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Rhine Highlights

From Amsterdam to Basel, journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury. Witness Amsterdam's famous canals to enjoying a sublime classical concert.

8 Day
From (AUD)
$ 4,345
  • 2019 Amsterdam > Basel

    The legendary Rhine River

    Cruise the length of the Rhine from the North Sea to the Swiss Alps in all-inclusive luxury.

    Begin your journey in Amsterdam and explore the maze of historic streets and canals. Cruise past impressive castles and the stunning Rhine Gorge, stroll through Cologne and marvel at its famous cathedral. Take in Koblenz, visit Strasbourg and venture on to Basel in Switzerland.

    Tour Code:

    AMBC

    Duration:

    8 Days

    Departure City:

    Amsterdam

    Return City:

    Basel

  • 8 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Amsterdam

      Your journey into wonder begins in this fascinating and compact harbour city. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Explore Amsterdam on a guided walking tour pausing along the way to sample the Dutch delicacy, herring. Or cruise the iconic canals that have made Amsterdam world famous. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and quaint wooden church, before heading to the equally charming village of Edam.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Cologne
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a scenic ride on the oldest cog railway in Germany and discover splendid Drachenburg Castle, or stroll through Cologne and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Koblenz
      Freechoice

      Take a guided tour of Koblenz, straddling two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River. Cochem will make you feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale and you’ll be able to explore this charming city on a guided tour including a visit to Reichsburg Castle. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of the fine wines of this region or take a guided cycling tour.

      Sundowners

      Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in a scenic location.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Baden Baden

      Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a spa town famous for its Roman baths.

      Freechoice

      Join your local guide on a tour of this picturesque town and tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Mannheim
      Freechoice

      Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or join a guide for an orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by leisure time.

      Enrich

      Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other and a chance to create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Strasbourg
      Freechoice

      Visit Strasbourg, discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Or explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Basel

      After a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich Airport for your onward or homebound flight. You’ll be taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you. Please schedule flights to depart after 10am in Basel and 11.30am in Zurich.

      Meals included: Breakfast