European River Cruises - Rhine Highlights

Scenic Luxury Cruises | Rhine Highlights
Basel to Amsterdam 7-Nights

Discover this beautiful land, starting in Basel. From here your luxury all-inclusive cruise will take you through beautiful stretches of the Rhine, punctuated by timeless towns that exude the romance of days long past. Take in Strasbourg, explore Baden-Baden, delight in the charm of Cochem, visit Koblenz and venture to the port city of Amsterdam.

Cruise Information: Rhine Highlights

Cochem Castle, Germany

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Cruise Itinerary: Rhine Highlights

Cruise Day Cruise Port Description
Day 1: Basel Welcome Reception
Day 2: Kehl/Strasbourg Discover Strasbourg's unique historic quarter and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. Alternatively, journey to Mittelbergheim in the Alsace and sample some of the region's best wines. Or explore the Black Forest region during a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum.
Day 3: Rastatt/Baden Baden Tour the ruins of the Roman baths that have made this city famous, or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views overlooking the town. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and be transported into the world of this luxury car brand, learning about the history and prestige of this global product, or relax and rejuvenate during a visit to a thermal spa. As an option, enjoy an evening of grandeur with a private concert at a Baroque palace.
Day 4: Mannheim Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg and visit the Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, or join a guided orientation tour of Heidelberg, followed by free time at leisure to explore the sights of this beautiful city as you wish.
Day 5: Koblenz Enjoy a guided tour of historic Koblenz, situated on two of Europe's most beautiful rivers. Alternatively, take a guided tour of the medieval town of Cochem, with a setting right out of a fairytale, which includes a visit to the Reichsburg Castle. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting.
Day 6: Cologne Take a scenic ride on Germany's the oldest cog railway and explore Drachenburg Castle. Or, stroll through Cologne and for an up-close view of the famous cathedral.
Day 7: Amsterdam Discover the vibrant city of Amsterdam on a guided walking tour. Or cruise the city's iconic canals. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam, with its unique raised homes and charming wooden church, before heading to the village of Edam.
Day 8: Amsterdam Depart after breakfast
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