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The Romantic Rhine valley and Holland

STRASBOURG – RUDESHEIM – COLOGNE – DUSSELDORF – AMSTERDAM

 

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Discover the highlights of Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley on this 6 day cruise from Strasbourg to Amsterdam.  Highlights include a tour of the old quarters of Strasbourg on board a river boat, a visit to the Keukenhof tulip gardens, the Lorelei Rock and castles and vineyards of the Rhine, and a tour of the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam: a picture postcard city.



Days
  6 days
Code
  HSA
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary
   
     
Day 1   STRASBOURG

 

Boarding in Strasbourg between 6.00 pm  and 7.00 pm and time to settle comfortably in your cabins before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board before setting off on a guided river boat tour around the old parts of the city.

     
Day 2   STRASBOURG - RUDESHEIM
   

Breakfast on board while cruising up the Rhine towards the charming town of Rudesheim, passing great towns like Speyer with its famous cathedral, the massive port facilities in Ludwigshafen, and on via Mannheim and Worms (old Episcopal city),  Maintz (Capital of  Rhineland-Palatinate). Lunch on board before arriving in Rudesheim at 4.00 pm. Disembark and enjoy some free time to discover the town for yourselves, or take an excursion to visit the musical instrument museum and have a ride on the miniature train. Dinner on board followed by a free evening in the lively Drosselgasse (with its open-air taverns and dance halls).

     
Day 3   RUDESHEIM – COLOGNE - DUSSELDORF
   

Sail off along the most beautiful stretch of the Romantic Rhine where the lush vineyards are dotted with romantic castles, and on past the legendary Lorelei Rock. Lunch on board before continuing on towards Cologne, passing Coblenz and Bonn. Take advantage of a 2 hour stop to visit the town with your escort. Return to the ship and cruise on in the direction of Dusseldorf. Dinner and gala evening on board. Overnight stop

     
Day 4   DUSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM
   

Cross the border in Emmerich the sails on from Utrecht to reach Amsterdam in the evening. Dinner will be served on board before enjoying some free time in the city, or spending the evening on a canal cruise to see the city sights. Overnight stop.

     
Day 5   AMSTERDAM
   

After breakfast spend the morning visiting Amsterdam and its diamond merchants. The Dutch capital is indeed a truly delightful city with a rich and fascinating past, offering its visitors a striking contrast between traditional Dutch architecture and other more unusual landmarks such as the Red Light District. Return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon will be spent visiting Keukenhof gardens– which are only open to the public between 22nd March and 20th May. Out of season, choose between an excursion to Volendam or Zaanse Schans Free evening or ask to be dropped off in the city centre to stroll round the Red Light District. Overnight stop.

     
Day 6   AMSTERDAM

 

Breakfast and lunch on board before disembarking at 1.00 pm. End of the cruise.

     
   

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

     
INCLUSIONS:





 

This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers).

                       
 
EXCLUSIONS:

 

This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursion,s  shore excursions.

     
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