Uniworld Castles Along The Rhine

Castles Along The Rhine
8 Days from Basel To Amsterdam

 

Highlights

☑️ Discover the French and German heritage of Alsace

☑️ Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses

☑️ Visit ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg

☑️ Find inspiration in the romantic beauty of the Rhine

 


Sailing 03, 17 October 2021

8 Days From

USD4099 /person

inclusive of accommodation, dining, excursions & experiences.

 

 


 

DINING

✔ All meals on board

✔ 7 breakfast, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

✔ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

✔ Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions

✔ Unlimited beverages onboard including fine wine, beer and spirits

 

EXCURSIONS

✔ 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

✔ Guided "Let's Go" and "Morning with the Masters" program

✔ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system

✔ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughtout your cruise

ACCOMMODATIONS

✔ 7 night curise in a riverview stateroom onboard the exquisite S.S. Antoinette.

✔ Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options

✔ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

 

EXPERIENCES

✔ 4 countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland

✔ 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

✔ Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

✔ All transfers on arrival and departure days

✔ Gratuities for onboard personnel

✔ Captivating onboard local entertainment

 

 


 

Itinerary

Start in Basel and end in Amsterdam! With the River Cruise tour Castles along The Rhine, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Basel, Switzerland and 11 other destinations in Europe. Castles along The Rhine includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

 

Day 1 - Basel (Embark)

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.

 

Day 2 - Breisach

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines.

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • Colmar city tour
  • Storybook Village saunter
  • Alsatian “Village Day”

 

Day 3 - Kehl (Strasbourg)

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. Experience its historic core as the locals do, with an exclusive walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Excursions included:

  • Canals, cobblestones and cathedrals 

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour
  • Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk

Excursions not included:

  • Black Forest: Natural beauty & living history €84

 

Day 4 - Mannheim (Speyer)

Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.

Excursions included:

  • Submarines & space shuttles
  • Speyer climbing forest

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • Speyer walking tour
  • Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Excursions not included:

  • Gourmet vinegar cooking class €103 
  • Romantic Heidelberg €60 

 

Day 5 - Rüdesheim, Boppard

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or take the long way shoreward from the Germania monument with a vineyard hike.

Excursions included:

  • Boppard village stroll
  • Cable car climb to Niederwald Heights
  • Fairytale Rheinstein Castle

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • Castle Vollrads wine tasting
  • “Let's Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen

 

Day 6 - Boppard, Koblenz

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.

Excursions included:

  • “Let's Go” bike the castles
  • Koblenz scavenger hunt
  • Medieval Marksburg

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • Koblenz walking tour
  • Marksburg Castle visit

 

Day 7 - Cologne

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.

Excursions included:

  • Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit
  • Gothic cathedrals, gargoyles and chocolate

 

Day 8 - Amsterdam (Disembark) 

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 Schiphol Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you may continue your adventure with our optional post-cruise Amsterdam extension.

 

DATES & PRICING

 Departure  Classic  French Balcony  Deluxe Balcony  Suite  Grand Suite
 03 Oct 2021  USD4499  USD5599

 USD5999

 USD8099  USD9999

 17 Oct 2021

 USD4099  USD5199  USD5599  USD7699  USD9599

 

Current Offer

Save USD750 per person. Offer expires 30 November 2020. Pricing shown before savings.  

 

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