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Cologne's famous cathedral at sunset from the Rhine.

Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

Amsterdam-Strasbourg - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
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On this 7-day cruise of the romantic Rhine River, visit quaint villages, beautiful gardens, lush vineyards and towering castles, all from the comfort of the MS Gérard Schmitter as you cruise from Amsterdam to Strasbourg. You will also have chances to dive into history and art at museums and explore some of Holland's most iconic architecture. From Amsterdam to Strasbourg, sail along the Rhine and discover the world's largest flower garden at the Hoge Veluwe Nature Park, not forgetting the Kröller Müller Museum, home to Van Gogh's second largest collection. Enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Cruise along the romantic Rhine, passing Koblenz and the Lorelei rock
  • Stroll at the world famous open-air restaurants and taverns of Drosselgasse
  • Stop at the Kröller MÜller museum, home of Picasso and Van Gogh's paintings
  • Observe the architectural treasures of Amsterdam's historic heart

Ship

MS Gérard Schmitter

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Cologne's famous cathedral at sunset from the Rhine. Visit unique European towns Schloss Neuschwanstein overlooks the green countryside A building sits in the middle of the river Visit charming Passau
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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, you'll meet your crew at a welcome cocktail. Join an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night.

Day 2 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the excursions proposed:
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. Outside the opening dates of the park, excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please. Your ship will cruise to Nijmegen through the night.

Day 3 Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum.
DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Day 4 Krefeld | Cologne | Koenigswinter

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising. The afternoon is free to do as you please, or take a tour of the old sections of Cologne.

Day 5 Koenigswinter | Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship will cruise during the morning. When you arrive in Rüdesheim, join an 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.

Day 6 Rüdesheim | Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
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MS Gérard Schmitter

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Per person starting at
$2,329
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

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

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

(1) Except on Mondays: optional visit of the Dutch open -air museum in Arnhem. 
(2) Depending on 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
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from our onboard 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.
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