DAY 1: 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
Excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel. Afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Excursion to the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: 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 as a supplement: 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. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: 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
CLASSIC: Join us for a guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays).
DISCOVERY as a supplement: 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 a 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 a 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
This morning, excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Amsterdam by bike.
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 as a supplement: Guided bike tour of Haarlem and the sand dunes along the Flower Route.
Our ship will remain in port overnight.
DAY 9: AMSTERDAM
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.