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

Rhine and Moselle Splendours

Discover fairytale villages, ancient castles and local vineyards on this cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers and through the stunning Rhine Gorge, including guided excursions and drinks with meals

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1608pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Trier Cathedral
  • Bernkastel
  • Cochem
  • Koblenz
  • Rudesheim
  • Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg
  • Breisach
  • Basel

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Save £550pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers on 2019 departures! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Book by 30 Nov 2019

Save up to £1050pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers on 2020 departures! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Rhine and Moselle Splendours Special Offer

See the spectacular scenery, taste local wines and visit fairytale castles on this cruise along the legendary Rhine and Moselle rivers from Luxembourg to Basel in Switzerland.

Uncover Trier's Roman past with a guided walking tour then enjoy a wine tasting and winery visit in Bernkastel. Discover the medieval houses and narrow cobblestone houses of the fairytale village of Cochem and admire the stunning views from Reichsburg Castle. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim where you can sample some of the region's fine wines before visiting the famous Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum.

Choose from excursions to historic Heidelberg and the Schwetzingen Gardens then travel to the capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg to see the European Parliament and the picturesque 'La Petite France' district. Before your ship reaches Basel, visit Breisach, which is home to one of Europe's largest wine cellars, or the wine-producing town of Riquewihr.

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Rhine and Moselle Splendours Itinerary

Day 1 - Luxembourg

Embark AmaDante in Luxembourg. Tonight here is a Welcome Dinner on board. (D)

Day 2 - Trier (Germany) - Bernkastel

Uncover Trier's long history with a walking tour of the city to see the ancient Porta Nigra gate, the Basilica and the Cathedral. Alternatively, hike to Petrisberg Hill for spectacular views of the city. This afternoon, sail on to Bernkastel for a guided walking tour of the old town centre and visit a winery for a wine tasting. Or perhaps trek to the ruins of Landshut Castle which dates back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cochem - Lahnstein

Enjoy a guided tour of Cochem which includes a trip to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle for superb views and stroll through the Old Town. Alternatively, explore the Bundesbank Bunker and get a closer look at this Cold War-era bank vault. Later, sail along the Moselle to Lahnstein and enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rudesheim

Sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge past the famous Lorelei Rock to Rudesheim where you can sample the region's fine wines at a local vintner. Alternatively take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or cycle along the Rhine river on a guided bike tour. Later there will be free time to explore the Drosselgasse before an evening visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the best collection of self-playing musical instruments or a tasting of traditional Rudesheimer coffee. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Ludwigshafen

Fromm Ludwigshafen, choose from an array of excursions. Take a trip to the medieval city of Heidelberg to see the red-walled castle and its Great Vat, or tour the ornate Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens. Alternatively, get active with a hike up the historic Philosopher's Path or join a guided bike tour along the Neckar River to Ladenburg. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region. Enjoy a guided tour by coach or bike and see the city's highlights including the Orangery, the European Parliament and the famous Astronomical Clock. After there is a walking tour of the pretty La Petite France district, or the more active may wish to join the hike through the city. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Breisach

Today choose to take a walking tour of the picturesque town of Riquewihr or visit Breisach, home to one of Europe's largest wine cellars, and historic Freiburg. The more active can enjoy a guided bike tour through the Rheinau woods. Later, cruise to Basel where there will be time to explore at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland)

After breakfast, disembark AmaDante in Basel. (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris, Zurich and Lucerne Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris, 2-night post-cruise stay in Zurich and 2-night post-cruise stay in Lucerne. Please contact us for details
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 30th - Luxembourg to Basel - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1608
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  • June
    • Jun 11th - Luxembourg to Basel - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2430
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  • July
    • Jul 23rd - Luxembourg to Basel - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2080
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  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Luxembourg to Basel - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2652
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  • October
    • Oct 15th - Luxembourg to Basel - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2504
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