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

Holland and the Rhine

A 6-night Rhine cruise from Amsterdam, taking in Nijmegen, Krefeld, Cologne, Konigswinter and Rudesheim, and ending in Strasbourg

Cruise Only
6 nights from £816pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Boppard
  • Heidelberg

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Book with Peace of Mind! More than 30 days before departure: Postpone your booking to another 2021 or 2022 date. Within 30 days of departure: postpone your reservation to a later date if you are affected by Covid 19 (on presentation of a positive test). If the cruise is cancelled by CroisiEurope, you will be able to change your date, request a voucher or request a refund. Applies to new bookings for 2021, booked between 1 Mar and 31 Aug 2021.

Holland and the Rhine Special Offer

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.

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

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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 15th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £1277
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1277 Blue Water Price from: £1435 Blue Water Price from: £1457
  • October
    • Oct 14th - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Mona Lisa From: £1085
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1085 Blue Water Price from: £1243
  • November
    • Nov 2nd - Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Victor Hugo From: £816
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £816 Blue Water Price from: £974
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