water Price from: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2109 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2769
  • May
    • May 6th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1640
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1884 Blue Water Price from: £2170 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2582 Blue Water Price from: £2985
    • May 10th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1889
      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: £1889 Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2379 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2769 Blue Water Price from: £3149
    • May 12th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1889
      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: £1889 Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2379 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2769 Blue Water Price from: £3149
    • May 19th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1959
      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: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
    • May 31st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1959
      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: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
  • June
    • Jun 9th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1959
      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: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
    • Jun 22nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1819
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2029 Blue Water Price from: £2279 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3019
    • Jun 28th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1959
      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: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1724
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1724 Blue Water Price from: £1976 Blue Water Price from: £2271 Blue Water Price from: £2455 Blue Water Price from: £2708 Blue Water Price from: £3136
    • Jul 13th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1889
      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: £1889 Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2379 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2769 Blue Water Price from: £3149
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1808
      C-4 C-1 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1808 Blue Water Price from: £2077 Blue Water Price from: £2582 Blue Water Price from: £2850 Blue Water Price from: £3296
    • Aug 23rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1959
      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: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
    • Aug 30th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1892
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1892 Blue Water Price from: £2178 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2708 Blue Water Price from: £2993 Blue Water Price from: £3464
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1959
      C-4 C-1 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
    • Sep 16th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1959
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
    • Sep 23rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1959
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3289
    • Sep 30th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1929
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1929 Blue Water Price from: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £2619 Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £3259
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1929
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1929 Blue Water Price from: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2619 Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £3259
    • Oct 19th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1809
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1809 Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2459 Blue Water Price from: £2669 Blue Water Price from: £3039
    • Oct 26th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1749
      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: £1749 Blue Water Price from: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2909

Price Information

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