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Castles along the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

From £1,749pp

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Shore Excursions Included*

5★ All-Inclusive Luxury River Cruising*

Unlimited Drinks & Gratuities Included*

Sail With Uniworld, As Seen On Channel 5's Cruising With Jane Mcdonald


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 17 Jul 2020
  • Sails from Amsterdam
  • Ship River Empress
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1516661‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Amsterdam Fri 17 Jul 2020

Regional and premium class flights may be available on request

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Fri 17 Jul 2020

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

Cologne Sat 18 Jul 2020

You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you.   Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.

Featured Excursion:
Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Koblenz Sun 19 Jul 2020

No other river valley on earth boasts more castles than the Rhine, and today you’ll have an opportunity to experience real-life “Game of Thrones” ambiance deep within the medieval walls of Marksburg Castle. Not into dungeons and dragons? Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a walking discovery tour.   Today brings you a plethora of Rhine delights. You begin in Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old town at the northern end of the most scenic section of the Rhine, where you’ll decide between two very different experiences, a walking tour of medieval Koblenz or explore one of the most extraordinary castles on the banks of the river—followed by yet another choice: You see a close up view of the beautiful region via bicycle, or once you arrive in Boppard, you can opt to take a leisurely stroll through the fascinating village.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or Marksburg Castle or Exclusive guided “Let's Go” bicycle ride or Boppard village stroll

Cruising the romantic Rhine Sun 19 Jul 2020

Boppard, Germany

Boppard, Germany Sun 19 Jul 2020

Boppard, Germany
Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Sun 19 Jul 2020

Rudesheim, Germany

Well known for its winemaking, Rudesheim is a Rhine Valley town so well known for its winemaking that the town’s medieval Brömserburg Castle also houses a wine museum inside its walls

Cruising the romantic Rhine Mon 20 Jul 2020

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollards or an invigorating vineyard hike.   Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may opt to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take the long way shoreward from Niederwald with a vineyard hike that includes a stop at a unique museum.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting or Exclusive guided “Let's Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Mon 20 Jul 2020

Rudesheim, Germany

Well known for its winemaking, Rudesheim is a Rhine Valley town so well known for its winemaking that the town’s medieval Brömserburg Castle also houses a wine museum inside its walls

Germersheim, Germany

Germersheim Tue 21 Jul 2020

Germersheim, Germany

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious, and something you’ll experience with no other river cruise line.   The ship docks in Germersheim, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach to the nearby town of Speyer for a guided walking tour or taking in an exclusive tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or Exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Kehl, Germany

Kehl Wed 22 Jul 2020

Kehl, Germany

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it via a canal boat or on foot with an insightful local expert, 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, which is known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. You may choose to see Strasbourg via its historic canals (the way Strasbourg has been seen by its visitors through the centuries), which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the 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.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town visit or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Breisach am Rhein

Breisach Thu 23 Jul 2020

Breisach am Rhein

Look up “charming and “picturesque” in the dictionary and it could very well show images of today’s choice of destinations—two of Alsace’s best-known wine villages or a town some have hailed as the prettiest in the world. Is it really? See for yourself from our uniquely Uniworld perspective.   A charming town dominated by a 17th-century hilltop cathedral, Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road. This is 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, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road and the capital of Alsatian wines. If you’re interested in doing something a bit more physically challenging, you could stay in Breisach and walk or bike through the surrounding vineyards.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening

Rhine river in Basel Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland Fri 24 Jul 2020

Rhine river in Basel Switzerland

Basel is a beautiful medieval city in northwest Switzerland which centres around the Marktplatz and features stunning examples of old and new architecture.

Fly to London Fri 24 Jul 2020

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

What's included *

  • Sail with Uniworld as featured on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald
  • Impeccable service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • All gratuities, both on board and onshore
  • Elegant and well-appointed river view staterooms and suites, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir of England beds for an incredible night’s sleep
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Delicious on board dining
  • Unlimited beverages, including many premium spirits and wines
  • On board fitness centre
  • On board exercise and wellness classes, led by certified wellness instructors in Europe
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking poles for onshore use
  • Shipwide Internet and WiFi access
  • On board entertainment and Signature Lectures
  • Return flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • River Heritage Club members receive an additional £125pp off the advertised fares
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st January 2020 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40
  • ROL Cruise will donate £10 per booking to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery for those experiencing unprecedented bushfire activity

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Classic

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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Deluxe

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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French Balcony

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers Additional special amenities and services

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The Ship - River Empress

The cosmopolitan style of River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, is certain to captivate you. Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant—reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club—or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there is no better or more relaxing way to travel through the scenic heartland of Europe.

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* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Uniworld and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing on selected sailings. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. Spa facilities will incur an additional charge. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, is tiered on cabin graded booked and is for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st January 2020. 

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