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2018

Picturesque Holland and the magnificent valley of the romantic Rhine (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - ADA
# Description

Cruise

AMSTERDAM - KINDERDIJK - ROTTERDAM - NIJMEGEN - COLOGNE - KOBLENZ - RÜDESHEIM - BOPPARD - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

Cruise to the heart of Holland and the majestic romantic Rhine Valley. Discover the prestigious Dutch terroir between legendary mills and picturesque UNESCO World Heritage canals. Admire the many treasures of traditional Germany from the Cologne Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art, to the Niederwald monument, the starting point of an unforgettable hike through the heart of the Rüdesheim vineyard.

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All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The magic of the romantic Rhine River and Dutch canals
  • Discover(1):
    • The Kinderdijk windmills, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site
    • Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral
    • Hiking through the vineyards in Rüdesheim

Cruise

Day 1

AMSTERDAM

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Amsterdam at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the old town of Amsterdam on board a river boat.

Day 2

KINDERDIJK - ROTTERDAM - NIJMEGEN

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the windmills of Kinderdijk on foot(2). This afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 3

NIJMEGEN - COLOGNE

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum(3).
DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park(3).
This afternoon will be spent cruising to Cologne.

Day 4

COLOGNE - KOBLENZ

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided visit of Cologne and its cathedral. This afternoon will be spent cruising. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5

KOBLENZ - The romantic Rhine Valley - RÜDESHEIM - BOPPARD

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Rüdesheim. We'll set off by tourist train, enjoy some tasting* of the famous wines of the region and have a guided tour of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rüdesheim.
We'll arrive in Boppard. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please, so why not join our on-board hostess on a guided visit of the town?

Day 6

BOPPARD - DÜSSELDORF

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit on foot of Düsseldorf.
DISCOVERY: Visit Düsseldorf and the Rheinturm.

Day 7

DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

This morning will be spent cruising.
This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour in Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.
Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 8

AMSTERDAM

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 09/09/2018
Arrival 16/09/2018
Ship : MS Gérard Schmitter Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

10 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Canal boat tour of Amsterdam The Windmills of Kinderdijk Kröller-Müller museum* Cologne Rüdesheim (tourist train, tasting and museum) Dusseldorf Amsterdam and its Diamond District *Except on Mondays:...
Price per person 194.00 € Before departure 226.00 € On board
Classic

Het Loo Palace

We'll leave from Arnhem by coach for the Het Loo Palace. Located in the gorgeous city of Apeldoorn, the Het Loo Palace is a 17-century castle that has been transformed into a museum. Built between 1684 and 1686 for stadtholder-king William III and Ma...

Duration 4h00

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30

Excursion to the Kinderdijk windmills

Departure on foot towards the famous Kinderdijk windmills. This unique place combining a large number of windmills has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997. You'll be able to admire no less than 19 windmills coming from differen...

Duration 2h00

Kröller Müller Museum

Departure from Nijmegen by coach in the company of your hostess towards the Kröller Müller Museum. It is located in the Hoge Veluwe National park, one of the country's largest national parks extending over 5000 ha. At the beginning of t...

Duration 3h30

Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 5h30

Guided walking tour of Cologne

Departure on foot for downtown Cologne. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Cologne has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and religio...

Duration 2h00

Rudesheim : wine tasting and visit of the mechanical musical instruments

You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region w...

Duration 2h30

Guided tour of Düsseldorf

Departure on foot to explore downtown Düsseldorf. Dynamic, modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and distinctive, Düsseldorf is an international magnet for connoisseurs of art and culture through its museums, theaters and concert halls. The emblematic symbol...

Duration 1h30

Amsterdam

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Dusseldorf

Departure by coach from Duisburg for downtown Düsseldorf where we'll take a walking tour. Dynamic, modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and distinctive, Düsseldorf is an international magnet for connoisseurs of art and culture through its museums, theaters...

