Romantic Rhine River Cruise 12 Days/10 Nights
$7,169 $4,299 W/Air
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Amsterdam - Arnhem - Cologne - Koblenz - Rudesheim - Mannheim-Heidelberg – Strasbourg –Mainz - Lucerne
5* MS CruceVita ----- Newly Upgraded in 2020
4.5* MS CruceDream ----- Newly Upgraded in 2020
Air + 8-Day Cruise+ 3-Day Extension + 10 Breakfasts/6 Lunches/7 Dinners
A Rhine River cruise takes you into the heart of Middle Europe, where stately castles, fairytale villages and cultural centers have long been witnesses to history. The river’s banks are brimming with historic treasures, natural beauty and vibrant capitals. Here are a few highlights Rhine Cruise reveals to you:
Day 1 Canada- Amsterdam
Overnight flight to Amsterdam.
Day 2 Amsterdam(D)
Arrive in Amsterdam. After arrival, you can join optional shore excursion or enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 Amsterdam(B,L,D)
Discover Amsterdam as our expert guide shows you everything you want to see at this popular European destination. With thousands of monuments and historic buildings, Amsterdam has the largest historical city center in Europe. The city is distinguished by its three rings of canals lined by elaborately decorated merchants' residences and warehouses built in the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age. When the canals were built, 90 islands were created, connected by hundreds of charming bridges. In the afternoon, you can join optional shore excursion or enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. During tulip season, you may take the optional excursion to Keukenhof parks of tulips—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year.
Day 4: Arnhem(B,L,D)
This morning we will arrive Arnhem. In Arnhem North is one of the biggest attractions of the Netherlands, the Open Air Museum in Arnhem. The people of the museum thus appear to have run away from the past. They like to tell you about their lives and work. This tour takes you back in a setting of merchant's houses, 19th century farmhouses and mills of the golden age. The owners in authentical costumes in an authentical interior and setting will tell you more about their way of life and serve you a cup of coffee or a pint of beer in 'the good old way'. The national heritage museum is a lively humorous presentation of the good old Dutch in daily customs and habits. Later in a day, enjoy scenic cruising.
Day 5:Cologne (B,L,D)
Enjoy cruising to Cologne. With a history of almost 2000 years, Cologne (Köln) is the one of the largest and oldest metropolitan cities of Germany. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne cathedral, one of the largest in Europe and the most important landmark of Cologne. Our expert guide will give you a tour of the city and relate to you the history and sights of Cologne’s storied past dating back to the first century B.C. when the Romans founded Colonia Agrippensis. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. This evening the ship cruises to Koblenz.
Day 6: Koblenz-Rudesheim(B,L,D)
Enjoy the walking tour of Koblenz. Koblenz is very happily situated at the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, surrounded by four low hills. The town is 2,000 years old, founded by the Romans around a castle in the year 9 BC. If it's history, fairytales and beauty you want, Koblenz may well be what you're looking for. The section of the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz offers vistas of steep vineyard-covered mountains punctuated by scores of castles. It’s really rather magical. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rudesheim.
Day 7: Mannheim-Heidelberg(B,L,D)
Enjoy cruising to Mannheim, where you will join the excursion to the historic university town of Heidelberg. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France.
Day 8: Strasbourg(B,L,D)
Capital city of France’s Alsace region, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy a panoramic bus tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, explore on foot with a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish before the ship departs tonight.
Day 9 Mainz - Freiburg (B)
This morning pick up at Mainz port and transfer to Freiburg, which acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of the major Baden winegrowing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest.
Day 9: (For Aug 24 Group) disembark at Basel – Bern - Lucerne (B)
This morning pick up at Basel port and transfer to Lucerne. On route discover the Swiss capital on a guided tour of Bern. Take in top sights such as the UNESCO–listed Old Town, the Rose Garden, the clock tower, or Albert Einstein’s home. Explore hidden parks and gaze over the Aare River. Along the way, gain insight into Bern’s rich history and admire the balance of ancient and modern architecture. Then continue your trip to Lucerne.
