You will start this wonderful journey in Amsterdam where you will explore the network of canals and the beautiful architecture. This cruise will take you along the river Rhine to Cologne, Germany which is known for having a buzzing gay atmosphere.
You will make stops at Basel, Lucerne, and Koblenz. This trip is perfect if you are looking to explore multiple European destinations in an easy comfortable way. Your meals and drinks are included and the standard of cuisine is top of the range. Feel free to use the complimentary bicycles to take ashore and explore the mainland.
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- 15th July 2020 Wednesday
Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1: Zurich
When you arrive at the airport you’ll transfer to your hotel. Day and evening at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.
Day 2: Lucerne
After breakfast, we’ll head for a tour of Lucerne and a boat cruise. There’s a lot of well-preserved medieval architecture to explore.
Day 3: Basel
Before embarkation, we’ll enjoy a half-day tour of the city of Basel. We’ll visit a 12th-century Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Renaissance intellectual, Erasmus. You’ll then relax in our floating hotel as we cruise along the river.
Day 4: Strasbourg
We’ll sail overnight to the Alsace region of France, once so bitterly contested with Germany in Europe’s darker days. In the morning we’ll arrive in Strasbourg, a city with a charming old town to explore. Explore at your own pace. You can even follow the wine trail into the countryside. This is France, after all. We’ll sail to Germany late in the evening.
Day 5: Speyer/Mannheim
Early arrival in the Rhineland-Palatinate town, Speyer. The ship will dock here till lunchtime. Explore at your own pace and then we’ll move on towards Mannheim. At night we’ll sail towards Rüdesheim.
Day 6: Rüdesheim/Koblenz
In the morning we’ll arrive at Rüdesheim, a winemaking town. You can visit the automated Siegried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet. The ship will depart at lunchtime and we’ll cruise the most beautiful section of the river, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. We’ll then arrive in one of Germany’s oldest towns, Koblenz.
Day 7: Cochem
We’ll sail Mosel River to the town of Cochem. The Reichstag castle looms high above the town. You could indulge in a spot of wine tasting and sample some of the region’s finest. Dinner on board as we sail to Cologne.
Day 8: Cologne
Cologne is a young, dynamic city with a lot of sights to see, especially Cologne Cathedral. After exploring the city we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon onboard. In the evening the chef will invite you to a festive gala dinner.
Day 9: Amsterdam
We’ll cross another border and visit the Dutch town of Hoorn. There’s an optional overland trip to North Holland and Amsterdam. If you remain onboard you’ll be sailing the Dutch Waterways to Amsterdam, our final destination.
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