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7/8day cruise "Classical Rhine from Amsterdam"

8day cruise to the Rhine with Luftner Cruises

A voyage up "Old Father Rhine", probably Europe's most important waterway, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Basel - gateway to the Swiss Alps.

We travel through four of Europe's most important countries (Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland), see incomparable cities (Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, and Basle), and enjoy diverse landscapes such as the cruise across Holland's Ijsselmeer and along the Lorelei stretch of the Rhine with its wealth of mythological associations.

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2018
May
16
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Oct
18
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The Port of Amsterdam is one of the most impressive harbors of Europe. Its industrial appearance turns it into a mysterious spectacle. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Netherlands. It is an "open museum", with beautiful canals, bridges, endless walkways and bike lanes.

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08:30

The Port of Amsterdam is one of the most impressive harbors of Europe. Its industrial appearance turns it into a mysterious spectacle. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Netherlands. It is an "open museum", with beautiful canals, bridges, endless walkways and bike lanes.

2
13:00
13:30
3
16:00
20:00

Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland. The city straddles both sides of the Rhine. Cologne developed out of a Roman colony and looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. In the Middle Ages it was one of the leading towns in Germany. The Second World War destroyed most of the inner city and these parts were rebuilt in a modern style. The landmark and emblem of the city is the Cathedral, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. You will have a guided tour of the city, strolling through the Old Town and Cathedral Square, and visiting the fabled 13th- century Cathedral. After your tour, spend the rest of the day exploring Cologne on your own: there are Roman ruins, interesting neighborhoods and wonderful museums like the Fragrance Museum and the Chocolate Museum

4
14:00
21:00

Cochem, located on the beautiful and picturesque Mosel is regarded as one of the most romantic places in Germany. Cochem is known for its beautiful half-timbered houses and its charming town centre. The wine-making history of the region dates back nearly 2,000 years to Roman times. Enjoy a guided tour of Cochem that takes you to the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, offering fantastic views of the river valley below.

5
06:00
11:00

Koblenz is not just where history meets modernity, but also where the Rhine meets the Mosel: at the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”) the two rivers join each other in front of the equestrian statue of Emperor William I. We cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine, stopping in Koblenz to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. After your tour, we continue cruising this stunning stretch of the Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5
17:00
22:00

Rüdesheim, an ancient little town, stretches along the Rhine under the hills of the Niederwald. The best vineyards are traditionally said to have been planted with Traminer vines by Charlemagne. The excellent local wines and the charming and varied scenery have enabled Rüdesheim to develop into one of the busiest tourist centers on the Middle Rhine.  Rüdesheim has two castles – the Oberburg and the Vorderburg – both built in the 12th century. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, where you’ll see and hear a large collection of music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

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06:00
13:00

Mannheim is located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar. Its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern, leading to its nickname "city of the squares”. At every street corner you will soon notice that in Mannheim quality of life has much to do with extraordinary experiences.

6
15:30
19:30

Speyer is a historic old imperial city, which is situated on the west bank of the Rhine. It suffered severe destruction in 1689 during the war over the Palatinate succession. Its stunning Romanesque imperial cathedral is considered a pivotal structure in the evolution of European architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the burial place of eight emperors including some of the most famous Holy Roman Emperors. Stroll Speyer’s charming, shop-lined main street and see the impressive clock tower of the Altpörtel, the Old Town Gate.

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07:30
13:00

Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg blends the cultures of both countries in a delightful way. From the Roman era up until the present day, Strasbourg has played a significant role and had an eventful history. Its impressive buildings still bear testament to this today. Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace and a European metropolis with many educational and cultural institutions and the seat of the European Council of Ministers. Enjoy a panoramic city tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, take a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” district, where you will see the monumental red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock. Also spend time exploring Place Kléber, a large historic square in the heart of the city, and Place Gutenberg in the heart of medieval Strasbourg, which features a statue of the inventor of the printing press.

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09:00
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Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland, a cosmopolitan city with a Rhine port, an important center for banking and commerce. Basel lies in the “Dreiländereck”, the meeting place of Switzerland, France and Germany. Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18th-century homes. Basel is one of Europe’s most vibrant centers of arts and culture. You’ll begin your exploration in its remarkably preserved Old Town, an entrancing cluster of medieval squares and structures, such as the splendid Cathedral, built from red sandstone in Gothic and Romanesque style.

*On the departure of May 18, June 1 & July 7 the cruise will be performed by the Amadeus Siver II

*On the departure of June13 & July 11 the cruise will be performed by the Amadeus Siver

*On the departure of July 20 & October 26 the cruise will be performed by the Amadeus Princess

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Year built Rebuilt Gross Tonnage Length Beam Passengers Crew Total cabins Service Speed
2016 -   135 m. 11.4 m.  168  46 84 25 knots

 The ‘AMADEUS Silver II’ is the second 135m vessel in the AMADEUS fleet and will continue the success of its sister vessel as well as implementing both new and familiar concepts: The public areas popular with the passengers, for example the classic ‘Café Vienna’ and outdoor glass-sheilded ‘River Terrace’, have been incorporated into the planning of the new boat.

The cabin design plans are a new and forward-thinking part of the company’s premium focus: the original cabin number of 90 will be reduced to 84 in order to create more space for larger cabins and public areas. In future, the cabin bathrooms will offer more space and special luxury furnishings.

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Important Notice
Prices displayed below reflect the lowest available price for the category and are per person based on double occupancy. Special offers are valid for a limited number of cabins per category. The company reserves the right to recall the Special offers at any given time without prior notice.

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16/05/2018
 
 
1729 €
 
 
 
18/05/2018
 
 
1729 €
 
 
 
30/05/2018
 
 
1929 €
 
 
 
18/10/2018
 
 
1479 €
 
 
 

Included in the Cruise fare

On-board accommodation in the stateroom category of your choice and cruise as shown, Gourmet dinning with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) inthe elegant Panorama restaurant which accomodates all guests in one seating, Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe's famous wine regions, draft beer adn soft drinks as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner on board, 24-hour coffee station with coffee and hot chocolate, Cocktail reception, Welcome dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner, Complimentary WIFI onboard, Complimentary bottled water in cabins, Special on board entertainment incliding lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nighlty music by Amadeus Duo int he Panorama bar, Complimentary use of onboard bicycles, all port taxes and local taxes

Not included in the Cruise fare

Shore excursions (excepted music cruises), onboard laundry service, pre-paid gratuities for the staff and crew, transfers to and from the cruise ship, to/from the train station, and/or the airport and/or the city center, depending on the mebarkation/dosembarkation locations,  as well as personal expenses.

General Notes

Tipping Policy

In common with international customs, it is normal to tip staff. The amount of your tip is left to your discretion and should be seen as a reward for good service. If you would like a recommendation we suggest, as a guideline, € 5-7 per guest per day.

Cancellation Policy

In cases of cancellation the tour operator has the right to demand the following cancellation charges, calculated either as a flat-rate amount or as a percentage of the travel price and dependent on the number of days left until the planned departure date:

DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE: CANCELLATION FEE
121 days and more 10%
120 - 90 days 15%
89 - 60 days 35%
59 - 30 days 50%
29 - 15 days 80%
14 - 1 day(s) 85%
on departure day 90%
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