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8 Day Castles Along the Rhine

Uniworld River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Basel

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Overview

Operator: Uniworld
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Cruise Ship: S.S. Antoinette
Duration: 8 Days
From: Amsterdam to Basel
Tour Code: UNICAR_R
Visits: Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland
Our Price From:
$ 2,993
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 2,717
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Day By Day

1

Amsterdam (Embark)

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
2

Cologne

Featured Excursions: Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig.
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 with a local expert through Old Town to the city's iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you'll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won't want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.   Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
3

Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour OR aerial cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or exclusive guided 'Go Active' bike ride, and Marksburg Castle visit.
Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine's as you stand at the German Corner during your discovery tour. If you prefer to see the city from above, take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. For a more active exploration, bike from Boppard to Koblenz. You will also get a close-up look at Marksburg Castle. Note: The aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is only available on cruises that depart on or after April 2.
4

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rudesheim

Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Castle Vollrads wine tasting OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, and guided Boppard village stroll.
Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a private tour and Riesling tasting at Castle Vollrads. Adventurers will want to soar up to the Niederwald Heights on a gondola, followed by a hike. Then, after a cruise along the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine, stroll through quaint Boppard.
5

Germersheim (Speyer)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.
Stroll through Speyer's charming Old Town to the city's grand cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.
6

Kehl (Strasbourg)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' Strasbourg walking tour.
The Alsatian town of Strasbourg boasts a UNESCO-designated city center, a grand Gothic cathedral and half-timbered houses. See the sights on a delightful canal cruise through the picturesque Petite France district, or if you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee. Note: The canal cruise has limited capacity.
7

Breisach (Kayersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian 'Village Day' OR Colmar city tour.
Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road, your launching point for one of two excursions. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, sampling local delicacies and getting a feel for daily life, or take a tour of the larger town, Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road. Enjoy the festive Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
8

Basel (Disembark), transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship and transfer to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, or extend your stay in Basel and Lake Lucerne.

Trip Inclusions

Uniworld Dining

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water

Uniworld Excursions

  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Uniworld Accommodations

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Uniworld Experiences

  • 4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: 'The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union'
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (5)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Castles Along the Rhine with Uniworld.
VIC, Australia
May 2016
1 Trip
“Our cruise was wonderful”
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The cruise was wonderful. The service was outstanding. I believe with feedback from our other companion travellers, we started with the best. Nothing was a trouble. Lots of fun. We knew we where somewhere special when there was a pillow menu. Beds where turned down with little treats each night. For us we know we will only travel with Uniworld if ever we cruised again. Out of 10 my score is 12!
Australia
Mar 2014
1 Trip
“An amazing experience”
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An amazing experience with service second to none.
Australia
Sep 2013
1 Trip
“Highly recommend the Uniworld line”
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My sister Andrea and myself cannot say enough wonderful things about this cruise. The SS Antoinette is an amazing ship and the staff likewise. From the moment we stepped aboard, they could not do enough for us. The service was exemplary and everyone was wonderful. The tours were so well organised by the cruise director Tamas and staff, and we enjoyed experiencing this part of Europe. We would highly recommend the Uniworld line and, would also like to thank Yvonne at Global Journeys for her assistance in booking this cruise. Yvonne was prompt in answering all our questions and ensured that we received all the necessary paperwork to make this holiday a very memorable experience. Thanks again, we plan on booking a Christmas Markets cruise in 2015!
Australia
Jun 2011
1 Trip
“Very pleased”
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Fabulous cruise, it was everything and more as described in the brochure.
Australia
Mar 2011
1 Trip
“Fantastic cruise, no vibration, no noise!”
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This was a fantastic cruise. The only way you could tell the ship was moving was to look out of the windows - no vibration, no noise! And it was worth looking out of the window as the scenery was spectacular. The service on the ship was second to none and the meals were brilliant. The organisation of the shore trips was done very professionally. My thanks to Yvonne who arranged all the trip for me - I can certainly recommend it.

Operator Details

Uniworld Reviews: (65)
River Cruises on Sale: 54
Gratuities: All Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
Destinations: Asia & Europe

S.S. Antoinette Deck Plans

Category 5
Category 4
Category 3
Category 2
Category 1
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Royal Suite
S.S. Antoinette
S.S. Antoinette La Countesse Deck
S.S. Antoinette La Duchesse Deck
S.S. Antoinette La Princesse Deck

S.S. Antoinette Cabin Types

Category 4-5 Stateroom
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Category 4 & 5 Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162 sq ft - 15 sqm)
  • Half-Height Window(s)
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Category 2-3 Stateroom
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Category 2 & 3 Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sqm) with a French balcony
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Category 1 Stateroom
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Category 1 Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sqm) with a Full balcony
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Suite
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Suites

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sqm) with a French balcony
  • In-suite Butler service
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
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Royal Suites

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (305 sq ft - 38 Sq m) with a French balcony
  • In-suite Butler service
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Additional special amenities and services
  • The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area

Prices & Dates

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25 Mar 2018
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01 Apr 2018
S.S. Antoinette

4,999

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2,006

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2,993

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08 Apr 2018
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15 Apr 2018
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4,999

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144

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22 Apr 2018
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29 Apr 2018
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5,699

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165

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06 May 2018
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13 May 2018
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186

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20 May 2018
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27 May 2018
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186

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03 Jun 2018
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10 Jun 2018
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192

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17 Jun 2018
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24 Jun 2018
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186

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01 Jul 2018
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08 Jul 2018
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5,999

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1,861

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4,138

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15 Jul 2018
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22 Jul 2018
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4,138

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29 Jul 2018
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05 Aug 2018
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12 Aug 2018
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19 Aug 2018
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26 Aug 2018
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02 Sep 2018
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09 Sep 2018
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16 Sep 2018
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23 Sep 2018
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30 Sep 2018
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195

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07 Oct 2018
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14 Oct 2018
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21 Oct 2018
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28 Oct 2018
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04 Nov 2018
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11 Nov 2018
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25 Mar 2018
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01 Apr 2018
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15 Apr 2018
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06 May 2018
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13 May 2018
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27 May 2018
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24 Jun 2018
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08 Jul 2018
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22 Jul 2018
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05 Aug 2018
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19 Aug 2018
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02 Sep 2018
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09 Sep 2018
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30 Sep 2018
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07 Oct 2018
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14 Oct 2018
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21 Oct 2018
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28 Oct 2018
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04 Nov 2018
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Cabin Upgrades

Category 5  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category 4 $ 100
Category 3 $ 1,200
Category 2 $ 1,500
Category 1 $ 2,000
Suite $ 4,700
Royal Suite $ 7,300

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