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Castles Along the Rhine

7-Night Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse)

Uniworld Castles Along the Rhine

Castles Along the Rhine

Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) - 8 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539
Ship - River Antoinette, River Empress
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Detailed Itinerary: Basel to Amsterdam

Skip to Amsterdam to Basel itinerary

Day 1: Basel (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Breisach (Colmar or Riquewhir)

Featured Excursion: Full-day tour along the Alsatian Wine Road

Starting from Medieval Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest, you will cross the Rhine and head for the Alsatian Wine Road, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Charming villages, pastoral landscapes, and lush vineyards line this beautiful winding road. You will visit enchanting Colmar with its historic city center and St. Martin’s Church, which is made of pink stone. You will also see the picturesque timber- framed houses in the romantic Medieval town of Riquewhir. (BB, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3: Kehl (Strasbourg)

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg canal cruise

Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” It is home to a magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful half-timbered houses. View Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries - on a canal cruise. In addition to viewing the town’s covered bridges, Medieval watchtowers, old tanners’ district, and the modern building that houses the European Parliament, you will see Petite France, the picturesque district that seems as if it has been lifted from the pages of a fairytale. Then spend your afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Germersheim (Speyer or Germersheim)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking tour -OR- Germersheim village stroll

Your guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a Medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic center dominated by the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its basilica laid out in the form of a Latin cross, including four towers and two domes, this is a marvel to behold. Or explore daily life in the typical German town of Germersheim, with its lively historic downtown and unique old ring fortification around the city core. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

Featured Excursions: Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting and Boppard village stroll

Rüdesheim has a long history dating back to Roman times and is considered one of the most charming of the Rhine Valley towns. It has been a magnet for romantics ever since the 19th century. The town is famous for, among other things, the Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops. Explore Rüdesheim at your leisure. Later in the day, be our guest at a princely wine tasting at the prestigious Castle Vollrads, which is perfectly situated in the vineyard-covered hills and is one of the world’s top wine estates for Rheingau Rieslings. The highlight of your day is the scenic cruising along the romantic Rhine - the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley. End your day with a guided village stroll around Boppard, a typical small town on the shores of the Rhine. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking tour -OR- aerial tram to Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Awaken on the romantic Rhine and enjoy a morning cruise along the castle-lined river. The German Corner, with its famous William II monument, announces our arrival in Koblenz at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Choose a walking tour highlighting the appeal of Koblenz - its romantic narrow streets and historical squares, the picturesque alleyways and fountains in the old quarter, and the 12th-century churches of St. Florin and Our Lady. Or ride the aerial tram across the Rhine to Fortress Ehrenbreitstein - inspiration to authors Melville and Byron - which has stood high on the hill overlooking the rivers’ confluence since its beginnings as a fortification in 1,000 BC. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour and Cologne Cathedral visit

Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares and small churches as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took 632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be completed, and it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Europe. A visit inside features the Shrine of the Three Magi and the beautiful stained glass windows that survived WWII. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Note: No inside tours of the cathedral are given on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Day 8: Depart Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in bustling Amsterdam. (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Basel

Skip to Basel to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour and Cologne Cathedral visit

Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares and small churches as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took 632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be completed, and it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Europe. A visit inside features the Shrine of the Three Magi and the beautiful stained glass windows that survived WWII. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Note: No inside tours of the cathedral are given on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Day 3: Koblenz, Boppard

Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking tour -OR- aerial tram to Fortress Ehrenbreitstein; Boppard village stroll

The German Corner, with its famous William II monument, announces our arrival in Koblenz at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Choose a walking tour highlighting the appeal of Koblenz - its romantic narrow streets and historical squares, the picturesque alleyways and fountains in the old quarter, and the 12th-century churches of St. Florin and Our Lady. Or ride the aerial tram across the Rhine to Fortress Ehrenbreitstein - inspiration to authors Melville and Byron - which has stood high on the hill overlooking the rivers’ confluence since its beginnings as a fortification in 1,000 BC. End your day with a guided village stroll around Boppard, a typical small town on the shores of the Rhine. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Featured Excursion: Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting

Spend the morning basking in the breathtaking scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley. You'll arrive in Rüdesheim in the early afternoon. Rüdesheim has a long history dating back to Roman times and is considered one of the most charming of the Rhine Valley towns. It has been a magnet for romantics ever since the 19th century. Among other things, the town is famous for its Drosselgasse - a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops. Explore Rüdesheim at your leisure. Then be our guest at a princely wine tasting at prestigious Castle Vollrads; perfectly situated in the vineyard-covered hills, it is also one of the world’s top wine estates for Rheingau Rieslings. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Germersheim (Speyer or Germersheim)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking tour -OR- Germersheim village stroll

Your guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a Medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic center dominated by the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its basilica laid out in the form of a Latin cross, including four towers and two domes, this is a marvel to behold. Or explore daily life in the typical German town of Germersheim, with its lively historic downtown and unique old ring fortification around the city core. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Kehl (Strasbourg)

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg canal cruise

Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” It is home to a magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful half-timbered houses. View Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries - on a canal cruise. In addition to viewing the town’s covered bridges, Medieval watchtowers, old tanners’ district, and the modern building that houses the European Parliament, you will see Petite France, the picturesque district that seems as if it has been lifted from the pages of a fairytale. Then spend your afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Breisach (Colmar or Riquewhir)

