Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:
- $3000 flight credit per person
- 3 nights in 5 star accommodation in London
- Return private airport transfers in London
- 10 night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland cruise onboard River Empress, Basel to Amsterdam
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
- Arrival and departure transfers
***Rate is based on twin share for travel 28 May to 10 June 2024***
***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply***
Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Itinerary
Dive deep into the region’s culture, natural wonders, traditions and historical significance in a one-of-a-kind experience along the Rhine. Delve into the region’s world-renowned museums. Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious cuisine.
Oh, and did we mention the scenery? Standing on the top deck of your ship, watching the ever-changing landscape turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll understand why people have been raving about the Rhine River Valley for centuries—and there’s definitely no cause to stop.
Day 1: Amsterdam
Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Day 2: Amsterdam
Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a morning visit to the Rijksmuseum. Afterwards, explore the city on foot or via a canal cruise. This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Featured Excursion: A Morning at the Rijksmuseum
Choose between: Amsterdam Canal Cruise > Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum
Day 3: Harlingen
The only seaport left in Friesland, Harlingen is a bustling fishing center and the launch point for ferries to local islands. A quaint town, its canals are filled with sailboats and lined by traditional Dutch houses and historic buildings. Harlingen’s beaches are an excellent place to relax and breathe in the salted air of the Wadden Sea.
Featured Excursion: Harlingen "Village Day"
Day 4: Arnhem
Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several museums, shop-lined streets and historic landmarks.
Choose between: "Let's Go" Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route > Visit of Palace "Het Loo'"
Day 5: Cologne
You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter.
Choose between: Cologne Walking Tour with Old Town Visit > Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter
Day 6: Oberwesel
Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. Alternatively, join a “Let's Go” hike that will take you past the old town walls and up to a fortified 12th-century castle.
Choose between: “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck Hike > Bacharach with Riesling Tasting
Day 7: Frankfurt
Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.
Choose between: Frankfurt Walking Tour with Local Treats > Frankfurt's Jewish History
Day 8: Speyer
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. Explore the baroque palace of Mannheim, visit a a vinegar estate for a tour and tasting, or join our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to ancient centers of learning and religion.
Choose between: Speyer Walking Tour with Local Treats > Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting > Speyer and the ShUM
Day 9: Strasbourg
See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Or take an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years. This evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Choose between: Strasbourg Panoramic Tour with Cathedral and Old Town Walk > Alsace’s Jewish Past
Day 10: Basel
Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.
Featured Excursion: Nights Out: Feldschlösschen Brewery Visit and Beer Tasting
Day 11: Basel
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg airport for your flight home.
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 24 March 2023and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort or parking fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.