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Countries

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland ...more France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Locations

Amsterdam, Harlingen, Arnhem, Cologne, Oberwesel, Frankfurt, Speyer, Strasbourg, Basel ...more Amsterdam, Harlingen, Arnhem, Cologne, Oberwesel, Frankfurt, Speyer, Strasbourg, Basel

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

2022
11
Days
From
$2,499
1 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland ...more France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Locations

Amsterdam, Harlingen, Arnhem, Cologne, Oberwesel, Frankfurt, Speyer, Strasbourg, Basel ...more Amsterdam, Harlingen, Arnhem, Cologne, Oberwesel, Frankfurt, Speyer, Strasbourg, Basel

Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Meals Dinner

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Afterwards, explore the city on foot or via a canal cruise.

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Floriade Visit

Floriade Visit

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

or Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum Jewish Heritage

Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum Jewish Heritage

Featured Excursions: "Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam

"Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Jewish Heritage Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum

The only seaport left in Friesland, Harlingen is a bustling fishing center and the launch point for ferries to local islands. A quaint town, its canals are filled with sailboats and lined by traditional Dutch houses and historic buildings. Harlingen’s beaches are an excellent place to relax and breathe in the salted air of the Wadden Sea.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Harlingen "Village Day"

Harlingen "Village Day"

Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several museums, shop-lined streets and historic landmarks.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Kröller-Müller Museum Visit

Kröller-Müller Museum Visit

"Let's Go" Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route

"Let's Go" Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route

or Visit of Palace "Het Loo'"

Visit of Palace "Het Loo'"

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Cologne Walking Tour with Old Town Visit

Cologne Walking Tour with Old Town Visit

or Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter Jewish Heritage

Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter Jewish Heritage

Jewish Heritage Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter

Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter

Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. Alternatively, join a “Let's Go” hike that will take you past the old town walls and up to a fortified 12th-century castle.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Bacharach Village Stroll with Riesling Tasting

Bacharach Village Stroll with Riesling Tasting

or “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck Hike

“Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck Hike

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Frankfurt City Tour

Frankfurt City Tour

or Frankfurt's Jewish History Jewish Heritage

Frankfurt's Jewish History Jewish Heritage

Jewish Heritage Frankfurt's Jewish History

Frankfurt's Jewish History

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. Explore the baroque palace of Mannheim, visit a a vinegar estate for a tour and tasting, or join our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of learning and religion in Worms.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Speyer Walking Tour with Local Treats

Speyer Walking Tour with Local Treats

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

or Excursion to Worms Jewish Heritage

Excursion to Worms Jewish Heritage

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting

Jewish Heritage Excursion to Worms

Excursion to Worms

See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Or take an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years.

This evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Strasbourg Panoramic Tour with Cathedral and Old Town Walk

Strasbourg Panoramic Tour with Cathedral and Old Town Walk

or Alsace’s Jewish Past Jewish Heritage

Alsace’s Jewish Past Jewish Heritage

Jewish Heritage Alsace’s Jewish Past

Alsace’s Jewish Past

Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Basel Walking Tour with Local Treats

Basel Walking Tour with Local Treats

“Let’s Go” Basel by Bike

“Let’s Go” Basel by Bike

or Awareness Walking Tour MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Awareness Walking Tour MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Featured Excursions: Night Out: Feldschlösschen Brewery Visit and Beer Tasting

Night Out: Feldschlösschen Brewery Visit and Beer Tasting

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Awareness Walking Tour

Awareness Walking Tour

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 airport for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Important Note: Uniworld's airport services and transfers to the ship will take place on the Switzerland side of the Basel-Mulhouse Airport. Be sure to enter Customs on the Switzerland side, as guests cannot return to the Switzerland side after they have exited the airport from the France side.

Meals Dinner

Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Basel Walking Tour with Local Treats

Basel Walking Tour with Local Treats

“Let’s Go” Basel by Bike

“Let’s Go” Basel by Bike

or Awareness Walking Tour MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Awareness Walking Tour MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Awareness Walking Tour

Awareness Walking Tour

See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Or take an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Strasbourg Panoramic Tour with Cathedral and Old Town Walk

Strasbourg Panoramic Tour with Cathedral and Old Town Walk

or Alsace’s Jewish Past Jewish Heritage

Alsace’s Jewish Past Jewish Heritage

Jewish Heritage Alsace’s Jewish Past

Alsace’s Jewish Past

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. Explore the baroque palace of Mannheim, visit a a vinegar estate for a tour and tasting, or join our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of learning and religion in Worms.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Speyer Walking Tour with Local Treats

