CRUISES
8 Days Classical Rhine Cruise
LÜFTNER CRUISES - Rhine River, Europe
Cruise price is available upon request
8 Days
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Basel , Switzerland
Europe
LÜFTNER CRUISES

Vessel: MS AMADEUS Imperial

Departe Dates: 20 Apr 2021, 03 May 2021, 12 May 2021, 06 Jun 2021, 22 Jun 2021, 06 Jul 2021, 13 Jul 2021, 04 Aug 2021, 23 Aug 2021, 06 Sep 2021, 23 Sep 2021 , 07 Oct 2021, 12 Oct 2021, 26 Oct 2021. 

Discover the many beautiful facets of “Father Rhine” during this week long cruise along one of the most important and attractive rivers of Europe. Along the way you will pass the Dutch Ijsselmeer and take a detour along the winding Moselle river. Delight in the panorama of the myth enshrouded Middle Rhine Valley with its winelands, the prominent Lorelei rock, and the highest density of castles in the world. Further highlights of this trip include visits to the very historic river cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg and Basel.

Day 1
AMSTERDAM (Embarking)
Stay Amsterdam: Overnight

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

 

Day 2
AMSTERDAM - HOORN
Amsterdam:  Abfahrt 08.30 Uhr
Stay Amsterdam: Departure 08:30am
Stay Hoorn : 3:00pm - 13:30pm

Begin your exploration with a relaxing cruise through a myriad of landscapes along the Rhine river. For more active pursuits, spend the morning exploring the canal city of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside, rejoing the vessel in the town of Hoorn.

 

 

This evening join your fellow travelers for dinner.

Day 3
COLOGNE
Stay Cologne:  16:00pm - 20:00pm

After lunch, view our arrival into the beautiful city of Cologne. Every year visitors from all over the world are drawn to the historical city and its 2000-year history. Explore the historic Old Town, visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, or perhaps sample some of the famous Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne. There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress. After an exciting day, we return to the vessel and make our way south.

Day 4
COCHEM
Stay Cochem : 14:00pm - 21:45pm

Today our Amadeus vessel takes a special trip down the romantic Moselle river, the largest tributary of the Rhine, and anchors at the old town of Cochem. The scenery in the Moselle Valley has been dominated by vineyards for millennia. Cochem itself has narrow streets, twisting alleys and medieval town gates, churches and walls.  Discover the beauty of Cochem and perhaps sample some of the Riesling wines produced in this region. This evening we set off towards Koblenz.

Day 5
KOBLENZ - RÜDESHEIM
Stay Koblenz:  06:00am - 11:00am
Stay Rüdesheim: 17:00pm - 22:00pm

This morning arrive in Koblenz, ideally situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers. The Romans, the Franks, the Holy Roman Empire, the French, and the Germans have all had a hand in this strategic city’s 2000 year history.   St. Castor Basilica, the Church of our Beloved Lady, and the Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm’s memorial at the German Corner, are just a few of the sites which reflect the history of the area.

This afternoon, spend time on deck as we cruise the most beautiful section of the river – the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  Late this afternoon, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge.  Discover the region’s rich history of winemaking  - perhaps visit the local museum -a great place to start. Back onboard your crew awaits with a delicious dinner.

Excursions:  Koblenz walking tour

Day 6
MANNHEIM - SPEYER
Stay Mannheim:  06:00am - 13:00pm
Stay Speyer : 15:30pm - 19:30pm

After breakfast, explore the bustling metropolis of Mannheim. This unique city has many sights to see including the University of Mannheim, the National Theater Mannheim, and St. Sebastian’s Church. It is also home to Luisenpark, one of the most beautiful parks in all of Germany. Nearby Heidelberg is another old university city which is also a worthwhile visit. This afternoon’s call is at Speyer, a city known for its Cathedral where eight Roman Emperors and German Kings are interred. The Old Town Gate, Memorial Church, and Transportation Museum are all highlights of this beautiful city. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner after your exciting day.

Excursions: Speyer walking tour
Day 7
STRASBOURG
Stay Strassbourg: 07:30am - 13:00pm

This morning we arrive in the dynamic capital of Alsace. This beautiful city’s sights include the famous cathedral Strasbourg Münster and the Petite France quarter, a former mill and tanner district that still maintains its medieval charm. Half-timbered houses, the Ponts Couverts, the Palais de Rohan, the Council of Europe are among the wonders that Strasbourg holds in store for you. The Grand Island, the city center, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is connected to the rest of the city by 22 stone bridges. After lunch onboard, take in the sites of the romantic Rhine as we move towards Switzerland, our final destination.

Day 8
BASEL (Disembarking)

Arrives: 09:00am

After breakfast we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

MS AMADEUS Imperial

Launched in 2020, the AMADEUS Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience.

The ship offers 72 spacious deluxe cabins (17.5m/ 188 sq.ft.) and 12 AMADEUS suites (26.4m² / 284 sq.ft.) in total. As on all ships built since 2011, the AMADEUS Imperial cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks also feature lowerable panoramic windows along the entire cabin width. All deluxe cabins and suites are equipped with comfortable, spacious bathrooms, an infotainment system, a flat screen television, a telephone, a cabin safe, a minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning. The suites also have an accessible outdoor balcony with a seating area.

Built: 2020
Registry: Germany
Length x Width: 135 x 11.4 m / 443 x 37.5 ft
Decks: 4
Staterooms/Suites: 72/12
Max. passengers: 168

 

MS AMADEUS Silver III

A trip on board the elegant AMADEUS Silver III combines the luxuries of a 5-star hotel with innovative design and the first-class service of our crew, who will attend to your every wish. This, the latest ship in the AMADEUS Silver line, includes all the amenities of its sister ships.

It has 12 luxurious suites with walk-out balconies, while the majority of the cabins have automatically lowerable panorama windows, offering a spectacular view of the passing river landscapes. In order to make your stay on board as comfortable as possible, all cabins have a modern bathroom and a walk-in closet.

The glass-shielded River Terrace invites you to relax outdoors, while offering a breathtaking view of your surroundings. Enjoy the highest standards of cuisine aboard the AMADEUS Silver III in the stylish Panorama Restaurant, which offers sufficient room for all passengers at one sitting, and where our kitchen crew will ensure that you are spoilt beyond your expectations.  Coffee-lovers will enjoy the on-board Café Vienna, which offers a wide variety of authentic Viennese coffee-time specialties.

Built: 2016
Registry: Germany
Length x Width: 135 x 11.4 m / 443 x 37.5 ft
Decks: 4
Staterooms/Suites: 72/12
Max. passengers: 168
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