Holland and the Rhine

Enjoy time in Amsterdam with opportunities to explore the city's highlights before cruising south through picturesque Germany to Strasbourg in France

Cruise Only - Package Possible
6 nights from £690pp

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We begin our cruise in Amsterdam. With a rich and fascinating history, this delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafes, restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. Here the works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh.

We cruise the Rhine from Amsterdam, travelling through rich farmland to Cologne with its Old Town and great Gothic Cathedral. As we cruise this beautiful strech of the Rhine to Strasbourg you will be able to admire the magnificent castles nestled in renowned vineyards, and also the legendary rock of the Lorelei.

Experience the delightful Rudesheim with its lively Drosselgrasse of restaurants and taverns, and possibly join the optional excursion to Heidelberg.

E124 Operated by CroisiEurope

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AST - Holland and the Rhine River Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Embark in Amsterdam around 6pm. Time to settle comfortably in your cabin. Welcome drink at the lounge, while meeting the crew. Dinner on board followed by an optional guided tour of the city on board a river boat.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

After breakfast, you may choose to join our optional Amsterdam tour, and see its traditional architecture and famous landmarks. There is a second optional excursion - a bike tour of Amsterdam. This afternoon there is an optional visit to Keukenhof Gardens (open from mid-March until mid-May). Out of season, optional excursions to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans will be offered. Return to the ship for dinner. Tonight, there is an optional trip to the famous Red Light District.

Day 3 - Amsterdam - Nijmegen - Krefeld (Germany)

Enjoy free time or join our optional excursion to the Kroller Muller Museum of art and modern sculpture which exhibits works by Van Gogh, Picasso and the Impressionists. There is a second optional excursion available - a bike ride through the stunning De Hoge Veluwe National Park. Rejoin the ship and begin cruising towards Krefeld, passing the towns of Wesel and Duisbourg. Dinner on board. Moor overnight.

Day 4 - Kredfeld - Cologne - Konigswinter

This morning will be spent cruising, passing Dusseldorf, capital of the province 'Nordrhein-Westfalen' and the medieval city of Zons, before arriving in Cologne. Perhaps take a tour of the old parts of the city. Enjoy dinner on board before mooring in Konigswinter.

Day 5 - Konigswinter - Rudesheim

Breakfast on board. We will pass alongside Koblenz and sail on the most beautiful part of the Romantic Rhine. You will be able to admire the beautiful castles nestled in renowned vineyards, and also the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rudesheim where you may like to do some shopping or join our optional sightseeing tour to a wine tasting cellar and the Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum.

Day 6 - Rudesheim - Mannheim or Speyer

Our ship departs early this morning. As we cruise up the Rhine as far as Speyer, we will sail past Wiesbaden, Nierstein and Worms, before arriving in Mannheim. After lunch, you may like to join the optional sightseeing tour to Heidelberg. Return on board at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and gala evening on board.

Day 7 - Strasbourg (France)

Breakfast on board, and arrive in Strasbourg around 9am for disembarkation.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board availability permitting)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Gerard Schmitter - Douce France
Oct 15£796£1125
Ship: La Boheme - Leonardo da Vinci - Europe - Victor Hugo - Symphonie - Modigliani - Monet - Mona Lisa
Oct 12, 21£690£1015

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Boheme
Apr 30£999£1329
Ship: Douce France
Oct 22£879£1209
Ship: Europe
Apr 30£999£1329
Ship: France
May 04£999£1329
Ship: Gerard Schmitter
Apr 24, 28; May 27; Jun 14£1161£1491
Jul 21£1117£1447
Sep 26£1161£1491
Ship: Lafayette
Oct 16£879£1209
Ship: Leonardo da Vinci
Apr 20£999£1329
Ship: Modigliani
Apr 25£999£1329
Ship: Mona Lisa
Sep 30£999£1329
Ship: Monet
Apr 13£765£1095
May 30£999£1329
Aug 06£958£1288
Sep 05£999£1329
Ship: Victor Hugo
Oct 08£999£1329

Price Information

  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - Gerard Schmitter, Douce France, Lafayette and Symphonie
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £96pp 2018: £141pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £110pp 2018: £176pp
  • Suite Main Deck - 2017: £126pp
  • Suite Upper Deck - 2017: £235pp
  • Suite - 2018: £176pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £242 2018: £488
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - La Boheme, France, Leonardo da Vinci, Europe, Victor Hugo, Symphonie, Modigliani, Monet and Mona Lisa
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £96pp 2018: £106pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £110pp 2018: £141pp
  • Suite Main Deck - 2017: £126pp
  • Suite Upper Deck - 2017: £235pp
  • Suite - 2018: £141pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £242 2018: £396
Large map for Holland and the Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Small map for Holland and the Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam to Strasbourg