The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound 2021

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River Cruise
Explore two of Europe's most scenic rivers on a 14-night cruise between Amsterdam and Basel aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats. Glide along the Rhine in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland; visit Luxembourg; and discover castles, wineries and market towns of the Moselle Valley.
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • So many delights await you along the enchanting Moselle and Rhine featuring a 14-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam aboard ms Grace.From the Netherlands to Switzerland
    • through Germany
    • France and Luxembourg
    • see the marriage of French and German culture in Strasbourg; mingle with jet setters in Baden-Baden; check outthe ancient university town of Heidelberg and medieval masterpieces like Bernkastel
    • Trier and Cochem. Pay tribute to those who fell in the Battle of the Bulge at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial; get a true taste of Europe with regional specialties
    • local wines and folk traditions; and enjoy an exclusive special dinner at a castle in Germany.

What's this trip about?

    Explore two of Europe's most scenic rivers on a 14-night cruise between Amsterdam and Basel aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats. Glide along the Rhine in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland; visit Luxembourg; and discover castles, wineries and market towns of the Moselle Valley.

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Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Amsterdam Netherlands
End CityBasel

Travel Themes

  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg
  • Trier

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An exclusive dinner at historic Schloss Ehreshoven in Germany All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,290 Insider tour of the Gothic-Renaissance Heidelberger Schloss and lunch at a popular local restaurant Choices of bicycle excursions in Boppard and Arnhem's De Hoge Veluwe National Park Wine tasting at a family-owned winery in Cochem A scenic cruise along the canals of Amsterdam

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam

Tour begins: 4:00 PM, Amsterdam.
A transfer is included from Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport or Centraal Station directly to your riverboat. Your cruise on the Moselle and Rhine rivers begins when all guests check in at 4:00 PM. After a Discovery briefing, cocktail hour and a welcome dinner a...
Day 2 A canal cruise in Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum

Enjoy a choice of excursions in Amsterdam today – your first choice is a visit to the famed Rijksmuseum, home to one of the world’s most important collections of artwork by the Dutch Masters. Another option is a guided tour through ...

Day 3 De Hoge Veluwe National Park & the Kröller-Müller Museum

Your riverboat arrives in Nijmegen for a shore excursion to Arnhem and the 5,500-hectare De Hoge Veluwe National Park, home to many endangered plant and animal species. In the midst of this natural glory, you’ll find the inspiring K...

Day 4 Another day to explore Köln

A day of cruising awaits you today ahead of a very special evening. This evening, you're off to Engelskirchen for a visit to its neighboring castle, Schloss Ehreshoven. Built in the 14th Century and later expanded in the style of a grand B...

Day 4 Historic Köln & a castle dinner

Spend the morning cruising the Rhine, and arrive this afternoon in the historic German city of Köln (Cologne), where you'll enjoy a city tour with a local guide including the Old Town before returning to the ship for lunch and free ...

Day 5 Cochem, Reichsburg Castle & Moselle cruising

Your day begins with an introduction to the Moselle River, where your riverboat diverges from the Rhine, en route to Cochem. Stepping ashore in this Moselle Valley town is like stepping into the pages of a medieval fairy tale; tour picture...

Day 6 A day in Luxembourg and Traben-Trarbach

Dock in Traben-Trarbach this morning for a journey to the tiny Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. A walking tour of its well-preserved old town reveals the Cathedral, Parliament, the Palace of the Grand Duke, and centuries-old battlements that are...

Day 7 A walking tour of Trier and time in Traben-Trarbach

On an excursion to Trier, enjoy a guided walking tour where you'll discover an ancient city that lays claim as being one of the oldest in Germany – during a walking tour that includes both medieval treasures and sites dating back to Roman ...

Day 9 A day of cruising along the Moselle

A wonderful day of cruising along the Moselle awaits today. Following dinner this evening, your ship arrives in the town of Koblenz, where you may join your Tauck Director on a walk into town.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : ms Grace

Day 8 Boppard & the Lorelei

Tauck's Rhine-Moselle river cruise departs the Moselle today and returns to the Rhine, arriving in Boppard for your choice of an orientation tour and free time, or a two-hour bicycling excursion along the Rhine. Later, while your riverboat...

Day 9 Historic Heidelberg

Enjoy a day in the historic college town of Heidelberg, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe as well as the setting for the famous operetta, The Student Prince, or visit a centuries-old family winery. In Heidelberg, take a walk...

Day 10 The Black Forest, Baden-Baden & Stuttgart

Stuttgart enjoys a reputation as an industrial powerhouse; a cradle of both the automobile and motorcycle industries in the 19th century, it’s the corporate headquarters of both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. But the city also possesses...

Day 11 A taste of France, past and present, in old Strasbourg

Your Rhine cruise continues today to stunning Strasbourg, France – the seat of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the capital of the historic Alsace region. You’ll see th...

Day 12 Basel or Rhine Falls and a farewell dinner

The Tauck Difference in European river cruising is all about where you go, what you do, and who you meet on your shore excursions – and today, you have a choice! First choice is spending the day in Basel, a beautiful city on the ban...

Day 13 Journey Home

Tour ends: Basel.
Fly home anytime. Upon disembarking the riverboat (no later than 9:00 AM), a transfer is included from ms Inspire or ms Grace to Basel-Mulhouse International Airport or Basel's SBB train station; please allow 3 hours for flight check-in. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home.

MEALS : B

LODGING : ms Grace

PORTOFCALL : Basel, Switzerland

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Price From $7,390
Price per day$493
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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