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Legendary Rhine & Moselle

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

Uniworld Legendary Rhine and Moselle

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2017 & 2018 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) - 13 days

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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: Amsterdam

Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour, including canal cruise, and choice of Rijksmuseum -OR- Van Gogh Museum

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise. Later, choose to visit the renowned Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3: Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour and Roman-Germanic Museum visit

Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum. (BB, L, D)

Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral instead.

Day 4: Koblenz

Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle

Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, as your guide explains the town’s history and its importance to this region, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of Alken for an adventurous hike up to dramatic Thurant Castle, where you’ll meet the keeper, tour the rooms, and visit the hunter’s quarters. The hike back down the hill takes you through beautiful Riesling vineyards. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour, Reichsburg Castle, and an exclusive Ediger-Eller wine tasting

History comes to life in Cochem’s half-timbered houses and Gothic Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, you will take a motorcoach to Ediger-Eller, where you will be greeted by the town mayor, who will act as your host for the duration of your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets towards the church for a short organ recital. Then join the mayor for an exclusive wine tasting where you’ll savor three wines indigenous to this region along with a special snack prepared just for you at a local inn. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Konz (Luxembourg)

Featured Excursion: Luxembourg and WWII cemetery

Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular winding Moselle, you’ll take a guided tour of the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, viewing Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the resting place of General Patton. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Trier/Schweich, cruising the Moselle River

Featured Excursion: Trier city tour

No German city has more monuments from Roman times than UNESCO-designated Trier. Follow your guide to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. In the afternoon, sail the Moselle River, origin of some of the world’s most delicious Riesling wines. (BB, L, D)

Day 8: Bernkastel, cruising the romantic Rhine River

Featured Excursions: Bernkastel walking tour and wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate

Discover Bernkastel with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. In the afternoon, take in the fascinating scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which line the banks of the winding Moselle River. (BB, L, D)

Day 9: Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Featured Excursion: Guided Boppard village stroll and Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum

TTake a guided stroll through delightful Boppard before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-laden slopes and its dozens of castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. (BB, L, D)

Day 10: Speyer

Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour

Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. (BB, L, D)

Day 11: Strasbourg

Featured Excursion:Strasbourg canal cruise with Notre Dame Cathedral -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide along its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Or see Strasbourg à pied: walk through winding lanes to the charming markets and shops of Old Town, where you will indulge in a patisserie and coffee at a charming café. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 12: Breisach (Colmar or Riquewhir)

Featured Excursion: Choice of Colmar city tour -OR- Alsatian wine villages

Visit enchanting Colmar with its winding old streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is made of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewhir. (BB, L, D)

Day 13: Depart Basel (Disembarkation Day)

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

Departures & Pricing

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: Choice of Colmar city tour -OR- Alsatian wine villages

Visit enchanting Colmar with its winding old streets, Medieval city center, and St. Martin Church, which is made of pink stone. Or choose to visit the picturesque wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewhir. (BB, L, Captain's Welcome Gala)

Day 3: Strasbourg

Featured Excursion:Strasbourg canal cruise with Notre Dame Cathedral -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Admire picturesque Strasbourg as you glide along its canals on your way to the gorgeous Gothic cathedral. You’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale as you sail among the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. Or see Strasbourg à pied: walk through winding lanes to the charming markets and shops of Old Town, where you will indulge in a patisserie and coffee at a charming café. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Speyer

Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour

Be guided through Old Town to grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first churches in the city date to the sixth century and the foundation for the cathedral was laid in 1030. (BB, L, D)

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

Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum and guided Boppard village stroll 

In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a small museum showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments before cruising the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. With its vine-laden slopes and its dozens of castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. Later on, take a guided stroll through delightful Boppard (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour, Reichsburg Castle, and exclusive Ediger-Eller wine tasting

History comes to life in Cochem’s half-timbered houses and Gothic Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, you will take a motorcoach to Ediger-Eller, where you will be greeted by the town mayor, who will act as your host for the duration of your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets toward the church for a short organ recital. Then join the mayor for an exclusive wine tasting where you’ll savor three wines indigenous to this region along with a special snack prepared just for you at a local inn. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Cruising the Moselle River, Trier/Konz (Luxembourg)

Featured Excursion: Luxembourg and WWII cemetery

Following a scenic morning sail on the spectacular, winding Moselle, you’ll take a guided tour of the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg, viewing Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the resting place of General Patton. (BB, L, D)

