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From Basel to Amsterdam : The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - 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 : BEA_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

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 onboard
  • 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):
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3)
    • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
    • Delightful scents and springtime colors at the Keukenhof floral gardens(1)
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

DAY 2

This morning, join us on an included excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Breisach and wine tasting*.
This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3).
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Optional excursion for both packages: Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its 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.

DAY 7

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.

DAY 8

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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.

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2022

Included in tour package Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum Strasbourg Mainz and Gutenberg Museum Cologne Amsterdam and its diamond merchants Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Haarlem

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 539 AUD

On-board : 632 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2022

Included in tour package Breisach Colmar and the Unterliden museum Strasbourg Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Cologne The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Amsterdam and its diamond merchants T

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 554 AUD

On-board : 650 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2022

Included in tour package Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden museum Strasbourg Touring the Rhineland vineyards Cologne The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Amsterdam by bike(1) Haarlem (1)

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 624 AUD

On-board : 729 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2022

Included in tour package Breisach Colmar and the Unterlinden museum Strasbourg Touring the Rhineland vineyards Cologne The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Amsterdam by bike(1) The Keukenhof

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 638 AUD

On-board : 747 AUD

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 : 39 AUD

On-board : 44 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 : 115 AUD

On-board : 128 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 : 84 AUD

On-board : 94 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 : 68 AUD

On-board : 76 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 : 96 AUD

On-board : 107 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 : 84 AUD

On-board : 94 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 : 120 AUD

On-board : 133 AUD

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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 : 79 AUD

On-board : 87 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 : 66 AUD

On-board : 75 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral

Discover Strasbourg from the water! We’ll see all the great sites on the riverbanks, from Petite France—listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988—to the European quarter where

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 94 AUD

On-board : 104 AUD

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Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.