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Castles Along The Rhine (2024) (Basel to Amsterdam)

From Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sat, May 11, 2024
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Departure
May 11, 2024
Arrival
May 18, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

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 the impressive Rheinstein 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. 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.

  1. Day 1
    Basel (Embark)
    Sat, May 11, 2024
    Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. 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.
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Breisach
    Sun, May 12, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Kehl (Strasbourg)
    Mon, May 13, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Mannheim (Speyer)
    Tue, May 14, 2024
    Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Rüdesheim, Boppard
    Wed, May 15, 2024
    Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in the towns of Rüdesheim and Boppard. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads, take a stroll through beautiful Boppard, or hike through some of the most beautiful landscapes that line the Rhine.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Boppard, Koblenz
    Thu, May 16, 2024
    Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Cologne
    Fri, May 17, 2024
    History 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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Amsterdam (Disembark)
    Sat, May 18, 2024
    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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home. Alternatively, you may continue your adventure with our optional post-cruise Amsterdam extension.
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 41 reviews - currently showing 14 reviews with comments only

Both my husband and I agree we'll never travel with another river cruise line, other than Uniworld. Our second vacation provided the same constant service as the first. The hospitality, comfort and beauty of the suite cabins, the food prepared, and all the rest simply cannot be matched. Our expectations were met with perfection!

Steve Warren was excellent to work with. He communicated clearly and accurately, took the initiative to keep us informed, and handled nonstandard requests effectively and with a high degree of professionalism.

The trip was everything we expected and more. Only one thing we would have liked was bus trips out and through the countryside to see what it looked like.

The tours were very good. The cruise was very good, we had some great views. The service was excellent. The best I have ever experienced.

Our Rhine River Cruise with Uniworld was amazing! The boat couldn't have been more perfect. The food was delicious, the staff was very courteous and accomodating and the tours were very interesting and informative. I would highly recommend Uniworld and Affordable Tours.

This river cruise was the best. Highly recommend Uniworld Christmas Market Cruise on the S.S. Antoinette. Price, Comfort, Service and food was excellent.

The Uniworld River Cruise was excellent, with a great itinerary and excellent staff. My only two significant criticisms were: 1. My bathroom smelled with an offensive odor that the staff could not rectify 2. The WIFI on the ship was slow, inconsistent, and generally poor.

My first River Cruise was well-orchestrated and carried out. All staff members on ship and off ship to include the places visited were great and well verse .

This was my second cruise with Uniworld. They are truly first class and I look forward to my next cruise with them.

Uniworld was first rate. Our second trip with them, and it will not be the last!

The itinerary is a bit rushed for the first few days if you leave from Basel, but its wonderful. The only alternative would be to make the cruise longer and it seemed every line does it virtually the same way. Having the boat start in Breisach instead of Basel this year doesn't really matter so don't be worried about that.

Excellent trip. Your tour company was very helpful. Uniworld was wonderful.

We had a great trip and look forward to another River Cruise on Uniworld!

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