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TREASURES OF THE CELEBRATED RHINE RIVER CRUISE

BASEL - SCHAFFHAUSEN - BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - XANTEN - NIJMEGEN - AMSTERDAM

From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story.

 

 

Trip code : BCA_PP

Duration : 9 days

Destination : BASEL - BREISACH - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • From the Three Countries Bridge to Holland, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • Discover(2):
    • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature
    • Basel and its rich cultural offer
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3)
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
  • This cruise exists with a biking-adapted program, ref. BCA_BIK
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Discover the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. DISCOVERY: Hike around and mini-cruise to the foot of the Rhine Falls. Enjoy an evening of dancing before our ship departs towards Breisach.

DAY 3

Enjoy time at leisure in Breisach, a city along the Rhine. The romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral overlooks this lovely German town with a European feel. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3). DISCOVERY: Bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. Our tour will take us through exceptional landscapes, orchards, small medieval villages and along the Rhine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital. DISCOVERY: Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral. Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz.
Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.) DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards. We'll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.
We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we'll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's. DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam in search of its most secret and unique locations. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(1). Outside the opening dates of the park, guided tour of Haarlem.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursion to Breisach - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2020

Included in tour package Basel The Rhine Falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterliden museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Cologne The Dutch Open Air Mu

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 716.78 AUD

On-board : 838.86 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Basel Hike around the Rhine falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden museum Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Touring the Rhineland vine

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 840.61 AUD

On-board : 981.87 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2020

Included in tour package Basel The Rhine Falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Mainz and Gutenberg Museum Cologne Amsterdam and its diamon

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 699.34 AUD

On-board : 817.94 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2020

Included in tour package Basel Hike around the Rhine falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden museum Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Touring the Rhineland vin

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 821.42 AUD

On-board : 960.94 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

Included in tour package Basel Hike around the Rhine falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden museum Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Touring the Rhineland vine

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 866.77 AUD

On-board : 1,013.26 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2021

Included in tour package Basel Hike around the Rhine falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden museum Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Touring the Rhineland vin

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 849.33 AUD

On-board : 992.34 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2021

Included in tour package Basel The Rhine Falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterliden museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Cologne The Dutch Open Air Mu

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 749.92 AUD

On-board : 878.98 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2021

Included in tour package Basel The Rhine Falls Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Mainz and Gutenberg Museum Cologne Amsterdam and its diamon

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 734.22 AUD

On-board : 858.05 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Amsterdam by bike

You'll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. This guided bike tour will last about 2.5 hours, and you'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 85.46 AUD

On-board : 94.18 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 127.31 AUD

On-board : 141.26 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Basel

We'll travel by coach to the city center for a guided foot tour of Basel. While strolling, you'll discover the longstanding Grossbasel section and its numerous passages and medieval monuments:

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87.20 AUD

On-board : 97.66 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Excursion to the Rhine Falls

We'll leave by coach for an excursion to the Rhine Falls. The Rhine Falls are among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. You'll also discover the Laufen Castle, and its impressive view

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 111.62 AUD

On-board : 123.82 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Haarlem

Departure by coach in the company of your guides towards Haarlem. Known as the "City of Tulips”, Haarlem has for centuries been the main production and export center for tulip bulbs. This c

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69.76 AUD

On-board : 76.74 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden e

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87.20 AUD

On-board : 97.66 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Strasbourg: Panoramic tour of the European Institutions and guided walking tour

Departure for a guided visit of the European Capital. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the town, which will take us through many of the town's districts, particularly the "German

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 73.25 AUD

On-board : 81.97 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral

Discover the unknown, out-of-the-way, and secret places holding the hidden treasures of the Alsatian capital. At the end of our tour, we'll climb the 330 steps taking us to the top of the city'

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81.97 AUD

On-board : 90.69 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Hike around the Rhine Falls

Admire the largest waterfall in Europe up close and feel the force of the roaring falls. A boat will bring us to the mighty rock located virtually in the middle of the waterfall. We'll continue on

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 127.31 AUD

On-board : 141.26 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 90.69 AUD

On-board : 101.15 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum

Colmar will charm you with its authenticity and typically Alsatian architecture composed of brightly painted half-timbered facades dating from the Middle Ages. You'll discover the quintessential n

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 101.15 AUD

On-board : 111.62 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Touring Rhineland vineyards

Leaving from Mainz, you'll travel to either Nierstein or Nackenheim to discover the largest Germany wine-growing territory in the area: the Rheinhessen. We'll settle in for an open-air wagon r

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 123.82 AUD

On-board : 137.78 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th ce

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 41.86 AUD

On-board : 47.09 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Amsterdam and diamond producer

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historic

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69.76 AUD

On-board : 76.74 AUD

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