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Legendary Rhine & Moselle 2018
(Amsterdam to Basel)

13 days with Uniworld  Rating: Deluxe

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Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Amsterdam
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2 – Amsterdam
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam by canal with Van Gogh Museum OR Rijksmuseum visit

Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting either the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Cap the day off with a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 – Cologne
FEATURED EXCURSION: Choice of Cologne walking discovery tour with cathedral

Experience Cologne's history and architecture today on a stroll with a local expert through the city's Old Town. Visit the iconic Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Gothic masterpiece.

Day 4 – Koblez
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle 

Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine’s as you stand at the German Corner of medieval Koblenz during your discovery tour. For those who want more active exploration, hike up to Thurant Castle in the Alken. Meet the keeper and tour the castle and then hike back to the village through the terraced vineyards.

Day 5 – Cochem (Ediger-Eller)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Cochem walking discovery tour with Reichsburg Castle OR exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike, and exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting 

History comes to life in Cochem as you tour Reichsburg Castle. If you prefer a more active outing, hike the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont Steig, offering breathtaking views of the Moselle. Later, travel to the picturesque wine village of Ediger-Eller, where you’ll meet the mayor, who will escort you through his town to an organ recital at St. Martin’s Church—with one of the most ornate steeples—and to a wine tasting.

Day 6 – Cruising the Moselle River, Trier 
FEATURED EXCURSION: Choice of Luxembourg with WWII cemetery OR timeless traditions of Villeroy & Boch 

After scenic cruising along the Moselle, WWll history buffs will want to tour the city of Luxembourg, site of the WWII cemetery where U.S. Army General George Patton is buried. For those who prefer art history, visit Mettlach’s Benedictine Abbey, where Villeroy & Boch has been producing exquisite porcelain since 1803.

Day 7 – Remich, cruising the Moselle River, (Luxembourg)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Trier city tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trier— once known as the “second Rome”—as no other German city has as many monuments dating from ancient Roman times.

Day 8 – Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bernkastel walking discovery tour with exclusive Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate visit and tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Moselle River 

Historic vineyards provide the perfect setting for the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate. Hear the legends of the estate and sample its delicious Rieslings. If you prefer cycling, join your guide for a bike trip along Moselle through picturesque wine villages.

Day 9 – Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Guided Boppard village stroll and Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Your day’s bookends will be Boppard, where you’ll enjoy a village stroll, and Rüdesheim, where you’ll see a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments at Siegfried’s. Between the two cities, you’ll cruise the legendary 40-mile stretch of the Upper Middle Rhine, a UNESCO-designated Cultural Landscape.

Day 10 – Speyer
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

A local expert will lead you through Speyer’s Old Town to the city’s cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.

Day 11 – Strasbourg
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Located on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg offers a unique blend of these nations’ traditional culinary and architectural styles. Take an enlightening tour of multicultural Strasbourg via its historic canals through the Petite France district. If you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.

Day 12 – Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Colmar city tour OR Alsatian “Village Day”

Colmar has been called one of the prettiest towns in the world with its winding streets, medieval city center and pink-stone church. For those who wish to experience more idyllic wine villages, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr are a perfect choice. Join a festive evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 13 – Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home, or extend your stay in Basel.

Tour Map
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Experience the enduring allure of the spectacularly scenic Rhine and Moselle.

Revel in the UNESCO-designated Rhine River Valley, with its vine-covered slopes and castle-dotted shores, and the mesmerizing Moselle, the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary. Explore the delights of five nations and savor the best these regions have to offer.

Discover Amsterdam’s rich legacy in art at either the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Step into the pages of fairytales as you walk through the cobblestone streets of postcard-perfect towns such as Cochem, Riquewihr, Rüdesheim and Colmar, and as you cruise along the historic canals of picturesque Strasbourg. Learn the time-honored traditions of Villeroy & Boch at the baroque Benedictine Old Abbey in Mettlach, where they have been producing exquisite porcelain since 1803. Take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier and Luxembourg. “Go Active” with hikes to the 12th-century Thurant Castle and through the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont Steig, and cycle along the Moselle, over bridges, past steep vineyards and through picturesque wine villages.

Throughout your journey, gain an appreciation for the region’s flavors. Join the mayor of Ediger- Eller at a wine tasting of delicious local Rieslings. Hear the legend of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler at his historic estate and sample its delightful Rieslings. And visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars in the atmospheric tasting room complete with candles, cloaks and choir music. Fall under the bewitching spell of the legendary Rhine and gently flowing Moselle.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries and fine chocolates. Art and nature lovers will relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle rivers have to offer.

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 11 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking stick
  • 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire along the Rhine and Moselle”
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard River Queen
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $270 per person. 
  • Itineraries and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • 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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