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Remarkable Rhine and Historic Holland

10 Nights from Basel to Amsterdam (or reverse)

Uniworld Rhine Main Discovery and Prague

Remarkable Rhine and Authentic Holland

Basel to Amsterdam - 11 days

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Amsterdam to Basel - 11 days

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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. 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:

The 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: Basel

Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.

Choice of Basel walking tour with local treats or “Let’s Go” Basel by bike or Awareness walking tour

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3: 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. Or take an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years.

Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or Alsace’s Jewish past (Jewish Heritage)

Jewish Heritage Excursion:Alsace’s Jewish past

Day 4: Speyer (Mannheim)

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. Explore the baroque palace of Mannheim, visit a a vinegar estate for a tour and tasting, or join our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of learning and religion in Worms.

Choice of Baroque palace of Mannheim or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences) or Excursion to Worms (Jewish Heritage)

Day 5: Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.

Choice of Frankfurt city tour or Frankfurt's Jewish history (Jewish Heritage)

Day 6: Oberwesel

Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. Alternatively, join a “Let's Go” hike that will take you past the old town walls and up to a fortified 12th-century castle.

Choice of Bacharach village stroll with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck hike

Day 7: Cologne

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter.

Choice of Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit or Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter (Jewish Heritage)

Day 8: Arnhem

Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several museums, shop-lined streets and historic landmarks.

Choice of "Let's Go" Arnhem airborne cycle route or Kröller-Müller Museum visit

Day 9: Harlingen

You’ll spend your day exploring the coastal Netherlands city of Harlingen.

Choice of Harlingen "Village Day" or "Let's Go" biking the islands

Day 10: Amsterdam

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Afterwards, explore the city on foot or via a canal cruise.

Featured Excursion: "Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Choice of Floriade visit or Amsterdam canal cruise or Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum (Jewish Heritage)

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

Day 11: 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: Amsterdam

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Afterwards, explore the city on foot or via a canal cruise.

Featured Excursion: "Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Choice of Floriade visit or Amsterdam canal cruise or Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum (Jewish Heritage)

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3: Harlingen

You’ll spend your day exploring the coastal Netherlands city of Harlingen.

Choice of Harlingen "Village Day" or "Let's Go" biking the islands

Day 4: Arnhem

Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several museums, shop-lined streets and historic landmarks.

Choice of Kröller-Müller Museum visit or "Let's Go" Arnhem airborne cycle route

Day 5: Cologne

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter.

Choice of Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit or Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter (Jewish Heritage)

Day 6: Oberwesel

Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. Alternatively, join a “Let's Go” hike that will take you past the old town walls and up to a fortified 12th-century castle.

Choice of Bacharach village stroll with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck hike

Day 7: Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.

Choice of Frankfurt city tour or Frankfurt's Jewish history (Jewish Heritage)

Day 8: Speyer (Mannheim)

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. Explore the baroque palace of Mannheim, visit a a vinegar estate for a tour and tasting, or join our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of learning and religion in Worms.

Choice of Baroque palace of Mannheim or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences) or Excursion to Worms (Jewish Heritage)

Day 9: 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. Or take an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years.

Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or Alsace’s Jewish past (Jewish Heritage)

Day 10: Basel

Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.

Choice of Basel walking tour with local treats or “Let’s Go” Basel by bike or Awareness walking tour

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

Day 11: 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 airport for your flight home.

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 Start Date
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Suite
Apr 9, 2022
$3,499
$4,199
$4,799
$6,999
Apr 29, 2022
$3,599
$4,299
$4,899
$7,099
May 19, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Jun 8, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Sep 13, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Oct 3, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Oct 23, 2022
$4,099
$4,799
$5,399
$7,599
May 8, 2023
$3,999
$4,699
$5,299
$7,499
May 28, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Sep 2, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Sep 22, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Oct 12, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Nov 1, 2023
$3,999
$4,699
$5,299
$7,499
From Amsterdam
Cruise Start Date
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Suite
Mar 30, 2022
$3,499
$4,199
$4,799
$6,999
Apr 19, 2022
$3,499
$4,199
$4,799
$6,999
May 9, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
May 29, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Sep 3, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Sep 23, 2022
$4,599
$5,299
$5,899
$8,099
Oct 13, 2022
$4,099
$4,799
$5,399
$7,599
Apr 28, 2023
$3,999
$4,699
$5,299
$7,499
May 18, 2023
$3,999
$4,699
$5,299
$7,499
Aug 23, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Sep 12, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Oct 2, 2023
$4,499
$5,199
$5,799
$7,999
Oct 22, 2023
$3,999
$4,699
$5,299
$7,499
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $280 USD per person (2022 departures); $300 USD per person (2023 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.

Prices Include:

▪ 10-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 “Let's Go ” programs
▪ 4 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
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ 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)
▪Port charges
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Personal expenses

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