Magical Rhine and Moselle Rivers

Start: France Finish: Switzerland

Visiting: Amsterdam, Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Basel, Zurich


Duration: 1 Nights

Physical rating: 1

Tour Operator: Collette


Prices From: $4349

Tour Overview

Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to the Netherlands, Germany and France. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of its famous cellars. Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Pause in Rüdesheim to explore the famous Siegfried’s Mechaniches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum). Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region.

Highlights

  • iconSet out on a 7-night cruise along the Rhine.
  • iconCruise the famous canals of Amsterdam and join a local guide for a city tour.
  • iconDiscover lovely Strasbourg on a guided tour.
  • iconEnjoy unlimited regional wines with every dinner onboard.
  • iconExplore the picturesque town of Rudesheim.
  • iconVisit one of Cochem’s renowned wine cellars.
  • iconTake in the sounds of barrel organs and medieval instruments at Siegfried’s <I>Mechanisches Musikkabinett</I>.
  • iconEnjoy a Captain’s Gala Dinner aboard your ship.
  • iconStroll Cologne’s Old Town during a walking tour.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Discover a dramatic waterway where winding valleys give way to riverside cities and Alpine hamlets. Venture along the Rhine and Moselle and spend time in beloved European cities, getting a taste of the local culture in each stop along the way.

icon Day 2 : Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tour Begins - Board Cruise Ship

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Meals: Dinner

Your tour opens in Amsterdam, a city of narrow canals and stone bridges, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this ship offers an array of amenities including outside staterooms, unlimited wine with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. This evening, meet in the lounge for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome aboard dinner.

icon Day 3 : Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a tour of Amsterdam with a local expert before seeing the city from a different perspective, voyaging along the city’s centuries-old canal system. Sail by charming cafés and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. In the evening, relax as your ship departs the Netherlands and makes its way to Germany.

icon Day 4 : Cologne, Germany

Location: Cologne

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As the sun rises, glide along the Rhine River and pass through the picturesque German landscapes dotted with medieval towns. Your journey brings you to Cologne, where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city’s Gothic Old Town. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the Cologne Cathedral, the Roman Dionysus mosaic, and the Romanesque church of St. Martin.

icon Day 5 : Moselle River - Cochem

Location: Cochem

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cross into the Moselle River to Cochem, a storybook town overlooking the water. Embark on a guided tour through the town and into Reichsburg Castle, a fortress perched high above the surrounding area. End your tour in one of Cochem’s wine cellars, introducing you to the culture with a local winemaker and a tasting of regional Mosel wines.

icon Day 6 : Koblenz - Rüdesheim

Location: Koblenz

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue on to Koblenz and get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a walking tour. See how the city has been reborn after WWII, which took a heavy toll on the main structures. You’ll pass through the renovated old town and see Schaengel Fountain. Your next stop is Rüdesheim, which you’ll explore with an expert guide. Visit the city’s famous Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum) and hear the traditional music of barrel organs and medieval instruments.

icon Day 7 : Mannheim - Speyer

Location: Mannheim

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Imperial</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The river takes you to Mannheim where you will have free time to explore this German city and its parks on your own. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Heidelberg, an ancient city of Renaissance buildings and castle ramparts. Later, sail to Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. End your day at the Captain's Gala Dinner – a lively celebration of food, music and entertainment.

icon Day 8 : Strasbourg, France

Location: Strasbourg

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Zurich Limmattal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cross the French border and experience Strasbourg, a fairytale town that blends centuries of international influences to create its own unique culture. Walking through the old quarter, Petite France, take in the iconic timber-framed houses, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and Place de la République. Make the most of some free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your ship.

icon Day 9 : Basel, Switzerland - Disembark Ship - Lucerne - Zurich

Location: Basel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Disembark your ship and travel to Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” On a leisurely paced Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour, see the hidden treasures of this 800-year-old city, including the covered Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers before ending your day in Zurich.

icon Day 10 : Zurich - Tour Ends

Location: Zurich

Meals: Breakfast

Wish the river valleys goodbye as your tour comes to a close today.

Experiences

  • Set out on a 7-night cruise along the Rhine.
  • Discover lovely Strasbourg on a guided tour.
  • Take in the sounds of barrel organs and medieval instruments at Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett.

Options

Innsbruck: Heidelberg Excursion

Today you travel from Mannheim to the romantic and picturesque city of Heidelberg, home to the world-famous university of the same name. You will enjoy a comprehensive tour of this ancient city situated along the banks of the river Neckar, including a visit to Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures remaining in Europe. Enjoy stunning views of the town and countryside from the castle ramparts. Your tour includes stops at key historical and cultural sights of the city, followed by free time to enjoy the area on your own. You will return to the ship by coach. Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, the option may be purchased once you are onboard the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option, once purchased it will be nonrefundable. Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £80


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Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

Nights

10

Available

13

$4349.00