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Best of the Rhine Basel To Amsterdam w/Meals & Drinks

MS Carmen, Best of the Rhine Basel To Amsterdam River Cruise
£1,079
per person
Based on 2 sharing
£230 OFF!
Reference:
OFFRHIBAS4
Destination:
Switzerland, Germany, Holland
Resort:
Best of the Rhine Basel To Amsterdam River Cruise
Property:
MS Carmen
Duration:
7 Nights
Board Basis:
Full Board
Rating:

Includes:
Return flights
 
Atol Protection
 
Luggage Allowance
 
Airport Transfers
 
Full Board
 
Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
 
Captain's dinner and drinks reception
 
Cruise Host
 
Cruise Assistant on board
 
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
 
Entertainment and activities on the ship
 
Two Excursions

Dates:
15 Jun (£1,179 Heathrow, £1,279 Manchester)
26 Aug (£1,079 Heathrow, £1,219 Newcastle)

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This offer was last checked 14 December 2018.
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Holiday Information

Look forward to sailing along the magical Rhine through Continental Europe

Sail from the edge of Switzerland to Holland, calling at many fascinating cities en route. Compare the pretty canals of the French town of Strasbourg to historic Cologne with its mighty Gothic cathedral and cosmopolitan Amsterdam.

MS Carmen
MS Carmen

Itinerary - Best of the Rhine Basel To Amsterdam

Day 1 UK to Basel

Fly to Basel or Zurich and transfer to your ship, MS Carmen or Amadeus Royal, moored in Basel. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board this evening as you spend the night cruising towards Breisach.

Day 2 Breisach

Arrive in Breisach in the early hours. The town is set at the foot of the Kaiserstühl, or Emperor's Chair, hills named in honour of Holy Roman Emperor Otto III. The hill upon which the town is built would frequently become an island when this area of the river flooded – until the river was 'straightened' by Johann Gottfried Tulla, a German engineer. You'll have a day to explore this medieval town or you could join an optional excursion to Lake Titisee, in the Black Forest. Alternatively, join an optional trip to picturesque Colmar. Depart late tonight and cruise overnight to Strasbourg.

Day 3 Strasbourg

You'll have a full day to explore this delightful French city – the capital of the Alsace region which was restored to France in 1919, after centuries of tug-of-war with Germany. This morning discover its cobbled streets, picturesque half-timbered houses and magnificent cathedral on an included tour and cruise on the canals. This afternoon you might like to join an excursion to the pretty walled city of Obernai, to stroll along the ramparts and admire attractive 13th-century buildings with flower-filled balconies. Your ship departs for Mannheim during dinner.

Day 4 Mannheim to Mainz to Rüdesheim

Pause awhile in Mannheim to join an included visit to the old university city of Heidelberg. Highlights include the Old Bridge across the River Neckar and the ruined castle high above the city. Its rather random appearance is due to it having been added to through different periods of German architectural styles. Virtually destroyed by lightning in 1764 it was cannibalised by locals who used stones from it in their own houses! Rejoin the ship in Mainz where you spend the afternoon. Perhaps explore the atmospheric Old Town and famous Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to Johannes Gutenberg. Born in the city he was the inventor of the 'moveable type' printing press, and is known as the 'father of modern printing'. Later, cruise to charming Rüdesheim, where you will moor for the night. This evening you can take a stroll down the cobbled Drosselgasse, a narrow street lined with taverns, to enjoy a glass of local wine or a flagon of ale.

Day 5 Rüdesheim to Koblenz

Cruise a scenic stretch of the Rhine this morning past a collection of fairy-tale castles and villages, and the impressive Lorelei Rock, before arriving for an afternoon in Koblenz. The city sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is an important centre for the wine industry. Stroll along the pretty riverside promenade, overlooked by the Festung Ehrenbreitstein citadel, which sits on a hill across the river. Perhaps join an optional tour which also visits the fortress. Depart later tonight and cruise overnight to Cologne.

Day 6 Cologne

A morning in Cologne provides the opportunity to visit one of Germany's most popular attractions, the vast Gothic cathedral, started in 1248 to house the relics of the three Magi but not finally completed until 1880! You can see the magnificent shrine to Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar – now among the patron saints of Cologne – behind the high altar. Around lunchtime you'll leave for Amsterdam.

Day 7 Amsterdam

Arrive in the Dutch capital, rightly popular for its friendly welcome, picturesque canals, world-class museums and galleries and laid-back cafes and bars, this morning. Perhaps take an optional excursion to gain a comprehensive overview of the city on a combined coach tour and canal cruise. Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Day 8 Amsterdam to UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

MS Carmen

MS Carmen has been recently refurbished to create light and airy public areas and welcoming cabins, and her compact size means it’s easy to make friends…

About the ship

The compact size of MS Carmen means it’s easy to find your way about and to make friends. You can relax on the partially-covered sun deck or in the small library, or browse the boutique. Enjoy drinks and the panoramic riverside views in the lounge bar, where live entertainment is on offer on most evenings.

In the restaurant you can tuck in to delicious buffet breakfasts and three-course lunches and waiter-served four-course dinners with a choice of main course. The cabins are comfortably furnished with an ensuite shower and WC, air conditioning, cupboard space and a desk with a mirror. They also have a telephone, television, safe and a hairdryer. Upper deck cabins have opening, floor-to-ceiling windows and Juliet balconies. Some Main deck cabins (216 to 240) have opening windows. Other cabins on the Middle deck and all cabins on the Lower deck have non-opening windows.

There is a lift to all decks. Wi-Fi is available thoughout the ship (extra charge), although can be patchy depending on your location.

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If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

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All property information is the tour operators brochure description and is provided by an independent source. Facilities and amenities described herein can not be guaranteed by the Agent. All holidays are subject to availability changes. When a deal is gone, it is gone.

Certain countries require visas prior to travel. It is your responsibility to check for any necessary visa or inoculation requirements for your destination.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

Book Now:

0114 250 4090
Reference: OFFRHIBAS4
Request a call-back »
Book With Confidence:

ABTA Number: J4920. Trading Since 1991. Agents for Atol Protected Tour Operators. Members of the Advantage Travel Partnership. Find out more About us.

This offer was last checked 14 December 2018.

* Additional Charges

If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

Terms and Conditions

Voyager Travel Direct Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer

All property information is the tour operators brochure description and is provided by an independent source. Facilities and amenities described herein can not be guaranteed by the Agent. All holidays are subject to availability changes. When a deal is gone, it is gone.

Certain countries require visas prior to travel. It is your responsibility to check for any necessary visa or inoculation requirements for your destination.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

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