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Many proclaim that there is no better way to explore Basel than on a river cruise. Effortlessly float between quaint villages, scenic countryside, and history-rich cities and destinations like Basel without unpacking your bags. Enjoy river cruises, cruises, biking, wine tasting, and luxury on a specialty Basel river cruise. Basel river cruises cost from $2,199 to $20,690 for a 5 to 18 days trip. Adventure Life's Basel cruise specialists can help you plan the perfect trip. Contact us to get started planning your trip now
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,059
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$9,090
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Rhine Highlights

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Crystal
  • Enjoy Europe’s Rhine river
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • Stroll through Cologne
  • Discover the history of Heidelberg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Admire some of the most charming towns of central Europe and cruise along the Rhine. Explore the canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s famous cathedral, tour Heidelberg Castle, relax in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden and stroll through romantic Strasbourg. Throughout the journey, relax …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$3,499
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$2,199
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Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • View the sites of Rüdesheim
  • Discover the Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit resplendent churches
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your ship in Amsterdam for a fantastic 8-day adventure, where you will explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,399
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud and stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$2,599
Savings
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Bike along the Rhine
  • Tour the canals of Amsterdam
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
This 8-day journey reveals the hidden treasures and magnificent gems of the Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Explore splendid cities and charming villages nestled between Basel and Amsterdam, home to timeless traditions that still remain intact.Enjoy daily excursions with a …
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Explore Basel
$9,490
2for1
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Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

Basel - Frankfurt - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Explore Ratstatt
  • Discover Rudesheim
  • Cruise along the Rhine Gorge
  • Step into Cochem
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day charming castles & vineyards cruise from Basel to Frankfurt aboard Scenic Pearl. Discover Breisach, a resilient town blending food, wine, and history. Ratstatt awaits with its Baroque charm amid the Black Forest. Indulge in a suite-delivered coffee and breakfast before …
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Cruise the rivers of Germany
$6,790
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Jewels of the Rhine

Zurich - Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Visit Heidelberg Castle
  • Take a walk to Heidelberg
  • Ride a cable car in Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the ship inBasel, Switzerland. First to explore in the list is the Black Forest, known for its cuckoo clocks and the live oompah bands. Here, visit a Black Forest village or hikepassing under an idyllic canopy of evergreens. In Strasbourg, be amazed by the ornate beauty ofMaison Kammerzell …
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Trier
$5,599
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Rhine & Moselle Delights - Cruise Only

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Explore “La Petite France”
  • Bike along the Rhine River
  • Discover Porta Nigra's secrets
  • Enjoy the fairytale town of Cochem
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the MS Amaprima on a exclusive cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Fairytales come to life as you find inspiration along the castle-laden Rhine and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle. From Basel, located exactly between the corners of three countries—Germany, France and …
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River through Koblenz Germany
$3,226
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From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Symphonie
  • Visit the spectacular Rhine Falls
  • Enjoy a free morning in Breisach
  • Admire the wine-growing region
  • Explore the Gutenberg Museum
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on an authentic and historically rich cruise on the MS Symphonie. Admire the Rhine Falls before exploring historic landmarks in locations like Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which tells a story from a …
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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$5,659
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The Enchanting Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amastella
  • Join a city tour of Zurich
  • Bike along Strasbourg
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
  • Visit the iconic Lion Monument
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonders of the Rhine River on this magnificent 8-day cruise. Start with a city tour of picturesque Zürich, followed by two nights in this magical city, then enjoy a scenic drive to Vitznau on Lake Lucerne for a second two-night stay. Board the MS Amastella andvisit Strasbourg in …
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Koblenz at night
$9,090
2for1
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Rhine Highlights

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Wander Amsterdam’s canals
  • Cruise Europe’s beautiful rivers
  • Admire Cologne's cathedral
  • Discover historic Heidelberg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most charming towns of Europe as you cruise along the Rhine. Wander the winding canals of Amsterdam, admire Cologne’s sky-scraping cathedral, explore Heidelberg Castle, relax in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit romantic Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, …
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Discover charming Heidelberg
$7,390
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Jewels of the Rhine

Amsterdam-Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Discover the charming Koblenz
  • Visit a Black Forest village
  • Discover the beauty of Strasbourg
  • Tour Heidelberg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an enchanting cruise along the beautiful and storied Rhine river. Begin your journey inAmsterdam, and stop atUNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral. Explore the town ofKoblenz and visit the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady and the German Corner.A wine tasting is …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaviola
  • Enjoy Amsterdam
  • Join a tour through Old Town
  • Hike through Rüdesheim
  • Tour Parc de l’Orangerie
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
Plus OBC
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$2,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit Fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Avalon Tranquility II on this delightful 5-day cruise exploring the cozy Christmas markets of the towns along the Rhine River. Set off from Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine toward Breisach, Germany, considered a gateway to the legendary Black Forest region. Stroll through the …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$2,463
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore cozy Christmas markets
  • Visit historic Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour the Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Board your comfortable ship in Basel and set sail fromSwitzerland to France and Germany. With beautiful passing views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated, this is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, …
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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$7,589
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

18 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy Cologne's local delights
  • Explore charming Koblenz
  • Discover scenic Cochem
  • Admire the famous Fraumünster Abbey
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be part of a real life fairytale as you explore the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Discover authentic European charm on this wonderful 18-day adventure. Fall in love withthe dramatic rivers yielding to fairy-tale towns, vineyards majestically …
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