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The full length of the Rhine.

Four countries in eight days.

8 days Basel-Rüdesheim-Amsterdam-Cologne

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

    Basel
    Casting off 5:15 pm Embarkation from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    Little

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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. Excursion Package

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

    Day

    1

    Kembs

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    Day

    2

    Straßburg / Kehl
    Mooring 9:15 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 / Ludwigshafen
    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 famous Loreley.

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    Day

    4

    Koblenz
    Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 8:00 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

    Cologne
    Mooring 1:00 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 11:30 am “Highlights of Amsterdam” excursion with a canal cruise past the typical merchant houses. Excursion Package

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    No

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    Day

    6

    Amsterdam
    Northern Holland excursion with a visit to Volendam and a trip over Markermeer to Marken.

    Stairs :

    No

    Slope :

    Little

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    Day

    7

    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

    8

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

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    Auf der Strecke zwischen Basel und Straßburg ist das Sonnendeck nur eingeschränkt nutzbar. Die An- und Ablegezeiten sind Richtzeiten. Änderungen der Reiseverläufe und Ausflugsprogramme bleiben vorbehalten. Wenn wegen Niedrig- / Hochwasser oder Schiffsdefekt eine Strecke nicht befahren werden kann, behält sich die Reederei das Recht vor, die Gäste auf dieser Strecke mit Bussen zu befördern, in Hotels unterzubringen und /oder den Streckenverlauf zu ändern. Unter Umständen ist der Umstieg auf ein anderes Schiff nötig.

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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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