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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
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Rhine Legends

Enjoy this 7-night cruise along the magnificent river Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. Visit vibrant cities bursting with culture and charming towns. Including complimentary Includes unlimited complimented drinks on board and guided excursions.

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam Bridge
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Cologne Cathedral and Bridge
  • Amsterdam Canal
  • Koblenz Castle, Germany
  • Mannheim, Germany
  • Rudesheim Rhine Valley
  • Rudesheim

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Sail the legendary River Rhine on this luxury, all-inclusive cruise exploring the historic city of Cologne, the cultural wonders of Amsterdam and the wine towns of Koblenz and Rudesheim.

Discover the international flair of Basel on a guided walking tour, stroll through the fairy-tale like town of Strasbourg and explore the mediaeval Old Town of Rüdesheim, taking a cable car to the iconic Niederwald Monument.

Glide by cable car over the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to visit the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz, explore Bonn; the birthplace of Beethoven, and visit one of the wold-renowned museums in the cultural city of Amsterdam.

CR118 Operated by Crystal Cruises


Legendary Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - Basel (Switzerland)

Discover the charms of Basel on a guided walking tour through the fascinating town. Embark the ship and set sail for Kehl at 8pm.

Day 2 - Strasbourg (Germany)

See the famous sights of Strasbourg including the breathtakingly gorgeous Gothic cathedral on a panoramic coach tour and guided walk which is topped off with a delightful cruise along canals. Alternatively, marvel at the famous Cathedral Notre-Dame and enjoy an exclusive organ recital.

Day 3 - Mannheim - Rüdesheim

Visit Mannheim is an unusual city where the streets and avenues are laid out in squares in the centre, leading to the name 'Quadratestadt'. There are many sights to explore, including the National Theater Mannheim, St Sebastian's Church and the University of Mannheim.

Day 4 - Rüdesheim - Koblenz

This morning, discover Rüdesheim's medieval Old Town, visit the iconic Nierderwald Monument via cable car or climb aboard the famous Winzerexpress miniature train for a fun, panoramic ride through Rüdesheim's picturesque landscape. Set sail this afternoon for Koblenz. Upon arrival in Kobenz this evening, enjoy Crystal's Signature Event, a Sonic Bliss in the gateway to the Gorge at Schloss Kaiseraal.

Day 5 - Koblenz

Spend the morning exploring Koblenz, an intriguing city with a 2,000 year-old history, with classic German architecture and an enchanting hilltop fortress. Perhaps enjoy a guided walk with a jewellery workshop or glide by cable car over the Rhine and Moselle rivers to discover the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress before setting sail for Cologne this afternoon.

Day 6 - Cologne

The bustling city of Cologne is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Germany’s most visited landmark and an array of spectacular architecture. Enjoy a guided tour through Cologne featuring the city's most-renowned sights including the magnificent Kölner Dom cathedral. Or perhaps pay a visit to Wallraf-Richartz museum, the cultural centre of Rhineland which boasts masterpieces from the medieval period to the early 20th century.

Day 7 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Arrive early in the uniquely cultural city of Amsterdam with its world-class museums, picturesque canals and narrow streets. Perhaps enjoy a guided walking tour of the exciting city with a wine and cheese tasting at the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store. Or pay a visit to the world-renowned Rijksmuseum before taking a private boat ride through the colourful canals.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive luxury cruise
  • Complimentary overseas transfers
  • Choice of guided excursions
  • Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits plus soft drinks, beer and bottled water in-suite
  • Choice of dining venues
  • Gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service guest laundry
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK - please contact us for a quote
  • Supplementary optional excursions