WSO Post Netherlands Cruise

Come along on a picturesque Rhine River cruise following your WSO tour. Be inspired as medieval castles and churches appear around each bend, visit historic cities and enjoy fabulous food and wine on this all-inclusive 8-day cruise. Cruise in luxury on the River Queen with its elegant Art Deco interior and variety of amenities.

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Highlights
  • Impeccable service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • Visits to the some of the most beautiful, gothic cathedrals in Europe
  • Explore medieval castles in the Rhine River valley
  • Meander through beautiful vineyards
  • Explore the halfway mark between Paris and Prague
Details

Trip dates:
11 – 19 May, 2020

Trip price:
From CA$5127 per person based on double occupancy

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Day 1: Amsterdam (Embark)

The ship will set sail in the afternoon for your first port of call, Cologne.

Day 2: Cologne

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 Magical secrets with you. Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 3: Koblenz, Boppard

No other river valley on earth boasts more castles than the Rhine, and today you’ll have an opportunity to experience real-life “Game of Thrones” ambiance deep within the medieval walls of Marksburg Castle. Not into dungeons and dragons? Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture and enjoy a walking discovery tour. Today brings you a plethora of Rhine delights. You begin in Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old town at the northern end of the most scenic section of the Rhine, where you’ll decide between two very different experiences, a walking tour of medieval Koblenz or explore one of the most extraordinary castles on the banks of the river—followed by yet another choice: You see a close up view of the beautiful region via bicycle, or once you arrive in Boppard, you can opt to take a leisurely stroll through the fascinating village.

Day 4: Boppard, cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollards or an invigorating vineyard hike. Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may opt to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take the long way shoreward from Niederwald with a vineyard hike that includes a stop at a unique museum.

Day 5: Germersheim (Speyer)

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious, and something you’ll experience with no other river cruise line. The ship docks in Germersheim, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motor coach to the nearby town of Speyer for a guided walking tour or taking in an exclusive tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Day 6: Kehl (Strasbourg)

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly appropriate. Whether you see it via a canal boat or on foot with an insightful local expert, this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital, which is known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. You may choose to see Strasbourg, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Day 7: Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)

Look up “charming and “picturesque” in the dictionary and it could very well show images of today’s choice of destinations—two of Alsace’s best-known wine villages or a town some have hailed as the prettiest in the world. Is it really? See for yourself from our uniquely Uniworld perspective. A charming town dominated by a 17th-century hilltop cathedral, Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road. This is your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated route des vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road and the capital of Alsatian wines. If you’re interested in doing something a bit more physically challenging, you could stay in Breisach and walk or bike through the surrounding vineyards.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 8: Basel (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home.

Included
  • In-suite butler service
  • All meals onboard (daily breakfasts, lunches, dinners, room service 24/7)
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore, including local guides and drivers
  • A wide selection of personalized excursions led by English-speaking local guides
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking poles for onshore use
  • Onboard fitness center, exercise and wellness classes, spa
  • Onboard entertainment and Signature Lectures
  • Onboard services of a Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Self-service laundry
  • Ship-wide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure days
Not Included
  • Airfare & taxes
  • Port charges
  • Passenger laundry
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Fuel supplements, other taxes and fees
Tour Notes

Contact Natalie Rozière Hébert for more information

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