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Cologne, Germany

The Romantic Rhine Valley and Holland

Strasbourg to Amsterdam - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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Cruise through France, Germany, and Holland, contemplating the charming castles of the romantic Rhine Valley and the picturesque towns of Northern Europe. Observe the best of Northern Europe's highlights and experience three different countries history, traditions, and culture, on this 6-day river cruise. Begin your adventure in Strasbourg and cruise along the Rhine Valley, passing by towering castles and picturesque local towns. Visit captivating destinations, including the canals of old Strasbourg, the Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, the legendary Lorelei rock, and Volendam and Zaanse Schans.
La Petite district in StrasbourgEhrenfels Castle on Rhine River near RudesheimVineyard underneath the Niederwald Monument, Rudesheim, GermanyWestern Church with water canal view in AmsterdamCologne, Germany
  • Experience the romantic Rhine Valley and the legendary rock of the Lorelei
  • Discover the beautiful cities of Strasbourg, Rüdesheim, Cologne & Amsterdam
  • Sail along the Rhine observing numerous castles nestled among vineyards
  • Get off the ship for a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Strasbourg, France | Embark

Board your ship this evening and enjoy a welcome cocktail during the introductory presentation from the crew. Tonight, take a guided riverboat tour of the old city.

Day 2: Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Rudesheim. Once you have arrived join one of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: touristic train, tasting of the famous wines of the region and guided visit of the mechanical music cabinet museum.

DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

In the evening, enjoy time at leisure to discover the Drosselgassse.

Day 3: Cologne | Dusseldorf

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning cruise on the most beautiful part of the romantic Rhine River. Observe numerous castles nestled among the famous vineyards, and the legendary Lorelei rock. Then cruise to Cologne, the oldest big city in Germany. Get off the ship and discover the city with your onboard host/hostess. Head off once again to Dusseldorf and enjoy your gala evening on board. 

Day 4: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The day will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Amsterdam by night in a river boat.

Day 5: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy a guided visit of Amsterdam, one of the most extraordinary small cities in the world. From its canals to its world-famous through its many sights and attractions historical museums, Amsterdam is one of the most surprising European capitals. Join one of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: visit of Amsterdam and its diamond merchants.

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

In the afternoon, visit the Keukenhof Gardens (open from 24th March until 16th May). The others months, join a guided visit of Volendam and Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 6: Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.


MS Victor Hugo

MS Victor Hugo sailing along the Tisza
MS Victor Hugo reception
MS Victor Hugo Lounge

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28 Cabins with high windows (27 twins, 1 double cabin) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
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17 cabins with picture windows with sliding top section (16 twins, 1 double cabin) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.


For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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 in the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-The assistance of our onboard host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance)
-All port fees.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Personal expenses.
-Possible fuel surcharges

You must have a valid national identity card or passport to travel. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.



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