Rhine Cruise from Holland to Switzerland

8 days/ 7nights from 683 Euros per person

Amsterdam-Basel or Basel-Amsterdam

Classical Rhine Cruise 2017

Special Rhine in Flames Itinerary Only one sailing on 27 June

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Rhine river cruises between Switzerland and Holland and the mighty Rhine along romantic towns, ancient castles and important cities on the Ms Amadeus Princess, Amadeus Elegant and Silver


Rhine and Moselle cruises

Cruise on old world Rhine in  8days visiting bustling Amsterdam, Cologne with its famous cathedral, Koblenz at the confluence of two rivers. Sail along the most romantic parts of the legendary Rhine through Lorelei country via Strasbourg to Basel

ITINERARY - BASEL - AMSTERDAM
Day 1
. Basel
Afternoon embarkation starts at 4 pm and ship leaves Basel at 5 pm. While cruising on the scenic Rhine enjoy a cocktail reception before dinner is served on board.

Day 2
Strasbourg
Morning arrival in Strasbourg, the ancient capital of Alsace and one of Europe's most attractive cities. After breakfast, take a guided tour of the city with the European Parliament building. Strasbourg is definitely well worth visiting for the combination of its history, its cuisine and its unique atmosphere. In the afternoon there will be an Alsace and wine excursion, during which you'll drive through the picturesque landscape and romantic wine villages along parts of the famous Alsace wine route. The tour includes a visit to a vineyard and a wine tasting session. Those on the excursion return to Strasbourg for dinner, after which the ship departs towards Speyer.

Day 3
Speyer
Morning arrival  in Speyer, the old imperial city on the Rhine with impressive facades of various styles, winding alleys and romantic squares. The guided walk includes a visit to its impressive cathedral.
The ship departs from Speyer at noon and during lunch we cruise on to Mannheim situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar. Its main street leads to an enormous 18th-century palace, formerly the seat of the Electors of the Palatinate but now housing the University of Mannheim.  Choose to do a city tour of Heidelberg home of one of Europe's oldest and Germanys oldest university and the castle ruin overlooking the Neckar River with fantasticc views. Departure from Mannheim after midnight and continue towards Rudesheim.

Day 4
Rudesheim - Coblenz
Arrival early morning. During the walking tour of Rudesheim we will visit this charming old wine town with its long narrow street lined on both sides with lively wine taverns. Also we include a visit to Siegfrieds Music Museum, where all kinds of mechanical musical instruments from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones are displayed. Depart Rudesheim at noon and will cruise along the most famous and scenic stretch of the Rhine valley passing hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and attractive waterside villages. During the afternoon arrive at the Lorelei Rock, which is the symbol of this great river and inspired the poem by Heinrich Heine. Musical tea party on board. In the afternoon arrive at Coblenz, located at the confluence of the at the Rhine and the Moselle rivers and a major hub of the wine region populated since Roman times dating back to 55 BC. Optional walking tour of Coblenz.

Day 5
Coblenz - Cochem
Early in the morning depart
ure from Coblenz and arrive in Cochem on the shores of the lovely Moselle river at noon. In the afternoon you can take a walking tour through this quaint small town with its fine medieval town gate and market place surroundedd by many wine villages. Also visit to a tavern for a wine tasting session. At 6 p.m. the vessel leaves Cochem.

Day 6
  Cologne
In the morning ship reaches Cologne . Optional city walk of the 2000 year old settlement of Cologne which was founded on the orders of the Roman Emperor Claudius. You'll see Cologne's most important sights, its central old quarter, the world famous Gothic cathedral, cathedral, the town hall, the Guerzenich, the city walls and gate, charming Romanesque churches and historic squares. From the bank of the Rhine there is a fine view of the entire old quarter after which you visit the cathedral, which is Cologne's icon and Germanys largest cathedral (depends on the opening hours of the Cathedral and / or if a mass is celebrated etc.).  After lunch you have time to explore the city on your own before the vessel leaves Cologne in the afternoon. Tonight enjoy the Captains Gala dinner and the splendid ships orchestra, which has been entertaining you in the bar throughout the cruise, will do its best to persuade you to take a turn on the dance floor.

