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2018 2019
FROM $ 2,850 PP

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

9 Days - ACB_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

AMSTERDAM - EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG - BREISACH - BASEL

From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover 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. To end your cruise in beauty we give you the sublime Rhine Falls.

 

Croisi +
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 Holland to the Three Countries Bridge, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(2)
    • Basel and its rich cultural offer
    • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature
  • This cruise exists with a biking-adapted program, ref. ACB_BIKAIP

Cruise

Day 1

AMSTERDAM

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

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, guided tour of Haarlem.
We'll return on board in Amsterdam for an evening of dancing. Our ship will cruise to Wesel through the night.

Day 3

EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF

Our ship will cruise to Emmerich-am-Rhein. This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. We'll return on board in Wesel and spend the afternoon cruising to Düsseldorf. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4

DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ

We'll depart early this morning for Cologne. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne. Our cruise will then continue along the Rhine to Koblenz. In the evening, enjoy some free time to stroll through the town towards the famous Deutsches Eck.

Day 5

KOBLENZ - MAINZ

We'll cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River all the way to Mainz, reaching it in the afternoon. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
Enjoy an evening of dancing after dinner. Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.

Day 6

STRASBOURG - BREISACH

We'll arrive in Strasbourg in the 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.
We'll return on board after our tour and cruise to Breisach. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7

BREISACH - BASEL

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.
Afterwards, we'll cruise to Basel. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 8

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 entertainment.

Day 9

BASEL

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

Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 04/06/2019
Arrival 04/14/2019
FROM $ 2,850 PP
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/22/2019
Arrival 05/30/2019
FROM $ 3,265 PP
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/07/2019
Arrival 06/15/2019
FROM $ 3,265 PP
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/07/2019
Arrival 07/15/2019
FROM $ 3,105 PP
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/08/2019
Arrival 08/16/2019
FROM $ 3,105 PP
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

* 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 Amsterdam by bike(1) The Keukenhof gardens The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Cologne Touring the Rhineland vineyards Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Bike tour in the Kaiserstuhl Bas...
Price per pers. $ 676.00 Before departure $ 792.00 On board
Discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
9 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Amsterdam and its diamond merchants Haarlem Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Cologne Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum Basel The Rhine Falls
Price per pers. $ 561.00 Before departure $ 658.00 On board
Classic

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

Amsterdam and diamond producer

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

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

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

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

Strasbourg: 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 Rép...

Duration 3h00

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

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
8 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Amsterdam by bike(1) Haarlem The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Cologne Touring the Rhineland vineyards Bird's eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral Bike tour in the Kaiserstuhl Basel Hike arou...
Price per pers. $ 664.00 Before departure $ 776.00 On board
Discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
9 Shore excursions
Included in tour package     Amsterdam and its diamond merchants The Keukenhof gardens The Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem Cologne Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum Strasbourg and the European Institutions Colmar and the Unterliden...
Price per pers. $ 575.00 Before departure $ 674.00 On board
Classic

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

Amsterdam and diamond producer

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

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

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

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

Strasbourg: 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 Rép...

Duration 3h00

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

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

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Douce France

PREMIUM - 2 Decks

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

(1) In 2019, the Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March 21st to May 19th.

(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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