Castles Along the Rhine
8 Days Basel to Amsterdam
Was €4,442pps NOW €2,955pps
Departs: 20 March 2016
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING in 2016: All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services; unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore
excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all
arrival and departure day transfers.
Cruise Package Includes:
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S Antoinette.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners.
4 Countries & 11 excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts.
Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions.
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks.
Flights To Basel and return from Amsterdam are available. Please ask us for flight details!
**Price is per person and subject to availability. Full terms & conditions apply. Offers are not combinable with any other offer. . Flights are not included.
Offer valid for travel...
20 March 2016
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Day 1: Basel (Embark)
Arrive at Euro Airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg where you will be transferred to the ship.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” OR Colmar city tour
Venture ashore to the postcard-perfect wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, or take a tour of Colmar’s historic centre. Whichever you choose, be sure to taste the regional specialty flammekueche, a delectable flatbread topped with bacon and onions. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour
The Alsatian town of Strasbourg has a UNESCO-designated city centre with a magnificent Gothic cathedral and charming half-timbered houses. Take a canal cruise through the quaint Petite France district, or choose an Old Town walking tour that stops for pastries and coffee. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
The medieval town of Speyer has a compact historic centre boasting the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe, as well as the Continent’s oldest mikvah—a Jewish ritual bath. Alternatively, you can learn about unique wine vinegar aperitifs on an excursion to the Doktorenhof vinegar estate.
Featured Excursions: Exclusive Castle Vollrads Wine Tasting and Boppard village stroll.Explore Rüdesheim and its famously narrow Drosselgasse before enjoying a wine tasting at a 14th-century castle. Return to the ship for a cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-protected Upper Middle Rhine—a 40-mile-long stretch of the river lined with castles. End the day with a guided stroll around the wine village of Boppard.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz Walking Tour OR Aerial Tram to Fortress Ehrenbreitstein.After a morning of scenic cruising, head ashore for a tour of Koblenz or an aerial tram ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which offers dazzling views of the Moselle and Rhine rivers.
Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on tours that depart on or after April 3.
Featured Excursion: Cologne Walking Tour and Cologne Cathedral visit
Weave through the narrow Old Town streets of Cologne en route to the city’s imposing Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside this centuries-old pilgrimage site is a shrine believed to hold relics of the Magi—the Bible’s fabled Three Kings. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
Disembark and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home.