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Tour Overview

Explore one of the most spellbinding river systems in Europe with a cruise down the Rhine River in the luxurious Amadeus Star ship and all meals included onboard. Begin in Lucerne, Switzerland with a tour of the medieval city, take a cog railway ride to the top of Mount Rigi, and have a delightful ferry ride across the sparkling blue waters of Lake Lucerne. We then begin our opulent seven-night cruise with many ports of call throughout France, Germany, and the Netherlands, as well as sightseeing along the Middle Rhine and Moselle River. Enjoy a group tour to view the best attractions in each city and a variety of included excursions, from canal cruises to wine, beer, and cheese tastings! Disembark in Amsterdam to visit the Zaanse Schans open-air museum and Holland’s largest art museum, the Rijksmuseum, before concluding our spectacular getaway with a celebratory Farewell Dinner.

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Airfare Included
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Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
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Exceptional Accommodations
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Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in the Lucerne area
  • 2 nights in the Amsterdam area
  • 7 nights aboard the Amadeus Queen
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Mt. Rigi cog railway
  • Lucerne walking tour
  • Strasbourg city tour with canal cruise
  • Speyer walking tour
  • Heidelberg walking tour with castle visit
  • Rudesheim wine tasting & vineyards
  • The Middle Rhine
  • Koblenz walking tour feat. Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car
  • Cochem walking tour feat. Reichsburg Castle
  • Moselle River scenic cruise
  • Cologne walking tour with Kölsch tasting
  • Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise
  • Excursion to Volendam and Edam with cheese tasting
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Haarlem walking tour
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Ports of Call:
    • Strasbourg, France; Speyer, Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Rudesheim, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Cochem, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Meals

26 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Lucerne
  • Swiss folklore lunch at Hotel Stadtkeller
  • All meals included aboard the ship
  • Captain's Gala dinner aboard the ship
  • Farewell Dinner in Haarlem
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Please call for availability.

Double Haydn Staterm

$6999

Please call for availability.

Double Strauss Staterm

$7899

Please call for availability.

Double Mozart Staterm

$8399

Please call for availability.

Double Mozart Suite

$9299

Please call for availability.

Single Haydn Staterm

$8399

Please call for availability.

Single Strauss Staterm

$9699

Please call for availability.

Single Mozart Staterm

$10499

Please call for availability.

Single Mozart Suite

$12099

Please call for availability.

Final Payment Date: 04/11/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Please call for availability.

Double Haydn Staterm

$6999

Please call for availability.

Double Strauss Staterm

$7899

Please call for availability.

Double Mozart Staterm

$8399

Please call for availability.

Double Mozart Suite

$9299

Please call for availability.

Single Haydn Staterm

$8399

Please call for availability.

Single Strauss Staterm

$9699

Please call for availability.

Single Mozart Staterm

$10499

Please call for availability.

Single Mozart Suite

$12099

Please call for availability.

Final Payment Date: 06/06/2024

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Double Haydn Staterm

$8399

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Double Strauss Staterm

$8999

Book Now

Double Mozart Staterm

$9299

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Double Mozart Suite

$10399

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Single Haydn Staterm

$10799

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Single Strauss Staterm

$11899

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Single Mozart Staterm

$12399

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Single Mozart Suite

$14299

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Final Payment Date: 06/18/2025

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Price Per Person

Book Now

Double Haydn Staterm

$8399

Book Now

Double Strauss Staterm

$8999

Book Now

Double Mozart Staterm

$9299

Book Now

Double Mozart Suite

$10399

Book Now

Single Haydn Staterm

$10799

Book Now

Single Strauss Staterm

$11899

Book Now

Single Mozart Staterm

$12399

Book Now

Single Mozart Suite

$14299

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Final Payment Date: 07/02/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Overnight Flight to Europe

Our journey begins with an overnight flight to Switzerland.

Day 2 : Mount Rigi

We land in Zurich this morning and motorcoach to Lucerne, a city known for its medieval architecture and mountain landscapes. Next, a relaxing ferry ride takes us across beautiful blue Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, where we embark on a special cogwheel train journey up Mount Rigi. Upon reaching the highest point, Rigi Kulm, we have time to relax and soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of Swiss Mittlelland. We then descend by cable car and return to Lucerne where we check into this evening’s accommodations. Later, enjoy getting to know your fellow travelers over a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Lucerne

After breakfast, we begin our day with a walking tour of Lucerne to explore some of the city’s most iconic sights including Chapel Bridge, a covered wooden foot bridge decorated with interior paintings that spans the river Reuss. Next, experience a Swiss folklore lunch at Stadtkeller, a wonderful treat of hearty fare and traditional Swiss music including cow bells, flag throwing, and yodeling by locals dressed in customary outfits. We then travel by motorcoach to Basel and board the luxurious Amadeus Queen. Enjoy a panoramic window, drop-down window, or balcony for beautiful views from the comfort of your stateroom and all meals included onboard. Once settled, we gather for a reception and dinner together.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Strasbourg

