Rhine River Cruise with Flights

Price
$5999 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
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INCLUDES FLIGHTS Rhine River Cruise with Lucerne

Enjoy an extraordinary European river cruise through the Netherlands and Germany. From Amsterdam to Basel, sail the Rhine River and spend an extended stay in the beautiful Swiss city of Lucerne. Plus, flights from Australia are included with this early bird deal!
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Cruising the Rhine River is a splendid way to explore Europe. Cruise between the Netherlands and Germany, then extend your holiday with a wonderful stay in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The wonders of Europe are complemented by the luxurious amenities aboard your sleek river cruise ship with an ever-changing view!

What's included

Destination
Europe , France , Germany , Netherlands , Switzerland Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Australia
Return Location
Fly from Zurich, Switzerland to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
August 5, 2023 2:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
More Departures: Other dates are available at higher rates, please contact us details. Booking Code: ERHLG11M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Professionally guided local tours
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Complementaries
Drinks with Dinner: Wine & beer is included with cruise dinners.
Additional Prices
Special Upgrade: From just $800 per person extra for a French balcony cabin! Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays in Europe. Optional Tours: Optional tours can be booked in advance to save. Contact us for current prices. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote. Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates that include your own room.

Tour overview

Discover the magic of Europe on this river cruise through the Netherlands and Germany, with a city stay in the beautiful Swiss city of Lucerne!

River cruising offers the unique opportunity to visit Europe’s historic cities and charming villages as you sail the world’s most beautiful waterways. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and carefree.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Return economy class airfares to Amsterdam & from Zurich
    • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth (please ask us for other cities)
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress or similar
    • 2 nights Lucerne hotel
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • Local host in Lucerne
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special features

  • During your Budapest City Tour, see the Parliament, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and Matthias Church
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • Stop in Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Visit Pilsen’s medieval Republic Square and the onion domes of the Great Synagogue
  • City tour of Prague “The City of a Thousand Spires”

River Cruise features & amenities

  • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

 

Amsterdam canal, Netherlands
This cruise journey starts in Amsterdam – our tip is ask us about flying in early and enjoying longer to explore this great city!
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
  • DAY 11
DAY 1

Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2

Arrive in Amsterdam

DAY 3

Amsterdam City Tour & Afternoon Cruising

DAY 4

Cologne City Tour

DAY 5

Morning in Koblenz & Afternoon Cruising

DAY 6

Morning in Mannheim & Afternoon in Speyer

DAY 7

Strasbourg City Tour

DAY 8

Breisach Walking Tour

DAY 9

Mount Pilatus & Lucerne City Tour

DAY 10

Full Day in Lucerne

DAY 11

Depart Switzerland

More about Europe

More about France

France is one of the oldest nations on earth, the largest in the EU and also the most popular with tourists. People flock to its iconic sites, medieval cities, alpine mountains and Mediterranean beaches. It's a must to visit the amazing art galleries and museums of Paris, but make sure you allow time for people watching in a chic cafe. Visit the French Riviera to see how the rich and famous live, or take the world's highest cable car to get a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc. Try some of the 1600 varieties of cheese produced in France, but don't turn the accompanying baguette upside down, the French believe that brings bad luck!

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Netherlands

Think of the Netherlands and immediately tulips, windmills and canal cruises in Amsterdam spring to mind. All this is true, and even more delightful in real life! The capital of Amsterdam is home to the impressive Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. It's a great city to explore by bike, thanks to the extensive bike paths and lack of hills, and for a truly local experience you can try herring from a food cart vendor, but you might want to wash it down with a beer at a historic brewery. Also, if you're wondering whether you should call it 'the Netherlands' or 'Holland', the Netherlands covers the country's 12 provinces, and Holland is an area that consists of two provinces. In January 2020 the Dutch government officially dropped the nickname ‘Holland’ and now refers to itself as The Netherlands.

More about Switzerland

The land of alpine peaks, cuckoo clocks, army knives, cheese and chocolate - Switzerland has so many recognisable characteristics but it's only when you visit that you really discover the wonders of this small nation. For starters, the multi-cultural country has four official languages and of those, German is most commonly spoken. Fondue wasn't just a fad of the 70's here and it's a must to try to rich, gooey and cheesy Swiss national dish. Exploring the mountain ranges is another must-do, but you don't necessarily have to don your hiking boots. You can board Europe's highest railway in Interlaken or take the world's highest cable car to Zermatt for breathtaking mountain views.
Cruising the Rhine River is a splendid way to explore Europe. Cruise between the Netherlands and Germany, then extend your holiday with a wonderful stay in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The wonders of Europe are complemented by the luxurious amenities aboard your sleek river cruise ship with an ever-changing view!

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Tour departures

This special deals is based on select departures from Amsterdam.

Lead price dates are listed and other dates are available at higher rates, please contact us for the latest deals.

Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date. Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost.

Tour start time

The start time listed is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for a number of sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board.

Know before you go about high & low river levels

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your holiday, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavour to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Rhine River Cruise with Flights

Price
$5999 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
More than 1

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