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Castles along the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 26 Oct 2024
  • Sails from Basel, Switzerland
  • Ship S.S. Antoinette
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍2004063

Your Itinerary

A panoramic view of Basel from the Rhine River

Basel, Switzerland Sat 26 Oct 2024

A panoramic view of Basel from the Rhine River

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the ultra-luxurious river ship for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise

Breisach at sunrise

Breisach, Germany Sun 27 Oct 2024

Breisach at sunrise

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg. This morning, enjoy leisure time as you sail the scenic Upper Rhine to Breisach.  A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Alsatian villages (This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program - please ask your ROL Cruise Specilaist for more details) or Freiburg city tour 

A panoramic view of Strasbourg

Kehl - Strasbourg, France Mon 28 Oct 2024

A panoramic view of 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. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river. You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or Alsatian house with tasting

The historical city centre of Speyer

Mannheim - Speyer, Germany Tue 29 Oct 2024

The historical city centre of Speyer

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

Optional Excusions: Choice of Baroque Palace of Mannheim or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

A panoramic view of Boppard

Rudesheim - Boppard, Germany Wed 30 Oct 2024

A panoramic view of Boppard

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in the towns of Rüdesheim and Boppard. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads, take a stroll through beautiful Boppard, or hike through some of the most beautiful landscapes that line the Rhine. This morning, you’ll cruise out of Rüdesheim and into the sublimely beautiful and romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument or Boppard village stroll or "Let's Go" Rhine hiking

A panoramic view of Koblenz

Boppard - Koblenz, Germany Thu 31 Oct 2024

A panoramic view of 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. (B,L,D)

Featured Excusion: “Let's Go” bike the castles 

Optional Excusions: Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit

Cologne, Germany Fri 01 Nov 2024

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. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Disembark the ship Sat 02 Nov 2024

Bikes leaning against a fence in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the enchanting capital of the Netherlands, is a city of idyllic canals, historic brick buildings and a rich artistic heritage.

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local fine wines, sparkling wines and champagne, handmade cocktails, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
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Luxurious riverview stateroom (163 sq ft - 15 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.

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Deluxe Balcony

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Luxurious riverview stateroom (196 sq ft - 18.2 sq m) with open-air balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers

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French Balcony

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Luxurious riverview stateroom (196 sq ft - 18.2 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.

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Suite

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Luxurious riverview suite (294 sq ft - 27.3 sq m) with open-air balcony Handcrafted Savoir of England beds, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers Additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in L'Orangerie Sky Lounge.

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Grand Suite

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Luxurious riverview royal suite (391 sq ft - 36.3 sq m) with open-air balcony, and a spacious living room Handcrafted Savoir of England beds, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers, separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area Additional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in L'Orangerie Sky Lounge.

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The Ship - S.S. Antoinette

  • Occupancy152
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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The luxurious décor of S.S. Antoinette, Uniworld River Cruises’ first Super Ship, features fine Brazilian marble on the walls and floors, a 19th-century Venetian glass mirror, a stylish Bar du Leopard with a full-service bar and an onboard cinema. The two-storey foyer boasts a 10-foot blue Strauss Baccarat chandelier with huge sapphires and a collection of original artwork is displayed throughout the ship.

What’s onboard: 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station, Fitness Center, Guest Laundry, Le Cinema Pigalle, Reception, Restaurant de Versailles, Salon du Grand Trianon, Serenity River Spa, Shower, Swimming Pool, Travel Desk and much, much more.

S.S. Antoinette

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL licence protects all our packages or tailor-made holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award-winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

What plug sockets are in my cabin?

Europe and Russia sailings: The European standard 220 volts with a 110v outlet in every stateroom and suite. ROL Cruise recommends taking an adapter plug with you.

Egypt and Peru sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. You will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

India sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

Vietnam and Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter. In Cambodia you will need a two-round-pin-type adapter plug and a three-flat-pin-type adaptor plug in Vietnam.


Is smoking permitted onboard Uniworld’s fleet?

Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor spaces. Smoking is not permitted in any inside space or in your stateroom/suite including E Cigarettes and Vapes.


What language is spoken on board?

The language spoken on board Uniworld’s fleet is English.


Is there a dress code onboard?

The dress code on board is smart casual.

On shore, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

Clothing will be determined by the climate and shore excursions. Please be advised that some shore excursions will visit temples or holy sites – guests will need to cover their shoulders and knees.


When can I book my shore excursions?

Optional excursions are available to book once on board.


Are drinks included on board?

Europe: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Egypt sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served during lunch and dinner on board.

India sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Peru sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on board between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise.

Vietnam and Cambodia sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.


Are there accessible cabins?

There are no accessible cabins on board, however all stateroom/suites have showers with handrails.


Are Uniworld river cruises able to cater to dietary needs/intolerances?

Uniworld can cater for most dietary requirements, please inform your ROL Cruise consultant of any dietary needs or allergies in advance so Uniworld can accommodate your needs.


Is Wi-Fi included on my Uniworld cruise?

Wi-Fi is complimentary on most sailings to Europe but cannot be guaranteed. It is not available on select Europe sailings, Egypt, India, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong or Peru sailings.


What is the baggage allowance on board?

Due to limited space on board, guests are permitted to bring one suitcase and 1 carry on, excess luggage will be subject to an excess baggage charge. If you are flying, you will need to check with the airline as they will have their own luggage restrictions.


Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are included for on board personnel. You may wish to tip ground staff, this is at your discretion.


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