Castles along the Rhine with Uniworld

FROM R 35 900

Pricing Terms

Valid for selected sailing dates between 22 MAR 2020 - 01 NOV 2020.  *** Book by 29 FEB 2020, pay a 10% deposit within 72 hours of booking with full payment due 120 days prior to departure & SAVE R14100 per person, discount already included in price.***

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29 February 2020

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Regions EuropeCountries France, Germany, Netherlands, SwitzerlandType Cruise

8 Days land only

Valid from

22 March 2020

Valid to

1 November 2020

Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine. Cruise along the Rhine- Germany on one side, France on the other. Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.

  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival & departure days
  • 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board S.S Antoinette, River Empress or River Queen
  • All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
  • Captains Welcome & Farewell Receptions
  • 6 days of excursions including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English speaking local expert
  • Assistance of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Free internet & Wi-Fi access
  • On-board local entertainment
  • Port charges
  • All gratuities, both on-board & onshore

 

S.S Antoinette, River Queen or River Empress

Embark Port

Basel

Disembark Port

Amsterdam

Embark Date

22 March 2020

Cruise Month

March

Itinerary

  • Day 1 BASEL (EMBARK)

    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 Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
     

  • Day 2 BREISACH

    Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines.
    Featured Excursion: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour
     

  • 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. Experience its historic core as the locals do, with an exclusive walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.
    Featured Excursion: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour or Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk
     

  • Day 4 MANNHEIM (SPEYER)

    Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.
    Featured Excursion: Choice of Speyer walking tour or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
     

  • Day 5 RÜDESHEIM, BOPPARD

    Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or take the long way shoreward from the Germania monument with a vineyard hike.
    Featured Excursion: Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or “Let's Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen
     

  • 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: 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 with Old Town visit
     

  • Day 8 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK)

    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 Schiphol Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you may continue your adventure with our optional post-cruise Amsterdam extension.