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The full length of the Rhine.

Four countries in eight days.

8 days Cologne-Amsterdam-Rüdesheim-Basel

Castles shrouded in legend, bustling metropolises and romantic wine regions. From the Rhine Knee near Basel through the Upper Rhine lowlands and the impressive breakthrough through the Rhenish slate mountains to the delta in the Netherlands, this Central European river shows off its full beauty in its diverse countryside. You’ll visit the most interesting cities in four countries, with impressive monuments, vineyards, castles and ruins as far as the eye can see – a week full of experiences.

Why this river cruise?

  • The whole length of “Father Rhine” across Central Europe
  • “Deutsches Eck”, the German Triangle and Ehrenbreitstein: high up by cable car in Koblenz
  • Lots to see at the UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Middle Rhine Valley with the famous Loreley
  • European history in the wonderful Strasbourg
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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin of the booked category 
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception by the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on embarkation & disembarkation
  • All port and passenger fees

    Important travel information

    Important travel information: Please note that daily on-board information and excursions will be provided in German language only for individual travellers. Except for the marked dates, that indicate our guaranteed English departures. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. Minimum number of participants for this cruise up to 30 days before departure: 180 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

    Your itinerary

    Day

    1

    Cologne
    Casting off 4:00 pm Embarkation from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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    Day

    2

    Amsterdam
    Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 11:30 pm Amterdam Highlights. 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 start with a walking tour through the city center of Amsterdam. From the old cobble streets of the Red Light District, to the UNSECO listed network of canals. Amsterdam is truly a beautiful city and it is full of history, stories, legends, and places to explore. Walk passed the canals and hear about the vibrant and sometimes tumultuous history of this Netherlands capital. From the city biggest land marks to every day areas of interest. This walking tour has it all wrapped into one. You will make many scheduled stops at most of the city's most well-known land marks and areas. After 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. See the beautiful houses with their fascinating gables alongside the canals, have a peek inside the famous floating house boats 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.

    Trip duration:

    04:00 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

    3

    Nijmegen
    Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 2:30 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

    4

    Cologne
    Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 2:30 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

    4

    Koblenz
    Mooring 10:00 pm

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    5

    Koblenz
    Casting off 1:00 pm guided walk Koblenz 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.

    Trip duration:

    01:00 h

    Walking duration:

    01:00 h

    Slope:

    Wenig

    Day

    5

    Middle Rhine Valley
    Passage of the famous Loreley.

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    Day

    5

    Rüdesheim
    Mooring 7:30 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

    6

    Rüdesheim
    Casting off 3:00 am

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    6

    Mannheim / Ludwigshafen
    Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 6:00 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

    Straßburg/Kehl
    Mooring 7:30 am Casting off 1:30 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

    Straßburg/Kehl

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    Day

    8

    Basel
    Mooring 7:00 am Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Basel city tour/walk through the old town including the market square and Münsterplatz (ends approx. 11:00 a.m. at Basel Bad railway station).

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    Little

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    Day

    8

    Basel
    Ausschiffung bis 09:00 Uhr. Stadtrundfahrt/-gang Basel durch die Altstadt mit Markt- und Münsterplatz (endet ca. 11:00 Uhr am Bahnhof Basel Bad)

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    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
    • At a glance

      nicko modern 196 passengers 40 132 m 11.40 m 2 m 220 volts

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