Speyer Walking Tour with Local Treats

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

or Excursion to Worms Jewish Heritage

Excursion to Worms Jewish Heritage

Featured Excursions: Night Out: A Wagon Ride Through Wine Country

Night Out: A Wagon Ride Through Wine Country

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate Visit and Tasting

Jewish Heritage Excursion to Worms

Excursion to Worms

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Frankfurt City Tour

Frankfurt City Tour

or Frankfurt's Jewish History Jewish Heritage

Frankfurt's Jewish History Jewish Heritage

Jewish Heritage Frankfurt's Jewish History

Frankfurt's Jewish History

Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. Alternatively, join a “Let's Go” hike that will take you past the old town walls and up to a fortified 12th-century castle.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Bacharach Village Stroll with Riesling Tasting

Bacharach Village Stroll with Riesling Tasting

or “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck Hike

“Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck Hike

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Cologne Walking Tour with Old Town Visit

Cologne Walking Tour with Old Town Visit

or Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter Jewish Heritage

Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter Jewish Heritage

Jewish Heritage Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter

Visit Cologne’s Jewish Quarter

Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several museums, shop-lined streets and historic landmarks.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Visit of Palace "Het Loo'"

Visit of Palace "Het Loo'"

"Let's Go" Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route

"Let's Go" Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route

or Kröller-Müller Museum Visit

Kröller-Müller Museum Visit

The only seaport left in Friesland, Harlingen is a bustling fishing center and the launch point for ferries to local islands. A quaint town, its canals are filled with sailboats and lined by traditional Dutch houses and historic buildings. Harlingen’s beaches are an excellent place to relax and breathe in the salted air of the Wadden Sea.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Harlingen "Village Day"

Harlingen "Village Day"

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Afterwards, explore the city on foot or via a canal cruise.

This evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Floriade Visit

Floriade Visit

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

or Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum Jewish Heritage

Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum Jewish Heritage

Featured Excursions: "Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam

"Morning with the Masters" at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Jewish Heritage Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Visit to the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum

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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 9 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Jewish Heritage," “Let's Go” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 4 countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Ship Information
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
River Empress Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

September 2022
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Sep 3 Sat
Sep 13 Tue
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Current Offers

Classic
  $4,599
Deluxe
  $5,299
Cruise Itinerary: Amsterdam to Basel Ship(s): River Empress Prices exclude additional port charges of $280 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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AARP members save $100
Sep 13 Tue
Sep 23 Fri
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Current Offers

Classic
$4,999 $3,999
Deluxe
$5,699 $4,699
Cruise Itinerary: Basel to Amsterdam Ship(s): River Empress Prices exclude additional port charges of $280 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
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AARP members save $100
Sep 23 Fri
Oct 3 Mon
Current Deals
  • 2022 Friends and Family Sale
  • 2022 River Heritage Club Savings
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Current Offers

Classic
$5,999 $2,999
Deluxe
$6,699 $3,349
Cruise Itinerary: Amsterdam to Basel Ship(s): River Empress Prices exclude additional port charges of $280 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
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October 2022
AARP members save $100
Oct 3 Mon
Oct 13 Thu
Current Deals
  • 2022 Friends and Family Sale
  • 2022 River Heritage Club Savings
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Current Offers

Classic
$5,999 $2,999
Deluxe
$6,699 $3,349
Cruise Itinerary: Basel to Amsterdam Ship(s): River Empress Prices exclude additional port charges of $280 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
Request Quote
AARP members save $100
Oct 13 Thu
Oct 23 Sun
Current Deals
  • Cruise Back into Travel
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Current Offers

Classic
$4,599 $3,599
Deluxe
$5,299 $4,299
French Balcony
$5,899 $4,899
Cruise Itinerary: Amsterdam to Basel Ship(s): River Empress Prices exclude additional port charges of $280 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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AARP members save $100
Oct 23 Sun
Nov 2 Wed
Current Deals
  • 2022 Friends and Family Sale
  • 2022 River Heritage Club Savings
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Current Offers

Classic
$4,999 $2,499
Deluxe
$5,699 $2,849
French Balcony
$6,299 $3,149
Cruise Itinerary: Basel to Amsterdam Ship(s): River Empress Prices exclude additional port charges of $280 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
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Reviews
Service
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Anthony Catencamp
Friday, August 17, 2018
Service
everthing, they even walked us to the hospital so my wife could get treated for an infection. The ship and crew were just great the best.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about the unexpected trip to the hospital, but glad to see that our team was able to step in and help out during that stressful time.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Vacation
because they took care of everything including air.
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