Departure Date: 12/07/2019
Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses, visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown.
Ship: River Queen or River Empress
Visit: Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cologne & Amsterdam
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine. Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.
Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.
Who will enjoy this cruise: Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.
Generations Family Programme (select sailings).
Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.
Port charges, a 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite River Queen or River Empress sharing a classic cabin, all meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients, Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions, Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water, 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts, State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions, All gratuities, both onboard and onshore, Free Internet and Wi-Fi access, Use of bicycles and Nordic walking stick. All scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure days and Captivating onboard local entertainment.
8 Days Now from R32,200 pps
Now price includes Our Best Offer discount and is per person in South African Rand based on double occupancy. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Flights and port charges are not included in the fare price and are quoted separately. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. 10% Deposit of the cruise/tour fare (cruise-tour, plus port charges, plus pre or post cruise extensions, less any applicable discounts) per person is payable within 72 hours of booking. Final payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. Reservations will be cancelled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. Other restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please speak to your Travel Counsellor. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.