Castles along the Rhine 2018 with Uniworld - Best Offer Ever

Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine.
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Price:
R40 420
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DETAILS
Starting fromR40 420
Package ValiditySelected departure dates between MAR 2018 - NOV 2018.  *** Book & pay between 01 NOV 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 & SAVE, discount already included in the price ***
Duration7 nights
DestinationGermany, Netherlands, Switzerland & France
Starts inBasel/Amsterdam
Ends inAmsterdam/Basel

Description

- All transfers on arrival & departure days
- 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board River Empress
- All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
- Captains Welcome & Farewell Receptions
- Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinners
- 6 excursions including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English speaking local expert
- Guided "Do as the Locals Do", "Village Day" & "Gentle Walking" programs
- Assistance of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- On-board local entertainment
- Cultural enrichment including a Signature Lecture: “The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union”
- Port charges

 

 ** This cruise operates on varies dates. Please enquire with you Travel Agent regarding prices for other dates **

 


Day 1

Basel (Breisach)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2

Breisach (Kayserberg & Riquewihr or Colmar)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” OR Colmar city tour

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. You can visit Kaysersberg & Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, sampling local delicacies & getting a feel for daily life, or take a tour of the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy the festive Captain’s Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner.

Day 3

Kehl (Strasbourg)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designated city centre, a grand Gothic cathedral & half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries & coffee.

Day 4

Mannheim (Speyer)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit & tasting

Stroll through Speyer’s charming Old Town to the city’s grand cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.

Day 5

Rudeshiem, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, & guided Boppard village stroll

Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tour and Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrad. Adventurers will want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on a gondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise along the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, stroll through quaint Boppard.

Day 6

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour OR aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride, & Marksburg Castle visit

Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine as you stand at the German Corner during your discovery tour. If you prefer to see the city from above, take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. For a more active exploration, bike from Boppard to Koblenz. Later in the day, get a close-up look at Marksburg Castle. Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on cruises that depart on or after April 2.

Day 7

Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history & architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch & for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception & Gala Dinner.

Note: On Sundays & Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Day 8

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship & transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.