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Holland and the Rhine

Enjoy time in Amsterdam with opportunities to explore the city's highlights before cruising south through picturesque Germany to Strasbourg in France

Cruise Only
6 nights from £1022pp

Fly-Cruise Package
6 nights from £1402pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Boppard
  • Heidelberg

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We begin our cruise in Amsterdam. With a rich and fascinating history, this delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafes, restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. Here the works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh.

We cruise the Rhine from Amsterdam, travelling through rich farmland to Cologne with its Old Town and great Gothic Cathedral. As we cruise this beautiful strech of the Rhine to Strasbourg you will be able to admire the magnificent castles nestled in renowned vineyards, and also the legendary rock of the Lorelei.

Experience the delightful Rudesheim with its lively Drosselgrasse of restaurants and taverns, and possibly join the optional excursion to Heidelberg.

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AST - Holland and the Rhine River Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Embark in Amsterdam around 6pm. Time to settle comfortably in your cabin. Welcome drink at the lounge, while meeting the crew. Dinner on board followed by an optional guided tour of the city on board a river boat.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

After breakfast, you may choose to join our optional Amsterdam tour, and see its traditional architecture and famous landmarks. There is a second optional excursion - a bike tour of Amsterdam. This afternoon there is an optional visit to Keukenhof Gardens (open from mid-March until mid-May). Out of season, optional excursions to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans will be offered. Return to the ship for dinner. Tonight, there is an optional trip to the famous Red Light District (2018 only).

Day 3 - Amsterdam - Nijmegen - Krefeld (Germany)

Enjoy free time or join our optional excursion to the Kroller Muller Museum of art and modern sculpture which exhibits works by Van Gogh, Picasso and the Impressionists. There is a second optional excursion available - a bike ride through the stunning De Hoge Veluwe National Park. Rejoin the ship and begin cruising towards Krefeld, passing the towns of Wesel and Duisbourg. Dinner on board. Moor overnight.

Day 4 - Kredfeld - Cologne - Konigswinter

This morning will be spent cruising, passing Dusseldorf, capital of the province 'Nordrhein-Westfalen' and the medieval city of Zons, before arriving in Cologne. Perhaps take a tour of the old parts of the city. Enjoy dinner on board before mooring in Konigswinter.

Day 5 - Konigswinter - Rudesheim

Breakfast on board. We will pass alongside Koblenz and sail on the most beautiful part of the Romantic Rhine. You will be able to admire the beautiful castles nestled in renowned vineyards, and also the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rudesheim where you may like to do some shopping or join our optional sightseeing tour to a wine tasting cellar and the Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum.

Day 6 - Rudesheim - Mannheim or Speyer

Our ship departs early this morning. As we cruise up the Rhine as far as Speyer, we will sail past Wiesbaden, Nierstein and Worms, before arriving in Mannheim. After lunch, you may like to join the optional sightseeing tour to Heidelberg. Return on board at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and gala evening on board.

Day 7 - Strasbourg (France)

Breakfast on board, and arrive in Strasbourg around 9am for disembarkation.

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

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board availability permitting)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 25th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Modigliani From: £1022
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1022 Cruise Only from: £1296 Cruise Only from: £1296 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1557 Cruise Only from: £1701
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1532 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1820 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1937 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2081
    • Apr 29th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £1022
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1022 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1310 Cruise Only from: £1427 Cruise Only from: £1571
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1690 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1807 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1951
    • Apr 30th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Leonardo De Vinci From: £1022
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1022 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1310 Cruise Only from: £1427 Cruise Only from: £1571
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1690 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1807 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1951
    • Apr 30th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1187
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1187 Cruise Only from: £1367 Cruise Only from: £1367 Cruise Only from: £1547 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £1867
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1567 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1927 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2067 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2247
  • May
    • May 1st - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Monet From: £1022
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1022 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1310 Cruise Only from: £1427 Cruise Only from: £1571
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1690 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1807 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1951
    • May 2nd - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Modigliani From: £1022
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1022 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1310 Cruise Only from: £1427 Cruise Only from: £1571
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1690 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1807 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1951
    • May 5th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: France From: £1022
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1022 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1166 Cruise Only from: £1310 Cruise Only from: £1427 Cruise Only from: £1571
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1402 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1546 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1690 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1807 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1951
    • May 24th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £1187
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1187 Cruise Only from: £1331 Cruise Only from: £1367 Cruise Only from: £1367 Cruise Only from: £1511 Cruise Only from: £1547 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £1831 Cruise Only from: £1867
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1567 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1711 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1927 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2067 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2211 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2247
  • August
    • Aug 30th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £1142
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1142 Cruise Only from: £1286 Cruise Only from: £1322 Cruise Only from: £1322 Cruise Only from: £1466 Cruise Only from: £1502 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1786 Cruise Only from: £1822
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1522 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1666 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1702 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1702 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1846 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1882 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2022 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2166 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2202
Map for Holland and the Rhine