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  • Basel Cityscape
  • View of Basel, Switzerland
  • Rhine Border, Basel

Rhine Treasures - Basel to Amsterdam

8-day cruise



  • Enjoy a choice of included tours and excursions
  • Marvel at the fairy-tale castles of the Rhine Gorge
  • Disocver Cologne's majestic Gothic cathedral
  • Enjoy unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

In Brief

  • 1 Night Basel
  • 1 Night Breisach
  • 1 Night Heidelberg
  • 1 Night Rüdesheim am Rhein
  • 1 Night Andernach
  • 1 Night Cologne
  • 1 Night Amsterdam


Recommended for:
Escorted tour | History & culture | River cruise

Your 7-night cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll visit Strasbourg in Alsace and the historic university town of Heidelberg before sailing the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses. After experiencing Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, conclude your cruise in the grand capital of Amsterdam.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Basel

Fly with British Airways to Basel where you will be transferred by coach to embark an Aria River Ship

Meals: D

Day 2

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Triberg and the Black Forest Open-Air Museum, travel to Colmar on the Alsatian Wine Route for a tour and tasting, or embark on a Breisach bike tour.

From Breisach, tailor your day to your own tastes.

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose between a guided city tour with a visit to Heidelberg Castle or a more active walk along the Philosopher's Path. From Ludwigshafen, travel to Heidelberg and choose from two included activities.

The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish. The ship departs tonight for Mannheim.

Meals: B L D

Day 4

Choose from a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, embark on a scenic gondola ride and take in breathtaking views, or sample local Rhine Valley wines on board your river ship.

The day in beautiful Rüdesheim evolves on your own terms, thanks to a choice of activities.

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Cochem, Andernach


Later in Andernach, visit Namedy Castle.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Arrive in Cochem and set off on a walking tour or take a guided bike ride along the Moselle River.

Back on board, after your selected activity in Cochem, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Moselle Valley.

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Bonn, Cologne

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Cologne, take a tour through the historic city centre and sample local beers and snacks. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.

Choose your sightseeing in Cologne.

Meals: B L D

Day 7

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a canal cruise, visit Zaanse Schans, or enjoy a stroopwafel presentation.

Spend the day on your chosen activity. In the evening, come together for a Farewell

Meals: B L D

Day 8

Debark the ship and take your shared transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the UK.

Meals: B


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