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Picturesque Holland and the magnificent valley of the romantic Rhine

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
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Join an 8-day river cruise experience from Holland to Germany, sailing through the charming waterways of the Rhine River. Begin and finish your river voyage in Amsterdam, the City of Diamonds, and sail the sparkling Rhine making stops in Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Cologne, Radesheim, Boppard and Dasseldorf. Discover charming quaint villages, pass by towering castles, stop at world-renowned museums, and explore the treasures of Europe's vibrant cities. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam | Embark
Day 2 : Kinderdijk | Rotterdam | Nijmegen
Day 3 : Nijmegen | Cologne
Day 4 : Cologne | Koblenz
Day 5 : Rudesheim | The Romantic Rhine | Boppard
Day 6 : Düsseldorf
Day 7 : Dusseldorf | Amsterdam
Day 8 : Amsterdam | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stop at the Kröller-Müller museum, home of Van Gogh's largest collection
  • Cruise through the Rhine Valley and pass by the legendary Lorelei rock
  • Join an excursion to the Keukenhof park, known as the Garden of Europe

Ship

MS Gérard Schmitter

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips German town on the river. Visit unique European towns A cathedral at sunset from the Rhine in Cologne Keukenhof Gardens

Day 1 Amsterdam | Embark

Board the MS Gérard Schmitter in the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board and join a canal boat tour of the enchanting Amsterdam at night, nicknamed "the northern Venice". Then sail to Kinderdijk during the night. 

Day 2 Kinderdijk | Rotterdam | Nijmegen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join a foot excursion to visit the windmills of Kinderdijk, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage. Afterwards, spend the afternoon sailing to Nijmegen. 

Day 3 Nijmegen | Cologne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join one of the excursions proposed: 

CLASSIC: visit the Kröller Müller museum. 

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

Spend the afternoon cruising to Cologne.

Day 4 Cologne | Koblenz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, arrive in Cologne. Set off for a guided visit of this lovely city, dominated by its magnificent Gothic cathedral (exterior only). Then spend the afternoon sailing to Koblenz and enjoy a free evening to explore the city.

Day 5 Rudesheim | The Romantic Rhine | Boppard

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising across the romantic Rhine River. Join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: set off by tourist train, enjoy some tasting of the famous wines of the region and have a guided tour of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.

DISCOVERY: hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

Arrive in Boppard. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please, so why not join your on-board hostess on a guided visit to the town?

Day 6 Düsseldorf

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join one of the excursions proposed: 

CLASSIC: guided visit on foot of Düsseldorf.

DISCOVERY: visit Dusseldorf and the Rheinturm.

Day 7 Dusseldorf | Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
 This afternoon, join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: guided visit of Amsterdam and visit to diamond merchants.

DISCOVERY: bike tour in Amsterdam. Explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites. 

Tonight enjoy the exclusive gala dinner and evening on board.

Day 8 Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy an early buffet breakfast on board before disembarking the ship.

MS Gérard Schmitter

Per person starting at
$2,577
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) When the ship is moored at Kinderdijk, a transfer by coach will be necessary. Supplement to be paid on board (see rates on the excursions list).
(2) Except on Monday, optional visit of the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem.

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks, including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served on board at your table and from the bar (excluding 
champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-CLASSIC excursions mentioned in the program
-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.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list
-Champagne
-Drinks during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-The supplement for the DISCOVERY package
-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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