Classic Rhine Cruise (Basel - Amsterdam)

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    One of the longest rivers in Europe, the Rhine is defined by its marvelous scenery as well as small cozy towns and modern big cities.

    On our Classic Rhine cruise from Amsterdam to Basel you will enjoy fantastic landscapes mixed with fairy tales castles on the top of the hills, bright vineyards, beautiful cities and towns and, of course, the real pearl of the Romantic Valley: the famous Loreley.

    On the way through three different countries (the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) we will have eight stops to get acquainted with local history, culture and traditions.

    Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Strasbourg and Basel - all these remarkable cities are in your to-do list on the Romantic Rhine cruise.

    Our experienced chef cooks onboard MS Crucebelle will offer a variety of traditional specialties for you to try delicious local cuisine – be prepared to gain some kilos by the end of the cruise!

    Offering you comfortable and spacious cabins, stylish public areas and professional and friendly service onboard our ships we guaranty you to experience one of the most memorable journeys ever!

    languages on board
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

    Day 1

    / April 30, 2020
    Mainz

    The arrival day, check-in starts at 16:00. However, if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage at the reception to explore the city on your own before the check-in.

    Meals: welcome buffet and dinner.

    *Transfer Basel airport – port is available for extra charge.

    Departure00:00

    Day 2

    / May 1, 2020
    Basel

    Cozy, walkable and straddling the Rhine, Basel is at the point where the Swiss, German and French borders meet.

    Staying here the whole day from the very morning gives you a chance to see the main sights of the city: Kunstmuseum Basel, Altstadt, Basel Minster, Museum Tinguely, etc.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided bus&walking city-tour of Basel is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Departure19:00

    Day 3

    / May 2, 2020
    Strasbourg

    We leave Germany to arrive in France for a full-day stop and to dive into colorful Alsace region.

    The whole day is yours: take your camera, a city-map and go directly to the district in the very heart of the city called La Petite France – to admire traditional “gingerbread” houses and beautiful narrow canals.

    Walking along the typical Alsace streets you will find yourself by the impressive Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. The city’s main landmark, the cathedral is constructed of dark pink sandstone, and built in the classic Gothic style.

    Don't miss a canal cruise to see the city from a different angle!

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided bus&walking city-tour of Strasbourg is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Arrival04:15

    Departure23:30

    Day 4

    / May 3, 2020
    Mannheim

    In the first part of the day, you will certainly be impressed by the well-planned cities of Mannheim and Speyer situated on two important rivers – the Rhine and the Neckar.

    One of the possibilities on this day is to visit Heidelberg, a historic university town that has survived since the 18th century. The ruins of a castle – the biggest ruin in Europe – have inspired generations of people, most famously the Romantics at the start of the 19th century.

    Come and get inspired too!

    The second part of the day is devoted to the city of Mainz.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim) is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Day 5

    / May 4, 2020
    Rudesheim + Koblenz + Romantic Rhine Valley

    This day is full of activities! In the morning you will visit Rűdesheim, famous by its vineyards, delicious Rűdesheimer coffee and the Museum of mechanical musical instruments.

    The next port of call will be Koblenz, a lovely German city situated on a confluence of two rivers – the Rhine and the Moselle.

    Between the stops you will enjoy the most important and certainly the most beautiful part of our itinerary – the Romantic Valley. Villages, towns, castles, vineyards and the fabulous Loreley with its legend – be sure to prepare your camera for the highlights of the cruise!

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 6

    / May 5, 2020
    Cologne

    We finally arrive in the city of Cologne!

    Staying there from early morning to 15:00 you have a chance to feel the unique vibes of one of the most charming cities on the Rhine. After a delicious breakfast you will enjoy the city center: breathtaking Cathedral that survived both World Wars and cozy narrow streets with cafés and restaurants offering the famous “kölsch” beer.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided walking city-tour of Cologne is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Arrival08:30

    Departure15:00

    Day 7

    / May 6, 2020
    Amsterdam

    This day is completely devoted to your acquaintance with the city of Amsterdam as we stay there for the whole day. With more than 800 years of history, Amsterdam is famous for its cozy houses on the canals, secret courtyards in the very heart of the city, colorful mixture of cultures and nationalities on the streets and of course the feeling of a true liberty. Moreover, it's a home to many of remarkable museums: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank museum, Rembrandt house, Banksy museum of street art and many more.

    So, prepare your camera, pick up a map at the reception desk and don't forget an umbrella - Amsterdam is always unpredictable!

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided walking city-tour of Amsterdam is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Day 8

    / May 7, 2020
    Amsterdam

    Check-out after breakfast

    If needed, you can leave the luggage onboard and enjoy the city, the public places and coffee-station are available durng all the day.

    Meals: breakfast

    *The transfer Amsterdam port - airport can be provided for extra cost.

    Kindly note that this is a preliminary program
    The list and sequence of the proposed activities may slightly differ from one cruise to another.
    Choose cabin
    Your ship is MS Crucebelle 4*
    upper deck
    middle deck
    middle front deck
    main deck
    Deluxe Upper deck
    ▪︎  twin beds or double bed

    Staterooms (14 sq.m.) are located on the Upper deck with large French balconies to ensure a great view. All the cabins offer a very clever layout with hotel beds (twin or double).

    Equipment: private facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, internal phone

    Outlet: 2 regular outlets, 1 with 115V (American)

    € 1,850 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    Services

    Our price includes:

    • accommodation in the cabin

    • live music at the bar every night

    • full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day):

    *breakfast is buffet-style with great choice of hotels and cold dishes, fruits and vegetables. Healthy corner with alternative milk and different types of granola and cereals are at your disposal;

    *lunch and dinner are à la carte with 3 main courses to choose (fish, meat or vegetarian);

    • early-riser breakfast every morning with small snacks and homemade cookies

    • afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and cake or late night snack

    • welcome buffet

    • table tap water during meal services

    • tea/coffee for all meals

    • coffee-station available from 06:00 till 22:00

    • welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person)

    • welcome and farewell captain’s dinner with special menu

    • luggage service pier – ship – pier

    • refreshments and hand towels after excursions

    • info-channel

    Our prices doesn't include:

    • transfers (on request and for extra payment) to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation

    • medical insurances

    • port tax (35 eur per person per cruise, will be added in the final invoice)

    • excursions

    • any bottled water

    • soft and alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner

    • wi-fi

    • gratuities (recommended 7eur per person per day)

    • personal spendings

    • minibar

    • cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per cabin when booking

    Add optional extras to your trip:

    • Excursion package that based on 5 tours:

    *Walking city-tour of Amsterdam, 2h

    *Walking city-tour of Cologne, 2h

    *Walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim), 3h

    *Bus&walking city-tour of Strasbourg, 4h

    *Walking tour of Basel, 2h

    Price per person is 240 eur

    • Drink packages:

    1) All-inclusive bar/lounge and restaurant during bar opening hours (09:30 – 24:00): open wine, sparkling wine, draft beer, soft drinks, juices, coffee/tea.

    NOTE: the cappuccino, espresso etc. from the bar is excluded

    *this package can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    Price per person is 126 eur

    2) Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water (still/sparkling) during lunch and dinner service

    *this can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    Price per person is 80 eur

    3) 1 soft drink OR 0.3 l glass of beer OR a glass of house wine for lunch and dinner service

    Price per person is 36,50 eur

    • Transfers:

    Schiphol airport - Amsterdam port - car for 2 persons - 80 eur per 1 car

    Basel port - airport - car for 2 persons - 70 eur per 1 car