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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Europe with this ten-day cruise along the majestic Rhine River. From the charming canals of Amsterdam to the vibrant streets of Strasbourg, you'll experience a captivating blend of history, culture and breathtaking scenery as you sail along this iconic waterway. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, wine or simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery, this cruise has something to offer everyone.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Day 1 to 3 Welcome to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Day 1 to 3Welcome to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fly to Amsterdam and take a private car transfer to Hotel de L'Europe, Amsterdam for a two-night pre-cruise stay before embarking on your eight-day voyage. Spend time exploring the capital city of the Netherlands, famous for its picturesque canals, world-renowned museums and well-preserved historic architecture.

Day 2 to 4 Amsterdam and Utrecht, Netherlands

Day 2 to 4Amsterdam and Utrecht, Netherlands

After the opportunity for a quick breakfast in the city, you’ll reembark on the Riverside Debussy and set sail for the welcoming city of Utrecht. Boasting a beautiful medieval city centre with canals, historic buildings and charming streets, lose yourself in the vibrant charm of this lively city.

Day 5 Cologne, Bonn and Remagen, Germany

Day 5Cologne, Bonn and Remagen, Germany

Day five will take you through Germany, visiting iconic cities and discovering their charms. Spend time in the oldest city in Germany, Cologne, and explore the city, wandering past the UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral or meandering through the historic old town past narrow cobblestone streets, colourful buildings, shops and traditional German pubs. You will then head to Bonn, the birthplace of the renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven, where you can visit his home or discover the city’s medieval history. Finally, you will sail to the small town of Remagen for the night, where you can relax in one of the many riverside cafes amongst the scenic surroundings.

Day 6 Remagen and Rüdesheim, Germany

Day 6Remagen and Rüdesheim, Germany

Today you will have the opportunity to spend more time in Remagen, visiting anything you missed the previous day before heading to the quaint town of Rüdesheim. Known for its picturesque vineyards, historic charm and scenic riverside location, Rüdesheim is a captivating destination for travellers looking for a tranquil yet culturally rich experience in the heart of the Rhine Valley.

Day 7 Mannheim and Speyer, Germany

Day 7Mannheim and Speyer, Germany

Mannheim, located in southwestern Germany, is a city with a rich history, cultural vibrancy and a diverse culinary scene. No matter your interests, Mannheim offers a blend of attractions that can cater to all tastes. This afternoon, spend time in Speyer, a historic city in southwestern Germany that is known for its rich cultural heritage and architectural gems.

Day 8 Strasbourg, France

Day 8Strasbourg, France

On day eight you’ll spend the day in Strasburg, where the unique blend of French and German influences, combined with its historical and cultural attractions, make it a captivating destination for travellers interested in exploring a city with a distinctive identity. Climb to the top of the Strasbourg Cathedral, enjoy a leisurely stroll through La Petite France or discover an impressive collection of art, artifacts and historical exhibits at La Palais Rohan.

Day 9 Breisach, Germany

Day 9Breisach, Germany

Dating back over four thousand years, the idyllic town of Breisach is ideal for those seeking a more relaxed and authentic German experience. Visitors can explore its rich history through landmarks such as the Breisach Cathedral and the remnants of the ancient Breisach Fortress, indulge in the rich wine culture of the area at one of the many local wineries or try some of the regional specialities, including Black Forest ham and Swabian pretzels.

Day 10 Basel, Switzerland

Day 10Basel, Switzerland

Your cruise comes to an end in Basel, a vibrant and culturally rich city located at the meeting point of Switzerland, Germany and France along the Rhine River. Disembark the Riverside Debussy and explore the world-class art museums, Basel's medieval Old Town and one of the oldest zoos in the world, Basel Zoo, before your return flight to the UK.

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