Featured Excursion: Full-day tour along the Alsatian Wine Road

Starting from Medieval Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest, you will cross the Rhine and head for the Alsatian Wine Road, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Charming villages, pastoral landscapes, and lush vineyards line this beautiful winding road. You will visit enchanting Colmar with its historic city center and St. Martin’s Church, which is made of pink stone. You will also see the picturesque timber- framed houses in the romantic Medieval town of Riquewhir. (BB, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 8: Depart Basel (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home, or extend your stay in lovely Lucerne. (CB/BB)

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 reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2017 & 2018 Departures Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
From Basel
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship

Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window

Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window (w/ french balcony on River Antoinette)
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window (w/ french balcony on River Antoinette)
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony(full open air balcony on River Antoinette)
Suite - Upper Deck w/french balcony (full open air balcony on River Antoinette)

Owner's Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony (full open air balcony on River Antoinette)

Aug 27, 2017
River Antoinette
$4,349
$4,649
$5,499
$5,799
$6,299
$7,699
$9,599
Sep 10, 2017
River Antoinette
$4,649
$4,949
$5,799
$6,099
$6,599
$7,999
$9,899
Sep 24, 2017
River Antoinette
$4,649
$4,949
$5,799
$6,099
$6,599
$7,999
$9,899
Oct 4, 2017
River Empress
$4,349
$4,649
$4,999
$5,349
$5,999
$7,099
-
Oct 8, 2017
River Antoinette
$4,649
$4,949
$5,799
$6,099
$6,599
$7,999
$9,899
Oct 18, 2017
River Empress
$3,149
$3,449
$3,799
$4,149
$4,799
$5,899
-
Oct 22, 2017
River Antoinette
$3,449
$3,749
$4,599
$4,899
$5,399
$6,799
$8,699
Nov 1, 2017
River Empress
$2,649
$2,949
$3,299
$3,649
$4,299
$5,399
-
Nov 5, 2017
River Antoinette
$2,849
$3,149
$3,999
$4,299
$4,799
$6,199
$8,099
Nov 15, 2017
River Empress
$2,649
$2,949
$3,299
$3,649
$4,299
$5,399
-
Apr 1, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,099
$3,199
$3,999
$4,199
$4,599
$6,499
$8,399
Apr 15, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Apr 29, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
May 13, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
May 27, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Jun 10, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Jun 24, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Jul 8, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
Jul 22,2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
Aug 5, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
Aug 19, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,699
$3,799
$4,599
$4,799
$5,199
$7,099
$8,999
Sep 2, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Sep 16, 2018
River Antoinette
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$7,499
$9,399
Sep 30, 2018
River Antoinette
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$7,499
$9,399
Oct 14, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,299
$3,399
$4,199
$4,399
$4,799
$6,699
$8,599
Oct 28, 2018
River Antoinette
$2,999
$3,099
$3,899
$4,099
$4,499
$6,399
$8,299
From Amsterdam
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship

Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window

Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window (w/ french balcony on River Antoinette)
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window (w/ french balcony on River Antoinette)
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony(full open air balcony on River Antoinette)
Suite - Upper Deck w/french balcony (full open air balcony on River Antoinette)

Owner's Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony (full open air balcony on River Antoinette)

Aug 20, 2017
River Antoinette
$3,849
$4,149
$4,999
$5,299
$5,799
$7,199
$9,099
Sep 17, 2017
River Antoinette
$4,649
$4,949
$5,799
$6,099
$6,599
$7,999
$9,899
Sep 27, 2017
River Empress
$4,149
$4,449
$4,799
$5,149
$5,799
$6,899
-
Oct 1, 2017
River Antoinette
$4,349
$4,649
$5,499
$5,799
$6,299
$7,699
$9,599
Oct 11, 2017
River Empress
$4,049
$4,349
$4,699
$5,049
$5,699
$6,799
-
Oct 15, 2017
River Antoinette
$3,449
$3,749
$4,599
$4,899
$5,399
$6,799
$8,699
Oct 25, 2017
River Empress
$3,149
$3,449
$3,799
$4,149
$4,799
$5,899
-
Oct 29, 2017
River Antoinette
$3,149
$3,449
$4,299
$4,599
$5,099
$6,499
$8,399
Nov 8, 2017
River Empress
$2,649
$2,949
$3,299
$3,649
$4,299
$5,399
-
Mar 25, 2018
River Antoinette
$2,999
$3,099
$3,899
$4,099
$4,499
$6,399
$8,299
Apr 8, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,099
$3,199
$3,999
$4,199
$4,599
$6,499
$8,399
Apr 22, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
May 6, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
May 20, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,899
$3,999
$4,799
$4,999
$5,399
$7,299
$9,199
Jun 3, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,999
$4,099
$4,899
$5,099
$5,499
$7,399
$9,299
Jun 17, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Jul 1, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
Jul 15, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
Jul 29, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Aug 12, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,599
$3,699
$4,499
$4,699
$5,099
$6,999
$8,899
Aug 26, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,799
$3,899
$4,699
$4,899
$5,299
$7,199
$9,099
Sep 9, 2018
River Antoinette
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$7,499
$9,399
Sep 23, 2018
River Antoinette
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$7,499
$9,399
Oct 7, 2018
River Antoinette
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$7,499
$9,399
Oct 21, 2018
River Antoinette
$3,299
$3,399
$4,199
$4,399
$4,799
$6,699
$8,599
Nov 4, 2018
River Antoinette
$2,999
$3,099
$3,899
$4,099
$4,499
$6,399
$8,299
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
2018 Departures: Port Charges are additional $140 per person.

Prices Include:

▪ 7-night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
▪ Shore excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, fully hosted by English- speaking local guides
▪ Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Cultural Enrichment, including Signature Lecture" The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union"
▪ Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on select July departures
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ All transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges (In 2017, port charges are included in the cruise prices.)
▪ Personal expenses

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