Duration 4h00
8 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Canal boat tour of Amsterdam The Windmills of Kinderdijk Biking through the de Hoge veluwe national park* Cologne Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim Dusseldorf and the Rheinturm Amsterdam by bike *Except on...
Price per person 231.00 € Before departure 267.00 € On board
Discovery

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30

Excursion to the Kinderdijk windmills

Departure on foot towards the famous Kinderdijk windmills. This unique place combining a large number of windmills has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997. You'll be able to admire no less than 19 windmills coming from differen...

Duration 2h00

Biking through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park, home to diverse forests, shifting sands, red deer, wild boars, and mouflons. Set out on a pleasurable tour of this magnificent natural reserve. Duration : approx. 3:00 Good walking...

Duration 3h00

Guided walking tour of Cologne

Departure on foot for downtown Cologne. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Cologne has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and religio...

Duration 2h00

Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the viney...

Duration 3h30

Düsseldorf and the Rheinturm

Leave on foot to explore downtown Düsseldorf. Dynamic, modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and distinctive, Düsseldorf is an international magnet for connoisseurs of art and culture through its museums, theaters and concert halls. The emblematic symbol of...

Duration 3h00

Amsterdam by bike

You'll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. This guided bike tour will last about 2.5 hours, and you'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00

Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 5h30

Het Loo Palace

We'll leave from Arnhem by coach for the Het Loo Palace. Located in the gorgeous city of Apeldoorn, the Het Loo Palace is a 17-century castle that has been transformed into a museum. Built between 1684 and 1686 for stadtholder-king William III and Ma...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 67.00 € Before departure 74.00 € On board

Kröller Müller Museum

Departure from Nijmegen by coach in the company of your hostess towards the Kröller Müller Museum. It is located in the Hoge Veluwe National park, one of the country's largest national parks extending over 5000 ha. At the beginning of t...

Duration 3h30
Price per person 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board

Excursion to the Kinderdijk windmills

Departure on foot towards the famous Kinderdijk windmills. This unique place combining a large number of windmills has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997. You'll be able to admire no less than 19 windmills coming from differen...

Duration 2h00
Price per person 25.00 € Before departure 28.00 € On board

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30
Price per person 19.00 € Before departure 21.00 € On board

Guided walking tour of Cologne

Departure on foot for downtown Cologne. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Cologne has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and religio...

Duration 2h00
Price per person 20.00 € Before departure 22.00 € On board

Rudesheim : wine tasting and visit of the mechanical musical instruments

You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region w...

Duration 2h30
Price per person 29.00 € Before departure 32.00 € On board

Amsterdam

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 37.00 € Before departure 41.00 € On board

Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the viney...

Duration 3h30
Price per person 23.00 € Before departure 26.00 € On board

Guided tour of Düsseldorf

Departure on foot to explore downtown Düsseldorf. Dynamic, modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and distinctive, Düsseldorf is an international magnet for connoisseurs of art and culture through its museums, theaters and concert halls. The emblematic symbol...

Duration 1h30
Price per person 20.00 € Before departure 22.00 € On board

Düsseldorf and the Rheinturm

Leave on foot to explore downtown Düsseldorf. Dynamic, modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and distinctive, Düsseldorf is an international magnet for connoisseurs of art and culture through its museums, theaters and concert halls. The emblematic symbol of...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 53.00 € Before departure 56.00 € On board

Biking through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park, home to diverse forests, shifting sands, red deer, wild boars, and mouflons. Set out on a pleasurable tour of this magnificent natural reserve. Duration : approx. 3:00 Good walking...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board

Guided tour of Dusseldorf

Departure by coach from Duisburg for downtown Düsseldorf where we'll take a walking tour. Dynamic, modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and distinctive, Düsseldorf is an international magnet for connoisseurs of art and culture through its museums, theaters...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 41.00 € Before departure 46.00 € On board

Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 5h30
Price per person 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board

Amsterdam by bike

You'll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. This guided bike tour will last about 2.5 hours, and you'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 49.00 € Before departure 54.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Gérard Schmitter

3 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) When the ship is not moored in Kinderdijk, a transfer by coach will be necessary. Supplement to be paid for on board (see rates on the excursions list).

(3) Except on Mondays, optional visit of the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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