Classical Rhine River Cruise
Amsterdam to Basel 8 Days on the Amadeus Silver III
with prices starting at $1816/person
Sample Dutch ingenuity, picture-perfect German towns, the scenic Rhine Gorge, sophisticated Strasbourg, and vibrant Basel
May 30 - June 6, 2018
Running approximately 500 miles, from the Alps of Switzerland to the North Sea, through France, Germany, and the Netherlands, the Rhine has everything a traveler could ask for: castles and monasteries, vineyards and villages, cathedrals and a wealth of epicurean delights to be savored at every bend. On this scenery-packed, 10-day journey, you’ll see and experience it all, from Amsterdam through the Lower Rhine and along the fabled Rhine Gorge, beloved by the Romantics and explorers through the ages for its picturesque beauty and ancient legends.
Come experience true German hospitality in charming riverside towns, get a taste of France in sophisticated Strasbourg, and discover Basel, the charming cultural capital located where the French, German, and Swiss borders meet. What better way to take it all in than aboard one of the ships of the award-winning Amadeus fleet? Enjoy the passing scenery in leisurely comfort and style, savor local specialties onboard and ashore, and discover the highlights and landmarks on a variety of guided tours and opportunities for independent exploration.
— this is your classic Old World dream come true!
Day 1 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Embarkation from 4:00pm. Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 - Amsterdam/Hoorn
City tour Amsterdam canal boat cruise and flower market in morning. Excursion Holland Waterland with visit to a local cheese-maker. Rejoin the ship in Hoorn.
Day 3 - Cologne, Germany
Afternoon City walk of Cologne offers a visit to the historic Old Town with the world famous Cologne Cathedral.
Day 4 - Cochem
Morning scenic cruise along the Moselle river. Afternoon City Walk of Cochem with wine tasting located in the heart of the Moselle.
Day 5 - Koblenz/Lorelei/Rudesheim
Morning Guided Walking Tour of Koblenz, one of the most beautiful and oldest towns in Germany. Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley & Lorelei Cliffs. City walk of Rudesheim and Music Museum.
Day 6 - Mannheim/Speyer
Morning City Tour of Heidelberg, home to the world-famous Heidelberg University located on the Neckar River. Afternoon City walk of Speyer, with its rich and turbulent past and its impressive Romanesque Imperial Cathedral.This evening enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Day 7 - Strasbourg, France
Morning City tour of Strasbourg — capital of the Alsace and its beautiful half timbered houses on the bank of the river Ill. Afternoon cruising.
Day 8 - Basel, Switzerland
Disembarkation after breakfast.