Day 7
Hoorn - Amsterdam
Arrival at the typical Dutch town of  Hoorn a old harbor town on the shores of Western Europe's' largest lake. It had major importance as the city of commerce during Holland's golden age in the 16th century as a gateway for exotic spices and and other precious goods arriving to Europe from the Seven Seas. From Hoorn we embark on a coach excursion to the the northern Holland countryside of flat pasture lands, dikes, canals, windmills, green-painted houses, wooden shoes and cheese. The bus takes us to Amsterdam where we will continue with a city tour and a local canal cruise to see the city's most important buildings and monuments and learn about its vivid history before rejoining the ship in Amsterdam at 5 p.m.  Rest of the day is free for own activities. Dinner on board.

Day 8
Amsterdam
Disembarkation after breakfast in Amsterdam. End of the cruise.

ITINERARY - AMSTERDAM TO BASEL
Day 1
Amsterdam
Embarkation in Amsterdam starts at 4 pm. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party before dinner is served on board. The ship remains moored overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 2
Amsterdam Hoorn
In the morning join our optional city tour of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, or choose to explore this interesting and lively city on your own. During the city tour you'll drive past the city's most important buildings and monuments and learn much about its vivid history
before enjoying the very popular attraction of cruising through its canals.
Continue to the region called Waterland with its picturesque green houses, water and wind mills, dykes, pastures and famous cheeses. We will rejoin our cruise ship at Hoorn on the shores of Lake Ijsselmeer, the largest lake in Western Europe. Continue sailing downward into Germany.

Day 3
Cologne
After lunch
arrive in Cologne. Passengers may join our city walk of the former settlement of Colonia, which was founded on the orders of the Roman Emperor, Claudius, over 2,000 years ago. You'll see Cologne's most important sights, old quarter, the famed Gothicc cathedral, the town hall, the Guerzenich, the city walls and gate, churches and historic squares. From the bank of the Rhine there is a fine view of the entire old quarter after which you visit the cathedral, which is Cologne's icon and Germanys largest cathedral. Its art treasures include a shrine housing the relics of the 3 holy kings. The ship leaves Cologne after dinner.

Day 4
Cochem
During the morning while cruising enjoy the beautiful Rhine valley scenery. Arriving on the gentle Moselle river, the ship docks at Cochem after lunch, a quaint small town in the center of the famous wine growing area. The local a walking tour includes, among other sights, Cochem's fine medieval town gate and market place and a visit to a tavern for a wine tasting session. Then back to the ship for dinner and an evening departure.

Day 5
Coblenz- Rudesheim
Morning arrival in Coblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. Join an optional walking tour and see the highlights of this 2000-year old city, surrounded by picturesque riverside scenery and backed by four low mountain ranges. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, its narrow lanes and alleyways, and the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make Coblenz a friendly place where tourists feel right at home. This afternoon you cruise through the glorious central stretch of the Rhine valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passing charming villages, many castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. At 5  p.m. the vessel arrives in picturesque Rudesheim, where you can spend a pleasant evening in the towns Drosselgasse, a pedestrian street lined with shops and taverns. There will be a walking tour of the town including a visit to Siegfried's Music Museum, where all kinds of mechanical
musical instruments from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones are displayed. The
ship sails from Rudesheim in the late evening. During the wine festival (limited dates) admire the the sparkling waters illuminated by Greek fires and spectacular fireworks.

