DAY 1: Strasbourg - BASEL
Transfer (1) by coach from Strasbourg to Basel. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Basel. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 2: BASEL - SCHAFFHAUSEN - BASEL
Optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel. Optional afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Excursion to the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland.
DISCOVERY: Hike around the Rhine Falls. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing on board.
DAY 3: BREISACH
Enjoy some free time in the morning in Breisach, a former Celtic and Roman settlement that is now a lovely German city along the Rhine. Optional afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. We'll cross exceptional landscapes, the orchards in Achkarren, the small village of Burkheim and the Rheinwald forest. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: BREISACH - STRASBOURG
The morning will be spent cruising. We'll arrive in Strasbourg in the afternoon. Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital.
DISCOVERY: Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral.
In the afternoon, we'll cruise to Breisach through the magnificent wine-producing region. Enjoy an evening of dancing on board as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz.
DAY 5: MAINZ - KOBLENZ
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Join us for an optional guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays).
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards. We'll then return on board and depart for Koblenz, passing the legendary Lorelei rock. After we arrive in Koblenz in the evening, enjoy some free time on your own or join our host/hostess for a tour of the city. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 6: KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DUSSELDORF
We'll cruise to Cologne. In the afternoon, join us for an optional guided tour on foot of Cologne. You have some free time on your own before we return by coach to the ship in Dusseldorf. Tonight is our gala evening. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 7: DUSSELDORF - XANTEN - NIJMEGEN - AMSTERDAM
The morning will be spent cruising to Xanten. Join us for an optional visit to the open-air museum in Arnhem. We'll return on board in Nijmegen, and cruise to Amsterdam in the afternoon. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM
Optional morning excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam.
DISCOVERY: Amsterdam by bike.
Optional afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens (open from mid-March to mid-May) or excursion to Haarlem in the other months.
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Haarlem and the sand dunes along the Flower Route. Our ship will remain in port overnight.
DAY 9: AMSTERDAM - Strasbourg
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer (1) by coach from Amsterdam to Strasbourg