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Rhine and Rhone Revealed
14-Night Cruise Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis (or reverse)

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Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis - Southbound (WAL) - 15 days

-or-

Port Saint Louis to Amsterdam - Northbound (WLA) - 15 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis - Southbound (WAL)

Skip to Port Saint Louis to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)

Day 2: Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

You may like to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or an OPTIONAL Guided Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B, L, D)

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral.

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ (B, L, D)

Day 4: Koblenz – Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim

Travel Through 2000 Years of Monumental History

CLASSIC: Enjoy free time in Koblenz this morning before sailing through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary rock of the Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

In Rüdesheim:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY: Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM (B, L, D)

Day 5: Mainz

Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing

-OR-

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,”

-OR-

ACTIVE: Join your Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B, L, D)

Day 6: Strasbourg, France

Gothic Giants, Military Marvels & Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon shopping or sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B, L, D)

Day 7: Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY: Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration.

Follow your visit to Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B, L, D)

Day 8: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation) – Beaune, France – St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)

Disembark your ship and drive on to Beaune.

CLASSIC: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgement.

This afternoon, travel to St. Jean de Losne to board your Suite Ship®.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON (B, D)

Day 9: Mâcon

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin.

DISCOVERY: Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trévoux this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRÉVOUX (B, L, D)

Day 10: Lyon

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France

Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time biking through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

DISCOVERY: Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance Lecture on board your ship.

Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B, L, D)

Day 11: Lyon

French Food and Wine—La Vie En Rose in Lyon

CLASSIC: Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why it is known as the gastronomic capital of France.

The rest of your day is free to explore, relax, or shop in France’s third largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city’s more than 100 murals.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO TOURNON (B, L, D)

Day 12: Tournon - Viviers

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

CLASSIC: Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch.

In Viviers:

World History in a Charming French Country Village

CLASSIC: Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AVIGNON (B, L, D)

Day 13: Avignon

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

OPTIONAL Guided Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES (B, L, D)

Day 14: Arles

OInspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles.

Consider an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by.

EVENING CRUISE TO PORT ST. LOUIS (B, L, D)

Day 15: Port Saint Louis (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Port St. Louis to Amsterdam - Northbound (WLA)

Day 1: Port Saint Louis, France (Embarkation)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES (D)

Day 2: Arles

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city,

-OR-

Consider an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by, before sailing to Avignon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B,D)

Day 3: Avignon

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

OPTIONAL Guided Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B, L, D)

Day 4: Viviers

World History in a Charming French Country Village

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

CLASSIC: Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON (B, L, D)

Day 5: Tournon - Vienne

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

CLASSIC: Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

In the late morning cruise to Vienne.

In Vienne:

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B, L, D)

Day 6: Lyon

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS (B, L, D)

Day 7: Tournus - St. Jean de Losne

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

Consider an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne.

DISCOVERY: Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (B, L, D)

Day 8: Saint Jean de Losne (Disembarkation) - Beaune - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)

Drive to Beaune and transfer to Basel

CLASSIC: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights

This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel to board your Rhine river cruise.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH (B, D)

Day 9: Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY: Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration.

Follow your visit to Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach.

EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B, L, D)

Day 10: Strasbourg, France

Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages

CLASSIC: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN (B, L, D)

Day 11: Ludwigshafen Germany - Mainz

Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:

ACTIVE: Join your Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour.

In Mainz:

Turning the Pages of History

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ (B, L, D)

Day 12: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY: Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience

-OR-

ACTIVE: Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

In Koblenz:

Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ (B, L, D)

Day 13: Colgone

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B, L, D)

Day 14: Amsterdam, Holland

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

During tulip season, you may take an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an OPTIONAL City Biking Tour to discover the countryside.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B, L, D)

Day 15: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Amsterdam (WAL)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ships

Lower Deck fwd - Category E w/ fixed window

Lower Deck - Category D w/ fixed window
Middle Deck aft - Category B w/ french balcony
Middle Deck - Category A w/ french balcony
Upper Deck - Category P w/ french balcony
Mar 24, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$5,898
$6,296
$8,196
$8,296
$8,496
Apr 7, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$6,348

$6,746

$8,746
$6,046
$8,946
Apr 21, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$6,698

$7,096

$8,996
$9,096
$9,296
May 19, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,498

$7,896

$9,796
$9,896
$10,096
Jun 2, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,448

$7,846

$9,746
$9,846
$10,046
Jul 14, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,448

$7,846

$9,746
$9,846
$10,046
Aug 11, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,448

$7,846

$9,746
$9,846
$10,046
Aug 25, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,598
$7,996
$9,896
$9,996
$10,196
Sep 8, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,848
$8,246
$10,146
$10,246
$10,446
Oct 6, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$7,548
$7,946
$9,846
$9,946
$10,146
Oct 20, 2020
Expression & Poetry II
$6,898
$7,296
$9,196
$9,296
$9,496
 
From Port Saint Louis (WLA)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ships

Lower Deck fwd - Category E w/ fixed window

Lower Deck - Category D w/ fixed window
Middle Deck aft - Category B w/ french balcony
Middle Deck - Category A w/ french balcony
Upper Deck - Category P w/ french balcony
Mar 24, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$5,698
$6,096
$7,996
$8,096
$8,296
Apr 21, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$6,798

$7,196

$9,096

$9,196
$9,396
May 19, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,498

$7,896

$9,796
$9,896
$10,096
Jun 30, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,448

$7,846

$9,746
$9,846
$10,046
Jul 14, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,448

$7,846

$9,746
$9,846
$10,046
Aug 11, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,448

$7,846

$9,746
$9,846
$10,046
Aug 25, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,648
$8,046
$9,946

$10,046

$10,246
Sep 8, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,848
$8,246
$10,146
$10,246
$10,446
Oct 6, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$7,398
$7,796
$9,696
$9,796
$9,996
Oct 20, 2020
Poetry II & Expression
$6,848
$7,246
$9,146
$9,246
$9,446
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $364 per person.
Denotes departures offered as "Special Interest" Cruises. March 24th is offered as a Culinary Experience cruise.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at Start of Program and End of Program are available for purchase. Please inquire for details.
Prices Include:
• 14-night Cruise from Amsterdam to Port Saint Louis (or reverse direction) in selected cabin category
• Transfer between ships from Basel to Chalon-sur-Saone (or reverse)
• Full board meals, including Captain's welcome and farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by Certified Local Guides
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
• Complimentary coffee and tea available throughout the day
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
• Individual arrival and departure (airfare, transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Other personal expenses

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