Castles Along the Rhine (unicar_r)
Cruise Name: Castles Along the Rhine
Start: Amsterdam Finish: Basel
Cruise Operator: Uniworld
Cruise Code: unicar_r
Countries Visited: Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland
AU $4,177 pp
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Featured Excursions: walking discovery tour with choice of Cathedral OR Farina House OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig. You have an array of choices for how you wishto experience 's many treasures. Thoseinterested in history and architecture will want tostroll with a local expert through Old Town to thecity's iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cathedral. For beerconnoisseurs, you'll wish to visit a brewery to tastethe traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And forlovers of art, you won't want to miss one of the mostimportant contemporary museums in Europe, MuseumLudwig. Cap the day off at the Captain's WelcomeReception and Gala Dinner. Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are notallowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard
Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour or aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or exclusive guided 'Go Active' bike ride, and Marksburg Castle visit. Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with theRhine's as you stand at the German Corner duringyour discovery tour. If you prefer to see the city fromabove, take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. For a more active exploration, bike from Boppardto Koblenz. You will also get a close-up look atMarksburg Castle. Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on cruisesthat depart on or after April 2.
Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rudesheim
Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, and guided Boppard village stroll. Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tourand Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrads. Adventurerswill want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on agondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise alongthe UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, strollthrough quaint Boppard.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting. Stroll through Speyer's charming Old Town to thecity's grand cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wineregion, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sampleunique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' Strasbourg walking tour. The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designatedcity center, a grand Gothic cathedral andhalf-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightfulcanal cruise through the picturesque Petite Francedistrict, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt foran Old Town walking tour with stops for pastriesand coffee.
Breisach (Kayersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)
Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian 'Village Day' OR Colmar city tour. Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. Youcan visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the mostpicturesque villages in the region, sampling localdelicacies and getting a feel for daily life. Or take a tourof the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the mostbeautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy thefestive Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Basel (Disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, or extend your stay in Basel and Lake Lucerne. Note: Guests sailing on the S. S. Antoinette will disembark in Breisach between March and May due to lock renovations.