Our first port of call is Strasbourg, located on the French border with Germany and home to the European Parliament. We begin with a comfortable motorcoach tour through the city to view incredible architecture, then travel into the historic part of town, where we visit famous Strasbourg Cathedral and the Grand Île, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our tour continues with a delightful canal cruise on the river with sights of old half-timbered houses and a former mill in “Petite France.” We also see the Palais de Rohan, Council of Europe, and Ponts Couverts- a set of three bridges and four towers from the 13th century. Later, relax on the sun deck or treat yourself to a massage as we sail to Germany.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Speyer & Heidelberg

We start our day docking in the beautiful town of Speyer. Enjoy sights on a walking tour, the most noteworthy being the Speyer Cathedral, which dominates this city’s setting with its grand structure and beauty. Afterwards, indulge in lunch aboard the ship on our way to Mannheim. We then take a short drive to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. It’s known for its Baroque narrow streets, picturesque red roof tiled houses, and beautiful 18th-century bridges. Our time here includes an enchanting tour of Heidelberg Castle from the early 1200s, Germany’s most popular castle ruin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Middle Rhine

This morning’s port is Rudesheim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of Reingau wine region, especially known for its Rieslings. We take an incredible tram ride on the Winzerexpress through the scenic Rhine Valley vineyards to a local winery and indulge in various regional flavors. Afterwards, there’s time for us to stroll down the area’s famous and charming alley, Drosselgasse. This narrow cobblestone walkway has fabulous wineries, markets, and historic buildings. Next, head to the top deck for spectacular views of castles and steep hillsides as our vessel cruises the scenic Middle Rhine through the Rhine Gorge. Later in the day we arrive at Koblenz, one of the oldest and most diverse cities in Germany, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. The architecture of churches, castles, and palaces tell of times gone by as we explore the area. Our sightseeing continues with a cable car ride above the Rhine to the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Dating back to 1000 AD, it is one of Europe’s largest preserved fortresses and now houses the Koblenz State Museum with expansive, interesting exhibits.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Moselle River & Cochem

Today we depart Koblenz and take the scenic route along the Moselle River, cruising through one of Germany’s most beautiful river valleys. Gaze upon vineyards, castles, and ruins covering the rolling hillsides, with quaint villages and towns near the riverbanks. Our ship docks in the charming town of Cochem, known for its traditional half-timbered houses, Middle Age history, and wine culture dating back over a thousand years. Here, we visit impressive Reichsburg Castle, a medieval castle famously rebuilt in a fairytale style that sits perched on a rugged rock above the town. Admire its Renaissance and Baroque interior, then look down onto the spectacular vistas of the Moselle Valley below.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Cologne

Our port of call today is 2,000-year-old Cologne. This cultural hub is a landmark of High Gothic architecture, starting with the extraordinary twin-spired cathedral. The city was rebuilt after the World War II bombing and has since become an affluent area boasting numerous museums and art galleries, including many masterpieces by Picasso. While here, enjoy a tasting of Cologne’s famous beer, called Kölsch. This evening, a fantastic dinner awaits us at the Captain’s Gala.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Amsterdam, Volendam & Edam

This morning we embark on an incredible guided tour of Amsterdam, featuring a delightful canal cruise for unique views from the city’s iconic waterway. Later, we board our motorcoach for an afternoon excursion to the charming fishing villages of Volendam and Edam. Volendam is known for its vibrant harbor, distinctive music, and time-honored traditions including authentic costumes that can still be seen in old town today. A short drive out to the countryside brings us to a local cheese farm, where we learn the fascinating process of how Dutch cheese is made and sample some ourselves. Before we journey back to our ship, we also visit Edam, known for its cheese and Carillon tower. Stroll down its narrow cobblestone streets to appreciate the beautiful historic buildings and visit the cheese weighing house.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Rijksmuseum & Haarlem

We disembark in Amsterdam for a morning packed with fine arts on a guided tour of the country’s largest museum, Rijksmuseum. Immerse yourself in 800 years of Dutch history as you stroll the halls decorated with 16th and 17th-century art including works by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Rembrandt. We then enjoy a walking tour in Haarlem with views of St. Bavo Church and the Corrie ten Boom Museum, a hiding place for Jews during World War II. Our accommodations for the next two evenings are at a wonderful hotel in Haarlem.

