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From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story.

 

Trip code : ABE_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : AMSTERDAM - EMMERICH - AM - RHEIN - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG - BREISACH - BASEL

Operator : CroisiEurope Cruises

Trip Highlights
  • From Holland to the Three Countries Bridge, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • Discover(2): Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere Delightful scents and springtime colors at the Keukenhof floral gardens(1) Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3)
  • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
  • Delightful scents and springtime colors at the Keukenhof floral gardens(1)
  • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
  • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3)
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Booking Confirmation

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

Cruise Cabin

European river cruises*

  • All cabins are tastefully decorated and equipped with air conditioning, central heating, shower / toilets, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer— each providing a view of the river. Some cabins have French balconies or private terraces.
  • Our fleet of Premium ships offers additional comfort providing more space in the cabins.

Customers can choose between 3 categories of cabins:

  • Category A: premium location
  • Category B: intermediate location
  • Category C: standard location (close to public areas such as entrance, restaurants, public lavatory) - same size or sometimes slightly smaller than Cat A & Cat B cabin
  • PRM Cabin: Cabin for passengers with reduced mobility. This cabin is not recommended for passengers without mobility difficulties.

*The above cabin description is applicable to all ships except the canal barges, the ocean ships and the fleet of exotic river ships outside of Europe.

Dining Experience & Cuisine

On European river cruises, your meals are carefully designed and planned, and menus are developed in the pure tradition of fine French gastronomy. Each meal on your cruise will give you a delightful experience of French haute cuisine. For our gastronomic cruises, such Michelin-starred greats as Marc Haeberlin and the expert staff surrounding Paul Bocuse have been happy to join forces with CroisiEurope to take you on a memorable culinary voyage.

For cruises outside of Europe, our Chefs prepare local cuisine, colorful and tasty, while adapted to Western tastes.

Buffet Breakfast

  • Your day will start with an impressive self-served buffet breakfast in the onboard restaurant, which may include pastries, coffee, tea, juice, breads, jams and jellies, a variety of sausages and cold cuts, eggs, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

Lunch & Dinner

Lunch can be either buffet lunch or sit-down meals, while dinner will be 3-course sit-down meals. A menu of local specialties is prepared on a daily basis from fresh ingredients.

  • Please state your specific needs at the time you make your reservation (food allergies or special dietary needs)
  • Both lunch and dinner meals are paired with excellent complimentary wines. Complimentary wines may not be available for cruises outside of Europe. Check specific inclusions for your cruise.

Special Occasion

  •  Please let us know your special occasion requirements – such as cakes, champagne, or flowers – at the time of booking and ideally one month or more before departure, and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes

Languages

European river cruises

Onboard staff and crews speak French, English and many of them speak other major European languages such as German, Italian and Spanish. Notices and announcements are in French and English, as well as other languages based upon the needs of the passengers on board.

River cruises outside of Europe

Onboard staff and crews speak English and local languages.

Excursion Package

For European river cruises, two optional different excursion packages provide guests, who are looking for new experiences, adventures and sensations, with a range of dynamic, fun-filled and out-of-the-ordinary activities. Make your choice between these two options:

  • CLASSIC Package: Containing classic excursions based on culture, architecture and history. We’ve revamped several of our tours to give you a more authentic experience!
  • DISCOVERY Package: Discovery tours are for the adventurous, the offbeat, or those who are looking for something new.

It is recommended to book optional shore excursions prior to your cruise to ensure their availability and to benefit from cheaper prices than buying them on board.

Excursions on European canal barge cruises and exotic river cruises outside of Europe are included (except certain optional excursions).

Tipping & Gratuity

Tipping customs vary from country to country and culture to culture, and we understand that tipping is a way for passengers to show appreciation for services, quality and attention received during the cruise whether it be for the meals, rooms, reception or visits. To leave a tip, please use the envelope found in your cabin your last evening on board, and place this envelope in the specially designated box in the reception area as you disembark with the understanding that tipping is entirely at your discretion.

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive. In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

If you are travelling on a river cruise and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard:

- Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.


Smoking

Smoking is not permitted inside all ships.  You may smoke in designated smoking areas on deck only.

Pets

Pets are not allowed on board.

Telephone and Internet

Free wi-fi is available on all ships in the reception area and lounge bar on most ships. On the newest ships such as the Ms Gerard Schmitter, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, the MS Lafayette and the fleet of four hotel barges, Wi-Fi is available throughout. For exotic river cruises outside of Europe, wifi may not be available when cruising in remote areas.

Your ship’s emergency telephone number will be provided in your on-board documentation, so that your family may reach you in the event of urgent need or emergency. If you would like to make or receive phone calls on a non-emergency basis, we recommend that you make arrangements with your mobile phone provider for more information.

Dress Code

You’ll be most comfortable during the day in smart casual clothing.  You may wish to bring items that do not wrinkle easily, or that transport well after being ironed at home, as there is no iron provided on the ship.  Bring a variety of clothing for the environments expected during your cruise, including light clothing and bathing suits for hot weather, a sweater or jacket for cooler weather, and of course a raincoat and/or small umbrella.

