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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

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Ship - River Antoinette, River Empress, River Queen
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Detailed Itinerary: Basel to Amsterdam

Skip to Amsterdam to Basel itinerary

Day 1: Basel (Embarkation)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a cruise representative and transferred to the ship.

Important Note:Our airport services and transfers to the ship will take place on the Switzerland side of the Basel-Mulhouse Airport. Be sure to enter Customs on the Switzerland side, as guests cannot return to the Switzerland side after they have exited the airport from the France side.

Day 2: Breisach (Freiburg)

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg.

Choice of Alsatian villages or Freiburg city tour

This morning, enjoy leisure time as you sail the scenic Upper Rhine to Breisach. 

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 3: Kehl (Strasbourg)

See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk

You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.

Day 4: Mannheim (Speyer)

Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.

Choice of Mannheim vineyard tour and tasting or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Day 5: Rüdesheim - Boppard

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in the towns of Rüdesheim and Boppard. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads, take a stroll through beautiful Boppard, or hike through some of the most beautiful landscapes that line the Rhine.

This morning, you’ll cruise out of Rüdesheim and into the sublimely beautiful and romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

Day 6: Boppard - Koblenz

Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.

Featured Excursion: “Let's Go” bike the castles

Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit

Day 7: Cologne

History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore on your own.

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 8: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Basel

Skip to Basel to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam (Embarkation)

Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a cruise representative and transferred to the ship

Day 2: Cologne

History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore on your own.

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 3: Koblenz - Boppard

Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle.

Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit or “Let's Go” bike the castles or Boppard village stroll or "Let's Go" Rhine hiking

Day 4: Boppard - Cruising the romantic Rhine River - Rüdesheim

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in beautiful Rüdesheim. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or explore Rüdesheim and the impressive Niederwald monument.

Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument

Day 5: Germersheim (Speyer)

Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.

Choice of Mannheim vineyard tour and tasting or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)

Day 6: Kehl (Strasbourg)

See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk

You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.

Day 7: Breisach (Freiburg)

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg.

Choice of Alsatian villages or Freiburg city tour

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 8: Basel (Disembarkation)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home.

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.

Departures Dates

Start City

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

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

From Basel
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Deluxe Balcony
Suite
Grand Suite
Sep 12, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$4,299
-
$5,399
$5,799
$7,899
$9,799
Sep 26, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$4,299
-
$5,399
$5,799
$7,899
$9,799
Oct 10, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$3,899
-
$4,999
$5,399
$7,499
$9,399
Oct 24, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$2,999
-
$4,099
$4,499
$6,599
$8,499
Mar 27, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$2,999
-
$4,099
$4,499
$6,599
$8,999
Apr 10, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,599
-
$4,699
$5,099
$7,199
$9,599
Apr 24, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
May 1, 2022
River Queen
$2,299
$2,999
$3,499
-
$5,499
-
May 8, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
May 15, 2022
River Queen
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
May 22, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
May 29, 2022
River Queen
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
Jun 5, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jun 19, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jun 25, 2022
River Empress
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
Jul 3, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jul 9, 2022
River Empress
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
Jul 17, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jul 31, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Aug 14, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Aug 28, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Sep 11, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$4,399
-
$5,499
$5,899
$7,999
$10,399
Oct 9, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Oct 23, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$2,999
-
$4,099
$4,499
$6,599
$8,999
From Amsterdam
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Deluxe Balcony
Suite
Grand Suite
Sep 5, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$4,299
-
$5,399
$5,799
$7,899
$9,799
Sep 19, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$4,499
-
$5,599
$5,999
$8,099
$9,999
Oct 3, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$4,499
-
$5,599
$5,999
$8,099
$9,999
Oct 17, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$4,099
-
$5,199
$5,599
$7,699
$9,599
Oct 31, 2021
S.S. Antoinette
$2,999
-
$4,099
$4,499
$6,599
$8,499
Mar 20, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$2,299
-
$3,399
$3,799
$5,899
$8,299
Apr 3, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$2,999
-
$4,099
$4,499
$6,599
$8,999
Apr 17, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,599
-
$4,699
$5,099
$7,199
$9,599
Apr 24, 2022
River Queen
$2,199
$2,899
$3,399
-
$5,399
-
May 1, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
May 8, 2022
River Queen
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
May 15, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
May 22, 2022
River Queen
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
May 29, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jun 5, 2022
River Queen
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
Jun 12, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jun 18, 2022
River Empress
$3,999
$4,699
$5,199
-
$7,199
-
Jun 26, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jul 10, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Jul 24, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Aug 7, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Aug 21, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Sep 4, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$4,399
-
$5,499
$5,899
$7,999
$10,399
Sep 18, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$4,399
-
$5,499
$5,899
$7,999
$10,399
Sep 25, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$4,399
-
$5,499
$5,899
$7,999
$10,399
Oct 2, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$4,399
-
$5,499
$5,899
$7,999
$10,399
Oct 16, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$3,999
-
$5,099
$5,499
$7,599
$9,999
Oct 30, 2022
S.S. Antoinette
$2,999
-
$4,099
$4,499
$6,599
$8,999
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
Port Charges: Additional $200 USD 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"
▪ 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
▪ Personal expenses

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