- Visit Amsterdam, famous for its canalwoven core that is full of art and vibrant culture
- Learn about the famous Riesling wine production regions in Rudesheim
- Experience a blend of German and French influences in the city of Strasbourg
- Explore 2000yearold city of Cologne, western Germany’s cultural hub
- Enjoy Koblenz, a gateway to terraced vineyards and ruined castles along the Rhine Gorge
This 09-day river cruise begins in Amsterdam with its Golden Age canals lined by the tilting gabled buildings which are the backdrop for Amsterdam’s treasure-packed museums, vintage filed shops, and hyper-creative design and cuisine scenes. Your cruises will sail along the Rhine River, one of the longest and most important in Europe, you will pass by castles and fortresses that overlook the river. Get to visit Cologne, a destination with many tourist attractions such as museums, historic landmarks, and world-class cuisine. Then you will cruise towards Koblenz to explore beautiful park and flower-filled city. Your next stop would be Rudesheim, famous for its Palace and superior Rieslings. Explore Strasbourg because of its fairy-tale charm – and as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its role as home to the European Union – Strasbourg is the cultural capital of the French region of Alsace. Later, continue your journey towards last destination Basel in Switzerland where you will disembark as your trip ends.
Day 1: Amsterdam Arrival & Embarkation
Day 2: Amsterdam - Cologne
Day 3: Cologne - Koblenz
Day 4: Koblenz Boppard
Day 5: Boppard Rudesheim
Day 6: Rudesheim Speyer - Strasbourg
Day 7: Strasbourg Basel
Day 8: Basel (disembarkation)
- 07 nights accommodation on Double/twin sharing basis in Standard Main Deck cabin on listed superior Vessel
- Full board meal plan while on board cruise
- Gala Dinner with Captain
- Services of an experienced and multilingual Cruise Manager
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Shore excursions as per detailed itinerary
- On board entertainment
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
- 24-hour coffee and tea station
- Passenger and Port taxes
- All Cruises taxes and fuel surcharges
- Items of personal nature, tips and gratuities
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Optional excursions
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees if applicable
- Gratuities (8 EUR per person, per night is strongly recommended)
- Items not mentioned as being included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Picturesque Rhine From Amsterdam to Basel tour. You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 74 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 20 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 December 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 74 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Picturesque Rhine From Amsterdam to Basel tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Picturesque Rhine From Amsterdam to Basel tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
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