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From Basel to Amsterdam : The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: BASEL
Board at 6:00 p.m. in Basel and settling in your cabins. Introduction to the crew over a welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 2: BASEL - SCHAFFHAUSEN - BASEL
Full board on board. In the morning, guided tour of Basel, medieval old town situated at the heart of Europe on both banks of the Rhine. In the afternoon, excursion to the Rhine Falls. The Rhine Falls are among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. Cruise to Breisach.
 
DAY 3: BREISACH – TITISEE – BREISACH
Full board on board. Free morning in Breisach, "European" city of the edges of the Rhine, dominated by the collegiate church St Etienne. The afternoon, trip to Titisee, a charming and inescapable place in Black Forest. Return on board in Breisach in late afternoon. Evening of entertainment. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 4: BREISACH – STRASBOURG
Full board on board. Cruise to Strasbourg on the Rhine River, admiring the magnificent wine-growing region. The afternoon, guided tour of Strasbourg, the European capital : the German quarter located around the famous Place de la République and the European quarter's Palace of Europe, European Court of Humans Rights, the European Parliament, the Cathedral and the Petite France quarter, listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988. Return on board and evening of dancing and entertainment. Our ship will depart during the night toward Mainz.
 
DAY 5: MAINZ - KOBLENZ
Full board on board. Arrival in Mainz. Guided tour of the city and a visit the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays). Admire the magnificent, historical houses which have been outstandingly well-restored. The Gutenberg Museum, is a world-famous museum of book printing houses two copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the first major book printed with movable type in the West. Return on board and cruise toward Koblenz. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002, the legendary and romantic Rhine River is bestowed with truly magnificent landscapes. We’ll pass the legendary Lorelei rock, named after a beautiful young maiden who, according to German legend, threw herself into the river in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren. Arrival in Koblenz during the evening. Set off on your own or join our assistant for a tour of the city. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 6: KOBLENZ – COLOGNE - DUSSELDORF
Full board on board. Cruise to Cologne. We’ll continue our cruise up the magnificent Rhine Valley. The Rhine River follows a remarkable route, meandering between sheer rocks, past small islands and fortified castles sitting high above the vineyards. The afternoon, guided tour on foot of Cologne. At the crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Cologne has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city, as well as a cultural and religious center. You have some free time on your own before we return by coach to Dusseldorf return on board. Gala evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 7: DUSSELDORF – XANTEN – AMSTERDAM
Full board on board. Guided tour of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem. Return on board in Xanten. Cruise to Amsterdam during the afternoon. We’ll cross the border into Germany near Emmerich, glide past Arhem, and enter Holland. Arrival in Amsterdam during the night. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM
Full board on board. Guided visit of Amsterdam. The Dutch capital is a truly delightful city with a rich and fascinating past. The afternoon, free time on your own or excursion to Haarlem. Dutch Haarlem dates back to Gothic times and this is reflected in its architecture and cobbled streets. Evening of dancing and entertainment. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 9: AMSTERDAM
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9.00 am. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • An original cruise on a spectacular river
  • From the Three Countries Bridge to Holland, discover a captivating blend of nature and culture
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use Shore excursions with wireless audio system 
  • Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Lafayette
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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