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Four countries, one river.

Discover the Rhine in comfort.

8 days Basel-Rüdesheim-Amsterdam-Cologne 2019

Legendary castles, vibrant metropolises and romantic wine regions: This cruise reveals why the Rhine is so beautiful. From the Rhine Knee near Basel, you will travel through the Upper Rhine Valley and the impressive breakthrough in the Rhenish Slate Mountains, up to the Rhine's delta in the Netherlands. You will experience the full glory of this Central European river and its diverse landscapes. You will visit some of the most interesting towns in four countries, as well as impressive architectural landmarks, vineyards, castles and ruins as far as the eye can see - a week of memorable experiences.

Why this river cruise?

  • Follow the full length of "Father Rhine" right through Central Europe
  • The "German Triangle" and Ehrenbreitstein Up to the heights with the cable car in Koblenz
  • Plenty to see in the UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Middle Rhine Valley with the famous Lorelei
  • European history in beautiful Strasbourg

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful scenery on this Rhine cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee / cake or midnight snack depending on the daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Excursion package with 5 excursions: 174 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage package: 169 € p.p.

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travelelers (except dates marked with guranteed English language). Different languages are available for groups and charterers. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 180 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Basel
Casting off 4:00 pm Embarkation 3.00 p.m. Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 1 hour

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Day

1

Basel
Tour of Basel by bus and on foot through the old town with the market and Münsterplatz square.

Tour of Basel by bus and on foot through the old town with the market and Münsterplatz square.

Day

1

Kembs
Mooring 5:30 pm Casting off 6:30 pm

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Day

2

Strasbourg/Kehl
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 10:00 pm Tour by bus and on foot of Strasbourg with a visit to the cathedral of Notre-Dame. Excursion Package

Tour by bus and on foot of Strasbourg with a visit to the cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Day

3

Mannheim
Mooring 6:00 am Casting off 1:00 pm Excursion to the historic cathedral city of Speyer. Time to make your own discoveries.

Excursion to the historic cathedral city of Speyer. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day

3

Rüdesheim
Mooring 7:00 pm Travel with the Winzerexpress train to “Siegfried‘s Mechanical Music Cabinet” with 350 automatically playing instruments.

Travel with the Winzerexpress train to “Siegfried‘s Mechanical Music Cabinet” with 350 automatically playing instruments.

Day

4

Rüdesheim
Casting off 9:00 am

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Day

4

Middle Rhine Valley
Passage of the fa.m.ous Loreley.

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Day

4

Koblenz
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 10:00 pm Guided tour of Koblenz with cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein fortress Excursion Package

Koblenz is one of the oldest towns in Germany, looking back on 2.000 years of history. The guided walk will lead you through the Old town with its romantic streets, passing the Basilica St. Kastor and the Liebfrauen Church. You will also see the famous "Schängel"-Fountain in front of the town hall. A funicular will take you above the Rhine to the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. You will enjoy this special view over Koblenz.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

5

Cologne
Mooring 3:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Guided tour of the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer. Excursion Package

Guided tour of the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer.

Day

6

Amsterdam
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 12:00 am "Glanzlichter Amsterdams" mit Grachtenrundfahrt Excursion Package

Mit Amsterdam erwartet Sie eine Stadt, die ebenso pulsierend wie vielseitig ist. Modernes Lebensgefühl und das Flair des Goldenen Zeitalters verbinden sich zu einer unvergleichlichen Symbiose. Hochmoderne Architektur und Szenelokale finden Sie hier ebenso wie idyllische Cafés, Trödelmärkte und traditionelle Grachtenhäuser. Sie finden nirgendwo auf der Welt so viele denkmalgeschützte Altbauten aus vergangenen Jahrhunderten wie in der niederländischen Metropole. Die Häuser stehen so dicht beisammen, als müssten sie sich gegenseitig Halt geben, um nicht umzufallen. Die Grachten verleihen der Stadt einen besonderen Charme und erinnern Sie auf Schritt und Tritt daran, dass Sie sich im Herzstück einer Seefahrer- und Handelsnation befinden. Sie formen ein Kanalsystem, welches durch das komplette Stadtgebiet führt und damit das Gesicht der Stadt prägt. Mittlerweile erstreckt sich die Vielzahl an Grachten über eine Gesamtlänge von 80 Kilometern, was der Stadt den Beinamen „Venedig des Nordens“ eingebracht hat: 165 Grachten, 1281 Brücken, 70 Rundfahrtboote, 8 hölzerne Zugbrücken, 2.500 Wohnboote und 120 Tretboote werden Sie nachhaltig beeindrucken. Freuen Sie sich nach einer Rundfahrt mit dem Bus und einem kleinen Stadtrundgang in der Innenstadt, auf eine Grachtenfahrt entlang der prachtvollen Kaufmannshäuser aus dem Goldenen Zeitalter, die einen Höhepunkt im Rahmen Ihres Besuchs in Amsterdam bildet.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

6

Amsterdam
Excursion to Northern Holland, including visits to an open-air museum and a cheese dairy.

Excursion to Northern Holland, including visits to an open-air museum and a cheese dairy.

Day

6

Amsterdam
Tour on foot of Amsterdam including the famous red light district and Chinatown.

Die Tour führt Sie zu dem Stadtteil, für den Amsterdam berühmt ist, dem Rotlichtbezirk De Wallen. Spazieren Sie durch schmale alte Gassen wie zum Beispiel die bekannte Zeedijk-Straße, wo Amsterdam entstanden ist, vorbei am ältesten Haus der Stadt, über Brücken aus dem Goldenen Zeitalter und sehen Sie Schleusen, die schon seit Jahrhunderten den Wasseraustausch in den Grachten und Kanälen regulieren.Der Zeedijk zählte einmal zu den gefährlichsten Straßen Amsterdams, in der Seeleute nach Unterhaltung suchten. Heutzutage finden Sie hier anstelle der düsteren Bars von damals lebensfrohe und einladende holländische Kneipen und Restaurants. Freuen Sie sich auf diesen besonderen Rundgang, der Amsterdam von einer anderen Seite zeigt. Erleben Sie, wie alte Geschichte mit aktuellen Themen vereint wird: Amsterdam zeigt sich traditionell und weltoffen zugleich – eine Mischung, die auch Sie begeistern wird.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

03:00 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

7

Nijmegen
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Guided tour of the friendly Hanseatic city Nijmegen. Followed by time for your own discoveries.

Guided tour of the friendly Hanseatic city Nijmegen. Followed by time for your own discoveries.

Day

8

Cologne
Mooring 8:00 am Disembarkation by 9:00 a.m.

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The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS RHEIN MELODIE

 

Modern meets comfort on board our MS RHEIN MELODIE. This luxurious riverboat with the highest demands in design extends over a length of 132 metres. The highly generous cabins offer all convenience and a fantastic view of the banks of the Rhine. But not only the cabins: it does not matter where you are on this ship, the large panorama windows open a fantastic river cinema. The cuisine on-board is also superb. Culinary cuisine is offered each day that lets cruise passengers hearts beat faster.

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko modern 198 passengers 40 132 m 11,4 m 2 m 220 Volt

30.10. - 06.11.2019

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MS RHEIN MELODIE
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