Day 11 Freiburg - Lucerne (B)
Today is free at leisure. You may join the optional Half-day trip to Mt Pilatus with gondola ride. (EURO165pp, min 10 Pax) Your 4-hour roundtrip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus.
Day 12 Lucerne-Canada(B)After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home
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• Please click on your selected date/ price to book. All Price in CAD
• Airport taxes are all included. ($680/pp)
• Port tax $250 included.
• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
• Single and triple cabins are based on request.
• Single Supplement for Regular Cabin: $1499
(Twin Cabin single use rate is upon request)
• Add on airfare from other cities:
Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria from $300;
Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John from $400;
Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city from $300.
|Departure Dates||Promenade Deck Upgrade: $600pp|
|Return Date||Standard Main Deck||Deluxe Promenade/Mid|
• A CAD$600/person non-refundable deposit at time of booking
• A CAD$1200/person air-ticket fee at 6 months prior to the departure
• Balance due 3 months prior to the departure
• International Airfare from Toronto in economy class
• Aiport taxes($680pp) and Port taxes
• Accommodation in selected cabin of 8 Days 7 Nights 5 Star Deluxe Cruise Amsterdam - Mainz
• Lucerne post-cruise 2 nights 3 days tour with sightseeing tours
• Full board, three meals per day (from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day);
Daily Early-riser breakfast; Table water during meals , Afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and
cakes or late night snack; 24-hour coffee-station on board
• Welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person); Welcome and
farewell captain’s dinner with special menu;
• 6 excursion programs detailed in the itinerary (Optional tours are available on board)
• Luggage service pier - ship - pier
• Live music in the bar every night
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Info-channel included
Price Does Not Include
• Personal spending
• Bottled water, soft and alcoholic drinks during
lunch and dinner
• Wi-fi: Limited Wifi is available on-board, notably in the bar/lounge/reception area. Internet log-in passwords
can be purchased at the reception, including instructions on how to connect.
Welcome on board our 4*+ MS CRUCEDREAM!
Cabins are divided across 3 decks and are the same in size of approximately 14 sq m. All cabins are very spacious and equipped with separable twin beds, satellite TV, safety deposit box, phone, hairdryer, mini bar, individual heating and cooling system, and separate bathroom with individual shower and toilet. Standard cabins on the lower deck are fitted with two fixed picture windows, whereas superior cabins on the middle deck and deluxe cabins on the upper deck all have opening French balconies.
FACILITIES ON BOARD
•Panoramic Bar & lounge
•sauna, jacuzzi, and gym
•Wi-Fi(for the extra cost)
Length 104.5 m. Width 11.4 m
Refurbished 2019 Passenger capacity 110
Elegant and luxury boutique cruise vessel with stylish decor and comfortable surroundings that make you feel at home. MPS Crucevita has been styled after a grand yacht ensuring you have an extraordinary river cruise experience onboard. The motor vessel is a flagship and favourite with the customers! Superb public areas, restaurant, ba
Library with a coffee-station
Lobby with an open fire place
Wi-Fi (for extra cost)
The cabins are spacious and fitted with beds that are stowed away during the day to create extra space to relax on the 2 comfortable easy chairs. Along one wall, the cabins are fitted with a large desk with a desk chair and a large mirror. All cabins are fitted with air conditioning / heating that can be regulated individually, a multi-channel satellite TV with remote control, a mini safety deposit box, a telephone and a hair dryer. The luxury bath room contains a toilet, the shower, and a stylish washbasin. All cabins on Main deck and Promenade Deck have panorama windows.
The Main Deck and the Promenade Deck are interconnected by a big, regular elevator suitable to carry up to 4 persons. The Sun Deck is accessible from the Promenade Deck by an outside chairlift.
Standard Main/Middle Deck Deluxe Deck Middle/Upper Deck