8 days Cologne-Amsterdam-Rüdesheim-Basel / 8 days Basel-Rüdesheim-Amsterdam-Cologne

Lowlands of the Upper Rhine

Fares From £1,595 pp


Castles shrouded in legend, bustling metropolises and romantic wine regions, from Basel through the Upper Rhine lowlands, to the impressive Rhenish Slate Mountains and the delta of the river in the Netherlands, this Central European river cruise shows off the full beauty of the region with some truly amazing landscapes. Visit the most interesting cities in four countries and discover impressive monuments, vineyards, castles and ruins as far as the eye can see, on a week of unforgettable experiences.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Cologne

Cologne: Casting off 4:00 p.m.
Fly or rail from London to Cologne and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 12:00 a.m.
“Highlights of Amsterdam” with a canal cruise past the typical merchant houses, afterwards time to explore by yourself. Excursion to Northern Holland with a visit to Volendam and a trip over Lake Ijssel to Marken.

Day 3: Nijmegen

Nijmegen: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 2:30 p.m.
Guided tour through the friendly Hanseatic city of Nijmegen.

Day 4: Cologne, Koblenz

Cologne: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 2:00 p.m.
Guided tour through the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer.Koblenz: Mooring 10:00 p.m.
Time for a stroll.

Day 5: Koblenz, Middle Rhine Valley, Rüdesheim

Koblenz: Casting off 1:00 p.m.
Guided tour through Koblenz, the city on the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner), and a cable car ride to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with a fantastic panoramic view.
Middle Rhine Valley:
Passage of the famous Loreley.
Rüdesheim: Mooring 7:30 p.m.
Admire the artistic and musical inventions of the past over a glass of wine – in “Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet”.

Day 6: Rüdesheim, Mannheim

Rüdesheim: Casting off 4:00 a.m.

Mannheim: Mooring 1:00 p.m. – Casting off 7:00 p.m.
Excursion to the venerable cathedral city of Speyer. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day 7: Strasbourg/Kehl

Strasbourg/Kehl: Mooring 7:30 a.m. – Casting off 1:30 p.m.
City tour/walk through Strasbourg with a visit to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Day 8: Basel

Basel: Mooring 7:00 a.m.
Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. City tour/walk through Basel through the old town including the market square and Münsterplatz (ends approx. 11:00 a.m. at Basel Bad railway station).
Transfer to Basel Airport/Station or add a city stay (prices on request).

The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship 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 whole length of “Father Rhine” across Central Europe
  • The Middle Rhine Valley and the famous Loreley Rock
  • European history in wonderful Strasbourg
  • UNESCO World Heritage Speyer Cathedral
  • The Hanseatic city of Nijmegen


£250 – £500 per person off all the Rhine, Main & Moselle cruises (8 days) in 2021.  Book by 31 July 2021


2021 Guide prices per person in £

Cabin category Season A Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Cabin Code
2 Bed Main Deck Rear £1,595 £1,845 £1,895
2 Bed Main Deck £1,795 £1,945 £1,995
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with Panoramic Window £1,945 £2,145 £2,195
2 Bed Middle Deck with Panoramic Window £2,045 £2,245 £2,345
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with French Balcony £2,195 £2,395 £2,495
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with French Balcony £2,245 £2,445 £2,595
2 Bed Upper Deck with French balcony £2,295 £2,495 £2,645


2021 Travel dates / Season

Cologne – Amsterdam – Rudesheim – Basel

  • 27.08. – 03.09.21 D
  • 10.09. – 17.09.21 C
  • 24.09. – 01.10.21 C
  • 27.10. – 03.11.21 A
2021 Travel dates / Season

Basel – Rudesheim – Amsterdam – Cologne

  • 29.07. – 05.08.21 C
  • 03.09. – 10.09.21 D
  • 17.09. – 24.09.21 C
  • 20.10. – 27.10.21 A

Cruises for other durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

2022 Travel dates / Season

Cologne – Amsterdam – Rudesheim – Basel

  • 07.07. – 14.07.22 C
  • 23.09. – 30.09.22 C
  • 26.10. – 02.11.22 A
2022 Travel dates / Season

Basel – Rudesheim – Amsterdam – Cologne

  • 22.05. – 29.05.22 C
  • 16.06. – 23.06.22 D
  • 28.07. – 04.08.22 C
  • 22.08. – 29.08.22 D
  • 14.10. – 21.10.22 A


  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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