River Cruise: Classic Rhine, Basel to Amsterdam

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River Cruise: Classic Rhine, Basel to Amsterdam

An exclusive Sunrise Tours and Country Travel Discoveries charter on the Rhine River with a three-night pre-cruise stay in the Black Forest region of Germany

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Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2022
12 days | 11 nights

Relax in comfort aboard the brand-new Amadeus Cara (2021) and enter a world of wonderful contrasts as we make our way down one of the most historic rivers in Europe to visit the incredibly scenic and culturally rich countries of Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Aboard the Amadeus Cara

The all-new Amadeus Cara is the newest ship in the fleet, first touching water in 2021. The world-class vessel offers a total of 72 spacious deluxe cabins and 10 Amadeus Suites. Designed as a luxury boutique hotel, the Cara offers amazing views with rooms featuring lowerable panoramic windows specially designed for the Amadeus ships. You’ll enjoy comforts including spa and fitness facilities, sun deck and viewing platforms, evening entertainment, gourmet meals, and wine/beer

  • Roundtrip airfare from the U.S.
  • 7 nights aboard the luxurious the MS Amadeus Cara (2021)
  • 3-night pre-cruise stay in the Black Forest exploring one of Germany’s most beautiful natural areas
  • Sightseeing tours of Basel, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cochem, Reichsburg Castle, Cologne, and Amsterdam
  • Gourmet dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack)
  • Included quality red and white wines from Europe’s top wineries
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner, and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Gratuities to crew, cruise director, and local guided included – over a $150 per person value
  • 24-hour emergency call service while en-route to/from our tour

DAY 1: DEPART ST. LOUIS, MO

Fly to Zurich with meals included in flight.

DAY 2: ARRIVE AT THE BLACK FOREST RESORT

Board your deluxe motorcoach and travel to your hotel in Germany at the historic Hofgut Sternen - The Black Forest Village for a welcome dinner and guided tour of the historic resort. D

DAY 3: THE BLACK FOREST

Enjoy a full day excursion through the Black Forest, a beautiful area in southwestern Germany known for its evergreen forests and picturesque villages, most often associated with the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Visit Triberg Waterfalls, one of the highest in Germany, the Black Forest Museum, the famous Cuckoo Clock Museum, and a local schnapps distillery. B, D

DAY 4: FREIBURG IM BREISGAU

Guided walking tour of Freiburg, a diverse university city known for its reconstructed medieval old town. Explore the city’s major highlights including the Freiburg Munster Cathedral, Swabian Gate, Merchants House, and the picturesque scenery around Market Square. B, D

DAY 5: EMBARKATION FROM BASEL

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Basel for guided walking tour of the lovely Swiss city. Later, get comfortable in your stateroom and enjoy a first-class welcome dinner and cocktail reception while cruising toward Strasbourg. B, D

DAY 6: STRASBOURG

Enjoy a morning guided tour of Strasbourg, the “crossroads of Europe” located in the Alsace region of France and seat of the European Parliament. Considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, you will begin with a panoramic coach tour and a walking tour featuring the Old Quarter, La Petite France, the famous Cathedral, and the historic half-timbered houses. B, L, D

DAY 7: SPEYER AND MANHEIM

Arrive in the Rhineland town of Speyer, an important town in the Holy Roman Empire. Enjoy an included half-day excursion to Heidelberg, known for its romantic setting around the well-preserved Baroque Old Town. B, L, D

DAY 8: RÜDESHEIM AND KOBLENZ

Discover Rüdesheim on a guided walking tour and take the unique Winzerexpress train to witness the “Siegfried Mechanical Music Cabinet”, the classic self-playing instruments. Cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge as we make our way to Koblenz, one of the oldest inhabited towns in Germany. B, L, D

DAY 9: COCHEM

A scenic cruise on the Mosel River brings us to Cochem, where you’ll feel as through you’ve floated into a fairytale. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cochem, one of the most photographed villages in Germany, and visit the grand Reichsburg Castle. B, L, D

DAY 10: COLOGNE

After lunch, the ship docks for a fascinating city walk through Cologne, the cultural center of the Rhineland founded by Roman Emperor Claudius over 2,000 years ago. Your guided tour will include the Old Quarter, Cathedral Square, and Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. B, L, D

DAY 11: HOORN AND AMSTERDAM

Arrive in the Dutch town of Hoorn and take a scenic drive to the traditional fishing village of Volendam for a cheese making demonstration. Cruise the serene canals of Amsterdam to experience the history and beauty of the city center consisting of 90 islands linked by over 400 bridges. B, L, D

DAY 12: FAREWELL

Today, we say farewell and bon voyage! Disembark in Amsterdam after breakfast and fly back to the US. B

Dates:

  • Departure Date: September 23, 2022
  • Return Date: October 4, 2022

Pricing:

  • Haydn (lower deck): $5497
  • Strauss (middle deck): $5997
  • Mozart (top deck): $6297
  • Suite (top deck): $6897

*Per person rates

*Included airfare from STL or MCI (call for other gateway cities)

Booking Information:

  • Booking requires a valid passport
  • $300 per person deposit required
  • Please call for single rates
  • Please call for a detailed brochure including ship layout and registration form
  • Includes airfare from St. Louis or Kansas City (call for other gateway cities)

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Terms and Conditions:

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