Breakfast

Day 11 : Zaanse Schans

After breakfast at the hotel, we step back in time at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum that brings Dutch heritage to life. Admire the traditional buildings and restored windmills in this recreated 18th-19th century village. Visit the museum, learn about regional costumes, explore exhibits on chocolate making, and watch artisans make cheese, clogs, and other crafts. Tonight, we gather to celebrate our travels with a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 : Fly Home

Breakfast
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Rhine River Cruise - Basel to Amsterdam

Explore one of the most spellbinding river systems in Europe with a cruise down the Rhine River in the luxurious Amadeus Star ship and all meals included onboard. Begin in Lucerne, Switzerland with a tour of the medieval city, take a cog railway ride to the top of Mount Rigi, and have a delightful ferry ride across the sparkling blue waters of Lake Lucerne. We then begin our opulent seven-night cruise with many ports of call throughout France, Germany, and the Netherlands, as well as sightseeing along the Middle Rhine and Moselle River. Enjoy a group tour to view the best attractions in each city and a variety of included excursions, from canal cruises to wine, beer, and cheese tastings! Disembark in Amsterdam to visit the Zaanse Schans open-air museum and Holland’s largest art museum, the Rijksmuseum, before concluding our spectacular getaway with a celebratory Farewell Dinner.

Vendor
The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in the Lucerne area
  • 2 nights in the Amsterdam area
  • 7 nights aboard the Amadeus Queen
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Mt. Rigi cog railway
  • Lucerne walking tour
  • Strasbourg city tour with canal cruise
  • Speyer walking tour
  • Heidelberg walking tour with castle visit
  • Rudesheim wine tasting & vineyards
  • The Middle Rhine
  • Koblenz walking tour feat. Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by cable car
  • Cochem walking tour feat. Reichsburg Castle
  • Moselle River scenic cruise
  • Cologne walking tour with Kölsch tasting
  • Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise
  • Excursion to Volendam and Edam with cheese tasting
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Haarlem walking tour
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Ports of Call:
    • Strasbourg, France; Speyer, Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Rudesheim, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Cochem, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Meals

26 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Lucerne
  • Swiss folklore lunch at Hotel Stadtkeller
  • All meals included aboard the ship
  • Captain's Gala dinner aboard the ship
  • Farewell Dinner in Haarlem

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Please call for availability.

Double Haydn Staterm

$6999

Double Strauss Staterm

$7899

Double Mozart Staterm

$8399

Double Mozart Suite

$9299

Single Haydn Staterm

$8399

Single Strauss Staterm

$9699

Single Mozart Staterm

$10499

Single Mozart Suite

$12099

Final Payment Date: 04/11/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Please call for availability.

Double Haydn Staterm

$6999

Double Strauss Staterm

$7899

Double Mozart Staterm

$8399

Double Mozart Suite

$9299

Single Haydn Staterm

$8399

Single Strauss Staterm

$9699

Single Mozart Staterm

$10499

Single Mozart Suite

$12099

Final Payment Date: 06/06/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double Haydn Staterm

$8399

Double Strauss Staterm

$8999

Double Mozart Staterm

$9299

Double Mozart Suite

$10399

Single Haydn Staterm

$10799

Single Strauss Staterm

$11899

Single Mozart Staterm

$12399

Single Mozart Suite

$14299

Final Payment Date: 06/18/2025

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double Haydn Staterm

$8399

Double Strauss Staterm

$8999

Double Mozart Staterm

$9299

Double Mozart Suite

$10399

Single Haydn Staterm

$10799

Single Strauss Staterm

$11899

Single Mozart Staterm

$12399

Single Mozart Suite

$14299

Final Payment Date: 07/02/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Overnight Flight to Europe

Our journey begins with an overnight flight to Switzerland.

Day 2 : Mount Rigi

We land in Zurich this morning and motorcoach to Lucerne, a city known for its medieval architecture and mountain landscapes. Next, a relaxing ferry ride takes us across beautiful blue Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, where we embark on a special cogwheel train journey up Mount Rigi. Upon reaching the highest point, Rigi Kulm, we have time to relax and soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of Swiss Mittlelland. We then descend by cable car and return to Lucerne where we check into this evening’s accommodations. Later, enjoy getting to know your fellow travelers over a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Lucerne

After breakfast, we begin our day with a walking tour of Lucerne to explore some of the city’s most iconic sights including Chapel Bridge, a covered wooden foot bridge decorated with interior paintings that spans the river Reuss. Next, experience a Swiss folklore lunch at Stadtkeller, a wonderful treat of hearty fare and traditional Swiss music including cow bells, flag throwing, and yodeling by locals dressed in customary outfits. We then travel by motorcoach to Basel and board the luxurious Amadeus Queen. Enjoy a panoramic window, drop-down window, or balcony for beautiful views from the comfort of your stateroom and all meals included onboard. Once settled, we gather for a reception and dinner together.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Strasbourg