Day 8: Trier/Schweich, cruising the Moselle River

Featured Excursion: Trier city tour

No German city has more monuments from Roman times than UNESCO-designated Trier. Follow your guide to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. In the afternoon, sail the Moselle River, origin of some of the world’s most delicious Riesling wines. (BB, L, D)

Day 9: Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River

Featured Excursions: Bernkastel walking tour and wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate

Discover Bernkastel with its more than 500 years of winemaking history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savor the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. In the afternoon, take in the fascinating scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards, which line the banks of the winding Moselle River. (BB, L, D)

Day 10: Koblenz

Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle

Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque Old Town, as your guide explains the town’s history and its importance to this region, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Or visit the small village of Alken for an adventurous hike up to dramatic Thurant Castle, where you’ll meet the keeper, tour the rooms, and visit the hunter’s quarters. The hike back down the hill takes you through beautiful Riesling vineyards. You’ll return to town and enjoy refreshments in a local tavern. (BB, L, D)

Day 11: Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour and Roman-Germanic Museum visit

Stroll through the streets of Cologne’s Old Town to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum. (BB, L, Captain's Farewell Dinner)

Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral instead.

Day 12: Amsterdam

Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour, including canal cruise, and choice of Rijksmuseum -OR- Van Gogh Museum

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise. Later, choose to visit either the renowned Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. (BB, L, D)

Day 13: Depart Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. (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 and 2018 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Amsterdam
Program Start Date
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ high fixed window
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ high fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd w/ fixed window
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Suite - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Apr 21, 2017
$5,549
$5,999
$6,599
$7,049
$7,749
$9,349
Jun 12, 2017
$5,849
$6,299
$6,899
$7,349
$8,049
$9,649
Jul 6, 2017
$5,749
$6,199
$6,799
$7,249
$7,949
$9,549
Jul 30, 2017
$5,749
$6,199
$6,799
$7,249
$7,949
$9,549
Aug 23, 2017
$6,049
$6,499
$7,099
$7,549
$8,249
$9,849
Sep 16, 2017
$6,249
$6,699
$7,299
$7,749
$8,449
$10,049
Oct 10, 2017
$5,849
$6,299
$6,899
$7,349
$8,049
$9,649
Nov 3, 2017
$4,949
$5,399
$5,999
$6,449
$7,149
$8,749
2018 Departures
Program Start Date
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ high fixed window
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ high fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd w/ fixed window
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Suite - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Apr 18, 2018
$4,999
$5,199
$5,999
$6,299
$6,699
$8,799
May 12, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Jul 5, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Jul 29, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Aug 22, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Sep 15, 2018
$5,699
$5,899
$6,699
$6,999
$7,399
$9,499
Oct 9, 2018
$5,699
$5,899
$6,699
$6,999
$7,399
$9,499
Nov 2, 2018
$4,999
$5,199
$5,999
$6,299
$6,699
$8,799
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Basel
Program Start Date
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ high fixed window
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ high fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd w/ fixed window
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Suite - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
May 3, 2017
$5,749
$6,199
$6,799
$7,249
$7,949
$9,549
Jun 24, 2017
$5,949
$6,399
$6,999
$7,449
$8,149
$9,749
Jul 18, 2017
$5,749
$6,199
$6,799
$7,249
$7,949
$9,549
Aug 11, 2017
$5,849
$6,299
$6,899
$7,349
$8,049
$9,649
Sep 4, 2017
$6,249
$6,699
$7,299
$7,749
$8,449
$10,049
Sep 28, 2017
$5,949
$6,399
$6,999
$7,449
$8,149
$9,749
Oct 22, 2017
$5,349
$5,799
$6,399
$6,849
$7,549
$9,149
2018 Departures
Program Start Date
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ high fixed window
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ high fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd w/ fixed window
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Suite - Upper Deck w/floor to celing windows
Apr 30, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
May 24, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Jul 17, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Aug 10, 2018
$5,299
$5,499
$6,299
$6,599
$6,999
$9,099
Sep 3, 2018
$5,699
$5,899
$6,699
$6,999
$7,399
$9,499
Sep 27, 2018
$5,699
$5,899
$6,699
$6,999
$7,399
$9,499
Oct 21, 2018
$4,999
$5,199
$5,999
$6,299
$6,699
$8,799
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
2018 Departures: Port Charges are additional $140 per passenger.

Prices Include :

12 breakfasts, 11 lunch 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sitesss
▪ 12 nights Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
▪ Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
▪ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
▪ 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
▪ 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Mananger and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox protable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Signature Lecture:"The Roman Empire along the Rhine and Moselle"
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ Transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Day. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges (For 2017 Departures: Port charges are included in the cruise prices)
▪ Personal expenses

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