Day 6 Mannheim - Speyer - Heidelberg
Morning arrival at Mannheim, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar. Its main street leads to an enormous 18th-century palace, formerly the seat of the Electors of the Palatinate but now housing the University of Mannheim. This morning you might want to join an excursion to Heidelberg,  home to one of Europe's and Germany's oldest university founded in 1386. Our guided tour features a visit to the city's imposing castle ruin with fantastic views overlooking the Neckar River followed by a walking tour through the historic old quarter and the market place. We return to the ship for lunch and cruise on to Speyer during the afternoon. This old imperial city on the Rhine has had a rich and turbulent past. Religious architecture steeped in history, impressive facades of various styles, winding alleys and romantic squares characterize it. The guided walk includes a look at the old city gate and the Jewish baths. In the evening the vessel heads off towards France. Tonight the captain welcomes all the passengers to a special dinner and optional dance accompanied by the splendid ship orchestra, which has been entertaining you in the bar throughout the cruise.

Day 7
Strasbourg
Arrive in Strasbourg, the Unesco World Heritage site in the morning. The ancient capital of Alsace and one of Europe's most attractive cities. After breakfast, join an optional city tour. See the European Parliament building and enjoy a guided tour of the inside of the vast and famous cathedral (which features carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework).  Strasbourg is definitely well worth visiting for its unique layout, the combination of its history, its great cuisine and its special atmosphere. During lunch the ship departs upstream to Basel.

Day 8
Basel
Arrival in Basel in the morning. Disembarkation after breakfast. End of the cruise.

  • 7 night accommodation in large outside staterooms most with balconies or step-out balconies

  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise

  • Free coffee and tea, hot chocolate at a  24 hour coffee station

  • Free flow quality red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions with every dinner on board

  • Cocktail reception, Welcome dinner and Captain's Gala dinner 

  • Daily music performances by our on board musicians, lectures and cooking demonstrations, piano bar.

  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director

  • Non smoking environment (smoking allowed on the Sun Deck only)

  • Complimentary bicycles on board

  • Spectacular Rhine event Rhine in Flames on special dates during the Rhine festival when the river is in flames

  • Port taxes and local taxes

  • Wireless Amadeus Audio Guide for all excursions

  • 31 Oct sailing includes shore excursion B

Not Included:

  • Optional excursions: Please consider our attractive EXCURSION PACKAGES listed below. We kindly ask you to notify us of your excursion packages and single excursion booked in advance up to 14 days prior to departure.

  • Personal medical insurance and expenses

  • Tips

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 Dates and Prices in Euros per person in 2017

Prices in Euros. $ rate varies depending on daily exchange rate

 

CATEGORY

C-4

C-1

B-4

B-1

A-1

AMADEUS SUITE

Deck

Haydn

Haydn

Strauss

Strauss

Mozart

Mozart

Type of bed

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Suite
Twin/Double

VESSEL

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

Amsterdam- Basel

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

SILVER II

18-25 May 2017

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER II

1 - 8 June

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER

13 - 20 June

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER** 27 June- 4 July

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER II

7-14 July

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER

11-18 July

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

PRINCESS

20-27 July 1407 1666 1981 2177 2436 2898

SILVER

25 July -1 Aug 1540 1834 2177 2394 2681 3185

SILVER III

5 - 12 Sep

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER III

19 - 26 Sep

1855

2159

2520

2739

3028

3536

SILVER III 3-10 Oct 1410 1701 2072 2282 2555 3080
SILVER III 17 - 24 Oct 1210 1501 1872 2082 2355 2880
PRINCESS  26 Oct - 2 Nov 974 1247 1583 1772 2024 2500

SILVER III*

31 Oct - 7 Nov 910 1201 1572 1782 2055 2580

Basel- Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017              
PRINCESS 30 Mar- 6 Apr 2017 683 949 1292 1453 1684 2181
SILVER III 6-13 Apr 1110 1399 1772 1982 2555 2780
SILVER II 8-15 June 1855 2159 2520 2739 3028 3536
SILVER 20 - 27 June 1855 2159 2520 2739 3028 3536
SILVER II 30 June - 7 July 1855 2159 2520 2739 3028 3536
PRINCESS 13-20 July 1687 1960 2289 2492 2751 3220
SILVER 18- 25 July 1540 1834 2177 2394 2681 3185

