Rhine Highlights

Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.

8 Days
Basel to Amsterdam
From (GBP)
£ 2,820
£ 2,220
Dates & Pricing

2019 Basel > Amsterdam

Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
Transporting you from the dramatic landscapes of the Swiss Alps to the elegant, canal-lined streets of Amsterdam; our Highlights of the Rhine river cruise introduces you to the unforgettable highlights of northern Europe with a flourish. Over the course of this 8-day itinerary, you’ll explore charming Strasbourg, with its iconic Alsatian wine lounges (known locally as winstubs). You’ll take a tour of wonderful Heidelberg, whose Renaissance castle is one of the finest in Germany. After passing through the exquisite Rhine Gorge, you’ll savour the medieval marvels of Cochem and Rüdesheim, before gazing in wonder at the intricate steeples of Cologne’s mighty cathedral. The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is your final call, and here, you’ll be immersed in the highlights of the city — from the Rijksmuseum to the Portuguese Synagogue.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMBS
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Basel
Return City:
Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Basel

    Fly to Basel from one of up to 16 UK regional airports.

    Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin. If flying into Basel please book flights to arrive prior to 15:00.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Visit Strasbourg, 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 explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rastatt > Baden Baden

    Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

    Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory (not available all departures will be replaced with Speyer Technical Museum, enquire for details).

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Mannheim

    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 guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling 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 the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour.

    Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cologne

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam

    Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. 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

  8. Day 8 - Amsterdam > UK

    After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    Travel to one of up to 16 UK regional airports.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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