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Spectacular Switzerland and the Mighty Rhine – Lucerne, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Cologne

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ABOUT THE TOUR

Spectacular Switzerland and the Mighty Rhine – Lucerne, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Cologne

The best of the Rhine awaits on this fantastic river cruise, which takes in the sights and scenery of four countries – Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Enjoy visits to spectacular destinations such as Strasbourg, Basel and Cologne, soaking up the beautiful rolling views as we meander from port to port. Staying aboard the superb MS Crucevita with its first-class facilities and elegant exterior, you’re guaranteed to head home with treasured memories.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • 2 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Welcome drink and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake and late evening snack
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Services of a Cruise Manager and Director
  • Local joining points

10 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Basel

    We continue to the old university city of Basel, where we join our ship and enjoy a relaxing evening on board.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Basel

    Basel

    Included Highlights

    • Basel
  • Day 3: Basel to Lucerne

    Today, you can join our included full day excursion by coach to the Swiss resort of Lucerne. This scenic journey follows a route that tunnels through the Jura Mountains, before arriving at Lucerne – the historic and scenic heart of Switzerland. Here, you can visit the beautiful Chapel Bridge with its prominent water tower, one of the most photographed landmarks in Switzerland. We return to the ship for dinner this evening and overnight sailing to Strasbourg.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Lucerne

    Lucerne

    Included Highlights

    • Lucerne
  • Day 4: Strasbourg to Mannheim

    This morning we arrive into the magnificent city of Strasbourg, which is well known for its world heritage status. Enjoy some free time to explore the main sights at leisure or take a walk around the old city. You can enjoy a fantastic optional excursion cruising along Strasbourg’s waterways, which is a great way to see the city. Return on board in time for lunch and a free afternoon for further exploration. This evening we set sail for an overnight sailing to Mannheim.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Strasbourg

    Strasbourg

    Included Highlights

    • Strasbourg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Strasbourg Cruise
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Mannheim to Mainz

    We arrive into the river port of Mannheim where you can join our morning optional excursion to the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university, for time at leisure. We return to our ship for lunch onboard as we cruise to Mainz where we arrive later this afternoon. Mainz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers and has been the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946. We are berthed overnight in Mainz.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Mannheim

    Mannheim
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Mannheim

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Heidelberg
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Mainz to Rüdesheim to Koblenz

    This morning we arrive into the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim. Here you can enjoy the town’s many highlights on our optional excursion, including the fascinating Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. We return to the ship for lunch on board and an afternoon sailing to Koblenz. We arrive in Koblenz later this afternoon where there’s free time to explore, followed by dinner on board the ship before we set sail.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Rüdesheim

    Rudesheim
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim
    • Koblenz

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Rüdesheim Highlights
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Cologne

    We arrive into Cologne this morning. Cologne is a beautiful city, dominated by its huge Gothic cathedral has many sights and highlights. Return on board in time for lunch before we set sail for Amsterdam.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Cologne

    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 8: Amsterdam

    Today you are free to explore Amsterdam at your leisure. Amsterdam boasts 120 canals, 1280 bridges and a host of museums. During your free time, why not admire the 17th-century merchant houses or the floating flower market, which is ablaze with colour in every season. There are many traditional and contemporary art galleries too and of course, Amsterdam is a haven for shoppers. We gather for our final meal on board the ship tonight.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Included Highlights

    • Amsterdam
  • Day 9: Antwerp

    Disembark and head to Antwerp. Spend time exploring the historic heart of the city and the charming narrow streets, spacious squares and elegant shops. Continue to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Antwerp

    Antwerp

    Included Highlights

    • Antwerp
  • Day 10:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £329.00 (10 days).

Hotels

You will spend seven nights aboard the MS Crucevita.

Overnight stays in northern France and Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

  • MS Crucevita

    Designed in an old-world grand yacht style, the elegant MS Crucevita boasts sumptuous fabrics, premium leather furniture and dark wood décor, exuding elegance and luxury to create a boutique feel. The interior of the ship has been designed specifically to offer guests maximum space; the atmospheric living area, with its cosy fireplace and comfortable sofas, is the perfect place to socialise with other guests, whilst the library provides a quiet spot to relax. The professional crew are always on hand to offer a personalised service, and as one of the most impressive river ships in Western Europe, a fantastic river cruising experience is guaranteed.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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