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Cruise the Rhine: Basel to Amsterdam

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,848

Enjoy travelling from Basel to Amsterdam along the famous Rhine river. Relax as you tour the region from the comfort of your vessel. Enjoy fantastic wine and food as you watch the world pass buy from the comfort of your vessel.


This 9-day cruise starts in Switzerland in the beautiful town of Basel, weaving down the Rhine until you reach the great city of Amsterdam. It’s one of Europe’s most romantic waterways, made more special by a wealth of activities and sightseeing at your fingertips.

Start in endlessly photogenic Switzerland, taking in the beauty of the Rhine Falls after a guided tour of Basel. Then, it’s on into the German countryside to explore charming towns such as Breisach and Colmar, or perhaps take a cycling adventure through this corner of Germany. Cruise on into France and Strasbourg, where two of Europe’s greatest nations meet. Take a guided tour or enjoy the view from the top of Strasbourg’s cathedral.

Cross back into Germany and sail on to Mainz, enjoying a guided tour and a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. The alternative is a tour of the Rhineland vineyards. Either way, be sure to try some of the Riesling as you go. Upon reaching Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city, disembark for a city tour that includes the mighty Cologne Dom, which dominates the skyline. You’ll also stop outside the famous Fragrance Museum. You’ll have time at leisure to visit inside, or explore more of the city before going on to Dusseldorf to rejoin your ship.

In Arnhem, explore the open-air museum and enjoy another tour before a final evening of onboard entertainment. Awake in Amsterdam, taking a tour either on foot or by bike. Excursions vary according to departure date, so double check the itinerary to confirm. Add a few extra days in Amsterdam if you want more time to explore.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,848

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Day 1

Basel

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration8 Nights
Accommodation

MS Douce France

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    MS Douce France



    On three decks, you have a lot of privacy and well-being. The cruise ship offers you a spacious sun deck with deckchairs for enjoying the beautiful European weather. The ambience on board is international because the passengers are coming from all over the world. The ...

    On three decks, you have a lot of privacy and well-being. The cruise ship offers you a spacious sun deck with deckchairs for enjoying the beautiful European weather. The ambience on board is international because the passengers are coming from all over the world. The spoken languages on board are English and French. The MS DOUCE FRANCE is well known for the very fine French kitchen and in the evening, after having dinner, for the Live Music and the lounge bar with a dance floor.

    Welcome on board the MS Douce France!

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Lounge Bar
    • Reading Room
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Basel to Schaffhausen to Basel

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel.

This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Discover the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland.

DISCOVERY: Hike around and mini-cruise to the foot of the Rhine Falls.

Enjoy an evening of dancing before our ship departs towards Breisach.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Breisach

Enjoy time at leisure in Breisach, a city along the Rhine. The romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral overlooks this lovely German town with a European feel.

This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum.

DISCOVERY: Bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. Our tour will take us through exceptional landscapes, orchards, small medieval villages and along the Rhine.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Breisach to Strasbourg

We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital.

DISCOVERY: Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral.

Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Mainz to Koblenz

Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)

DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.

We'll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Koblenz to Cologne to Dusseldorf

We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Dusseldorf to Xanten to Nijmegen to Amsterdam

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we'll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Amsterdam

This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's.

DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam in search of its most secret and unique locations.

In the afternoon, until May 13th 2018, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(1).

From May 21st 2018 onwards, join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Haarlem.

DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the Flower Route.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Amsterdam

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

MS Douce France
2018:
Apr 13, 27; May 13, 29; Jun 14, 28; Jul 14, 30; Aug 15, 29; Sep 14, 28

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All meals included
  • Drinks included with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Classic Excursion Package
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers to/from the ship
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

*Note: Price discount is valid until 31 December, 2017.

TB CROISIEBAS0118CRDIS: BCA AIPP MD
27 Apr 2018
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