Remarkable Rhine - May 25 to June 2, 2018
$4,359 includes port fees + 1 night hotel pre or post cruise + free airfare
Receive an additional 10% off if paid in full by October 31, 2017
*USD per person
*Hosted by a Mandarin Speaking guide/travel advisor*
Art, action and authentic encounters along the fabled Rhine River
The newest itinerary on the Rhine River is a tantalizing mix of art, action and authentic encounters, showcasing The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland at their postcard-perfect best and deeply delving into local culture and traditions to reveal the rich complexity that lies within.
Standing on the top deck of your ship, watching the ever-changing landscape turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll understand why people have been raving about the Rhine River Valley for centuries—and there’s definitely no cause to stop
This itinerary features more “Go Active” excursions than any other, including expertly guided bike rides through Frankfurt’s Old Town and Strasbourg’s picturesque Petit France district. Equally immersive are the seven “Do as the Locals Do” excursions, each offering an in-depth look at daily life from an unforgettably authentic perspective.
Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious cuisine—Dutch cheese and fries, Alsatian choux-croute, Swiss-style sausages, Kölsch beer, unique wine vinegar aperitifs and Germany’s famous white wines.
Over the course of this nine-day journey, you’ll have special access to the art collections of revered museums in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne and Basel. With your art historian guide, you’ll also see part of the museum’s blockbuster exhibition of Dutch Masters collected by Catherine the Great, an extraordinary show available only through May 2018.
You deserve the best, and traveling with the award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection ensures this. Uniworld offers elegant ships, world-class cuisine and incomparable service thanks to fewer staterooms and more staff than any other river cruise line. Plus, ALL-INCLUSIVE European cruises always include: all gratuities; scheduled transfers; in-suite butler service; all dining & unlimited beverages onboard; personalized, hosted shore excursions; fitness center with exercise classes onboard; bicycles & Nordic walking sticks for use onshore; and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Arrive at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and be transferred to the ship.
There's much more to Switzerland than chocolate, cuckoo clocks, and snow-capped mountain peaks (although we're big fans of all these things). The cosmopolitan city of Basel is also a hotspot for contemporary art, was once the epicenter of the Zionist movement, and has a historic and elegant charm that make it a delight to explore.
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it by bicycle, on foot with an insightful local expert, or opt to delve into the town's Jewish past, Strasbourg's cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests, and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart.
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. Take it all in during a walk with a local expert, or—for something really unexpected—venture into a spooky candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and (surprisingly) delicious! A third option is our Jewish Heritage excursion to an ancient centre of learning and religion.
Frankfurt is known as the "Mainhattan" of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Experience the city with your choice of adventures today—visit one of Germany's oldest museums, take a guided "Go Active" bike ride, or learn about the Rothschild family's rags-to-riches saga.
Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region.
You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city's cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral's most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you. Afterwards, you have a choice of three enticing excursions highlighting beer, contemporary art, or Jewish history.
Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the "Venice of the North", starting with a private "Morning with the Masters" tour of the Hermitage Amsterdam that includes part of a special exhibition of Dutch art collected by Catherine the Great—a show available only through May 2018. Afterwards, visit significant Jewish Heritage sites or explore the city on foot or by bike.
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.
- An array of pillow options, flat-screen TVs with infotainment centers, and bathrooms stocked with robes, slippers, and L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
- All scheduled airport transfers
- All meals onboard
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including wines; beers; spirits; cocktails; soft drinks; juices; cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, and French press coffee; teas; and mineral water
- Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with personalization options including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, Village Day, and Gentle Walking programs and a host of exclusive experiences designed for Uniworld guests only
- Ship-wide Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Well-equipped fitness center with exercise classes onboard and use of bicycles* and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
- All gratuities onboard and onshore
Contact us for more information or call 604 733 1010