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Cologne, Germany

Northern Europe: Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

Amsterdam to Strasbourg - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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Delight yourself with all the beauty and charm of Amsterdam, the Keukenhof gardens, Cologne, Rüdesheim, and Heidelberg, on this spectacular 7-day cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo. Enjoy daily land excursions visiting Holland's architectural treasures, explore world-renowned museums, stroll through the most enchanting cities, pass along lush vineyards, and observe charming and towering European castles.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam
Day 3 : Nijmegen | Krefeld
Day 4 : Cologne | Koenigswinter
Day 5 : Rüdesheim
Day 6 : Mannheim | Heidelberg
Day 7 : Strasbourg | Disembark


  • Explore and learn about all the must-see sites of Amsterdam on bike
  • Visit the historic Kröller Müller museum 
  • Take the tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar at Rudesheim
  • Admire the charming architecture of Strasbourg


MS Victor Hugo

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

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Trip Snapshots

Cologne, Germany Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam Bicycles are a part of everyday life in Europe Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim La Petite district in Strasbourg

Day 1 Amsterdam | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Amsterdam in the early evening. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Enjoy a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

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

Discovery: Bike tour of Amsterdam. Be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites. 

In the afternoon, visit the Keukenhof Gardens (open from mid-March until mid-May). In the other months, excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a free evening or an optional trip to the city center for a stroll around the Red Light District.

Day 3 Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional excursions proposed: 

Classic: Visit the Kröller Müller museum 

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

Day 4 Cologne | Koenigswinter

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, enjoy some free time or take a tour of the old sections of Cologne.

Day 5 Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise through Rüdesheim, enjoy some time sightseeing on your own, or join an optional tour 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
Your ship cruises during the morning. Enjoy some free time or join an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is your gala evening on board.

Day 7 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking this morning.

MS Victor Hugo

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Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Main Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 3 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (18 twins, 2 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

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

(1) On Mondays the visit to the Kröller MÜller museum is not available, instead, choose an optional visit of the Dutch open-air museum in Arnhem.
(2) Depending on an available mooring, the stopover at Krefeld can be replaced with a stopover at Duisburg.

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.

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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