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From Amsterdam to Vienna: Holland, the Romantic Rhine, and the Danube

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard MS Symphonie
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From Amsterdam to Vienna, join this cultural 15-day cruise across Holland, along the Romantic Rhine Route all the way to the Danube. You'll discover quaint towns and fascinating sites such as Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Nuremberg or the majestic Keukenhof Gardens.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Discover the old town of Cologne an enchanting ancient Roman city
  • Cruise through the beautiful Romantic Rhine Valley
  • Explore Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills
  • Visit Nuremberg, a melting pot of cultural highlights

Ship

MS Symphonie

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam Vineyard underneath the Niederwald Monument, Rudesheim, Germany Cologne, Germany International Lyceum of Pontonniers in Strasbourg Vienna Opera House, Austria

Day 1 Amsterdam | Embark

Possibility of a transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Amsterdam (for an extra fee). Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Amsterdam at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced to your crew at a welcome cocktail. Take 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. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.

In the afternoon, visit the Keukenhof Gardens. The ship will cruise to Nijmegen through the night.

Day 3 Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Nijmegen early this morning. Today's excursion options are:
Classic: Visit 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 night.

Day 4 Krefeld | Cologne | Koenigswinter

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this morning cruising towards Cologne. Enjoy some free time or discover the old town of this ancient Roman city, do not miss out on the cathedral whose completion took five centuries. Continue sailing towards Koenigswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5 Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As the ship cruises through the beautiful Romantic Rhine Valley, sit back and admire the castles, historic towns, vineyards and of course the landscapes surrounding the famous Lorelei Rock, a legend which continues to inspire numerous writers, painters and composers alike. Reach Rüdesheim at the end of the afternoon.

Upon arrival, enjoy some free time or depart by tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.

Tonight, take advantage of some free time to amble down the Drosselgasse, famous for its bands and cafes.

Day 6 Speyer OR Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship cruise to Mannheim during the morning. This afternoon, visit to Heidelberg. Tonight enjoy your unique gala dinner and evening onboard.  
Cruise through the night to Strasbourg.

Day 7 Strasbourg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 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 8 Mainz | Frankfurt

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Mainz in the morning. Ths 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, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, the largest financial center in continental Europe, and an ascent of the Main Tower.

Return on board and cruise towards Miltenberg.

Day 9 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 10 Wertheim | Würzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Karlstadt. Upon arrival, 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 11 Schweinfurt | Rothenburg | Bamberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Schweinfurt early this morning. Enjoy 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 and sail on towards Bamberg while enjoying onboard entertainment.

Day 12 Bamberg | Nuremberg | Muhlhausen

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

Day 13 Muhlhausen | Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards 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 14 Passau

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

Day 15 Vienna | Disembark

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

MS Symphonie

Per person starting at
$4,553
MS Symphonie Main Deck Single
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Main Deck Single
2 single cabins, equipped with TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
MS Symphonie Main Deck
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Main Deck
32 double cabins, equipped with TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
MS Symphonie Main Deck Suite
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Main Deck Suite
1 spacious and comfortable cabin suite equipped with one double bed, private bathroom with shower and bath products, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and radio. Located on the main deck, it offers a panoramic view of the landscapes.
MS Symphonie Upper Deck Single
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Upper Deck Single
2 single cabins, equipped with TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
MS Symphonie Upper Deck
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Upper Deck
17 cabins (16 double cabin, and 1 cabin for people with reduced mobility), TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
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Upper Deck Suite
Spacious and comfortable suite with three beds, private bathroom with shower and bath products, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and radio. Located on the upper deck, it offers a panoramic view of the landscapes.

Notes

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

Inclusions: 
-Your cruise from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D7)
-Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
-Accommodation in a double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Onboard entertainment
-The assistance of the onboard host/hostess
--Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala dinner
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees.

This offer does not include
-Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Visits, guides, and entrances fees in Strasbourg on D7
-Lunch on D7
-Personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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