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Remarkable Rhine

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Tour Pace: Comfortable
River Empress
Tour Style: Boutique River Cruises
10 Days from $3,799 per person

Art, action and authentic encounters along the fabled Rhine River

Our newest itinerary on the Rhine River is a tantalizing mix of art, action and authentic encounters, showcasing The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland at their postcard-perfect best and deeply delving into local culture and traditions to reveal the rich complexity that lies within.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

  2. Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and be transferred to the ship.

    meal(s):Dinner
  3. Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Basel walking tour or exclusive guided "Let's Go" bicycle ride with Fondation Beyeler Museum visit or Jewish Heritage, Basel's Zionist legacy.

  4. Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Strasbourg walking tour or exclusive guided "Go Active" Strasbourg by bicycle or Jewish Heritage, Alsace's Jewish past.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit with tasting or Jewish Heritage excursion to Worms.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Frankfurt walking tour with Stadel Museum or exclusive guided "Let's Go" Frankfurt by bicycle or Jewish Heritage, Frankfurt Jewish Museum and the legacy of the Rothschilds.

  7. Featured Excursions: Choice of Bacharach village stroll with Riesling tasting or exclusive guided "Let's Go" hike to Castle Stahleck.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Featured Excursions: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral and choice of Kolsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig or Jewish Heritage, Cologne's Jewish quarter.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  9. Featured Excursions: Exclusive "Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam, and choice of exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Amsterdam walking tour or exclusive guided "Let's Go" Jordaan district by bicycle or Jewish Heritage visit to Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for your flight home.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast/Buffet
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  • All Meals All Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Professional Cruise Management Professional Cruise Management
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Six-Star Ships Six-Star Ships

Taste

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Travel

  • 8-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Empress
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days

Explore

  • 4 countries
  • 7 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Go Active" and “Do as the Locals Do programs
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
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Itinerary operates in reverse order.

Denotes Generations family program on these dates.

Jewish Heritage cruise available on all sailings.

NOTE: Flights must arrive between 5am and 5pm and depart between 6am and 6pm. Airport arrival and departure transfers are included on arrival and departure days only.

Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Price shown is per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded Stateroom andcruise in category 5 Cabin. Single rooms are available at a supplement.  Cabin upgrades available at a supplement. Port Charges are an additional $160 per person.

Early Booking and Pay in Full Discounts vary based on Stateroom category. Must Pay in Full at time of booking to receive Early Payment Discount. 

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the vacation.

Special Discounts and Promotions: At times we offer discounted departures. These discounts are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other discounts other than our Frequent Traveler Discount and $100 AARP Member Discount. Other restrictions may apply, please call for details.

Cancellation Penalties: 90-60 days prior to departure: 35%; 59-30 days prior to departure: 50%; 29-1 days prior to departure: 80%; Day of departure: 100%.

Length: 361 ft / Width: 37.5 ft / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41

Suite: 4 (214 sq ft) / Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft) / Rivers: Rhine River, Danube River, Main River

The cosmopolitan style of River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, is certain to captivate you. Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant—reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club—or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there is no better or more relaxing way to travel through the scenic heartland of Europe.

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Staterooms

Suite

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

Category 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Category 2-3

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Features & Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views. 

Lobby

Library

Lounge

Fitness

Patio

Restaurant

  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Netherlands, France, and Germany is the Euro (€) and the currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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