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Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS France
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On this seven-day voyage onboard MS France, discover the unique charm of the lovely Rhine River. Discover Amsterdam, the Keukenhof Gardens, Cologne, Rüdesheim, and Heidelberg. Daily land excursions take you to Holland's architectural masterpieces, world-renowned museums, enchanting cities, luscious vineyards, and charming and towering European castles.
Bicycles on a bridge over the canal.Enjoy the parks of AmsterdamEhrenfels Castle on Rhine River near RudesheimInternational Lyceum of Pontonniers in StrasbourgCologne, Germany
Highlights
  • Visit Amsterdam's city center and stroll around the Red Light District
  • Sail along the most beautiful section of the Rhine River
  • Observe Van Gogh and Picasso's paintings in the Kröller-Müller Museum
  • Make a stop at the Heidelberg Castle and observe the Renaissance ruins
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Amsterdam | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Amsterdam at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Join on a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night. 

Day 2: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam in the historic heart of this beautiful capital city.

DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam. Explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.

In the afternoon, visit the Keukenhof Gardens. Outside the opening dates of the park, excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please. 

Day 3: Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Visit the Kröller Müller museum

DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Day 4: Cologne | Königswinter

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, spend the morning cruising to Cologne.

In the afternoon, discover the old town on your own, or take a tour of the old sections of Cologne. 

Day 5: Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, the ship will cruise through the morning. When you arrive in Rudesheim, join an excursion on a tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. 

Day 6: Mannheim | Heidelberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, sail to Mannheim. In the afternoon, join a coach excursion to visit Heidelberg, a symbol of German Romanticism. Go back on board for a gala dinner and evening. 

Day 7: Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Today, enjoy an early buffet breakfast on board before you arrive in Strasbourg, where you'll disembark and start your journey back home.

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Restaurant on the MS France

Dates & Prices

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$1,906
Cabins on the MS France
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Main Deck
50 cabins (44 twins, 4 triple cabins, 1 single cabin) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Main Deck A
20 double cabins - equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS France
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Upper Deck
28 cabins all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) Open from March 21th to May 10th, 2020. The opening dates are subject to change by Keukenhof Flower Park. (2) Depending on available mooring, the stopover at Krefeld can be replaced with a stopover at Duisburg. (3) Except on Mondays: optional visit of the Dutch open -air museum in Arnhem. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.Valid information for year 2020

This offer includes :
-Your cruise from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-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
-On board entertainment
-Assistance from our on board multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees

-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list
-Champagne at the bar -drinks 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.
Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
  • Air-conditioning
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers

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