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Rhine Highlights

8 Day
Between Amsterdam and Basel
Rhine, Moselle
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Sweep across the heart of Europe on the illustrious Rhine River, one of the great passageways of the continent. From its source in the Swiss Alps to its mouth at the North Sea, the Rhine flows through six countries, introducing you to a collection of unforgettable sights and experiences — from the majestic Rhine Gorge to the medieval splendour of Heidelberg and Rüdesheim. Your time on this ageless waterway begins in the Netherlands, where you’ll enjoy the countless highlights of Amsterdam and the unique customs of Volendam and Edam. Cologne beckons with its exquisite Gothic cathedral, whilst the historic allure of Cochem is yours to discover during a stop in Koblenz. After travelling through the Black Forest, you’ll arrive at Basel, before returning to the UK. 

* From price is for a 22 October 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1
UK > Amsterdam
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Amsterdam, all of which are included at no supplement. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar No Fly option at no extra cost? Travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Brussels and on to Amsterdam by first class rail. Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Amsterdam:

Freechoice: With 165 canals that stretch over 100 kilometres, Amsterdam’s magnificent waterways have made the city world famous and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore them. Listen to expert commentary as you take in the countless sights, and learn about the history that shaped this important European capital. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

Freechoice

With 165 canals that stretch over 100 kilometres, Amsterdam’s magnificent waterways have made the city world famous and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore them. Listen to expert commentary as you take in the countless sights, and learn about the history that shaped this important European capital. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Cologne

Freechoice: Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

Freechoice

Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Either way, it’s a great day to see and discover.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Koblenz

Freechoice: Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines. Or if you are feeling more active you might wish to take a guided cycling tour, you’ll have the opportunity to cycle through the fascinating city of Koblenz, passing intriguing palaces and churches, museums and monuments.

Freechoice

Take advantage of a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of its fine wines. Or if you are feeling more active you might wish to take a guided cycling tour, you’ll have the opportunity to cycle through the fascinating city of Koblenz, passing intriguing palaces and churches, museums and monuments.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Rüdesheim

Succumb to charming Rüdesheim, where you’ll board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later, you can look forward to unrivalled views across the spectacular World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge as you board a cable car directly to the Niederwald monument.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Mannheim

Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

Enrich
Enjoy a sublime classical concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Freechoice

Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or join a local guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

Enrich

Enjoy a sublime classical concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Strasbourg

Freechoice: Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town, with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards. Alternatively, explore Strasbourg on your own, on two wheels using your Tailormade GPS device. Starting in Kehl on the German side of the river cycle to Strasbourg’s European district and see the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

Freechoice

Visit Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town, with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or you can opt to visit the Black Forest region, and enjoy a guided hike through its majestic vineyards. Alternatively, explore Strasbourg on your own, on two wheels using your Tailormade GPS device. Starting in Kehl on the German side of the river cycle to Strasbourg’s European district and see the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Basel > UK
After breakfast on board, you'll be transferred to the airport or train station for your return journey home. Fly to one of up to 14 UK regional airports or direct to London
Meals included: Breakfast
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