Rhine Highlights with Bruges

Discover the Rhine Highlights on this 8 day all-inclusive river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit Kehl, Strasbourg, Mannheim and Cologne along the way.

11 Days
Basel to Brussels
From (GBP)
£ 3,350
Dates & Pricing

2022 Basel > Brussels

Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMCB
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Basel
Return City:
Brussels

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Basel

    Fly to Basel from one of up to 16 UK airports, where you will be transferred to your state-of-the-art Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kehl > Strasbourg

    Freechoice

    Visit Strasbourg and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace region and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer, or join a guided tour through the picturesque Black Forest, stopping along the way for a tasting of Black Forest cake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rastatt > Baden-Baden

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

    Freechoice

    Tour the ruins  of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of this global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private concert at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, one of the most magnificent historic venues in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a rare chance to collect memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Heidelberg

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Koblenz the city straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, or discover Cochem and the beautiful Moselle Valley on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle that dates back to the Middle Ages. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region. Learn about the wine making process while being surrounded by picture postcard scenery

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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. Alternatively, learn the history of one of the city’s most famous namesakes, Eau de Cologne on a guided tour. Visit the house of Farina, the world’s oldest fragrance company and discover what makes it so unique and why it was the scent of choice for many of the European royals, or stay on board for a beer tasting sampling multiple different beers including the most famous and popular brew from the region, the pale ale called Kolcsh.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour, pausing along the way to sample Dutch favourites, or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Amsterdam has over 100 kilometres of canals and today you will see some of the prettiest sights of the city such as elegant merchant’s houses, churches and historic warehouses. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour outside of the city, or discover charming Volendam and Edam. The quaint fishing village of Volendam is home to many wooden houses and a beautiful harbour, explore the charm of the village before a short drive to the nearby town of Edam, where you will visit a local farm for a delicious cheese tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amsterdam > Bruges

    After breakfast farewell your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer via coach to Bruges, the historic flemish city that was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Bruges

    This morning you will have the pleasure of exploring the beautifully preserved medieval centre with your local guide. Meander through the cobbled laneways that reveal charming town squares, see sights such as the Belfry of Bruges, the medieval bell tower, and enjoy a tasting of local Belgian beer while learning about the fascinating history of this ancient town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bruges

    Enjoy this fabulous city at your leisure. Perhaps wander along the romantic canals crossing some of the 80 plus bridges of the city, some dating back to medieval times. If you’re feeling active, climb the 366 steps of the Belfry Tower for sweeping views across the city or indulge in some of the local specialities such as the famed Belgian waffles and chocolates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Bruges

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return journey home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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