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Historical Delfshaven in Rotterdam

Holland and the Romantic Rhine Route all the way to the Danube

Example 19 Day Cruise aboard MS Symphonie
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From Antwerp to Vienna, discover the Netherlands, land of the tulips, mills and cheese. Through this cruise and its excursions, we invite you to discover the authentic Holland, with many canals and cities which have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage. You will also sail along the Rhine all the way to the Danube and discover some of the most picturesque and unique German towns such as Rüdesheim and Heidelberg. Enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Antwerp
Day 2 : Antwerp | Rotterdam
Day 3 : Rotterdam | Amsterdam
Day 4 : Amsterdam
Day 5 : Amsterdam
Day 6 : Amsterdam
Day 7 : Nijmegen | Krefeld
Day 8 : Krefeld | Cologne | Koenigswinter
Day 9 : Koenigswinter | Rüdesheim
Day 10 : Rüdesheim | Mannheim
Day 11 : Strasbourg
Day 12 : Mainz | Frankfurt
Day 13 : Miltenberg | Wertheim
Day 14 : Wertheim | Würzburg
Day 15 : Schweinfurt | Rothenburg | Bamberg
Day 16 : Bamberg | Nuremberg | Muhlhausen
Day 17 : Muhlhausen | Regensburg
Day 18 : Passau
Day 19 : Vienna | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore Holland & its traditions, the Romantic Rhine Valley and the Danube
  • Depart for a tour of Vienna by night, the capital & largest city of Austria
  • See springtime colors and delightful scents at the Keukenhof floral gardens
  • Visit Amsterdam's city center and stroll around the Red Light District

Ship

MS Symphonie

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Historical Delfshaven in Rotterdam Visit charming Passau Passau at sunset, Germany La Petite district in Strasbourg Cologne, Germany

Day 1 Antwerp

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Antwerp at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by a tour of the old city in the company of your hostess. 

Day 2 Antwerp | Rotterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Day spent cruising. The cruise will cross small inland seas and immense locks to reach Rotterdam in the evening. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening.

Day 3 Rotterdam | Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning spent cruising to Utrecht. Join us on an excursion for both packages: The Keukenhof gardens. During this time, the boat will continue to Amsterdam. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Amsterdam by night on board a river boat.

Day 4 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join the team for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour 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.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time and lunch on your own today to discover Amsterdam at your own pace! Feel free to go shopping or visit some of the most famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds or the Anne Frank House.
Note: Entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included

Day 6 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy free time in Amsterdam this morning. You can join the optional excursion of a bike tour of Amsterdam or guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant. In the afternoon, enjoy some more free time in Amsterdam. The evening is free to do as you please. Sail through the night to Nijmegen.

Join us for an optional excursion (not included in the packages): bike tour of Amsterdam or guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant.
In the afternoon, enjoy some more free time in Amsterdam. The evening is free to do as you please. We'll sail through the night to Nijmegen.

Day 7 Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join the excursion proposed:

CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum.

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

Spend this afternoon sailing towards Krefeld, reaching it in the evening.

Day 8 Krefeld | Cologne | Koenigswinter

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Cologne. Enjoy free time this afternoon, or take a tour of the old sections of Cologne. Then sail on to Koenigswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 9 Koenigswinter | Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship cruises during the morning towards Rüdesheim, reaching it in the late morning.
Join the excursion for both packages: Depart by tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
Tonight, enjoy free time to amble down the Drosselgasse, famous for its orchestras and cafes.

Day 10 Rüdesheim | Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail towards Mannheim this morning. In the afternoon, join the excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening. Cruise through the night to Strasbourg.

Day 11 Strasbourg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time and lunch on your own in Strasbourg today. Take advantage of this time to take in the charming sites and discover its unique cathedral as well as the quaint Petite France district and its canals. You can also choose to go shopping or visit some of the museums such as the Alsatian Museum, the Tomi Ungerer Museum or the Historical Museum (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included).
Cruise to Mainz and enjoy dinner on board tonight.

Day 12 Mainz | Frankfurt

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Mainz in the morning. This city lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present. Tour the city with your hostess before sailing on towards Frankfurt. This afternoon, join the excursion for both packages: A sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, largest financial center in continental Europe, and ascent of the Main Tower. Return on board and cruise towards Miltenberg.

Day 13 Miltenberg | Wertheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stop over in Miltenberg early in the morning for some free time to visit this peaceful town. Then cruise to Wertheim. Upon arrival, enjoy some more free time to explore this charming medieval town on your own before returning to the ship.

Day 14 Wertheim | Würzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Karlstadt. Upon arrival, join the excursion for both packages: visit Würzburg and the Residenz, former residence of the prince-bishops. Return on board in Würzburg and start sailing towards Schweinfurt. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 15 Schweinfurt | Rothenburg | Bamberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Schweinfurt early this morning. Join the excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river - its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road. Return on board afterwards and sail on towards Bamberg while enjoying onboard entertainment.

Day 16 Bamberg | Nuremberg | Muhlhausen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship sails on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal towards Nuremberg. Upon arrival, join the excursion for both packages: guided tour of Nuremberg, a melting pot of cultural highlights, and tasting of its famous gingerbread. This old town and market place are surrounded with Gothic-style buildings and half-timbered houses. Return on board and sail towards Muhlhausen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 17 Muhlhausen | Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Kelheim. Join the excursion to Regensburg, the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic center is seeping with two centuries of history. Return to the ship in Regensburg. Enjoy an evening of entertainment as you sail through the night to Passau.

Day 18 Passau

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Upon reaching Passau, enjoy time on your own or join our hostess for a discovery tour of the town. Afterwards, return on board and sail on to Vienna. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening. The ship continues cruising through the night.

Day 19 Vienna | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Vienna early this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 

MS Symphonie

Per person starting at
$6,489
Cabins on the MS Symphonie
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Main Deck
51 cabins (35 twins, 9 double cabins, 2 single cabins, 4 triple cabins, 1 suite), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS Symphonie
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Upper Deck
28 cabins (23 twins, 5 double cabins), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

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

This offer includes
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D5 and D11) - on board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - on board entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - 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 from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - visits, guides and entrance fees in Amsterdam on D5 and in Strasbourg on D11 - lunch on D5 and D11 - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

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

(1) Open from March 21st to May 19th, 2019.

(2) Depending on an 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 the year 2019
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