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The big Rhine round tour.

Legends, castles, big cities.

12 days Cologne-Amsterdam-Basel-Cologne 2019

From the Swiss Alpine upland to the wide-stretching landscapes in the Netherlands, the magic of "Father Rhine" has always captivated people. Legend-steeped landscapes, busy cities, romantic villages - there is probably nowhere that displays the varied world of Central Europe more clearly than the shores of this great river. Stroll through vibrant cities such as Strasbourg or Amsterdam and enjoy the spectacular river landscape rolling by like a film in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley. On this big round trip, there is also time for small, though no less beautiful, towns such as Breisach, Freiburg and Speyer.

Why this river cruise?

  • Experience "Father Rhine" with a special intensity
  • From the North Sea coast to the Swiss Alpine uplands
  • Pure variety along the river bank: From the hills of the Black Forest, through the legend-steeped Middle Rhine Valley, to the wide stretches of the polder landscapes of the Netherlands

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

  • 12 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

  • Travel insurance
  • Excursion package with 6 excursions: 223 € p.p.
  • Beverage package: 239 € 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

Cologne
Casting off 4:00 pm Embark 3.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Amsterdam
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 11:00 pm "Bright lights of Amsterdam": excursion with a tour of the "Grachten". Excursion Package

This excursion will show you all the delights the capital of Amsterdam has to offer. You will start at the pier, where your guide will await you. This excursion will begin with a walking tour through the city centre of Amsterdam. Your guide will tell you about all the insights of this magical city. Amsterdam has been famous around the world for hundreds of years. Amsterdam is indeed a beautiful city, and it is full of history, stories, legends, and places to explore. Walk past the canals and hear about the vibrant and sometimes tumultuous history of this Netherlands capital. From the city's most significant landmarks to everyday areas of interest. This walking tour has it all wrapped into one. Your guide will also explain many tips and insider hints at how to get around the city, local events, and the best places to go. You will make many scheduled stops at most of the city's most well-known landmarks and areas. With the history explained around every corner. Afterwards, or in between the walk, your guide will give you some free time for some exploration on your own or souvenir hunting. Then it is time to see the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. These canals have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status and taking this cruise will reveal why. Passing all of the city's highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city. See the beautiful houses with their fascinating gables alongside the canals, have a peek inside the famous floating houseboats and feel why Amsterdam is also called Venice of the North. The Skinny Bridge, the Golden Bench, an old VOC ship and the Maritime Museum are only a few of the highlights you will see. An active and relaxing morning that will show you why Amsterdam is so popular and attractive.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

2

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

2

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

3

Rotterdam
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm City tour/walk through modern Rotterdam with its futuristic buildings. Excursion Package

Your guide and coach will be waiting for you at the harbour to start with this exciting excursion. First, it is time to relax, and you will go on board the Spido for a 75-minute harbour tour. Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a unique voyage through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and last but not least 'De Rotterdam'. An old cruise ship which nowadays is used as a hotel. Afterwards, you will have a panoramic city tour through Rotterdam, which is known for its architecture. You will see some very lovely buildings which are known for its construction like the Cube Houses, the city hall due to his symmetrical design, the Erasmus Bridge, also known as the Swan, and of course the Euromast. You will also have some free time at the “Markthal”. Go shopping under the biggest work of art in the Netherlands on your own. What about trying some of the many culinary specialities? After the free time, you will be brought back to the ship.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:45 h

Day

4

Cologne
Mooring 4:00 pm Casting off 10:00 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

5

Mainz
Mooring 4:00 pm Casting off 12:00 am Tour of Mainz on foot

Impressive buildings, monuments and museums testify to the city’s 2.000 years history. Magnificent Baroque buildings, aristocratic palaces and the huge cathedral point back to the age of the Prince Electors. Our guided walk will introduce you to the different epochs and many facets of the city.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Day

6

Mannheim
Mooring 6:30 am Casting off 3:00 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

7

Strasbourg / Kehl
Mooring 3:00 am Casting off 8:00 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

7

Strasbourg / Kehl
Experience picture-postcard landscapes on an excursion to tranquil Alsace with its half-timbered buildings, wine taverns and quaint homely atmosphere.

Experience picture-postcard landscapes on an excursion to tranquil Alsace with its half-timbered buildings, wine taverns and quaint homely atmosphere.

Day

8

Basel
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 4:00 pm Tour of Basel by bus and on foot through the old town with the market and Münsterplatz square. Excursion Package

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

Day

9

Breisach
Mooring 3:00 am The whole-day "Black Forest Impressions" excursion will acquaint you with the cultural, culinary and scenic special features of the region.

Leer

Day

9

Breisach
Evening walk through delightful Breisach.

Evening walk through delightful Breisach.

Day

10

Breisach
Casting off 1:00 pm Excursion to the friendly university city of Freiburg.

Excursion to the friendly university city of Freiburg.

Day

11

Koblenz
Mooring 2:30 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

12

Cologne
Mooring 4:00 am Disembark 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.

 

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    nicko modern 198 passengers 40 132 m 11,4 m 2 m 220 Volt

09.08. - 20.08.2019

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