This river cruise offered by CroisiEurope sails from Basel to Amsterdam. Embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum, Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere. You can also take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story and visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens (weather permit or tour of Haarlem instead.
DAY 1, May 8, ’23
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board.
DAY 2, May 9, ’23
This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum. Colmar is a colorful city bursting with Alsatian charm. We’ll spend time in the romantic Little Venice neighborhood before visiting the Unterlinden Museum. The museum exhibits span 7,000 years—from prehistoric times to modern art. The most regarded masterpiece in its collection is the polyptych by artists Niclaus of Haguenau and Grünewald. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
DAY 3, May 10, ’23
BREISACH – STRASBOURG
The morning will be spent cruising through the vineyards dotting the hills along the Vosges Mountain range, the Black Forest, and the Alsatian plains. Optional excursion for both packages: A boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral. Like many European cities, Strasbourg has a striking mix of architecture that includes a broad range of traditional structures next to bold modern designs. Join us for an evening of dancing in the lounge. Our ship will cruise to Mainz.
DAY 4, May 11, ’23
MAINZ – KOBLENZ
Optional excursion for both packages: Tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum. This tour on foot will take us to the city’s magnificent cathedral. We’ll then stroll down the picturesque streets of the Old City to the Gutenberg Museum. Afterward, we’ll cruise through the romantic Rhine Valley and enjoy the amazing scenery as we travel to the legendary rock of the Lorelei. We’ll have dinner on board, and then visit the city with our host or hostess.
DAY 5, May 12, ’23
KOBLENZ – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF
We’ll begin to cruise to Cologne, passing the cities of Andernach, Konigswinter, and Bonn. As our ship approaches Cologne, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Seven Hills (Siebengebirge), known for the myths and fairytales about its origins. We’ll arrive at the end of the morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Cologne, the crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages. We’ll see the immense, Gothic cathedral—the tallest twin-spire church in the world and the most visited landmark in Germany. We’ll then head over to the Old Town to stroll the streets and pass in front of the famous Farina Fragrance Museum. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. You’ll be transferred to Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
DAY 6, May 13, ’23
DÜSSELDORF – XANTEN – NIJMEGEN – AMSTERDAM
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem. This national museum focuses on the everyday life of Dutch people throughout the country’s history and includes old homes, farms, and factories from different regions. You can stroll through the attraction at your own pace or take the authentic trams. As you enjoy your day, the ship will cruise to Nijmegen. We’ll return on board in Nijmegen and begin to cruise to Amsterdam. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
DAY 7, May 14, ’23
This morning, we offer two optional excursions depending on your package. CLASSIC package: Panoramic tour of the city and a visit to a diamond merchant. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. Enjoy a highlight tour of all the major sites, including the tallest windmill in the Netherlands, the De Gooyer. We’ll then visit one of the many diamond merchants located throughout the city, before heading over to the dazzling floating flower market. DISCOVERY package: An off-the-beaten-path bike tour of Amsterdam. We’ll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. Once equipped, we’ll set out on a bike tour to discover places only the locals know about. As we ride, we’ll pass in front of many famous monuments and sites, including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, Nieuwmarkt, the Rembrandt House Museum, and much more! This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Keukenhof Gardens.(1) Tour the beautiful spring gardens at your own pace. Don’t forget to visit the Orchid House, the Japanese Garden, and the 19th-century windmill on the edge of the tulip fields! Keukenhof also contains the works of 25 artists. To make your visit more active, you can take a boat trip through the fields or a bike ride through the surrounding area. During the off-season, we’ll visit Haarlem instead.
DAY 8, May 15, ’23
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
- May 08 – 15, 2023
- 1/2 Shared main deck: $2, 419.00 per person
- 1/2 Shared upper deck: $2,689.00 per person
- Single cabin main deck: $3,209.00 per person
- Single cabin upper deck: $3,479.00 per person
- $550 per person deposit at time of booking to confirm your cabin type
- Final cruise payment no later than 02/01/2023
- From deposit date to 12/31/2022 -$200.00 per person penalty
- From 01/01/2023 till 02/07/2023 – 50 % of your cruise cost (airfare is also non-refundable if already ticketed)
- From 02/08/2023 till 03/31/2023 – 60% of your cruise cost (airfare is also non-refundable if already ticketed)
- From 04/01/2023 till departure – Cruise and airfare are 100% non-refundable
- 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
- Free Wi-Fi onboard
- Headsets are included for excursions
- Excursion to Breisach and all other mentioned visits
- Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/ hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening
- Onboard entertainment
- All port fees
- Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (to be paid on board: 100 euros /person)