CRUISE FROM : BASEL TO AMSTERDAM
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and their progressive future. Zurich’s medieval houses, narrow lanes and town halls from the Renaissance period offer a striking backdrop to its trendy and ultra-modern metropolis. And Amsterdam’s Golden Age melds seamlessly with its lively cafés, exciting nightlife and glorious museums. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, poetry and music—Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions remain intact—from the making of Kölsch, Cologne’s legendary brew to the making of Rüdesheimer Coffee. Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey that takes you along the Rhine and through its designated-UNESCO World Heritage Site with its 40 castles strung like pearls on its river banks and to magnificent cities and charming villages alike.
COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
Enchanting Rhine AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Basel EMBARKATION
Day 2 Breisach Riquewihr excursion OR Freiburg excursion OR Breisach wine country bike tour OR Black Forest excursion
Day 3 Strasbourg “The Gem of Alsace” tour OR Strasbourg bike tour
Day 4 Ludwigshafen Romantic Heidelberg” excursion OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike OR “Secrets of Speyer” tour
Rüdesheim Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum OR Rüdesheimer Coffee
Day 5 Rüdesheim Gondola ride and wine tasting OR Schloss Johannisberg bike tour OR Vineyard hike
Rhine Gorge Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising
Lahnstein Lahneck Castle Visit
Day 6 Cologne “Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit OR Kölsch Beer tasting OR Cologne bike tour
Day 7 Amsterdam Canal cruise tour OR Jordaan Tour
Day 8 Amsterdam DISEMBARKATION