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Join us on a trip to Switzerland's charming Basel region on our 18 enriching tours and cruises for August 2025. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness and picturesque beauty of Basel, where the Rhine River flows gracefully through the city, offering a stunning backdrop for exploration. Experience the blend of Swiss, French, and German influences in Basel's architecture, cuisine, and art scene, creating a truly unique destination that caters to every traveler's interests. Over 8 to 18 days, you can explore Basel's historic Old Town, vibrant markets, and world-renowned museums, providing a deep dive into the city's cultural heritage. With options for food & wine tasting, urban exploration, and art appreciation, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic city. Starting at $2,199, come and discover the magic of Basel's charming streets, picturesque riverbanks, and lively cultural scene. To embark on a journey that promises unforgettable memories and enriching experiences, contact one of Adventure Life's Switzerland specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,959
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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
$4,399
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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
$2,799
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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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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,999
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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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Cruise the rivers of Germany
$7,390
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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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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$5,859
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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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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$6,479
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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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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Historic Zurich with River Limmat, Switzerland
$7,889
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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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Cochem
$3,999
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Rhine & Moselle Splendors - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Explore historical Trier
  • Discover the Reichsburg Castle
  • Visit Rüdesheim on a gondola ride
  • Enjoy the beautiful Neckar Valley
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your 8-day river cruise aboard the MS Amaprima along two of Europe’s most alluring rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Step into the pages of a fairytale in Cochem and Strasbourg. Marvel at the Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen, the only park in Europe that still retains its original …
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Koblenz at night
$10,590
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Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards

Amsterdam - Zurich - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Explore Strasbourg
  • Discover Germany
  • Explore Amsterdam and Utrecht
  • Explore the Rhine & Moselle rivers
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards Cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich aboard Emerald Sky. Uncover a landscape adorned with sunlit vineyards, imposing fortresses, and enchanting villages along the Rhine & Moselle rivers. Commence your journey in the Netherlands by exploring …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$5,299
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Cruise Only

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Discover Cologne's Gothic cathedral
  • Bike along the Moselle River
  • Enjoy views of the Neckar Valley
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover authentic European charm on this wonderful 12-day adventure exploring the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Discover the dramatic rivers yielding to fairy-tale towns, vineyards majestically clinging to hillsides, and mesmerizing moments …
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Strasbourg
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy bike tours and wine tastings
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Join a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 8 days crusing along the romantic Rhine through four European countries, aboard the luxurious MS Amasiena. On this journey tour the famous canals of Amsterdam,and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,999
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$3,999
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Enchanting Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasiena
  • Visit Riquewihr
  • Go to Freiburg
  • Tour Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame
  • Taste Rüdesheimer Coffee
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future in Cologne and Amsterdam. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, such as Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making …
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View of Strasbourg city
$3,999
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Take an Amsterdam canal tour
  • Enjoy optional excursions
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Explore Strasbourg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafes, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and …
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Trier
$4,799
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Rhine & Moselle Delights - Cruise Only

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • 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:
Variable
Join the MS AmaCerto 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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