This 8-day Rhine River cruise explores the treasures of art, music, food, culture, and history of Holland and Germany. Sail through the heart of beautiful and historic European cities passing by charming villages, windmills, magnificent cathedrals, and one of Europe's most amazing gardens. Explore the hotspots of Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Cologne, Radesheim, Boppard and Dasseldorf as you enjoy the warm and convival atmosphere of the MS Gérard Schmitter.
Day 1 : Amsterdam | Embark Day 2 : Kinderdijk | Rotterdam | Nijmegen Day 3 : Nijmegen | Cologne Day 4 : Cologne | Koblenz Day 5 : Valley of the Rhine | Rudesheim | Boppard Day 6 : Dusseldorf Day 7 : Amsterdam Day 8 : Amsterdam | Disembark
Join a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night
Visit on foot the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park
Experience a tourist train tour tasting the famous wines of the region
Board the MS Gérard Schmitter at the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend the presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board and join a canal boat tourof enchanting Amsterdam at night, nicknamed "the northern Venice". Sail to Kinderdijk during the night.
Early in the morning, arrive in Cologne. Enjoy a guided visit of this lovely city, dominated by its magnificent Gothic cathedral (exterior only). Then spend the afternoon sailing to Koblenz where you can have a free evening to explore the city.
Spend the morning sailing to Rüdesheim. Cruise through the romantic Rhine Valley and pass through the legendary Lorelei Rock. Enjoy some free time in Rüdesheim or join a tourist train excursion, tasting some of the famous wines of the region and taking a guided tour of the mechanical music cabinet museum. As a supplement, enjoy walking through the vineyards in Rudesheim. Cruise to Boppard and in the evening get off the ship to discover this charming city with your accompanist.
Spend the morning cruising towards Amsterdam. Afternoon excursions proposed in this destination are a guided visit of Amsterdam by coach and visit to a diamond merchant, or a bike tour in Amsterdam exploring and learning about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites. Tonight return to the ship and enjoy a festive gala evening.
Day 8 Amsterdam | Disembark
Enjoy an early breakfast on board before disembarking the ship.
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25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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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.
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41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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) The visit of the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem is optional.
This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D8
- 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
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from your onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees
This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list
- 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.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.