PRINCESS

10- 17 Aug 1407 1666 1981 2177 2436 2898

SILVER III

29 Aug - 5 Sep 1855 2159 2520 2739 3028 3536
SILVER II 16-23 Sep 1855 2159 2520 2739 3028 3536

SILVER III

26 Sep - 3 Oct  1855 2159 2520 2739 3028 3536
SILVER III 10 - 17 Oct 1410 1701 2072 2282 2555 3080
PRINCESS 2-11 Nov 2017 683 949 1292 1453 1684 2181

* Price includes excursion package B

** Rhine in Flames program

Limited number of C-4 and B-4 cabins:

All cabins are outside facing and have two beds that can be linked together or set up separately, as per your request.

C-4
AMADEUS Silver II: 116, 117, 118, 119
AMADEUS Silver: 116, 118, 121, 123
AMADEUS Princess: 109, 111, 112, 114
AMADEUS Silver III: 116, 117, 118, 119
B-4
AMADEUS Silver II: 233, 234, 235, 236
AMADEUS Silver: 235, 236, 237, 238
AMADEUS Princess: 233, 234
AMADEUS Silver III: 233, 234, 235, 236

No single supplement on Amadeus Brilliant and Elegant in category C-1

Children accepted on cruise only from age 12 and up!  

Single cabin supplement 2017 CRUISES:

DECK

HAYDN C-4 and C-1

B-4

STRAUSS
B-1

MOZART

Suite

All dates

15%

30%

50%

60%

100%

No single cabin possible in the category Suite, single rate is 100% of the double.

Cabin Description

All cabins have two lower beds which can be linked together or set up separately upon request. The cabins on the Haydn-Deck have fixed windows while the cabins on the Strauss- and Mozart-Deck have large glass doors and outdoor balconies.

Amadeus Princess

All cabins have two lower beds which can be linked together or set up separately upon request. The cabins on the Haydn-Deck have fixed windows while the cabins on the Strauss- and Mozart-Deck have large glass doors that stretch right across the width of the cabin (allowing them to be described as having French Balconies).

78 outside staterooms (15m² = 161 sq.ft.)

2 Amadeus Suites (22m² = 236 sq.ft.)

Silver II and III Description     Amadeus Princess and Silver  Amadeus Elegant and Brilliant

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION PACKAGES 2017

PROGRAM Amsterdam - Basel

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

City Tour Amsterdam with canal cruise and excursion to to North of Holland

E 54,00 E 54,00 E 54,00

City tour Cologne

E 17,00 E 17,00 E 17,00

City walk Cochem with wine tasting

  E 38,00 E 38,00

City walk Koblenz

E 15,00   E 15,00

City tour Ruedesheim with Music Museum

  E 23,00 E 23,00

City tour Heidelberg

E 46,00 E 46,00 E 46,00

City walk Speyer

    E 15,00

City tour Strasbourg

E 53,00 E 53,00 E 53,00

 

     

RATE PER PERSON

E 185,00 E 231,00 E 261,00

 

 

 

 

SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES
E 157,00
E 196,00
E 222,00

 

PROGRAM Basel-Amsterdam

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

City tour Strasbourg

E 53,00 E 53,00 E 53,00

Excursion Alsace and wine

    E 53,00

City walk Speyer

    E 15,00

City tour Heidelberg

E 46,00 E 46,00 E 46,00

City tour Ruedesheim

  E 23,00 E 23,00

City walk Koblenz

E 15,00   E 15,00

City walk Cochem with wine tasting

   E 38,00 E 38,00

City walk Cologne

E 17,00 E 17,00 E 17,00

North Holland excursion and city tour Amsterdam with canal cruise

E 54,00 E 54,00 E 54,00

 

RATE PER PERSON

E 185,00 E 231,00 E 314,00

 

 

 

 

SAVE  15% WITH OUR PACKAGES
E 157,00
E 196,00
E 267,00

The excursion package to be booked in advance!

Airport transfer ion Amsterdam Euro 45 per person form the railway station Europe 37 per person

In Basel Euro 48 per person to airport or railway station, same price.

 


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