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8 Day Uniworld River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel 2022
Castles along the RhineStarting from $2,199
River Cruise DescriptionFind inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine. Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience. Who will enjoy this cruise? Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike. Generations Family Program (select sailings): Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.
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|Jul 2, 2022||River Empress||$3,999||Call Us!|
|Jul 10, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$3,499||Call Us!|
|Jul 24, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$5,999||Call Us!|
|Aug 7, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$3,499||Call Us!|
|Aug 21, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$3,499||Call Us!|
|Sep 4, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$4,399||Call Us!|
|Sep 18, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$4,399||Call Us!|
|Oct 2, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$4,399||Call Us!|
|Oct 16, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$3,199||Call Us!|
|Oct 30, 2022||S.S. Antoinette||$2,199||Call Us!|
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embark)Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Day 2 CologneHistory buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore on your own.
Day 3 Koblenz, BoppardGet to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle.
Day 4 Boppard, RüdesheimExperience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in beautiful Rüdesheim. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or explore Rüdesheim and the impressive Niederwald monument.
Day 5 Germersheim (Speyer)Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.
Day 6 Kehl (Strasbourg)See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.
Day 7 Breisach (Freiburg)Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg.
Day 8 Basel (Disembark)Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home (unless, of course, you’ve decided to extend your trip with the post-cruise extension to lovely Lake Lucerne).
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