Lowlands of the Upper Rhine

8-days Cologne-Amsterdam-Rüdesheim-Basel

Fares From £1,795 pp

Single Supplement From 35%

No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise

Lowlands of the Upper Rhine – Cruise Summary

Experience the whole length of the ‘Father Rhine’ stretching across Europe taking in the Middle Rhine Valley and famous Loreley Rock, whilst discovering European history in the wonderful city of Strasbourg. 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: Germany, Holland, France and Switzerland, 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

Embarkation from 15:00 to 16:00.


Day 2: Amsterdam river cruises nicko cruises uk

Arrival 08:00 – Departure 23:30

Tour of Amsterdam including a canal tour past the typical merchant houses. Then there will be time to explore the city yourself.

Excursion to Northern Holland with a visit to Volendam and a trip over Lake Ijssel to Marken.


Day 3: Nijmegen river cruises nicko cruises uk

Arrival 08:00 – Departure 14:30

Guided walk through the friendly Hanseatic city of Nijmegen.


Day 4: Cologne

Arrival 08:00 – Departure 14:00

Guided tour through the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer.


Arrival 21:30

Day 5: Koblenzmiddle rhine valley river cruise nicko cruises uk

Departure 13:30

Tour of Koblenz, the city at the juncture of the Rhine and Moselle with cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, where the views are amazing.

Passage of the famous Loreley


Arrival 19:30

Sip a glass of wine and be amazed by the historical artistic and musical inventions at “Siegfried’s Mechanischem Musikkabinett”.


Day 6: Rüdesheim middle rhine valley river cruise nicko cruises uk

Departure 03:00


Arrival 12:00 – Departure 18:00

Excursion to the venerable cathedral city of Speyer.


Day 7: Strasbourg/Kehl

Arrival 07:30 – Departure 13:30

Tour by bus and on foot of Strasbourg with a visit to the cathedral of Notre-Dame.


Day 8: Basel

Disembarkation by 09:00

Tour through Basel’s historic district including the marketplace and Münsterplatz (ends approx. 11:00 at Basel Bad station).

The excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. 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
  • Cruise through four countries: Germany, Holland, France and Switzerland


Sailing Dates

Fares from £1,795pp

Single Supplement From 35%

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  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 5 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • Sennheiser audio headsets on all excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise.

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