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2018 2019
FROM $ 3,185 per person

From Basel to Amsterdam : The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

9 Days - BCA_AIPP
# Description

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.

 

 

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All inclusive on board

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 in lounge and bar
  • 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
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature
    • Basel and its rich cultural offer
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(2)
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
  • This cruise exists with a biking-adapted program, ref. BCA_BIKAIP

Cruise

Day 1

BASEL

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Day 2

BASEL - SCHAFFHAUSEN - BASEL

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel.
This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland.
DISCOVERY: Hike around and mini-cruise to the foot of the Rhine Falls.
Enjoy an evening of dancing before our ship departs towards Breisach.

Day 3

BREISACH

Enjoy time at leisure in Breisach, a city along the Rhine. The romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral overlooks this lovely German town with a European feel.
This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(2).
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. Our tour will take us through exceptional landscapes, orchards, small medieval villages and along the Rhine.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4

BREISACH - STRASBOURG

We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital.
DISCOVERY: Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral.
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz.

Day 5

MAINZ - KOBLENZ

Join us for the 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.

Day 6

KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF

We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an 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 evening and dinner. 

Day 7

DÜSSELDORF - XANTEN - NIJMEGEN - AMSTERDAM

Join us on an 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 8

AMSTERDAM

This morning, join us for the 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 excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(1).
Outside the opening dates of the park, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Haarlem.
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the Flower Route.

Day 9

AMSTERDAM

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

Dates & Prices

Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2018
Departure 06/28/2018
Arrival 07/06/2018
FROM $ 3,185 per person
Ship : MS Douce France Anchors : 5
Departure 07/14/2018
Arrival 07/22/2018
FROM $ 3,185 per person
Ship : MS Douce France Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 07/30/2018
Arrival 08/07/2018
FROM $ 3,185 per person
Ship : MS Douce France Anchors : 5
Departure 08/15/2018
Arrival 08/23/2018
FROM $ 3,185 per person
Ship : MS Douce France Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 08/29/2018
Arrival 09/06/2018
FROM $ 4,936 per person
Ship : MS Douce France Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 09/14/2018
Arrival 09/22/2018
FROM $ 3,185 per person
Ship : MS Douce France Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

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 - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

9 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Basel Hike around the Rhine falls Bike tour in the Kaiserstuhl Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Touring the Rhineland vineyards Cologne The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Amst...
Discovery

Guided tour of Basel

We'll travel by coach to the city center for a guided foot tour of Basel. While strolling, you'll discover the longstanding Grossbasel section and its numerous passages and medieval monuments: the protestant cathedral (Basler Münster), viewed as one...

Duration 3h00

Hike around the Rhine Falls

Admire the largest waterfall in Europe up close and feel the force of the roaring falls. A boat will bring us to the mighty rock located virtually in the middle of the waterfall. We'll continue on a hike (approximately 1.5 hours) around the falls...

Duration 5h00

Bike tour in the Kaiserstuhl

Leaving from Breisach, take a bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. The landscapes and wildlife located in this volcanic region are exceptional. We'll cross the orchards in Achkarren and the small village of...

Duration 3h00

Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral

Discover the unknown, out-of-the-way, and secret places holding the hidden treasures of the Alsatian capital. At the end of our tour, we'll climb the 330 steps taking us to the top of the city's cathedral. Along the way up the spiral staircas...

Duration 4h00

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 ride, where we'll be able to take in the magnif...

Duration 3h30

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 and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 5h00

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, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h00

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 in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00

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 extending on 32 hectares (79 acres). You'll be...

Duration 4h00
9 Shore excursions
Included in tour package       Basel The Rhine Falls Colmar and the Unterliden museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Cologne The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Amsterdam and its dia...
Classic

Guided tour of Basel

We'll travel by coach to the city center for a guided foot tour of Basel. While strolling, you'll discover the longstanding Grossbasel section and its numerous passages and medieval monuments: the protestant cathedral (Basler Münster), viewed as one...

