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Countries

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

Locations

Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Mainz, Koblenz, Cologne ...more Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Mainz, Koblenz, Cologne

Rhine Holiday Markets

2022
8
Days
From
$3,299
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

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

Locations

Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Mainz, Koblenz, Cologne ...more Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Mainz, Koblenz, Cologne

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

Basel is a cultural and artistic powerhouse, with all sorts of galleries, theaters and museums. And at this time of year, the city’s Christmas Market draws visitors from all over Europe, as does its Christmas Street, lined with more than 100 beautifully decorated and illuminated Christmas trees. Do you have a special wish for Christmas? Write it in the Wish Book, which lies open in Basel’s 17th-century Town Hall during Advent, waiting for residents and visitors to express their hopes and dreams for the holiday—or for the world.

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

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Basel walking tour with Christmas market

Basel walking tour with Christmas market

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. It’s also been known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. With a friendly local expert, see this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops that will win your heart. You won’t want to miss the holiday treats like bûche de Noël, the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule log.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Strasbourg walking tour with Christmas market

Strasbourg walking tour with Christmas market

or “Taste of Christmas” Strasbourg walking tour

“Taste of Christmas” Strasbourg walking tour

Your ship left France behind and sailed into Germany during the wee hours of the morning. If you speak no German, here’s one phrase you might want to learn now: “Fröhliche Weihnachten,” or “Merry Christmas!” Today you’ll have two choices: Venture into the storied city of Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in the country, or visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate for a special vinegar tasting. The atmospheric cellar is like no other you’ll ever experience, and the candlelit tasting room is decked for the holidays.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Heidelberg tour with Christmas market

Heidelberg tour with Christmas market

or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Mainz’s Old Town brims with specialty shops tucked into lovingly restored buildings. You’ll find jewelry, leather goods, books, toys—something special for every special person on your list. Or opt to explore neighboring Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market. However you choose to spend your time in Mainz, you’ll head back to the ship for a short cruise to Rüdesheim, which, like many cities along the Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Mainz Christmas Market stroll Rüdesheim walk with local treats and Christmas Market

Rüdesheim walk with local treats and Christmas Market

Spend a spectacular morning onboard your luxurious boutique ship as you sail the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stretch of the Rhine is extraordinarily picturesque: Castles perch atop steep cliffs above the water and each quaint village is marked by the spire of its historic church. After sailing past 40 miles (65 kilometers) of gorgeous scenery, you’ll reach the famous intersection of the Rhine and the Moselle. Here, where the two rivers meet, you’ll find the enchanting town of Koblenz. Watch the waters of the Moselle gush into the Rhine as you stand on the spit of land called German Corner before embarking on a walking tour of Koblenz’s historical treasures.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Koblenz walking tour with Christmas market

Koblenz walking tour with Christmas market

Your 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.

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

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit and Christmas Markets

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 Cologne Bonn 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 Cologne Bonn Airport. 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

Your 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.

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

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit and Christmas Markets

This morning, you’ll reach the famous intersection of the Rhine and the Moselle. Here, where the two rivers meet, you’ll find the enchanting town of Koblenz. Watch the waters of the Moselle gush into the Rhine as you stand on the spit of land called German Corner before embarking on a walking tour of Koblenz’s historical treasures. Later, spend a spectacular afternoon onboard your luxurious boutique ship as you sail the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stretch of the Rhine is extraordinarily picturesque: Castles perch atop steep cliffs above the water and each quaint village is marked by the spire of its historic church.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Koblenz walking tour with Christmas market

Koblenz walking tour with Christmas market

Your day begins in Rüdesheim, which, like many cities along the Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse. Then you’ll head back to the ship for a short cruise to Mainz. Mainz’s Old Town brims with specialty shops tucked into lovingly restored buildings. You’ll find jewelry, leather goods, books, toys—something special for every special person on your list. Or opt to explore neighboring Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Rüdesheim walk with local treats and Christmas Market

Rüdesheim walk with local treats and Christmas Market

Mainz Christmas Market stroll

Wake up and choose your adventure for the day. Today you’ll have two choices: Venture into the storied city of Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in the country, or visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate for a special vinegar tasting. The atmospheric cellar is like no other you’ll ever experience, and the candlelit tasting room is decked for the holidays. If you speak no German, here’s one phrase you might want to learn now: “Fröhliche Weihnachten,” or “Merry Christmas!”

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Heidelberg tour with Christmas market

Heidelberg tour with Christmas market

or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. It’s also been known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. With a friendly local expert, see this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops that will win your heart. You won’t want to miss the holiday treats like bûche de Noël, the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule log.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Strasbourg walking tour with Christmas market

Strasbourg walking tour with Christmas market

or “Taste of Christmas” Strasbourg walking tour

“Taste of Christmas” Strasbourg walking tour

Basel is a cultural and artistic powerhouse, with all sorts of galleries, theaters and museums. And at this time of year, the city’s Christmas Market draws visitors from all over Europe, as does its Christmas Street, lined with more than 100 beautifully decorated and illuminated Christmas trees. Do you have a special wish for Christmas? Write it in the Wish Book, which lies open in Basel’s 17th-century Town Hall during Advent, waiting for residents and visitors to express their hopes and dreams for the holiday—or for the world.

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

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Basel walking tour with Christmas market

Basel walking tour with Christmas market

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.

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
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette
  • 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
  • 3 countries: France, Germany, Switzerland
  • 3 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
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Ship Information
Grand Suite
  • Luxurious riverview grand suite (391 sq ft - 36.3 sq m) with a spacious living room
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, cozy bathrobes and slippers, separate rain shower and tub, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors and a secluded toilet and bidet area
  • Additional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service
Suite
  • Luxurious riverview suite (294 sq ft - 27.3 sq m) with open-air balcony (note: Suites 402 and 403 have been stunningly redesigned and no longer have an open-air balcony)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service
Deluxe Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (196 sq ft - 18.2 sq m) with open-air 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
French Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (196 sq ft - 18.2 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
Classic
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (163 sq ft - 15.1 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, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Antoinette 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.

November 2022
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Nov 28 Mon
Dec 5 Mon
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Current Offers

Classic
  $3,599
Deluxe Balcony
  $5,399
Cruise Itinerary: Cologne to Basel Ship(s): S.S. Antoinette Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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December 2022
AARP members save $100
Dec 5 Mon
Dec 12 Mon
Current Deals
  • 2022 River Heritage Club Savings
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Current Offers

Classic
  $3,599
Deluxe Balcony
  $5,399
Suite
  $7,099
Cruise Itinerary: Basel to Cologne Ship(s): S.S. Antoinette Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
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AARP members save $100
Dec 12 Mon
Dec 19 Mon
Current Deals
  • 2022 River Heritage Club Savings
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Current Offers

Classic
  $3,299
French Balcony
  $4,199
Deluxe Balcony
  $5,099
Cruise Itinerary: Cologne to Basel Ship(s): S.S. Antoinette Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
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AARP members save $100
Dec 19 Mon
Dec 26 Mon
Current Deals
  • 2022 River Heritage Club Savings
Click here for more info

Current Offers

Classic
  $3,299
French Balcony
  $4,199
Deluxe Balcony
  $5,099
Cruise Itinerary: Basel to Cologne Ship(s): S.S. Antoinette Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
Request Quote
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