Please check the weather for your specific cruise countries, as the weather can vary quite a bit between the northern and Mediterranean areas.  Don’t forget to bring comfortable and sturdy walking shoes for sightseeing excursions.

For evening meals, as well as for cocktails or gala events ‘casual dressy’ clothing is appropriate.

Currency

On European river cruises, the primary currency is the Euro. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted. There are no currency exchange facilities on-board, so please ensure you have sufficient cash before boarding. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted.

On exotic river cruises outside of Europe, the primary currency is the US Dollar. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted. There are no currency exchange facilities on-board, so please ensure you have sufficient cash before boarding. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted.

Electricity

Onboard electrical service is 220V; most standard American electrical appliances are 120V.

If you have any items that require electricity you must bring a two-pin plug European adaptor that will fit your item.  Many items such as cell phone chargers come already equipped with international adaptors – check the equipment that came with your cell phone.  In addition, you may find that you need to bring adaptors for other items such as your own razor, electric toothbrush, or curling iron (220V hair dryers are provided in each cabin).

For exotic cruises outside of Europe, an adaptor to the local plug standard is recommended.

Entertainment on board

While your  cruise is all about discovering wonderful destinations, on many days there will be entertainment activities to add an extra dimension to your voyage. A traditional evening of entertainment with a “Titi Parisien” theme or an evening with songs and guitares that capture the spirit of La Camargue. Dinner in Spain may be accompanied by a guitar player from the region. A classical string quartet could come aboard in Germany, or an entrancing fado singer in Portugal. On the Volga, you can choose to take part in a tea drinking ceremony or Russian classes. Or simply do nothing except relax to some light music in the lounge. In exotic river cruise, cooking class or destination lectures are available. 

Travel Insurance

Our cruise products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur. You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

DAY 1

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

This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's. DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam in search of its most secret and unique locations. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(1). Outside the opening dates of the park, guided tour of Haarlem. We'll return on board in Amsterdam for an evening of dancing. Our ship will cruise to Emmerich-am-Rhein through the night.
This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Our ship will cruise to Cologne overnight. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne. Our cruise will then continue along the Rhine to Koblenz. In the evening, enjoy a stroll to see the famous Deutsches Eck.
We'll cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River all the way to Mainz, reaching it in the afternoon. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.) DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards. Enjoy an evening of dancing after dinner. Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.
We'll arrive in Strasbourg in the afternoon. Optional excursion for both packages: Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral. We'll return on board after our tour and cruise to Breisach. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.
This morning, join us on an included excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Breisach and wine tasting*. This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3). Afterwards, we'll cruise to Basel. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 8

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
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AM
Amsterdam and diamond producer - 2023

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 historic

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 70.00 AUD

On-board : 79.00 AUD

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Amsterdam and diamond producer - 2022

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 historic

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69.00 AUD

On-board : 77.00 AUD

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Amsterdam by bike - 2023

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

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 100.00 AUD

On-board : 112.00 AUD

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AM
Amsterdam by bike - 2022

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

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 82.00 AUD

On-board : 90.00 AUD

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Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem - 2023

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

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 127.00 AUD

On-board : 140.00 AUD

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Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem - 2022

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

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 124.00 AUD

On-board : 137.00 AUD

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AM
Guided tour of Köln - 2023

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

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 92.00 AUD

On-board : 102.00 AUD

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AM
Guided tour of Köln - 2022

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

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87.00 AUD

On-board : 97.00 AUD

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Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum - 2023

Colmar will charm you with its authenticity and typically Alsatian architecture composed of brightly painted half-timbered facades dating from the Middle Ages. You'll discover the quintessential n

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 104.00 AUD

On-board : 115.00 AUD

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Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum - 2022

Colmar will charm you with its authenticity and typically Alsatian architecture composed of brightly painted half-timbered facades dating from the Middle Ages. You'll discover the quintessential n

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99.00 AUD

On-board : 110.00 AUD

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Guided tour of Haarlem - 2023

Departure by coach in the company of your guides towards Haarlem. Known as the "City of Tulips”, Haarlem has for centuries been the main production and export center for tulip bulbs. This c

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 70.00 AUD

On-board : 79.00 AUD

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Guided tour of Haarlem - 2022

Departure by coach in the company of your guides towards Haarlem. Known as the "City of Tulips”, Haarlem has for centuries been the main production and export center for tulip bulbs. This c

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 70.00 AUD

On-board : 79.00 AUD

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Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral - 2023

Discover Strasbourg from the water! We’ll see all the great sites on the riverbanks, from Petite France—listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988—to the European quarter where

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 112.00 AUD

On-board : 124.00 AUD

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Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral - 2022

Discover Strasbourg from the water! We’ll see all the great sites on the riverbanks, from Petite France—listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988—to the European quarter where

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 97.00 AUD

On-board : 107.00 AUD

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PM
Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum - 2023

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th ce

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 49.00 AUD

On-board : 54.00 AUD

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PM
Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum - 2022

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th ce

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 40.00 AUD

On-board : 45.00 AUD

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Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens - 2023

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden e

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 100.00 AUD

On-board : 112.00 AUD

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Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens - 2022

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden e

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87.00 AUD

On-board : 97.00 AUD

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