Duration 3h00

Excursion to the Rhine Falls

We'll leave by coach for an excursion to the Rhine Falls. The Rhine Falls are among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. You'll also discover the Laufen Castle, and its impressive view overlooking the rumbling falls.     Duration : app...

Duration 5h00

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 neighborhood of "Little Venice” and visi...

Duration 4h00

Panoramic tour of the European Institutions and guided walking tour

Departure for a guided visit of the European Capital. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the town, which will take us through many of the town's districts, particularly the "German Quarter” (around the Place de La République) and the Eur...

Duration 3h00

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 centuries, the top architects and sculptors created...

Duration 2h30

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 and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 5h00

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, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h00

Amsterdam

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 historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00

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 extending on 32 hectares (79 acres). You'll be...

Duration 4h00
9 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Basel The Rhine Falls Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Mainz and Gutenberg Museum Cologne Amsterdam and its diamond merchants Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Haarle...
Classic

Guided tour of Basel

We'll travel by coach to the city center for a guided foot tour of Basel. While strolling, you'll discover the longstanding Grossbasel section and its numerous passages and medieval monuments: the protestant cathedral (Basler Münster), viewed as one...

Duration 3h00

Excursion to the Rhine Falls

We'll leave by coach for an excursion to the Rhine Falls. The Rhine Falls are among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland. You'll also discover the Laufen Castle, and its impressive view overlooking the rumbling falls.     Duration : app...

Duration 5h00

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 neighborhood of "Little Venice” and visi...

Duration 4h00

Panoramic tour of the European Institutions and guided walking tour

Departure for a guided visit of the European Capital. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the town, which will take us through many of the town's districts, particularly the "German Quarter” (around the Place de La République) and the Eur...

Duration 3h00

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 centuries, the top architects and sculptors created...

Duration 2h30

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 and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 5h00

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, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h00

Amsterdam

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 historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Haarlem

Departure by coach in the company of your guides towards Haarlem. Known as the "City of Flowers”, Haarlem has for centuries been the main production and export center for tulip bulbs. This charming town has been an inspiration for generations o...

Duration 3h00
10 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Basel Hike around the Rhine falls Bike tour in the Kaiserstuhl Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Touring the Rhineland vineyards Cologne The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Amst...
Discovery

Guided tour of Basel

We'll travel by coach to the city center for a guided foot tour of Basel. While strolling, you'll discover the longstanding Grossbasel section and its numerous passages and medieval monuments: the protestant cathedral (Basler Münster), viewed as one...

Duration 3h00

Hike around the Rhine Falls

Admire the largest waterfall in Europe up close and feel the force of the roaring falls. A boat will bring us to the mighty rock located virtually in the middle of the waterfall. We'll continue on a hike (approximately 1.5 hours) around the falls...

Duration 5h00

Bike tour in the Kaiserstuhl

Leaving from Breisach, take a bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. The landscapes and wildlife located in this volcanic region are exceptional. We'll cross the orchards in Achkarren and the small village of...

Duration 3h00

Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral

Discover the unknown, out-of-the-way, and secret places holding the hidden treasures of the Alsatian capital. At the end of our tour, we'll climb the 330 steps taking us to the top of the city's cathedral. Along the way up the spiral staircas...

Duration 4h00

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 ride, where we'll be able to take in the magnif...

Duration 3h30

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 and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 5h00

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, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h00

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 in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00

Guided bike tour of Haarlem and the sand dunes along the flower route

We'll leave for Haarlem by coach or train. This charming bike tour will show you another side of the delightful Netherlands: the country landscapes, sand dunes, beaches and ocean. We'll finish up in Bloemendaal, one of the ritziest seaside re...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Haarlem

Departure by coach in the company of your guides towards Haarlem. Known as the "City of Flowers”, Haarlem has for centuries been the main production and export center for tulip bulbs. This charming town has been an inspiration for generations o...

Duration 3h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Douce France

2 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) In 2018, the Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March 22nd to May 13th.

(2) The museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced by a visit to the Hansi Museum instead.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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