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An intense Rhine experience.

The versatility of Central Europe.

12 Days Cologne-Amsterdam-Mainz-Basel-Cologne

From the foothills of the Swiss Alps to the vast countryside of the Netherlands, Father Rhine has always ever been captivating people. Legendary countryside, busy cities, romantic villages – probably nowhere is the versatility of Central Europe so apparent as on the banks of this great river. Stroll through bustling metropolises such as Strasbourg or Amsterdam and enjoy the spectacular river cinema in the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley. We make time on this big round trip for smaller, no less beautiful towns such as Breisach, Freiburg and Speyer, too.

Why this river cruise?

  • Experience “Father Rhine” particularly intensively
  • From the coast of the North Sea to the foothills of the Swiss Alps
  • Lots of variety on the banks of the river: from the mountains in the Black Forest, to the legendary Middle Rhine Valley and onto the vast polder landscapes in the Netherlands
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The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this Rhine cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 12-day cruise in an outside cabin of the category booked
  • 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

A delightfully varied river cruise along the Rhine awaits you.We have made all the preparations to make sure that this journey will be an unforgettable experience for you. These are your personal travel documents, we also added some interesting information about your cruise.Your nicko cruises team wishes you an excellent journey!

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

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

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Amsterdam
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 11:00 pm “Highlights of Amsterdam” tour with canal cruise past the typical merchant houses and time to explore by yourself. Excursion Package

With Amsterdam, you’ll find a city that is just as vibrant as it is multi-faceted. A modern attitude towards life and the flair of the golden age combine to make this an incomparable symbiosis. This is a place where you’ll find ultra-modern architecture and hip restaurants alongside idyllic cafés, flea markets and traditional canal houses. Nowhere in the world are there so many listed old buildings from past centuries as there are in the Dutch metropolis. The houses are so tightly packed together, it’s as if they are giving each other mutual support in order to stop themselves falling over. The canals give the city a special charm and wherever you go, they are a reminder of the fact that you are in the heart of a seafaring and trading nation. They form a canal system, which runs through the whole city area and gives the city its character. The multiplicity of the canals now runs along a total stretch of 80 kilometres, something that has earned the city its nickname of the “Venice of the North”: The 165 canals, 1281 bridges, 70 tour boats, 8 wooden drawbridges, 2,500 house boats and 120 pedal boats will make a lasting impression on you. After a round trip by bus and a short sightseeing tour in the city centre, you can look forward to a canal trip past the magnificent merchant houses from the golden age, which will be a highlight of your visit to Amsterdam.

Walking duration :

approx. 30 minutes

Stairs :

Yes

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No

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

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

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Cologne
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 10:00 pm Guided tour through the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer. Excursion Package

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Middle Rhine Valley
Passage of the famous Loreley.

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Mainz
Mooring 4:00 pm Casting off 11:30 pm Mainz city tour with the magnificent St. Augustine’s Church and a visit to the grand Mainz Saint Martin Cathedral.

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Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
Mooring 6:30 am Casting off 3:00 pm Excursion to the wonderful cathedral city of Speyer.

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Strasbourg/Kehl
Mooring 4:00 am Casting off 8:00 pm Strasbourg city tour/walk with a visit to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Excursion Package

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Strasbourg/ Kehl
Postcard idyll on the excursion to the peaceful region of Alsace with its half-timbered houses, wine taverns and quaint atmosphere.

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Basel
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 4:00 pm Basel city tour through the old town with the market square and Münsterplatz. Excursion Package

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Breisach
Mooring 3:00 am Day excursion “Black Forest impressions” to learn more about special cultural, culinary and scenic features of the region.

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Breisach
Evening tour through the delightful town of Breisach.

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Breisach
Casting off 1:00 pm Excursion to the lovely university town of Freiburg.

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Koblenz
Mooring 2:30 pm Casting off 10:00 pm Guided tour of Koblenz, in the “German Triangle” and a cable car trip to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with great panoramic views. Excursion Package

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Cologne
Mooring 4:00 am Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change 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
  • At a glance

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

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