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Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel) - Lueftner Cruises
8 days

Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel)

From Amsterdam to Basel
Tour Operator:
Lueftner Cruises
Ship capacity:
150
Age range:
8 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
79155
From
US $1,573
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Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful Amsterdam, Cologne & Strasbourg
  • Taste the delicious Rüdesheim Riesling and Alsace wines
  • Stroll the streets of Cochem & view the Reichsburg castle
  • Cruise along the romantic Rhine, relax and enjoy the view
  • Join a Welcome dinner and enjoy onboard entertainment

Itinerary

Start in Amsterdam and end in Basel! With the river cruise tour Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel), you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 9 other destinations in Europe. Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Welcome Dinner
  2. Canal boat tour in Amsterdam & Dutch cheese tasting
  3. Visit Cologne Cathedral, the town's landmark
  4. Reichsburg Castle and Moselle wine tasting
  5. Romantic cruise along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  6. Visit to Heidelberg Castle & Captain's Gala Dinner
  7. Boat tour on the river Ill
  8. Farewell
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Berth / Cabin

Lueftner Cruises Ships

  • MS Amadeus Brilliant
    MS Amadeus Brilliant
    Launched in 2011, the MS Amadeus Brilliant is a premium river cruise vessel that lives up to its name and famous lineage. The ship is bui… Read more
    Built
    2011
    Guests
    150
    Length
    110m
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    8
    Staterooms
    68
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Silver III
    MS Amadeus Silver III
    The magnificent MS Amadeus Silver III vessel is the newest addition to the award winning Amadeus Silver fleet that includes the premium 1… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    168
    Length
    135
    Width
    11.4m
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Queen
    MS Amadeus Queen
    The AMADEUS Queen, the 15th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, will tour the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as Dutch… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    162
    Length
    135 m (443 ft)
    Width
    11.4 m (37.5 ft)
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    69
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Star
    MS Amadeus Star
    The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the AMADEUS STAR cabins on th… Read more
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    164
    Length
    135m / 443 ft
    Width
    11.4m / 37.5 ft
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    70
    Registry
    Germany
  • MS Amadeus Imperial
    MS Amadeus Imperial
    Launching in April 2020, the AMADEUS Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river… Read more
    Built
    2020
    Guests
    168
    Length
    135 x 11.4 m
    Width
    443 x 37.5 ft
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
  • MS Amadeus Cara
    MS Amadeus Cara
    The new ship offers a total of 72 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the cabins on the Mozart and Str… Read more
    Capacity
    Built
    2021
    Guests
    168
    Crew
    46
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Width
    11.4 m / 37.5 ft
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    72
    Registry
    Gross Tonnage
    1770 gt
    Electricity
    Beam
    Cruising Speed
    14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
    Generators
    Engines
    Draft

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    4.0
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.9
  • Guide
    Average
    2.5
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.5
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  • JS
    · September 24, 2019
    We had a fantastic time both onboard and onshore at each port. The food was 5 star from breakfast through to supper. The wait staff were fun and very patient. All spoke good english. Everything ran like a clockwork with great communication from the crew... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • SB
    · August 08, 2019
    The food buffet had exactly the same choices at breakfast and lunch each day, so since I didn’t care for any of those, this was an issue. There was always the option to order something off the menu though. The food overall was of average quality... not... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel) reviewer 3
    · July 08, 2019
    Tourradar needs to ensure that cabin selection is better understood by prospective clients. We expected from your web site a cabin with a panoramic view or a sliding window. We were totally disgusted with the cabin allocation at the start of the cruise... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • VR
    · June 19, 2019
    Arrived in towns often too early in the day. Only went on one excursion (Strasbourg) with good guide but it included a canal cruise which was a waste of time- boat was too low in canal to see much, reflections on boat meant couldn’t take photos. It was... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel) reviewer 5
    · June 01, 2019
    Due to the technical problem, the Cologne stop was cancelled, and we missed one of the most important stops. Then, instead of sailing down Mosel river we were bussed to the next port, we were also bussed to Speyer, while original itinerary implied that... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • AD
    · May 15, 2019
    Was as promised and expected, but some of equipment under par.
    Trip date: May 2019
  • Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel) reviewer 7
    · October 30, 2018
    The Rhine river cruise on the Amadeus Royal was lovely. The ports of call were all very interesting and beautiful. The ship staff was wonderful.
    Trip date: October 2018
  • JF
    · November 11, 2017
    The ship was well appointed, clean and comfortable with amazing menus
    Trip date: November 2017
  • HK
    · July 20, 2017
    Unprofessional staff starting from check-in and lasting for the duration of the trip. Same goes for the amenities – they are certainly not up to the standards set by the prices charged by Luftner. Deceiving cruise description on the company web-site,... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017

Dates & Availability

8 days
Classical Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Basel)
From Amsterdam to Basel
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FAQs

    • Is there a dress code on board?

      There is no strict dress code on board as Lueftner like their guests to feel comfortable, however, they do recommend elegant clothing for dinner and for special occasions.

In regards to what clothing to pack here are some recommendations: 

Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate both onshore and onboard and we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered. Shorts are appropriate for most tours, however long pants may be required for inside visits on some excursions. Your cruise manager will advise when and if this is required. Mix-and-match color schemes work best to help keep baggage light. You will find a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option.

Don’t forget to pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavier-weight wind-breaker for cooler temperatures. Also, keep in mind that the ship, motor coaches and other venues visited on our itinerary are air-conditioned and may be quite cool. We recommend you that you pack a lightweight sweater or long sleeve shirts and carry them with you on excursions.

    • How much luggage can you take on board?

      On Lueftner cruises there are no restrictions with luggage in regards to the number of bags each guest may bring on board the ships, however, please bear in mind storage space is limited, and it is recommended that each passenger brings only one checked bag and one piece of hand luggage.

    • Do you have laundry services available?

      Lueftner have an onboard laundry service which would be happy to take over the washing and ironing of your personal clothes for an additional fee. Please note that there are no dry-cleaning facilities on board.

    • What languages are used onboard?

      The languages on board all Amadeus ships are German and English. Unless otherwise stated, announcements, notices and trips during the cruise are made in both languages.

    • I have a special dietary requirement can this be catered for?

      There is always a vegetarian option for all meals on board the ships, however, if you have other special dietary requirements or suffer from food allergies, please inform your cruise specialist at the time of booking. On a request basis, Lueftner's chefs will certainly provide special dishes suitable for people with conditions such as lactose or gluten intolerance and will do their very best to offer an alternative to every guest where required.

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      • For any tour departing before 9 July 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 9 July 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Lueftner Cruises. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 95 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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