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The Romantic Rhine Valley and Holland

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
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Contemplate the charming castles of the romantic Rhine Valley and the famous rock of the Lorelei, on this unique 6-day river cruise journey aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter. Cruise on the beautiful part of the Rhine River and enjoy daily land excursions in Strasbourg, Rudesheim, Cologne, Dusseldorf and Amsterdam.
Cologne, Germany
Highlights
  • Join a train excursion through Rudesheim and taste the region famous wines
  • Enjoy a free evening in Drosselgasse with its numerous cafés and bars
  • Observe numerous castles nestled among Germany's famous vineyards
  • Get off the ship for a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Strasbourg | Embark

Board the MS Gérard Schmitter at 6:00 p.m. in Strasbourg. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by a guided canal boat tour of old Strasbourg.

Day 2: Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising. Join the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Rüdesheim by touristic train, tasting of the famous wines of the region and guided visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rüdesheim
In the evening, enjoy time at leisure to discover the Drosselgassse.

Day 3: Cologne | Dusseldorf

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning cruise on the most beautiful part of the romantic Rhine River. Observe numerous castles nestled among the famous vineyards, and the legendary Lorelei rock. Then cruise to Cologne, the oldest big city in Germany. Get off the ship and discover the city with your onboard host/hostess. Head off once again to Dusseldorf and enjoy your gala evening on board. 

Day 4: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend all day cruising along the Rhine River up to Amsterdam, crossing the border in Emmerich. Then head on to Utrecht, reaching Amsterdam. Get off the ship for a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night. 

Day 5: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit of Amsterdam and its diamond merchants.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour in Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.
The afternoon, join an excursion for both packages: The Keukenhof floral gardens. Outside the opening dates of the park, guided visit of Volendam and Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 6: Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board and disembark around 9:00 a.m.

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Observe Rudesheim's famous vineyards Cologne, Germany City hall of Dusseldorf, Germany Old buildings in Amsterdam Keukenhof Gardens

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MS Gérard Schmitter

MS Gérard Schmitter on the Rhine River
Hall on the MS Gérard Schmitter
Lounge-bar on the MS Gérard Schmitter

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$1,652
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Main Deck
25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (16 twins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped of disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner D1 to lunch D6
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

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