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Cologne, Germany

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

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard MS Beethoven
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From Amsterdam to Vienna, join us for a cultural 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: a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : AMSTERDAM | EMBARK
Day 2 : AMSTERDAM
Day 3 : NIJMEGEN | KREFELD(2)
Day 4 : KREFELD | COLOGNE | KOENIGSWINTER
Day 5 : KOENIGSWINTER | RÜDESHEIM
Day 6 : RUDESHEIM | 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 : REGENSBURG | PASSAU
Day 15 : PASSAU | VIENNA | DISMEBARK

Highlights

  • Discover Holland and its traditions, the Romantic Rhine Valley and Danube
  • Get off the ship for a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night
  • Join a train excursion through Rudesheim and taste the region famous wines
  • Stop over in the peaceful and charming medieval town of Miltenberg

Ship

MS Beethoven

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Cologne, Germany Strasbourg at dusk Passau at sunset, Germany Night in Vienna. Vienna Opera House, Austria

Day 1 AMSTERDAM | EMBARK

Possibility of a transfer by coach(5) from Strasbourg to Amsterdam (for an extra fee). Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Amsterdam at 6:00 p.m. After settling into the cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail and meet the crews. Join an excursion for a canal boat tour to the enchanting Amsterdam at night.

Day 2 AMSTERDAM

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, the excursions proposed are:
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, join an excursion for a visit the Keukenhof Gardens.

The ship cruises to Nijmegen through the night.

Day 3 NIJMEGEN | KREFELD(2)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship reaches the Nijmegen early this morning. The excursions proposed are:
CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum(3).
DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park(3).

Spend the afternoon sailing towards Krefeld, reaching it in the night.

Day 4 KREFELD | COLOGNE | KOENIGSWINTER

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

Day 5 KOENIGSWINTER | 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 of your free time or join an excursion for a ride 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 RUDESHEIM | SPEYER or MANNHEIM

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship cruises to Mannheim during the morning. This afternoon, join an excursion for a visit to Heidelberg. Enjoy the gala dinner and evening onboard. Cruise through the night to Strasbourg.

Day 7 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).

Then cruise to Mainz and enjoy the dinner on board tonight.

Day 8 MAINZ | FRANKFURT

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Mainz in the morning. This city lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present. Take a tour to the city with a hostess before sailing on towards Frankfurt. This afternoon, join an excursion for a sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, the largest financial center in continental Europe, and the ascent of the Main Tower. Then, 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 again to Wertheim. Upon arrival, enjoy some more your 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
The ship sails to Karlstadt. Upon arrival, join an excursion for a visit to Würzburg and the Residenz, former residence of the prince-bishops. Then, return on board in Würzburg and start sailing towards Schweinfurt. Enjoy the entertainment onboard this evening.

Day 11 SCHWEINFURT | ROTHENBURG | BAMBERG

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reach Schweinfurt early this morning. Join an excursion for 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. Then return on board afterward and sail on towards Bamberg while enjoying the entertainment onboard.

Day 12 BAMBERG | NUREMBERG | MUHLHAUSEN

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship sails on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal towards Nuremberg. Upon arrival, join an excursion for a guided tour to 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. Then, return on board and sail towards Muhlhausen. Enjoy the entertainment onboard this evening.

Day 13 MUHLHAUSEN | REGENSBURG

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship cruise towards the Kelheim. Join an 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. Then return to the ship in Regensburg. Enjoy the entertainment onboard this evening as we sail through the night to Passau.

Day 14 REGENSBURG | PASSAU

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

Day 15 PASSAU | VIENNA | DISMEBARK

  • 1 Breakfast
Reach the Vienna, Austria early this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.

MS Beethoven

Per person starting at
$4,153
MS Beethoven
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Main Deck
21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Beethoven
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Middle Deck
27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
42 cabins (40 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

This offer includes
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 our special lists) - accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - the assistance of our onboard host/hostess - excursions included in the package selected - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

This offer does not include
Drinks from our 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.

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 26th to May 17th, 2020.

(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 dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.Valid information for year 2020
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