From
$
3689
*
  • Per person, twin share
7
Nights

Castles Along the Rhine (Basel to Amsterdam)

Overview
Nights:
7
Supplier:
Uniworld

Cruise along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

What is Included

• 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette
• All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services 
• All gratuities onboard and onshore
• All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
• Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners 
• Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water 
• 6 days of excursions, including  “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 
• Guided "Go Active", "Do as the Locals Do", "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
• An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
• State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions 
• Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
• Free internet & Wi-Fi onboard
• Captivating onboard local entertainment 
• Cultural enrichment including Signature Lecture
• Scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure days 


Bonus

10%* early booking savings
HELLOWORLD EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $200* per person

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Offer Ends

15 Apr 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Travel Dates:
01 April 2018, 28 October 2018

Other departures available between Mar – Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.


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Itinerary

Day 1 - Basel (Breisach) (embark)
Day 2 - Breisach (Kayserberg and Riquewhir or Colmar)
Day 3 - Strasbourg
Day 4 - Speyer
Day 5 - Rudesheim, cruising the Rhine River, Boppard
Day 6 - Cruising the Rhine River, Koblenz
Day 7 - Cologne
Day 8 - Amsterdam (disembark)

DAY 1 – BASEL (BREISACH)
Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship. Note: Guests sailing on the S.S. Antoinette will embark in Breisach between March and May due to lock renovations.

DAY 2 – BREISACH (KAYSERBERG AND RIQUEWIHR OR COLMAR)
Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, sampling local delicacies and getting a feel for daily life, or take a tour of the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” OR Colmar city tour

DAY 3 – KEHL (STRASBOURG)
The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designated city center, a grand Gothic cathedral and half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.
Note: The canal cruise has limited capacity.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour.

DAY 4 – MANNHEIM (SPEYER)
Stroll through Speyer’s charming Old Town to the city’s grand 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.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

DAY 5 – RUDESHIEM, CRUISING THE ROMANTIC RHINE RIVER, BOPPARD
Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tour and Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrad. Adventurers will want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on a gondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise along the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, stroll through quaint Boppard.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, and guided Boppard village stroll.

DAY 6 – CRUISING THE ROMANTIC RHINE RIVER, KOBLENZ
Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine as you stand at the German Corner during your discovery tour. For more active exploration, bike from Boppard to Koblenz. Later in the day, get a close-up look at Marksburg Castle.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride, and Marksburg Castle visit.

DAY 7 – COLOGNE
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. Cap off the day at the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral

DAY 8 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

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