RR54700
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine.
DETAILS
Starting fromR54 700
Package ValiditySelected departure dates: 12 & 19 JUL 2017.  *** Book & pay 90 days prior to departure ***
Duration7 nights
DestinationGermany, Netherlands, Switzerland & France
Starts inAmsterdam/Basel
Ends inBasel/Amsterdam

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- All transfers on arrival & departure days
- 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board the 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”
- Exclusive Generations Family programme on slected summer departures
- Exciting shore excursions tailor-made for families and hosted by local experts
- Two dedicated Family Hosts to oversee all activities for young travellers
- On-board activities & amenities just for kids, including a game room, film nights, live the lingo in various languages, dessert making workshops, young travellers menu & more.
- Port charges & taxes

 

** Child ages 4 - 18 years old travelling with an adult starting at approx. R27350 per child, please enquiry with your Travel agent about the room configuration 

 

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Amsterdam (embark)

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

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Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral OR Farina House 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. If you prefer to embark on an exciting journey through the world of fragrance & the birthplace of eau de Cologne, then visit Farina House. 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 Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

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Kehl (Strasbourg)

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

The Alsatian town of Strasbourg has a UNESCO-designated city centre with a magnificent Gothic cathedral & charming half-timbered houses. Take a canal cruise through the quaint Petite France district, or choose an Old Town walking tour that stops for pastries & coffee. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

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Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rudesheim

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 & Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrads. 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.

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Mannheim (Speyer)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and 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.

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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.

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Breisach (Kayersberg and 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 Farewell Reception & Gala Dinner.

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Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship & transfer to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, or extend your stay in Basel & Lake Lucerne.

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