Our first port of call is Strasbourg, located on the French border with Germany and home to the European Parliament. We begin with a comfortable motorcoach tour through the city to view incredible architecture, then travel into the historic part of town, where we visit famous Strasbourg Cathedral and the Grand Île, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our tour continues with a delightful canal cruise on the river with sights of old half-timbered houses and a former mill in “Petite France.” We also see the Palais de Rohan, Council of Europe, and Ponts Couverts- a set of three bridges and four towers from the 13th century. Later, relax on the sun deck or treat yourself to a massage as we sail to Germany.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Speyer & Heidelberg

We start our day docking in the beautiful town of Speyer. Enjoy sights on a walking tour, the most noteworthy being the Speyer Cathedral, which dominates this city’s setting with its grand structure and beauty. Afterwards, indulge in lunch aboard the ship on our way to Mannheim. We then take a short drive to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. It’s known for its Baroque narrow streets, picturesque red roof tiled houses, and beautiful 18th-century bridges. Our time here includes an enchanting tour of Heidelberg Castle from the early 1200s, Germany’s most popular castle ruin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Middle Rhine

This morning’s port is Rudesheim, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of Reingau wine region, especially known for its Rieslings. We take an incredible tram ride on the Winzerexpress through the scenic Rhine Valley vineyards to a local winery and indulge in various regional flavors. Afterwards, there’s time for us to stroll down the area’s famous and charming alley, Drosselgasse. This narrow cobblestone walkway has fabulous wineries, markets, and historic buildings. Next, head to the top deck for spectacular views of castles and steep hillsides as our vessel cruises the scenic Middle Rhine through the Rhine Gorge. Later in the day we arrive at Koblenz, one of the oldest and most diverse cities in Germany, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. The architecture of churches, castles, and palaces tell of times gone by as we explore the area. Our sightseeing continues with a cable car ride above the Rhine to the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Dating back to 1000 AD, it is one of Europe’s largest preserved fortresses and now houses the Koblenz State Museum with expansive, interesting exhibits.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Moselle River & Cochem

Today we depart Koblenz and take the scenic route along the Moselle River, cruising through one of Germany’s most beautiful river valleys. Gaze upon vineyards, castles, and ruins covering the rolling hillsides, with quaint villages and towns near the riverbanks. Our ship docks in the charming town of Cochem, known for its traditional half-timbered houses, Middle Age history, and wine culture dating back over a thousand years. Here, we visit impressive Reichsburg Castle, a medieval castle famously rebuilt in a fairytale style that sits perched on a rugged rock above the town. Admire its Renaissance and Baroque interior, then look down onto the spectacular vistas of the Moselle Valley below.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Cologne

Our port of call today is 2,000-year-old Cologne. This cultural hub is a landmark of High Gothic architecture, starting with the extraordinary twin-spired cathedral. The city was rebuilt after the World War II bombing and has since become an affluent area boasting numerous museums and art galleries, including many masterpieces by Picasso. While here, enjoy a tasting of Cologne’s famous beer, called Kölsch. This evening, a fantastic dinner awaits us at the Captain’s Gala.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Amsterdam, Volendam & Edam

This morning we embark on an incredible guided tour of Amsterdam, featuring a delightful canal cruise for unique views from the city’s iconic waterway. Later, we board our motorcoach for an afternoon excursion to the charming fishing villages of Volendam and Edam. Volendam is known for its vibrant harbor, distinctive music, and time-honored traditions including authentic costumes that can still be seen in old town today. A short drive out to the countryside brings us to a local cheese farm, where we learn the fascinating process of how Dutch cheese is made and sample some ourselves. Before we journey back to our ship, we also visit Edam, known for its cheese and Carillon tower. Stroll down its narrow cobblestone streets to appreciate the beautiful historic buildings and visit the cheese weighing house.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Rijksmuseum & Haarlem

We disembark in Amsterdam for a morning packed with fine arts on a guided tour of the country’s largest museum, Rijksmuseum. Immerse yourself in 800 years of Dutch history as you stroll the halls decorated with 16th and 17th-century art including works by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Rembrandt. We then enjoy a walking tour in Haarlem with views of St. Bavo Church and the Corrie ten Boom Museum, a hiding place for Jews during World War II. Our accommodations for the next two evenings are at a wonderful hotel in Haarlem.

Breakfast

Day 11 : Zaanse Schans

After breakfast at the hotel, we step back in time at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum that brings Dutch heritage to life. Admire the traditional buildings and restored windmills in this recreated 18th-19th century village. Visit the museum, learn about regional costumes, explore exhibits on chocolate making, and watch artisans make cheese, clogs, and other crafts. Tonight, we gather to celebrate our travels with a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 : Fly Home

Breakfast

Tour Map

Tour Map for Rhine River Cruise - Basel to Amsterdam

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